Friday, February 7, 2014

Tim Tag–My First of 2014

Oh gosh I just wrote 2012 up there at first, I need to get it together!

Happy Friday all, I’m sharing my first Tim Tag of 20 – say it with me – 14, I had a lot of fun and I’ll tell you what I did along the way.  Please visit Tim’s original tag here so you can see his work and process to compare.


Here we go!


I am not quite as grungy as Tim (this sounds like a mean thing to say, doesn’t it? lol!) so I went with a more feminine color scheme – blush pink, navy, and gold.  I started my tag with a swiping of Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, and Dried Marigold Distress Stains.  After drying, I used a Heidi Swapp stencil for the heart background.  (Note:  those of you who have been around for my other Tim Tags know that I do not permit myself to buy anything new explicitly for the tag; I have to be creative and make do with what I’ve got.)  I used the same colors in Inks as I did with the Stains, layering as I went.

For the chalkboard panel, I didn’t want a true black, so went with my scheme of navy.  Naturally, no navy cardstock was to be found so I used some Hero Arts Navy Shadow Ink to color some white cardstock.  I made sure it was dry, then used a Tim Holtz stamp that was released maybe 2012? to mimic the look on Tim’s tag.

Note:  Sticky Embossing Powder DOES NOT WORK for this technique!  I accidentally grabbed that instead of the Antiquities Crystal because their jars look exactly alike.  I remembered Tim’s instruction to not heat it to when it gets shiny, and SEP gets IMMEDIATELY shiny – that’s the sticky stuff so you can put other stuff on it!!  So I had to do this part twice – d’oh!

After the chalkboard panel was done, I used the same set for the heart (SEP + Distress Glitter in Antique Linen), and XO in HA Navy.  I added a Tim Holtz metal word band that says ‘know in your heart you are loved’.  Before adhering with navy & white baker’s twine I swiped some Tarnished Brass Distress Paint on it.  More twine, feathers, and enamel dots finish the card.  Here’s a close-up:


Hope you enjoyed, thanks for your visit – make time to get creative!