Tim Holtz Tags Catch-Up

Hello everyone, me again!

Just had a quick look at my previous post about my April tag for Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 and realised I hadn't done a post about the March tag oooopss!!

So here's Tim's gorgeous tag for March ...


This tag combined two techniques from previous years - textured surfaces, and dimensional die cuts. I had to wing it a bit as always as I didn't have all Tim's supplies, and my version didn't quite have the same effect, but I was really happy with the end result ...

Tim applied colourful Distress Crayons over a diecut to create a bright, colourful base layer, but as I didn't have a suitable die OR any Distress Crayons, I used an embossing folder and Distress paints to achieve a similar effect (although you can't see much of it here). 

The top layer was made with recycled corrugated card, which I love. Tim's was given a gorgeous textural effect with Distress Spray Stains, but I enjoyed using a combination of ink sprays, acrylic paints, inks and heat embossing to create a grungy metallic finish, which contrasts nicely with the colourful under layer. 

This one has joined its friends in my little leather bound book - can't wait to see what Tim will come up with next to keep them company! 

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

Annie xxx


Lovely work. Thankyou for visiting me :) jx
Helen Wallace said…
Inspiring work Annie - I like your version of the tag with the subtle touches of glimme. Thanks for your visit and your sweet comments :D
Love the grungy colours and background texture in this! The staples give it a nice twist too!