Sunday, 31 August 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - August - just!


Where did August go?  Here's me thinking I had plenty of time to play along with Tim's 12 Tags of 2014, when all of a sudden, September is staring me in the face.  


This month, we are free to follow our own muse.  I wanted to use a combination of colours that (a) I hadn't combined before and (b) appealed to me (always helps!), along with a few of my favourite Tim Techniques.  I sponged Wild Honey, Worn Lipstick, Stormy Sky and Evergreen Bough on my tag, then flicked water onto the tag, and water-bleached more colour off with the text stamp.  Then I overstamped with the diamond pattern in Versafine Smoky Grey and stamped the dragonfly with Versafine Onyx Black.  I stamped a second dragonfly on to acetate with black Staz On, then coloured the reverse with alcohol inks, trimmed it and stuck the body over the partially stamped image on the tag.  I've folded the wings up but it's not easy to tell from the photo.


I sponged some Vintage photo around the edge of the tag and added some white raffia and string.  Oh, and some Crackle Distress to the other wings in the top right corner.  And some stencilling in the bottom left corner.


Pretty!  I Like it.

10 comments:

  1. Fabulous - so much wonderful details on such a small space!

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  2. Beautiful, ethereal with the acetate dragonfly, just gorgeous Shirley! Ruth x

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  3. Wow! I am loving that dragonfly!! Beautiful tag!

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  4. I envy anyone who can emulate Tim Holtz. I love his work and have saved all his tag posts but have never made one. Too intimidating. But you have made a gorgeous one, Shirley.

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  5. Good things are worth waiting for and this is just lovely. Kudos for your brave placement of the dragonfly wing, you pulled it off bee-u-tifully!

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  6. This is absolutely beautiful!! I love the colors and the dragon fly is SO cool!

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  7. Just had one of those how-did-she-do-that moments, Shirley ... and now I know ... that dragonfly is just spectacular! Stunning tag ... you've out-Tim'd Tim! Anita :)

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  8. Beautiful inking/blending, Shirley! Love your dragonfly so much!

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