Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2013...January

Well, this is my version of Tim's January tag. Of course, I turned it into a card.

"12 Tags of 2013...January"

Some foamboard diecuts were used for extra dimension, and I added a couple of watch charms and some chain. The clock hands are foamboard cut from the Weathered Clock die, and the filmstrip is stamped onto acetate using black archival ink then cut out with scissors. There is some matting and layering onto Tim Holtz paper and plenty of distressing. The clip holding the "Time" sentiment is recycled from some Marks and Spencer shirt packaging, the clips are plastic, but resemble metal once dabbed with some silver Adirondack alcohol ink mixative. The foamboard diecuts are dabbed with silver and gold mixatives. The black foamboard showing through makes for a sort of reverse distressing. If you fancy a closer look at anything, just click on the picture to enlarge it.

The sun is making one of its rare appearances here in Northern Ireland this afternoon and it's a welcome sight indeed after all the rain of the last few days. Hope you are all having a Sunny day whatever the weather.

Tim Holtz paper stash "Lost and Found"
Tim Holtz Sizzix Bigz dies: Gadget Gears, Weathered Clock
Tim Holtz Ranger distress inks Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain
Tim Holtz Ranger Adirondack Alcohol ink mixatives: Silver, Gold
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamp sets: Playful Journey, Lost and Found, Curious Possibilities, Visual Artistry
Screw brads
Watch Charms
Adhesives: PVA, glossy accents


  1. Absolutely brilliant. Fabulous male card.

  2. Wow, that's a gorgeous take on Tim's tag. Love your creation.
    Thanks a lot for the froggie link :)

  3. Totally stunning Maddy. I love all your detailing. The filmstrip looks so realist, it must have been tricky to cut out.
    We have had a lovely sunny day here too, it has made a nice chance after so much rain.
    Take care
    hugs Sue

  4. A very fine card for a male. I often feel that it can be difficult to make such cards where you do not use flowers and glimmer. You have so many fine details on the card.

  5. I LOVE this. Great details. You've done Tim proud.

  6. oh wow this is just brilliant the detail is amazing hugs Cherylxxxx

  7. Simply stunning Card love all the elements and the layout. Brilliant male card. Love Alison xxx

  8. Stunning card - love all the wee details - Linda x

  9. Lovely card, such a lot of attention to detail, love all the elements you have included.


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