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:
  • 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


  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.

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


  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!

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

  12. Beautiful Tag, lovely textures and colours

    Thank you for joining in our challenge at A Vintage Journey

    Jools x

  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

  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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