Thursday, 30 January 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 January

Like any self respecting crafter,I love Tim Holtz. I love him very much indeed. Yet,unlike any self respecting Tim Holtz loving crafter I have never delved into the fabulousness that is the 12 Tags of ---- ... Why? Pure ignorance! I had no idea what it was all about (Plus I hadn't discovered the addiction of challenges yet ;-) ) But this has all been rectified now,so without further ado, here is my version of the January 2014 tag:

 I had SO much fun doing this! The background is a stencil my friend made me with her Cameo,I added some of the really cute teeny tiny watch cogs I have been hoarding like Smaug,added Tattered Wings with some painted burnt tulle between them for a bit of dimension,and then abandoning my original 'time flies' idea,went for a darker Edgar Allen Poe feel with my beloved Smeared Ink Quoth The Raven stamp set. A few bits and bobs from my Idea-ology stash got selected. The little 'January' taggy thingy is a 7Gypsies fabric sticker cut down,grubbied up and stapled on. And finally a sprinkling of Frantage aged silver and aged green was liberally applied...gotta learn some restraint with this stuff ;-)

How about a closer look...

This was the first time I have used Grungeboard,oh boy-I am addicted! (I had to try and stop myself from just stroking and sniffing it! That stuff is ah-mazing!) 
I LOVE LOVE LOVED making this-I cant wait for February's tag to be revealed!!! And the rest of the year!! Thank you Tim,you genius you ;-)

Lou x


  1. Wow! Off to a great start in participating for the first time. Can't wait to see more of your tags. Love your "hoarding like Smaug" reference as well and your header about the thin line between healthy interest and obsession with papercrafts. lol I wouldn't know anything about that at all (checking mirror to see if nose is growing). Thanks for sharing!

  2. THIS is outstanding!! I love the entire "feel" of your tag!!!! Your wings and the whole "Poe/Raven" reference, make my heart sing! Can't wait to see your creation for next month and thank you for the lovely comments over on my blog. You're the sweetest thing! :D


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