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!


  1. Hi Mylissa, I know what you mean about Tim's tag this month, I also fell in love with it immediately and am in the middle of making mine. I love how you have encapsulated your heart with lace and the sweet cherub. Thanks for your lovely comment you left me at A Vintage Journey, so kind. Julie x

    1. Ahh Juliz...Thank you BACK! I love sharing this love of crafting!

  2. Ooo Mylissa, I love all the elements on your gorgeous tag. Your lacy heart is very vintage looking nestled in that gorgeous frame and compliments your treasured post card perfectly. Like how you emphasized the # 14 with the tiny heart and arrow and the addition of the letters and numbers at the top. A great take on Tims tag.
    Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. Hugs Lottie

    1. Ohhh Dottie...Thank you so much for ALL the compliments...Makes me feel so special...All that inspiration came from "TIM HOLTZ" - THE MASTER- I just got up the courage to do much fun! Hugs back!

  3. Thanks for your LOVELY had me smiling!! And we obv have a love of Inka gold, eh? That stuff is fabulous! LOOOVE your red elements, & how you 'adapted' your tag....half the fun, that is:):) Hope you win some goodies. That would be awesome, I reckon!!!

    1. Lizzy....thanks for visiting ....I can't help but smile too ...yes...this project had me stepping out of my comfort zone with the inka gold, but I thought why not try it...and I LOVED the results! I will now use it more! Thanks for visiting...Good Luck back to ya!