12 Tags of 2012 – June

Well, I think it’s safe to say I’m close to the wire this month.. In fact, there’s only four hours of June left here in the UK! Still, I’ve finally found time to compete my version of Tim’s 12 Tags of 2012.

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My tag uses all the same things as Tim’s but mine is very, very different! I decided to go for a pop art/comic book style with this tag, using bright colours throughout.

I started out by cutting a Manila tag using Tim’s Tag and Bookplate die. I then followed Tim’s instructions to colour the tag using Picket Fence, Wild Honey, Dried Marigold and Spiced Marmalade distress stains.

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I then stamped Tim’s Retro Circles stamp with Black Archival ink and pressed it randomly across the tag, using light pressure to ensure an uneven stamp.

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I inked a photograph of myself and my baby daughter, following Tim’s instructions. I used Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks.

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I glued the photo to a piece of Ticket paper from one of Tim’s paper sets (It was a scrap so I’m not sure which it came from) I distressed the edges and then dipped them into a small puddle of Broken China Distress Stain.

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I used the lightbulb Sticker from the File Tabs Idea-Ology and used a permanent marker to change the filament into a heart. I affixed it according to Tim’s instructions.

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I colorised some of the remaining Idea-Ology pieces with Raspberry, Purple Twilight and Clover alcohol inks and affixed all onto the tag following Tim.

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I coloured the Crinkle Ribbon with Fired Brick Distress Stain, and the flowers with Broken China and attached them as stated on Tim’s blog.

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See you next time!

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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