Lisa's Look at Tim's Tags of 2016

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


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 Tags of 2016

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


Just a quick post… I almost forgot to post my look at Tim’s tag for August.

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


Butterflies are beautiful. Here is my version of Tim’s Tag for July 2016.  I chose to use butterflies and flowers for my tag using Tim’s techinques.  You can check them out here on Tim’s blog.

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


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.

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Lisa’s Look at Tim’s Tag for May 2016


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.


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.


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


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.


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


Lisa's Look at Tim's Tags of 2016

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.











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).


Then I spread it on my chipboard shapes.


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


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.


I used Gathered Twigs Distress Spray for the background tag.


I embossed the top with a floral embossing folder.


Added Picket Fence Distress Paint with a brayer.


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


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

Looking forward to next months tag.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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

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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……..


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


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.

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.