I've been playing along with the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - and here is my tag for Sept. I used leaves instead of butterflies and a face stamp from Face in the Crowd by Dina Wakley. I looped some Jute String through the hole in the tag.
I had quite a bit of trouble trying to recreate his technique for the background - and after 5 tries - this final effort was the best I could get of it. Here is his tutorial for the tag he created. You use Alcohol Blending solution on a stencil on Ranger glossy card stock - then drag the piece through some light colored Alcohol ink squirted on a craft mat - and you are supposed to be able to see the stencil design sort of like a resist. This is Tim's tag below.
I used the Christmas Stencil (which is words). I thought I might make a Christmas theme tag - but then, since the words didn't really show anyway - I made a fall tag! You can see a little shadow of letters next to the N in NOTEWORTHY and a few other places but it didn't come out the way his did. This was the lightest Alcohol Ink I had - maybe it would have worked better with a lighter ink.
I used Alterations Autumn Gathering die for the leaves. Per Tim's technique - you color some gloss card stock with several alcohol inks and then die cut the panels. Then you stamp some of the shapes with a text stamp. I used Remnant Rubs Life Quotes for all the sentiments.
I love how this came out even though I wasn't successful with his technique for the background.
I'm also entering my tag in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge
This is also a reminder that there's still time to join in the September Mixed Media Card Challengethe theme is Autumn Colors.
Stamps: Face in the Crowd - Dina Wakley, text stamp from Steam Punk - Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz'
Paper: Black - PTI, Gloss Card Stock - Ranger
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Adirondack Stonewashed, Butterscotch, Wild Plum and Lettuce Alcohol Inks and Alcohol Blending Solution
Accessories: Christmas Stencil - Tim Holtz/Ranger, nonstick craft mat, Remnant Rubs/Life Quotes, Jute String - Idea-ology