Hi Everyone and Welcome
Apologies again - I really must kick this lack of blog posts into touch ....I can't say lack of creativity as there has been lots of that going on but its all in prep for you to see in future posts. I have to confess though as the Mercury soared here in the UK during the last couple of weeks I did indulge in some 'rays', much needed Vitamin D and happy 'vibes' the Sun was so generously offering.
Today though here at Ink-A- Pink its time to forget the summer holiday/ vacation season and think more about the winter holiday season as I am sharing my take on Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 - July. I have followed Tim's tutorial and techniques (which can be found here) but changed it up a little due to my craft stash lacking in some of the supplies Tim used on his.
I also have an added extra for you too as I made 2 tags - kind of a 'buy one get one free' hahaha. Actually I made 3 but the third has yet to be finished! After much thought I have decided to blog them as two separate posts (making up for the recent lack of posts) so here's the link for one of them and here's the one I am sharing on this post
I used Tim's Stampers Anonymous Christmas Blueprint 2 stamp set and Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress markers and inks to watercolour paint and distress, creating a resist with the Distress Micro Glaze. Thanks Tim for the reminder that I NEED to use this product more often.
The words are created using Tim's Sissix Handwritten Holidays thinlit dies and Holiday Words Thinlit dies. I also used a gold pen to add highlights to the word 'Christmas'. Love how this makes it 'pop'
I like to seal and finish off the hole on my tags with an eyelet- in this case gold. The hanging snowflake was originally silver/pewter but gold alcohol ink soon changed the 'Ag' to 'Au'! Notice the liquid pearl drops on the neck of the bauble and of course the paint splatters. Oh I do love my splatter brush! Tim's new Distress Mica sprays give the image a delicate shimmer - you're gonna have to trust me on this one as the lens has failed me..... again!
Three of the five star fasteners were altered with gold alcohol ink to compliment the gold snowflake and a micron Archival ink pen provided the faux stitching. (my sewing machine decided to throw a 'wobbler'- its now sat on the naughty step)
And here is one of the two tags I have created for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016- July.
As always I loved creating this months tag, so much so I made and finished two - be sure to check out my other one here! Maybe you could let me know which one you prefer as I couldn't decide but no surprises there really as I am the 'Queen of Indecision'!
Thanks Tim, yet again, for another month of creative inspiration. Life sure got a whole lot happier with a monthly Tim tag to make.
Time now to go link this up and then head on over to hopefully meet you on the flip side to share details of my other Tim tag for July 2016.
Thanks as always for your visits, comments and follows. I really do appreciate them and each and everyone of you.
See you real soon