Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for September 2016

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This month I played with the techinques Tim used. I liked using the Distress Paints on the background. You can check it out here. Then I worked at using the Yupo paper, the alcohol inks and the Archival Inks. (Check out Tim’s technique here.) I just didn’t like the results I was getting. So I went with plan B and tried the Speciality Stamp Paper and the alcohol inks.  I was happy with my results. Then for embellishments I used some foil tape to create the leaves. I loved how the tags turned out so much I made a card for my husband for his birthday. (I will add a picture later. I forgot to take a picture before I gave it to him.

The ladies in class at Cafe Crop enjoyed making the tags.

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for June 2016

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A vintage take on Tim’s tag for June.  For the tag this month I used tissue paper from a vintage sewing pattern, thread and rick rack. (sorry there aren’t many pictures, I forgot to take them as I made the tag).

The first step was to create the “fabric” for the dress form.  I used a piece of sticky back canvas, Distress Ink in Gathered Twigs, Chipped Sapphire, and Frayed Burlap following Stencil Plaid Technique. I set the canvas aside to dry.

The next step was the Tissue Wrap Collage Technique. I stamped a piece of tissue paper from a vintage sewing pattern and attached it to another tag. This eliminated the need for the vintage distress collage medium.

Then I die cut the dress form with the Sewing Room die. I also cut a spool and applied some vintage tissue paper to give it more of a wood look.

Now to put it all together. I placed the canvas on a plain tag where the dress form would be.  Then I sewed the two tags together. I added some buttons, the spool with vintage thread and a needle. Rick rack was used tied at the top.  Last I added some chit chat words.

Just love how the the tag turned out.

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for May 2016

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Love how the tag came out this month. It’s simple but fun.

I stamped the Crazy Birds on the Tissue Tape to create the resist.  Then I added Texture Paste with the Flourish stencil.  At this point I didn’t think the tag was going to turn out, but I kept working on it.

I used Distress Inks to add my color instead of the stains. Once this step was complete, my tag was starting to come together.  I decided to add a touch of color to the Crazy Birds by adding dimensional hats from the Crazy Things stamp set.

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I stamped each hat twice and fussy cut them out.  The second hat I just cut out the brim. I attached them with glue and pop dots.

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For her hat, I also added a gridded ribbon and a small paper rose (made with the Tattered Pinecone die).

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To his hat, I added glossy accents on the hatband. I also added glossy accents to their eyes.

I used dictionary pages with the Tattered Pinecone die to create the flowers.

I added a twig for him to stand on.

I typed out my words, inked them with Old Paper Distress ink before attaching them, and  created a shadow around my words with a water color pencil.

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Thanks for stopping by to check out my Look at Tim’s Tag for May.

 

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for April 2016

April16Tag10I enjoyed recreating Tim’s tag this month. I love the mosaic tile look and have several pieces in my garden.  I did not have the mosaic kit available so I created my grout or base.

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I used Opaque Texture Paste and a little sand which I mixed until it looked like the right consistency (I guess I was influenced by my dad and grandpa who both did a lot of concrete work).

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Then I spread it on my chipboard shapes.

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After the grout dried I added bits of colored paper with Multi Medium Matte.

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Then I added Glossy Accent to the top of each piece. Just love how the butterfly turned out.

While everything was drying I work on the tag itself.

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I used Gathered Twigs Distress Spray for the background tag.

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I embossed the top with a floral embossing folder.

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Added Picket Fence Distress Paint with a brayer.

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I colored it with Distress Stains in Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and a little Pine Needles.

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I embellished it with some Chit Chat stickers, a piece of film strip and some metal flowers.

Looking forward to next months tag.

 

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for March 2016

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I finally found time to work on my version of Tim’s Tag for March. I love how it turned out.

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I started by covering the tag with Tim’s Tissue Paper and trimming it to size.

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Then, I covered the tag with pieces of lace. I attached them with Dina Wakley Media Gel Medium.

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Next, I added color with Gelatos.  I would have liked to try the Distress Crayons, but haven’t gotten them yet.

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Then I cut Tattered Florals from a piece of recycled cardboard cut to tag size.

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Now I had fun removing the top layer of the cardboard, exposing the ridges inside. I then added Gathered Twigs Distress Ink, Moved Lawn and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.

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Then I attached it to the tag over the lace. The back of the cardboard was white, so I colored one of the flowers and attached it to the corner of the tag.

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I finished it off by stamping a sentiment on another piece of a tag. Last I added some leaf vine ribbon.

Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for February 2016

This month’s tag was a great way to wish my husband a

Happy Valentine’s Day……..

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To create the background, I started by using a stencil to create a mono print on the tag (see Tim’s technique here ).  Then I added added the pink hearts with Candied Apple Distress Ink. Last I added the gold hearts with texture paste and gold embossing powder (see Tim’s technique here).

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Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for January 2016

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This year for the 12 Tags of 2016, Tim Holtz is revisiting techniques from the past.  This month the techniques he used were Chalkboard and Industrious Metal.  I have used the Industrious Metal technique to make small embellishments for cards. The Chalkboard technique I was familiar with but had not actually done.  I think that it the black and white was just plain. I decided to add color to my tag by using colored chalk. I love the way the tag turned out. I may be adding these techniques to more cards.

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Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for December 2015

Merry Christmas

Here is my take on Tim’s Tag.  I used some of the same techniques, tweeked some, and changed others depending on the supplies I had on had.
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I cut burlap I had down to tag size then sprayed it with Fired Brick Distress Stain.  I used my  Xyron  to add adhesive to the tag and attached at the burlap.

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