Tim's 12 Tag's 2014 - November

I think what I love about Tim's challenges is that it challenges me to try new techniques. They are typically techniques that I have even never thought of. What an imagination that man has! I think I am such a fan of his because he has opened my mind to new possibilities and has me thinking outside of the box.

I did not have a chance to play in his October Tag challenge, so i was ready to go when he posted November. I always am hopeful that I have enough of his supplies and tools to be able to follow the technique, and fortunately this month I did.


I started out by using 3 colors of distress paint and spritzing the paint before running my tag through them. I then used my embossing folder to get the leafy affect.



I took some corrugated paper and cut it down to tag size and began peeling away the top layer on one side of the card board to expose the corrugate.


I spritzed the cardboard with Walnut Ink and then sprinkled embossing powder on top. I added leaves punched out from paint sample cards over at my Home Depot (these sample cards are great for punched) and added Alpha Parts to spell out "Live" and "Now." I distressed the words using Forrest Moss distress paint.


I added "in the" from my chit chat verbiages to complete my sentiment and embellished with vile labels, rub ons and and a grunge arrow. I put a layer of Distress Stickles over the tag because I wanted to help everything stay in place I distressed the sides using my my blending tool and Walnut stain.


Now I don't know about Tim, but it usually takes me a couple of tries to get the tag I want. My first one I used paste to create embossed leaves, but when I distressed them, I didn't get the colors I wanted, so I started over. Art is trial and error. You can't be afraid to try new techniques...


I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges:
supplies:
  • surfaces: #8 manila tag, corrugate cardboard
  • layering stencil: Burlap
  • distress spray stain: walnut stain
  • distress paint: vintage photo, rusty hinge, forest moss
  • distress embossing ink
  • embossing powder: sticky
  • adhesive: glue n’ seal
  • embellishments: remnant rubs, vial labels, grunge arrow, Alpha Parts
  • tools: craft sheet, heat tool, mister, mini blending tool, tonic shears, 
  • Punch: Autumn Flair
  • embossing folder:  Cuttlebug


Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Remnant Rubs - BotanicalFiskars - Intricate Shape Punch - Autumn FlairRanger Ink - Inkssentials - Ink Blending Tool - For Ink Application and BlendingAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Alpha Parts - Ransom
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Ink - Inkssentials - Reusable Non Stick Craft Sheet - 15 inch by 18 inchTim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Vial LabelsTonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors - 9.5 Inch Titanium ShearsRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Spray Stain - Walnut StainRanger Ink - Embossing Powder - StickyRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Mini Kit - ThreeStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Burlap





Comments

  1. So glad you found time for a little play, that's always nice. Your tag is beautiful and I love the texture and colors you used. Thank you so much for traveling with us here at A Vintage Journey.

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  2. Verry nice tag. Thank you for joining us challenge up your life

    Simone

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  3. What a lovely autumn tag! love the torn cardboard background and pretty leaves! so glad you got to play - and joined us in the AVJ Harvest challenge!

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  4. A lovely autumnal tag with great textures and techniques. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x

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  5. Great Tag,love all the textures and I especially love the corrugated cardboard,I love the grungy effects you get when you play around with it.
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

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  6. Beautiful tag with the fall leaves/colors. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

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  7. This is gorgeous!!! Love the texture.. Just fabulous!!

    - Susan
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}
    Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges (DT Call until Nov. 22nd)

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Autumn/Fall' challenge.
    Happy crafting
    Helen P (DT) x

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  9. Such a lovely tag. I love the texture! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

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  10. Wow. Beautiful Fall tag. And I love the saying. Great creation!

    Thanks for joining us this week at HIMCR!

    Hiding in My Craft Room
    ~Laurie

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  11. Great texture on this. Many thanks for joining the Rhedd's Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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  12. Beautiful Tag, lovely textures and colours

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey

    Jools x

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  13. Thanks for entering at the Crafting Musketeers this month , our challenge this month is "Anything but a Card" , Autumn colours was last month I'm afraid, but we will leave your entry on as it's a tag , so it fits the theme anyway , thanks Fran (DT) xx

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  14. Thank you for entering your tag in the Challenge at Crafting Musketeers the Theme is Anything Goes

    Hugs Kerrie xx
    Crafting Musketeers DT

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