12 Tags of 2012 – May

Wowzer, I’m running close to the wire with this one! It’s the end of May, but finally, here is my version of HRH Tim Holtz May tag. This post is fairly picture heavy so grab a drink and I hope you enjoy.


I mostly followed Tim’s instructions, but as I didn’t have many of the items used in Tim’s, I gave it my own flair using what I had.

I started by gluing Tissue Paper to my tag. Once dry, I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.


Next, I spritzed the tag with a little Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist, drying it with my heat tool. I stamped the tag with a Ruler stamp from one of Tim’s stamp sets (I can’t recall the name of the set, I lost the cover sheet) using Coffee Archival Ink.


I stamped the Cotton Reel Label stamp using Sepia Archival Ink into the upper left confer of the tag. Then stamped the dress form using Black Archival.



Next I created the flowers according to Tim’s instructions. Then created a ‘vase’ for them using a mini bottle of Matt Multi Medium and using Wendi Vecci’s crackled glass technique.






Next I attached an Idea-ology Mini Pin, and used Jump Rings to attach two Type Keys.


I inked a length of Ruler Ribbon with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and glued it to my tag after a heated argument with my sewing machine who is apparently on strike! I then affixed the flowers into the vase and used Matt Multi Medium to affix both to the tag.


I then took a strip of a weave style ribbon (no idea what it actually is, it came wrapped around my fancy Easter egg!) cut it into two and threaded it through the hole in the tag.


I’m pretty pleased with the end result. Here’s to the next tag!





5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. may
    May 31, 2012 @ 07:45:05

    WOW! Fabulous take on Sir Timmie’s tag, LoVe what you have done with the bottle/vase..Brillant flowers.. love it! Hugs May x x x


  2. Patch
    May 31, 2012 @ 09:36:57

    Love the sewing theme.


  3. artreviewed
    May 31, 2012 @ 11:18:26

    Thats so pretty! 😀


  4. annaelycm
    Jun 01, 2012 @ 00:45:06

    Oh I like how you stamped the rulers along the edge! Very pretty take on Tim’s tag!


  5. charmingliltrinkets
    Jun 12, 2012 @ 17:09:39

    Love the technique you used for the vase, very creative and it came out great!


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