Saturday, 28 February 2015

Tim Holtz Inspired Tag for February

Hi everyone,

It's the last hour of the last day of February, but I finally got around to making this month's tag for the Tim Holtz Tags of 2015 challenge. As always, Tim's tutorial inspired me to try some different techniques and use some of those goodies and products I have stashed away in my craft room.

Here's my version ...


Tim showed us how to create a collage of paper ephemera, then distress and add shading to create more depth and interest to the background before finishing with some metal trinketry. It was such a fun technique, I will definitely be trying it again.

Some quick close-ups before I go link up over at Tim's blog - finally tried my little dinky desktop sewing machine to add some stitching and it worked great. I decided to tie it with some jute ribbon, but I really must get hold of some of that gorgeous crinkle ribbon Tim's always using ...



I used a key instead of an arrow and had fun wrapping a little heart bead with wire ...


That spoon was just a little image I printed off ages ago - it looks so cool with Tim's shading technique (I used Pitt Pens in brown and black as I don't have the Distress Markers Tim used, but they worked fine because the surface had been sealed with Mod Podge first so there was time to smudge them).

Oh and here's a picture of the stuff I used - some of this was new stash I have been saving for special and some of it has been lurking in my drawers since the Dark Ages ...



Right, best get my skates on before the linky list closes. I can't wait to see what Tim has come up with for the March tag!

Thanks for popping in, see you again soon :o)

Annie xxx

4 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

Fabulous! Glad you got time to join in!!! And that heart looks so cool.....love it all....can't wait for the next one, either!!!

Stefania Salmi said...

WOW! Super creation!

Potty Painter said...

Love this Annie

Val Thorpe said...

I am so glad that you got to play along Annie. I love your tag and it is all about using what you got and maybe trying a new technique. I love the sewing. We battle to get the soft seam binding here too. Ours is much thicker and doesn't fall as nicely. Will have to keep looking for that. BUT I love it