Sunday, January 6, 2013

I made a tag!!! I made a tag!!!

I rarely impress myself when I make a crafty project...today I impressed myself...which impresses me LOL

I have said before how completely awestruck & enamoured I am with Tim Holtz and his crafty style...talk about impressive! I've always been intimidated to try and make things like he creates....they just seem so totally beyond my capacity!! I decided this year I was going to try and follow along with the 12 tags of 2013 that he posts on his blog...so today I tackled the January tag...and I have to say I am pretty happy with how it came out...now keep in mind he posts REALLY GOOD instructions on his blog...so I tried to follow along as best I could with what I had on hand.

Here's a link to Tim Holtz's January tag:

http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2013-january

And here's my tag:


Here's how I made my version of the tag...

I didn't have a manilla tag to start with, so I started with a white tag and used Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol Ink (butterscotch) to colour the tag.

Then I stamped on some clock / number images in a variety of colours using a Crafters Workshop mask that I have and SU inks.

Next I held the tag as far away from me as I could reach and spritzed it with Mister Huey's Warm Calico color mist.

Then I punched some silver and gold cogs, adhered them the to the tag, trimmed up the edges and ran it through my CB using the square lattice EF (I really like the look of the inlaid embossing).

For the sentiment I used the alcohol ink on another piece of CS and distressed the edges. Both the sentiment and the edges were done with Early Espresso (SU) ink.

Next I added the filmstrip ribbon and sprocket gears (both Tim Holtz).

For the ribbon, I wanted to do something similar to what Tim Holtz had posted in his instructions....for mine, I started with a plain piece of white ribbon, dyed it with the same butterscotch alcohol ink and then stamped on it with brown Staz-On...I am over the moon happy with how this came out...here's a closer look at the ribbon.


Thanks for lookin!!

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant interpretation of January's tag - can see why you are pleased with it.

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  2. Wow - you made an amazing TAG!! I love the look but struggle bringing this look together - you did good!
    Thank you too for stopping by my Blog before!
    Hugs,
    Audrey

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  3. Fabulous tag. you did a "tim's " job on it.

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  4. You should be impressed and excited as it turned out great. I love the color and the background you make. Fun way you took the picture too.

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