Tuesday, January 26, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - January

Tim Holtz has started his 12 tags of 2016 with a twist this year - he's looking at prior years tags and combining techniques from different years to create a new tag - perhaps using the techniques slightly differently - a great way for us to re-visit lots of fun techniques.
So here is Tim's tag and a link to his instructions for January.
And here is my version of Tim's tag -  I went with a Valentine theme - using Tim's Valentine Background Texture Fade on a piece of Foil Tape Sheet.  I rubbed Black Soot and Fired Brick Distress Paints over it - then wiped over it with a paper towel to remove the paint from the raised letters -  Tim's Industrious Metal technique (from his January 2014 tag).
Here's a close up of the Industrious Metal piece.
I used the Iced Coffee Stamp from the special release Simon Says set - white embossing it 3 times on black cardstock - cutting out the cup from one stamping and the lid and straw from another stamping and layering them for 3D effect.
I went over the embossings with a piece of white chalk - then rubbed it with my finger - Tim's Chalkboard Technique (from his November 2013 tag).  I tore the top and bottom edges and layered it over the embossed foil piece which I had adhered to a manila tag.  I cut the little heart out of matboard using a Movers and Shapers Small heart die.  I inked the heart with Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch ink then embossed it with Wendy Vecchi Geranium Embossing Powder.  I popped it up on the cup with a foam dot.
I added the happy valentine's day  Small Talk Occasions sticker at the bottom.
I looped a piece of Trimmings/Red Cream through the top to finish it off!
You'll find lots of creative versions of the January tag over on Tim Holtz blog here
Stamps:  Simon Says Stamp set - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  #8 Manilla tag and Foil Tape Sheets - Ranger,  True Black - PTI, White Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix.
Ink:  Versamark, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch
Accessories:   white embossing powder, heat tool, Ranger Distress Paint Black Soot and Fired Brick, white chalk, Carnation Red Embossing Powder - Wendy Vecchi, Movers and Shapers small heart die - Tim Holtz, foam dots, Idea-ology Trimmings Naturals/Red Cream, Small Talk Occasions, Valentine Background and Borders Set - Texture Fade/Tim Holtz Alterations.


Pamellia Johnson said...

Love this version of Tim's tag!! The coffee cup is amazing, I love the way you layered it up to create lots of dimension. The red heart is fabulous! hugs :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia I love your tag--the chalboard is fantastic! I wish I that stamp, need to rectify that ;)

Annette Allen said...

wow this is totally awesome.. i love how you added the dimension to the cup..

Redanne said...

Your tag is gorgeous Julia, I just adore the little heart (the fact that it is slightly chipped) on the coffee cup and also the red paint looks fantastic on the foil. A wonderful take! Hugs, Anne xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag Julia! Love the embossed foil and the coffee cup! All the dimension adds such interest! I love it!

Samra Leshinski said...

Julia, your tag is THE best!!! As a coffee lover I can certainly appreciate it :) That little heart stole mine!!!


butterfly said...

I do like your hit of Valentine's pink - what a great take on Tim's January inspiration.
Alison xx

Loll said...

Such a cool tag with lots of fun techniques. Have to say that I like yours better than Tim's! xx

Marty Fishman said...

Love your tag! You did an awesome job with the techniques and I LOVE how you added the Fired Brick for some color - wish I had thought of adding another color! Great job :-)

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the metal bg, and the three layered cup! What a fun tag, and perfect for Valentine's Day!

Mac Mable said...

Love your take on the tag. Fabulous attention to detail and loving the valentine theme and the colours you've used x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous interpretation of Tim's tag Julia, love all the layers and your wonderful embossed background! Deb xo

Amy Lou said...

I love your tag! It jumped right out at me among all the others. I like the layered coffee cup.

Team Clark said...

Such a yummy take! Love the additional color!

Sanna Lippert said...

great tag! love it!


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