Friday, 23 January 2015

Tim Holtz inspired Tag for January

HI everyone,

I've promised myself that this year I will try to keep up with the Tim Holtz Tags of 2015. Tim is always full of new ideas and inspiration - even though I usually don't have all the materials he's used, it's fun to improvise and I always end up trying something new or digging out something I've had sitting in my workroom for ages.

Here's my January tag - somehow it turned out much darker and grungier than Tim's, maybe I was in a dark and grungy mood ...

There were quite a few items on Tim's list this time which I didn't have (yet!) but I did the best I could to achieve a similar look with the supplies I do have.

For example, Tim used Tissue Wrap Postale to create the crinkled background. I didn't have any, so made some for myself by stamping with Archival Ink onto plain tissue ...


... then went on to almost completely cover it up of course, but I love the effect and it's an idea I will use again for sure. I also don't have any Chit-Chat Stickers, so I typed loads of little words onto old paper on my faithful Gabriele and cut them out - I think they look just as good and I like their slight wonkiness due to my rusty typing skills!

When my tag was finished, I popped it into the little file caddy which I made last week especially to store my TH Tags of 2015 - a perfect fit :o)


Thanks for visiting my blog today - pop over to the Tim Holtz Blog to see how it should be done! see you again soon!

Annie xxx

6 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Look at that! Love the grunginess. Can never have too much of it, I reckon:) And that caddy is gonna look FABBO when it's filled with your tags. And I'm absolutely certain you'll stick with it AND you've gotten me inspired now. I've never ever looked at his site....but I'm off to visit. Wicked Annie! As if I haven't got enough to do....!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Val Thorpe said...

Oh I love your tag and how clever to make you own tissue paper like that. It looks fabulous. Love how you have made a folder for it already. I am so far behind already and we are only at the end of Jan. I think between looking after the twins and all the wedding plans there is going to be NO time for me... I just have to get my head around it :/ I love to visit your blog Annie. Always such cool stuff. I am coming to UK after the wedding and I would love to see if we could meet up <3 will keep in touch.

Annie Claxton said...

oh wow! Val that would be amazing if we could arrange to meet up IRL :o) Let me know as soon as you can when it might be so I can make sure I keep it free - fingers crossed!

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I love the dark and grungy look! This tag is full of character and it's nice to see that you put good old Gabriele through her paces!

Unknown said...

yummo. your caddy is yummo 2. {joyce}

Unknown said...

yummo. your caddy is yummo 2. {joyce}