Friday, February 6, 2015

Tim Holtz February Tag 2015

As soon as I saw this tag...I knew I had to give it a go....
I didn't have many of the supplies needed to make it exactly like his,
so I decided to try it anyway.

Here's my February tag....

Supplies I had:  
Manila Tag, Mini Movers Heart die, base tray,
and word band,
Misc.:  Lace, felt, wire (came off a champagne bottle top)

I covered my tag with Authentique "Honor" Paper 
and distressed the edges .
I didn't have the ephemera pack or the cards so I made up
the "LOVE" word, calendar, and notes on the computer
and printed it off on heavy card stock and inked the edges
with antique linen and old paper distress ink.
The post card was copied from an early 1900's treasured 
collection of post cards.
The dictionary piece came from an old
Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary.
 Frame: Making Memories Rectangle Gold Pearl Metal Frame.

I started placing my items on the tag to try and
get a feel for what I wanted to do, going along with
Tim's tag as a guide.
Because of the gold colors in the post card, that 
seemed to really stand out to me, so that is 
why I used the  antique gold frame, and arrow.
  I took some Inka-gold and added it to 
the word band, lock, and metal corner 
(Momenta) trying to add some gold to it.
I added two gold brads to the word band to hold it in place.
My heart seemed small for the frame so after I 
stitched it with gold thread, I stitched the lace around it too.
I punched a small heart out of glitter paper with a (Fiskars) hand punch.
 It fit perfectly in that little square on the calendar.
I added some (AC DIY Shop) gold twine to the (Paper Studio) arrow.
Then I added some rick rack to the left side of the dictionary card.
I stitched it on with red thread and added some walnut distress ink. I also used
Tim's Craft Pick (I didn't have the Scratcher) 
to loosen the threads on the ends of the rick rack.
 I added some red letters/numbers shadowed with gold cut from Tim's 
Alterations Typeset Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die. 
For the final touches I added a stamped image 
(Daisy Bucket Designs) onto the small "notes" card and some
ribbon with gold trim that came off of a gift.
I had so much fun making this tag.
Thank you Tim for the FABULOUS INSPIRATION!