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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of 2013: April

So I was so EAGER to get started on t!m's tag for April that I stayed up late last night and finished it, after it's only been posted for 24 hours on his blog. Me thinks I might be a wee bit obsessed...oh well it's always great to start a new month off right with new challenges and some fresh inspiration. I was really in love with the whole 'patina' technique' he did on this tag and I did my best to replicate it. Sadly, I don't have any of the new distress paints- which I am DYING to get my hands on soon- so I had to make do. This is what Tim's Tag looks like as our fabulous inspiration:

Well I knew I didn't have any of the distress paints, or metal pieces. I had some other metal pieces including a mini dragonfly that I found so I first pulled out all my supplies. I had the #8 manila tag, distress inks, tissue tape and crinkle ribbon. I actually experimented by using some folk art craft paint that I mixed together and also spritzed with water to get my background effect. Then I heated everything to dry and started laying on the elements.

I used some Hampton Art stamps on my background along with tissue tape and a few stickers from Tim's crowded attic collection. Then I added on my patina clock and corner piece. The clock is layered with a clear piece that I stamped and the metal dragonfly, then inked all over with distress ink.

 And a few more shots, some close ups!

 And my favorite, instagram shares!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today! I love getting comments and new followers. I need to get to work but I will be sharing up more inspiration and new challenges for what's going on in April! Have a great Wednesday everyone, until next time~ Peace Y'all~ VV

Supplies Used:
Folk Art craft paint- teal, baby blue, bronze, pine green, gold metallic
#8 Manila tag
Tim's paper distresser
Tim's distress ink- walnut stain, vintage photo, tea dye
Tim's tissue tape
Tim's crowded attic stickers
mini stapler
sticker quote from stash
metal flowers,dragonfly and #4 from stash/Thickers
Ranger stickles in Patina
gem drops by The Robin's Nest
mesh ribbon from stash
distress ink in Salty Ocean
Hampton Art script stamps
Archival ink in Jet Black


  1. I would say the result is fab - even w/o any of the metal .... XOXO SanDee

  2. I really like your tag...and the quote you used as well. Well done! :)

  3. Great saying and a wonderful clock.
    And - by the way - I love these old vintage photoshifting!

  4. WOW this looks fantastic! it looks like it took you forever! i love the colors and the embellishments! it looks great! nicely done!