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12 Tags of 2016: June – Tim Holtz

I’ve finished my June 12 Tags by Tim Holtz making several substitutions from the original but keeping with the offered techniques. I made a gold flag with Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle Paint, die cut the “dream” die by Tim Holtz and used Distress Crayons for shading.  I finished off with some Chit Chat words and twine.   I’m also entering this in the Mixed Media Monthly challenge for “Get Texty’. 


June Tim HOltz Tag 2016

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Get Texty

Brown Sugar Challenges: Use a New Technique

March Tim Holtz Tag 2015

Today I finished the March 2015 Tim Holtz Tag.  It uses distress paint for the background on top of some washi.  The butterfly stamp is from the new set called “Perspective”.  I heat embossed and masked it off to place the gold ferro over the tag in place of the recommended texture paste with embossing powder.  It skips several steps and I think it turns out just as nice.  I embellished the tag with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprayed ribbon in Grab a Guy Gold and some metallic gold thread my sweet friend Lynn gave to me in a care package.



March Tim Holtz Tag

Here’s a few close ups:

March Tim Holtz Tag Closeup


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The Mixed Media Challenge: Birds of a Feather

Simon Says Stamp: Things that Fly

Tim Holtz February Tag 2015

Can anyone tell me where this darn year is heading so fast?  Is it really February already?

Enough nostalgia, let’s get to some art!  I had a great time making Tim Holtz’s February’s tag.  It’s collaging, which I’m really not that good at, but I gave it my best.  I didn’t have the Ephemera pack that the project called for so I printed different vintage valentine images from the internet distressed them, and made the base for my tag, or should I say tags since I decided to create two while I was at it.


February Tim Holtz Tag 1


Feb Tim Holtz Close1

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February Tim Holtz Tag 2


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Tim Holtz 12 Tags February

Mixed Media Mojo (Red & Wings)

Shopping Your Stash (use oldest ink – Distress)

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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge (Pink)


January 2015 Tim Holtz Tag

I kept this tag pretty much as Tim designed.  I didn’t have any colored Distress Glitter so I made some with the clear glitter and alcohol ink in Latte’.  It’s super easy – just put some clear glitter in a container and add a few drops of alcohol ink, then stir.  I make sand this way too.  I also tied some fun knots with hemp for the ribbon.

January Tim HOltz TAg

Here’s a close up.

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Tim Holtz January 2015 Tag


12 Tags of 2014: December – Tim Holtz

It’s tag day at the Stacy craft desk!  I’ve finished my December 12 Tags by Tim Holtz making a few substitutions from the original by using the Bigz Reindeer Flight die cut out with grunge paper and covered with distress paint, distress ink and glitter. I also didn’t have any distress spray so I took my distress ink and repurposed it by pulling off the dauber top on the distress stain bottle and putting the stain into a mini mister to make my own distress spray and it worked!  Yeah for me.  The background is faded jeans distress ink mixed with Brushed Pewter distress stain.  I then heat embossed silver Hero Arts shadow ink with clear powder and distressed the edges with walnut stain.  I didn’t have the Holiday Greens thinlits die but did have the Festive Greenery die, also Tim Holtz.  I cut that out using kraft core in green.  I also used brushed sage and brushed pewter to make the light greenery.  The birch trees are an Impression Obsession Die also cut out with Kraft Core.  I threaded tinsel through a red bell for the reindeers collar and stapled some lights.  I cut out “believe” foil paper and adhered the border sticker at the bottom of the tag with multi-medium.  Wish me luck!

December - Holtz Tag


December - Holtz Tag Close1


December Holtz Tag Close

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Virginia View Challenge: Distressed

October Tim Holtz Tag 2014

Today I worked on my Tim Holtz October tag.  This one was a blast.  I used some different media because I didn’t have the halloween stencil or recommended stamp, but that’s what makes this fun.  I took the Tim Holtz bubble stencil and applied gold ferro.  I wanted something around the edges, so I applied Antique  Brass crackle paint, then sprayed the entire thing with a combination of Lindy’s Stamp gang and Dylusions inks.  The tree is a Tim Holtz/Sizzix tree embossing folder cut out and colored with distress ink and the Shattered stencil.  In place of the pumpkin that was recommended, I used one from Inkadinkado.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted the pumpkin, the skull or the bat, so I watercolored them all with distress ink mini’s and my water brush, edging them all with Walnut stain. The jump ring  at the top of the tag has white paint on the back and stencils on the front.  The black bats are covered with black enamel accents from Ranger.  To finish embellishing, I used some letters from Tim Holtz and applied rub-on stencils.  The 31 is also from Tim Holtz and I applied a little black paint and some black sharpie in the grooves.   I also added clear crackle paint on the images to make it look worn and a little scary.  I took some close up pictures so you can see better – Hope you like it!


October - Tim Holtz Tag



October Tim Holtz Tag Full

October Tim HOltz Tag 2


October Tim HOltz TAg Closeup October - Tim HOltz Skull

\October Tim HOltz Bat

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