Hello everyone and welcome! A special welcome also to new followers, thank you so much for joining me here for my creative journey.
Well, today I want to share a tag inspired by no other than the wonderful Tim Holtz
Now as some of you know, despite me having loved Tim's creations ever since I found out about them probably way back in 2008 or so, I have never followed his tag challenges, until last year that is when I managed to do two of them. But after completing Tim's Creative Chemistry 102 and having so much fun with it, I decided that this year I would join in with all of his tags.... wish me luck....
Anyway, like most people I had to do some adaptation as I don't own many of the products he used, but that was half the fun of it.
I did my background pretty much just like Tim. One of my favourite bits was the sanded down rub-ons, just love the distressed look of that, here's my version:
I don't have the pocket watch die nor any cog embossing folders, but I do have some Wendy Vecchi pocket watch art parts, so decided to use one of them and filled it with some rusted watch parts, purchased unrusted on ebay and then rusted with rusting powder from Crafty Notions. I embedded them in Glossy Accents and I have to say, I like the result.
I added a bit of seam binding at the top of my tag, coloured with Pumice Stone and added a type charm, just with the letter J for January
Finally I decided it all looked a bit cramped on the #8 tag, so I mounted the whole tag on a #10 tag that I inked and stamped first and then added a January tab too. I will do this for all of my tags I think and then put them together in a little book at the end of the year.
Well, that's it, tag number one done, can't wait for the next one now. I am guessing it may well include the new hearts stencil, I have got it on order, but will it be available by Feb?????Anyway, running ahead of my self like usual.....
Tim's January Challenge
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