Monday, 17 February 2014

February Tag for the Tags of 2014 Tim Holtz Challenge

Here's my take on this month's tag from Tim Holtz. I used the same techniques but with different colours and materials. I wanted my "chalkboard" effect to look a little more otherworldly to match my theme, so used white Perfect Pearls on embossing ink to achieve this result. I diecut papers from Tim's "Lost and Found" pad to make the lacy trim and arrow, and stamped the map onto some seam binding stained with Barn Door distress ink. The arrow is meant to be pointing to the Ranger factory, which is somewhere I'd love to visit one day.

"The Journey..."

The stencil for the background "spiky planets" is made by diecutting gadget gears into acetate. Each planet uses three shades of a colour to get the 3d look, and I used the same technique on the globe before covering with distress glitter.

"Planet and Globe colouring detail"

Manila tag (thanks Lee and Happy Birthday :-)
Sizzix Bigz dies: Gadget Gears, Tiny Tabs and Tags, Love Struck
Sizzix Strip die: Vintage Lace
Sizzix M&S dies: mini globe
Tim Holtz stamp sets, various
Distress Inks (Pads & Stains): Tattered Rose, Barn Door, Milled Lavender, Dusty Concord, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Chipped Sapphire, Walnut Stain
Distress Stickles: Barn Door, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Tumbled Glass
Tim Holtz paper stash: "Lost and Found"
cut 'n' dry foam
Clear Embossing Ink
Perfect Pearls: white
Entered for the following challenge:


  1. Fantastic Tag, love the colours you have used. Love Alison xx

  2. Brilliant the soft colours...Joolsx

  3. An amazing take on Tim's tag. Great idea.

  4. Wow this tag looks amazing Maddy.....and I saw your little Happy Birthday in your ingredients list too, thank you. Lee x


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