Happy Memorial Day to my friends living in the US. I would like to take a moment to thank all those who serve or have served in the military (including my son) keeping us safe and putting their lives on the line every day they serve.
I've been watching the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 each month and finally decided to join in - better late than never I say! You can see Tim's May tag here.
And here is my version:
I started my tag by sponging Ranger Distress Fired Brick and Vintage Photo. I flicked water on the tag, blotted the water off and dried it with my heat gun. On the top half, I adhered a Post Card sticker from Salvage Stickers/Crowded Attic, the mini bird and cage die cuts and some Remnant Rubs/Botanical and Life Quotes. Both are mounted on a rectangle of patterned paper and chipboard. I sanded the edges with the Tim Holtz hand sander.
On the bottom half I adhered a Heart Charm tied with twine and a panel embossed using part of the Texture Fade Valentine Background and Borders that I inked on the inside with Archival Jet Black Ink. I also added gears cut with the Mini Gears Movers and Shapers set layered with metal mini gears.
I drew lines of dots throughout the tag with a Gelly Roll Glaze Pen.
I adhered the tag to a slightly larger piece of black card stock, trimmed the corners and looped a piece of Linen Ribbon through the hole at the top - pulling open the ends of the ribbon.
And here are my versions of Tim's January and February tags (I'm too late to link them but I wanted to work with the techniques he showed us! I'll be posting March and April soon!)
My January Tag
(here's the link to Tim's)Forever Art. I used the Splatters and Measured Stencils.
My February Tag
(here is the link to Tim's)
The graduated hearts stencil was designed by my friend Mona for MFT.
The stamp is from Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi - The Beauty of Art - I white embossed it, then scribbled chalk over the black cardstock.
Paper: Manilla Tag - Ranger, True Black - Papertrey Ink, DP - Webster's Pages Petite Papers, chip board from stash.
Ink: Ranger Distress Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: Ideology - Mini Gears, Linen Ribbon, Remnant Rubs/Botanical and Life Quotes, Heart Charms, Hand Sander, Salvage Stickers/Crowded Attic; Gelly Roll Glaze Pen - Sakura; Alterations - Texture Fade Valentine Background and Borders embossing folder, Movers and Shapers Mini Bird and Cage set and Mini Gears Set.
Stamps: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi - Forever Art
Paper: Manilla Tag - Ranger, True Black - PTI, Foil Tape Sheet - Ranger
Ink: Ranger Distress - Frayed Burlap, Black Soot
Accessories: Ranger Distress Stain - Frayed Burlap, Splatters and Measured Stencils - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Ideology - Game Spinners, Mini Gears, Gears, Wire Pin, Type Charms, Chit Chat Stickers, Journaling Ticket,Linen Ribbon; Glossy Accents, Movers and Shapers Sized Ovals, Texture Fades Pocket Watches embossing folder - Tim Holtz.
Stamps: Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi - The Beauty of Art
Paper: Manilla Tag - Ranger, True Black - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU, Grungeboard heart from Harlequin Elements Ideology.
Ink: Ranger Distress - Walnut Stain, Fired Brick, Worn Lipstick, Barn Red, Versamark
Accessories: Ranger Distress Stain - Tattered Rose, Frayed Burlap, Old Paper; Graduated Hearts Stencil - MFT, Festive Berries Distress Glitter - Ranger, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Ideology - Industrious Stickers/Borders, Remnant Rubs Botanicals and Life Quotes, foam tape, Linen Ribbon - Ranger, Mini Mister - Ranger, heat tool, white chalk, White embossing powder, clear embossing powder.