Monday, 10 February 2014

Tim Holtz 12 tag February

Hello everyone and  I hope you have had a good weekend!
Sunday usually means some arty play time for me and I decided to have a go at Tim's February tag.
Here is the original:
To see exactly how Tim made his, just click HERE
Like usual, I had to improvise as I do not have many of the products he used, but I did have some.Here is my version:
I did my background in exactly the same way, but as I don't have the heart stencil (yet) I used the dot one. I wanted a darker, more burgundy red, so I used Festive Berries and Black Soot to stencil through the folder. I then clear embossed, like Tim suggests.


 As I don't own the sentiment stamp he used, I used one from the Way with Words set. Luckily I had all the stuff to do the chalk board technique, which he first demonstrated in Creative Chemistry 102.
As you can see, I can do with some practice to perfect this technique...
I decided to mount all my size 8 tags onto size 10 ones and label the months at the top. I did that with my January one too and will make them into a little book when I have done all 12. 

Because a size 10 has more space I could play around a bit with the embellishments as you can see. 
I mounted the heart, wrapped with some rusty wire, onto a black rosette.


The little cherub was covered in Brushed Pewter Distress Paint.


I dyed some seam binding to match the tag, tied some at the top, and a bit around the cherub's neck, just for fun, I added a little rusty bell and that was pretty much it. 

I finished it like Tim with a little metal strip at the bottom, but because I don't have these peel of thingies he used, I cut a strip  with a Spellbinders on the edge die and added a tiny bit of Black Soot DP to make it less shiny..

Well, that was my version and I hope hope you like it.
Can't wait for the March tag now, - what will he be using??? Some of those new Wallflower elements perhaps? Anyway, thank you for visiting and have a good week!!

36 comments:

artwolf2009 said...

great Interpretation of the Topic, love your rosette heart

Rita said...

I love your tag Astrid. Those colours are so rich together and the cherub looks supreme in pewter. Really great tag. Hugs Rita xxx

brenda said...

Another lovely tag Astrid and such a meaningful sentiment.

B x

Paper Profusion said...

I prefer yours Astrid. Lovely rich contrast between the colours and I love that little cherub. Nicola x

Jennie Atkinson said...

A great take on the Februrary tag Astrid - I love your lovely rich reds. The little cherub and heart are lovely x

Sue Butler said...

Hello Astrid,
Well you have given everyone a lesson in improvisation, it will help many to join in this Challenge as I dare say some crafters are intimidated at not having the right tools, not me though, I am an 'armchair' enthusiast when it comes to Tim's Tags, enjoying everyone else's creations.
I love your interpretation, and even though you feel the chalkboard technique is not the best, the overall effect of the Tag is interesting to the eye, with plenty of texture off set with the drama of the palette.
Smiles:)
Sue

Maryanne said...

This is a great interpretation of Tim's tag, Astrid. I love the darker colors, and that wire wrapped heart is great!

Maryann Laursen said...

You sure did an amazing take on Tims tag here Astrid, it looks wonderful, and I don´t think, he expects at all that epeople are doing exactly the same, but are using his as inspiration only to have a good play, as that´s what it´s all about, and you got an awesome result with this, it looks fabulous.

Zuzu's Blog said...

i love both versions. I have to admit i really really like that blackboard effect. I need to know what to buy to achieve that.

May said...

Fabulous take on the Feb tag Astrid... I must get on with mine...Love the quote you used & the heart is amazing...Hugs May x x x

Redanne said...

Your have improvised extremely well Astrid and I love the finished result. The cherub looks lovely and that rosette is beautiful with the heart and rusty wire. A triumph I would say! Anne x

Anonymous said...

Your tag is lovely Astrid! A great idea to make a tag book with all 12.
Alison xxx

Meggymay said...

Love the rich reds and the way you improvised, it looks fantastic and I like the word you used better than Tim's.
Yvonne

Netty said...

Great interpretation of Tim's tag, thank you for sharing both of them.

Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

rachel said...

super interpretation of the tag Astrid - fabulous xx

Terry said...

Fun and Fabulous take on Tim's FEB tag! Great improvising and I love the cupid and that black rosette with the tied down heart! Love the darker background! I also battle with that chalky technique! Hugs!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Fabulous take on Tim's tag Astrid, and I actually like yours better than his!! Love how you improvised and I also love the darker background. All in all, a truly gorgeous piece!! ox

Brenda Brown said...

Just love your fabulous February tag and the creative response to Tim's techniques and design. You are masterful at taking the inspiration and making something so beautiful in it's own right and totally 'astrid' . Love it xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, love how you have used the various elements! Valerie

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colour and texture in your background and the way youbhave included the onset the is great ! Not done mine yet...no shock there then ! Trace x hugs x

Dianne said...

Miss Astrid your improvising is just perfect, I love your tag, better then the master's, love your heart, and that rusty bell is fantastic, your tag book will be THE BOMB, thanks for sharing all this inspiration, hope you have a wonderful day, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational take on Tim's February tag, Astrid! I especially love the heart and rosette element. Great use of the label letters too.

Hugs,
Linda

Jan Larson said...

Your tag is lovely! Your finished tag book will be so much fun to look through when it is completed! Great idea!

Ros Crawford said...

That's a fabulous tag and I love that quote ... I'm taking courage!

butterfly said...

Great take on Feb. I love the addition of the black soot, making this a very grown-up Valentine red! The wire-wrapped heart is also brilliant. Love how you're mounting the tags - what a great book they'll make by the end of the year. Haven't even thought about mine yet!
Alison xx

Anonymous said...

It is gorgeous. I love the heart & the bell & the cherub looks adorable with his scarf.

Sandy said...

Wonderful tag Astrid - I wonder who out there has everything in their stash that Mr. Tim uses. I have a pretty good Tim Holtz stash but I never seem to have what he uses on his tag!!!! But that's half the fun - taking his idea and making it our own regardless what we have or don't
have!
Sandy xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

it rocks Astrid-

and something secret to you:

I adore your style so much more than the masters .... ( pppssst)

Mary Elizabeth said...

Astrid ... wow!! I love this. That wire-entwined heart on the rosette is such a fabulous embellishment. And I really like the layered tags to set off the darker red background. The scarf on cupid is sooooo cute. Perfect for the winter we are having. Congrats on the reaching your 2000th follower so quickly. Not a big surprise. Your work is wonderful. -- Mary Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Your tag is adorable with that sweet heart wrapped with wire adorning the rosette.
So pretty.
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

Astrid, as ever your take on Tim's tag is so inventive and gorgeous. Love that heart rosette and the dotted background. Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

Great take! Your background is wonderful!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic take on Tim's tag. Love the idea of placing the heart onto a rosette.

JansArtyJunk said...

A stunning take on Tim's tag, love the added cherub and the rosette heart :)

Jools Robertson said...

Love your version, the rich red dotty background is stunning and the sentiment is great

Jools x

Cathy Michels said...

Wonderful take on Tim's tag! I love that you are mounting them, labeling them and creating a book. Great idea!
Cathy www.creatinginacottage.com

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