Tuesday, September 16, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - September

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 Challenge 
the 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

24 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

These are so amazing Julia. wow.

~amy~ said...

Whoa...this is awesome.

Deepti said...

Wow!! Love those colorful leaves with a simple muted BG

*Vicki* said...

Oh my gosh these are amazing Julia!! Beautifully done! :)

Lynn K said...

LOVE this tag!!! Love the leaves, the Dina stamp and, well the whole tag!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Color Challenge!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh wow - these tags are so fabulous with the brighter Autumn colors!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow this is awesome.. love how you added the butterflies and leaves..

Redanne said...

Oh Julia, I struggled hugely with the technique too but was determined to crack it.... not sure I did but you certainly did an amazing job on your tag, it is fabulous! Anne xx

Buttons said...

This is a beautiful interpretation of Tim's tag, though you've got me worried Julia. If you and Anne were challenged by this technique it doesn't bode well as you are such master technicians! Jenny x

Lisa S. said...

It may have taken 5 tries but it's worth it. Your tag looks amazing Julia! I love the leaves in her hair and the colors as well. :)

Loll Thompson said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!! LOVE the background ... I know you said it didn't turn out as expected but it is FANTASTIC!! LOVE the face stamp with the blue background --- so perfect. And the leaves are gorgeous ... lots of beautiful colors. LOVE this tag! Loll xx

yyam said...

But yours turned out awesome too. I really love the blue and the leaves!
:)

Super Jen said...

I am really loving these pieces.

Charlene said...

This is fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Julia! Love all the colorful leaves! Fantastic take on the challenge! I bet the foliage is gorgeous right now in Boston!

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Julia! Do glad to know I wasn't th eonly one who struggled withthis technique but I think you nailed it in the end. It's a cracking tag anyhow.

Joan B said...

wow, this is gorgeous

Sanna Lippert said...

this is gorgeous! love the background and the colours ! lovely tag!

Donna B. said...

Gorgeous tag! I love how you used the colors. Thanks for playing at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Far North said...

What a wonderful tag! Such yummy colors.

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful tag with fall theme.

Rachel said...

what a gorgeous tag! i can definitely see the inspiration in the tag and the color challenge! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!
-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

Lalo said...

OH the leaves...so pretty!!!

Lynn said...

I love how you used the leaves as hair! Such great colors, too. Thanks for playing along in the Mixed Media Challenge!