This is my Tim Holtz Inspired tag of January 2014. You can find Tim’s Tag and other inspirations over on his website HERE.
It took me a while to begin to working on the tag for this month. This is my birthday month, my birthday always makes me think of things that I want to get done before next year. I have dedicated this year to making time for myself, taking care of myself, cooking for myself (instead of eating out or convince eating), and finding time for the things that I love to do. Finally over the last two weeks I have been carving out time to work on this tag and really get some crafting done.
I knew that I wanted to incorporate time into my tag I was just not sure how I was going to do it. I used an embossing folder that had clocks with a multimedia piece of craft metal on it to get the metallic feel for the tag. After a few days I decided that I wanted to make some butterflies out of the clock pieces. I know it is hard to tell but here is a more detailed picture.
To make the butterflies I used the butterfly pair that is from mover and shaper dies. I had a bit of trouble getting them to cut then I had trouble with them cutting to much. (ie getting stuck into the thick plastic of the protective plates for the Vagabond.) I’ll have to do some more experimenting with shims when working with mixed media metal sheets.
Next I added some paint to the butterflies and let a little of the paint dry and then rubbed the rest off to create some dimension and make the embossing look a little deeper.
To finish the butterflies I just added some thin wire from my jewelry making supplies. (Sorry I am not sure of the thickness of the wire.) On one of the butterflies I added three purple Swarovski’s crystal beads.
For the tag I started out with a white card stock tag and added some dark blue hearts with Chipped Sapphire Distress Paint using a stencil. Next I added some Stormy Sky Distress ink over a border stencil and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder to act as a resist. (know it is hard to tell ) Then I added some more Distress Inks in blue hues. I used Distress Ink Daubers to add Picked Raspberry in the bottom right corner and Dusty Concord at the top. I was not really thinking to much about how much I placed the colors on the tag. I let the tag dry and then I used a gears embossing folder to give the tag even more dimension.
There is a lot going on in this tag but the more you look at it the more you can see all the layers.
I used Tim Holt’s Chit Chat Stickers for the main sentiment and for a secondary sentiment I added a word band and attached it with wire as well and created some little wire sprongie things.
On the the Chit Chat Stickers I used my distress makers to make tiny dots and the boarder. When that dried I added some perfect pearls to the words to give them some extra shimmer. I attached the words with glossy accents. After I was done fiddling with the placement of the words I put more glossy accents on top of the words and let it dry over night. They now look like they have a little dome on them with sparkles inside. I love sparkles!
To finish up the tag I died some white crinkle ribbon with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and spritzed water onto it to make the ink react and create shades of purple.