Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tim Holtz Tags of 2014 - April


Yikes! Where the heck did the month go? I have been so busy with other things, I haven't had time to get crafty much in April. But I did make sure I got my Tim Holtz April tag done - just in time...


I gathered my supplies - including a new die (new to me, that is); Tim's "Tattered Pinecone" Bigz die and his new "Trellis" Frameworks die. I began by tearing up some tissue tape and adding it around the background in a random pattern. Then I swiped Broken China Distress Paint over top, spritzed on some water to create a cool mottled effect and added Vintage Photo ink.


As instructed, I cut out the trellis in grungeboard, painted, sanded and inked it. I added the inserts punched from his "Mirrored" and patterned paper.


I also added some Wild Honey ink to the background to warm it up and pull together the rose colours and Jute String used in the tag hole. The seam binding was spritzed with water and coloured using inks and paints, scrunched up and then dried with my embossing heat tool.


What really surprised me about this project was how well the Pinecone die makes dried tea roses! Aren't they amazing? I was really so pleased at how these turned out. And they were so easy to make! I coloured my roses before I rolled them; using Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey Distress Inks. Vintage Photo and Forest Moss inks were added to the juniper leaves (from the Pinecone die set too).


An "Inspire" tag from Tim's Philosophy set was painted to bring out the type and added to the ribbon using two jump rings.


I really love all the different textures and colours in this month's tag.

Thank you Tim, for another great tutorial! I never would have tried to make these roses with a Pinecone die - but they are now my favorite and I know I will be making many more!


18 comments:

  1. You made the roses? They didn't come that way?! WOW!

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    1. Yes, those roses are made with the pinecone die! I am so pleased with how they turned out... thank you!

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  2. What a good tag.I will have to try that die for roses.Yours worked out well.

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    1. Oh you should try it - it is so easy! I was tentative at first, but after watching his video, it was very clear how to make them. Thank you!

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  3. Beautifully done Maureen. I still don't have the pine cone die but Im sure come Christmas I will be wanting....I mean needing it! Lol. In mean time I will have to keep using torn notebook die. Love the choice of colours you used on your background and that lovely ribbon. Karen.x

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    1. Thank you Karen! You are always so quick and good at substituting supplies for these tags; can't wait to see what he has for us tomorrow!

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  4. Maureen, you are simply amazing with your creativeness! I know what you mean being able to spend time again in your craft room. I wish you lived closer so we could craft together, I could learn so much from you! Hope your weekend is wonderful and spring is on its way..xo

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    1. I wish we lived closer too! I would be having a great time thrifting and crafting with a good friend.

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  5. They are just gorgeous Maureen..

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  6. Those roses are amazing and I especially like the way the distressed seam binding turned out. Well done!

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    1. Thanks Kathy! Tim makes it easy with step by step instructions... but while following his lead, you do end up learning quite a few new techniques!

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  7. Oh I love the soft muted colors and textures too. Your creations never cease to amaze me!!

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    1. There is a point during the process when I think "this is NOT working...."

      ...and then as if by magic it DOES come together in the end! I shouldn't doubt Tim, should I?

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  8. Oh, this is lovely. So soft and gentle.

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    1. Thank you Holly! I love his paint and ink palettes.

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  9. This is amazingly beautiful! love it!

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