Saturday, August 30, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - August

Yikes -  I finally found time to work on my Tim Tag for August -  with just a couple of days to spare!  Here's Tim's Tag and his tutorial on how he made it.  This month he wanted us to create showcasing our own creative muse.
So although I was inspired by his techniques for the background of the tag -  I did use different colors, different stamps, different Idea-ology, and a different theme.  Here's my tag.
First, like Tim - I laid down two pieces of Tissue Tape - I used Commute.  Then I stamped my cool cats from Tim's new set Halftone Halloween over the tape.  When I was all done with my tag - the cats didn't show up too well being stamped over the Tissue Tape - so I stamped them again on card stock, but them out, sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered them over the stamped cats with foam dots - slightly lower so the stamping behind looks like a shadow.  I also used some stamps from Steampunk.  The spider is die cut from Alterations Candlelight Fright - that I covered with Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint.  I tucked the spider web into the Tinsel Twine and Natural Trimmings I looped through the hole on the tag.
I used Tim's Halloween and Harlequin Stencils with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste over my tag.  After the paste dried, I colored my tag with Spiced Marmelade, Wild Honey and Weathered Wood Distress Stains - rubbing the stains on my nonstick craft mat, spritzing my tag with water and dragging the tag through the stains.  I let the colors drip down and dried the tag with my heat tool.  To add the dots -  I stenciled over the tag using Tim's Dot Fade and Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
I added a Plaquette with the #31 for Halloween that I covered with Archival Dandelion Ink.  I put a Remnant rub/Apothacary spider on a Vial Label adding a Chit Chat Sticker over it and inking that with Dandelion Ink. To finish off my tag - I spread some Glossy Accents on the top right and bottom left corners and a little on the left edge - than poured Mustard Seed Distress Glitter over it, tapped it off and let it dry.

So -  I got my tag done!   just in time to find out what Tim has to inspire us for the September Tag!


jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

Your tag is wonderful! I love the cats (spiders- EEEEEEEK!), and you got it done just in the nick of time!!!

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow Julia, I am in love with this fabulous tag - it is utterly brilliant! The cats look amazing and I even love the spider! Anne xx

Loll Thompson said...

Love of gorgeous layers and textures. So much fun!! Loll xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous work, Julia! Love how you mix the elements.

Deepti said...

Love the layers and textures :) superb tag!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So cool, that's a wonderful take on Tim's tag.