This is my interpretation of Tim Holtz’s January tag. Of course, I used what I had on hand. I was just as happy using the Tattered Florals die, since there are several female birthdays coming up.
Materials used: #8 manila tag/small embossing folders, wing and swirl/Pealed Paint, Broken China, Vintage Photo distress stain/barn door, spun sugar, tea dye distress ink/Tattered Floral die/grungeboard/Melody Ross glass paper clip, K&Company paper/Fiskars Make a Wish Quotes stamps/Visual Artistry, Stampers Anonymous/Vial label/ Idea-ology Foliage /manila folder scrap/ ribbon remnant.
Notes: I made Tim’s ribbon using a stamp and distress ink. The color was bright for this tag, so I used it for another tag. I didn’t have any film reel ribbon, so I used the film stamp, cut out the windows with an exacto knife and put plastic underneath to simulate film. The “Wish” stamp was in a horizontal line, I cut the letters apart and used them vertically.
Note to self: Take photos earlier in the day to exclude shadow “ribbons”.
Thank you for taking a peek!
Yesterday, I was held hostage in Walgreens while Fun-Sized Chick (my 13 yr. old), looked at One Direction ephemera. I decided to look for a birthday card for an old, dear friend. Then I had a smack-myself-in-the-head moment and thought–“I can do that!”
This is what I came up with.
Using Tim Holtz’s book, A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. II, I used the ‘spritz and flick distess’ technique (p. 42), as well as, the ‘texture fade’ technique (p. 64) using “soot”.
I have a rather small supply of of inks, stamps, etc. built up. What I used was a Fiskars birthday stamp on a cardstock scrap, distressed with “soot”, my Christmas postmark stamp was rolled on with my fingers, and a Holtz embossing folder on a scrap. I ripped a portion of a page from a math book and applied it across the tag distressing it with “tea dye”. It still needed something so I tried a gasket and some washers. Notice how on the bottom-most washer is right after the 7 to make a 70?
After I selected the washers, it still seemed a little bare. (It’s hard to know when to quit, isn’t it?)
It finally received black bias tape as a ribbon and attached along the front with a string of bits and bobs using a macro attacher–(ha, desktop stapler). If you’ll look closely, you’ll also see I added a grommet thing into the hole of the tag as well. That about does it! Thanks so much for joining me–I’ll see you soon!
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Hello! Welcome to my shiny, new blog! This will be my place to be creative with both tags (paper) and toile (fabric). The tags will often be Tim Holtz inspired, ’cause I recently discovered them and am head-over-heals crazy about them, and secondly, there will be some fabric posts, um, probably using toile, too. I am a fabric junkie, so need a creative outlet for that, as well. I hope you don’t mind! Stick around for the posts that most interest you.
You will notice my posting name is cheapchickim and my photo has Cheap Chic Home as a watermark. Cheap Chic Home is my other blog at http://cheapchichome.blogspot.com. In the future, I will watermark with TNT.
I’m thrilled to meet you!