Friday, April 24, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - My April Tags...


Hey,

So I was a bit nervous about this month's tag..it looked complex.

I LOVED making these, they were fun and meant I got to get my sewing machine out!

I made a mistake with the first tag (Birthday Wishes) too close and too heavy handed with the spritzer...

You know I have this only one new product per tag rule..well I broke that this month, my new products are - the kraft tags, crinkle ribbon and the word dies. Sometimes a girl has just gotta spend :)

I adore the word dies and think that they will be getting a lot of use.

I was a bit concerned that my stamps wouldn't work as well as the TH ones, but I think it all turned out just fine - even with an oops :)

Here are some individual photos of my tags -

Birthday Wishes..blue slodge - oops..

    

Hello Love..much better spritz splatter here..

   

What did I use?

INKS/PENS: MFT Hybrid ink (perfect for colouring and watercolouring), Picked Raspberry, Pumice Stone and Evergreen Bough Distress Inks, Hero Arts Green Neon Ink. Peacock Feathers and Worn Lipstick Distress Marker,
PAPERS: #8 Kraft tag, Distress watercolour cardstock, black scrap paper from my stash
TOOLS: Distress Marker Spritzer, Paper Distresser, Craft knife, Ranger Heat Tool, ATG, xyron, Ink applicator, Aquabrush, Singer Sewing Machine
STAMPS: Bee Happy by Hero Arts (from Darnell last year!)
DIES: Sizzix / TH Adventure Words Block, Winnie & Walter Birthday die (The Big, The Bold   and Wplus9 Hello die
MISC: Crinkle Ribbon, water mister, t-ruler, metal ruler

These tags have been a lesson in trusting myself - good to see that stepping out of my comfort zone every now and then works.

I've decided that I am going to mount them to cards and use them for a couple of special birthday's that are coming up.

Cx


3 comments:

  1. This is so nice man. Love the cut-out messages beneath the dies on top, that's a great play on negative and positive and your speckled texture over the image is just tops. Love it. xx

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  2. High tens to you, Claire, these are sensational and will look awe-mazing mounted on cards!! I'm so glad you went out of your comfort zone and tackled this challenge!! And I'm with you on the W&W word dies. I just ordered mine two days ago! Great minds!! I hope you are healing well and learning to enjoy the new snail pace! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  3. HI Claire, your tags are stunning! You have really nailed the task at hand...lol you made me glance at my sewing machine..I had a Tilda doll kit for my birthday that I am itching to make a start on but at the moment I don''t have room to sew...lolol...love love love these tags and they will make very special cards....have a good weekend and rest that foot! Hugs Carole Z X

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