Sunday, 2 October 2016

Tim Holtz Tags of 2016 - October AND August

Hello lovely Bloggy Friends,

Yesterday being the 1st of the month, I popped over to the Tim Holtz blog to check out the tutorial for this month's tag and I was extremely excited and surprised to see my name on the list of winners for September wooooHOOOOO!!! I really didn't expect to ever see my name there, I am SO chuffed!!!

Each month of 2016, Tim has been picking two tags at random from previous years and remixing the techniques to create new effects. The tutorials are always inspiring, full of tips and techniques, and I love the challenge of adapting to make use of whatever supplies I have on hand. Best of all, it doesn't take long to make a tag - this morning I made TWO :o)

Here's the first one, inspired by Tim's October tag ...


As usual, I had to get a bit creative with the supplies I had available. Tim began by creating a collaged background with assorted paper ephemera, then he gave it a coat of Distress crazed collage medium, before adding Distress crayons to give definition and accentuate the cracks. I don't have the crazed medium or the Distress crayons, so I stamped the crackles with Archival ink, then used a combination of Gelatos, Distress Inks and Inktense pencils to add interest and definition.

Here's my background at that stage ...


For his focal point, Tim created a really cool monster face - he used a Thinlits die and a Texture Fade embossing folder to add a riveted effect. I made a feather instead, using the Sizzix Feather Duo, which includes a Bigz Die and a matching embossing folder. I adhered foil tape to some Grunge Paper, ran it through my Cuttlebug to cut and emboss the feather, then distressed it by applying black and metallic Distress Paint and buffing it off with a soft cloth. Cool technique!

Since I was on a roll, I decided to make another catch-up tag. This one was for August ...


This time, Tim showed us how to cut various materials with a Bigz die and use the negative pieces to fill in the spaces with different textures - I used cork, canvas, plastic and foil for mine. I especially enjoyed the background technique on this one. Tim started by brayering on some Distress Stain, drying it, then adding Distress Inks and spritzing with water. Beautiful effect ...


These will both be added to my little journal, which I'm making instead of tags this year - I am hoping I just about have room to squeeze in the last three pages so I will have all of my Tags of 2016 in there. This may be the year that I actually complete ALL the tags :o)

Thanks so much for popping in today, see you again soon!

Annie xxx

5 comments:

Helen Wallace said...

Oh yippee!! That's so exciting! I'm thrilled when one of my scrappy buddies has a win. Love the tags you've made, especially like the
brayering. Lovely jubbly :)

Lizzy Hill said...

How THRILING to have a win! Well done you:) Love these two tags, too....now that has given you extra impetus to get catching up, I bet!!! Adore how you've used your Big Dies to cut all those different materials! Today, I had the plastic rectangle bit of black from those supermarket bags..... it was getting tatty and always slid out....so made it into flowers and hearts with my Big Shot, then heat embossed them. Came out really great! I LOVE thinking up diff stuff like that!! Obv you do too:):)

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

I really love these, Annie! Especially the one with the feather! So vintage-y!

Valerie Thorpe said...

I had such good intentions of playing along and then life got in the way. I am still hoping to play catch up at some point but I am not stressing about it anymore and that is a good place to be. I love both of the tags you created and the backgrounds are lovely. He does make magic :D

Mylissa Stout said...

Annie...your backgrounds on your tags are really fantastic...great job making them look so vintage...then there's your feather...WOWZERS...I love it...Great job!