Monday, July 27, 2015

Tim Holtz 2015 July Tag

USA TAG 2015

One of the things that I have really enjoyed about
making these tags is that I am using product that I have
always wanted to use and I am becoming more comfortable
using them.  It is SOOO MUCH FUN!
 I loved making this simple tag this month and adding some 
little sparkle to mine.  
And yes...I did  make a few changes for this tag...
but not much....

For a complete list of supplies used for Tim's Tag,
follow this link to his blog.

I had to change my ink because I didn't have my Hickory
Smoke (YET) so I used some Weathered Wood.
 I also used some Tattered Angels Silver Sugar
Glimmer Mist to add a little shimmer. (You can't see
it in the photo...but it's there). Then I used a pretty sparkly star
from Teresa Collins Blingage - Shelly's Stars to dangle with
an eagle charm (found in my stash) from the ribbon.
There were several things I really enjoyed about making this tag:
I love tearing the paper and adding ink...I haven't used this technique
in a long time, but have always loved the look.
I also loved adding ink to the ribbon along the edges and adding more
distress color to age it.  It looked so vintage ..LOVE!
The only other change I made was to add some distress picket fence
to my eagle and star and I scuffed up my # so it wasn't so shiny.
To finish my look I added walnut distress ink to my # and  around the edge of the tag.
Oh I almost forgot...I didn't have the I typed the word
brave onto the label.  I realize that I used a red label instead of the black,
but it's such a small difference, that I left it...Besides...I do like red! I think
the word shows up better beside the red too, since mine was typed!
One thing I need to work on...
My sewing...I can't sew straight line on these tags to save my life...LOL
(But there are NO MISTAKES ...right?)
AND.... I love the Distress Glaze.... I can't wait to use it again!

I love the 4th of JULY....being with out...
and of course the OHHHS and AHHHS of the fireworks!
A Perfect Tag for a Perfect Day!

Thank you for stopping by for a visit....
Leave some LUV if you feel like it!



  1. Very cool "American" themed tag!! Perfect for the 4th of July! Love it! Awesome work!

  2. Dear Mandy....I feel honored that an artist such as yourself visited my blog!
    Thank you sooo much for the kind words and praise....
    I have a lot to learn and I am enjoying the process!

  3. Mylissa, that is a great looking tag! Love the look of it, and THANK YOU so much for stopping by my blog, it means a lot!!!

    1. Hello there Patti...I am sooo excited you stopped by and left me some "LUV"...I really enjoy following Tim's Tags!
      We should have a "SCRAPPY DAY" together!