Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Tim Holtz inspired Tag- June 2015

I love the background of Tim's tag this month.

 He created his plaid background by inking one of his stencils with a custom made Distress Ink pad & then stamping it onto his tag. I did not have this particular stencil and none of my stamps really created a plaid like I wanted, so I ended up creating my plaid background with some distress inks and painters tape. Lots of measuring and taping, measuring and taping... & then the tape stuck and pulled up some of my ink...Ughhh. But I refused to start over & decided to just roll with it. 

I used a combination of Distress Ink in Dried Marigold/Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed/Fossilized Amber, & Shabby Shutters/Mowed Lawn. I also spritzed the background with a brown Tattered Angels mist & let it dry before I started the plaid. 

The completed plaid was a bit darker than I envisioned it being, but here again I decided to just roll with it. To add a little brightness I mixed Mermaid Lagoon Spray &Turquoise Perfect Pearls, then splattered it onto the tag.

Here is the finished tag.

I have had the TH Bigz Floral die for awhile and this was the perfect tag to use it on. The Flower is made out of watercolor paper inked with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and then sprayed with Perfect Pearls. The leaves were actually stamped and fussy cut from an older Cocoa Daisy kit stamp and then embossed. The flower is held together and adhered to the tag with a TH metal foliage flower & brad.

There is also a piece of cardboard peeking out from the left side of the tag behind the "This is a Happy Life" piece. The cardboard was torn from a box in my scrap room & the Happy Life piece was cut from white card stock, inked in Antique Linen, the Remnant Rub saying was rubbed on and then I finished it with a few splatters of the Mermaid Lagoon/Turquoise Perfect Pearl mixture.

I finished the tag by running TH crinkle ribbon through the remaining Mermaid Lagoon/Turquoise Perfect Pearl Mixture and then dried it with a heat gun. I added the ribbon through the hole on top of the tag.

I have completed all 6 tags this year, each different, and each one pushed my creativity. Here is a recap of tags thus far. 

 Looking forward to the next six!