Hi There & Happy Monday!! I’ve got my version of Tim’s August tag ready to go–talk about getting in just under the wire. I’ve named this tag ‘Special Delivery’ because I get to hand deliver this tag to my very bestest friend Lance, for his 50th birthday!! Now, the caveat is, it’s late! BUT–It will be hand delivered, so, I’m hoping that will make it OK! 😉 🙂
I pretty much followed all of the wonderful steps that Tim took on his tag, but if you haven’t seen his, take a look at this–
Isn’t Tim’s tag GREAT?! Aren’t they always GREAT?!! You can see all of the detailed steps of how Tim created this masterpiece at his blog, I won’t go into many of the things that I did with my version (mainly because I didn’t take pictures!) 😉
I did just what Tim did with the sandwiching of stash paper between the two tags, but I’m using a jumbo #12 manila tag for my version, instead. I really wanted the ‘Happy Birthday’ sentiment to be visible in the background and had I used a #8 tag, it would’ve gotten covered. up.
I rubbed my pads of DIs in Aged Mahogany, Twisted Citron, Vintage Photo & Blueprint Sketch over the surface of the tag. I then brushed matte Decou-Page onto a clean paper towel and blotted over the surface of the tag to blend the colors. I got this tip from my bloggy friend Alison (aka Butterfly) at Words & Pictures–this is how she treated her August Tim tag and I loved how it looked!! Thanks for that, Alison!! 🙂
I used this boy and dog Found Relative card and layered on pieces of fussy cut paper stash and embellies.
I altered the Mirrored Star with Honeycomb AI then I dabbed a small amount of Black Soot DP over the surface. I attached the Typed Token to the Arrow embellie with white cotton string that I then painted with a wash of Tea Dye DI.
I don’t have Tim’s vial labels, so I stamped this bottle label image from my AO Apothecary set, onto manila stock with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut. I rubbed a bit of Vintage Photo over the surface and heat set. I used Special Delivery & Numbers Rem Rubs to commemorate the date of Lance’s birthday.
I splattered Antiqued Bronze DP over the surface of the tag with a round wc paint brush. I heat set everything and pressed under some heavy books for a spell, to make sure things where firmly adhered into place.
Here’s the back of the tag. I did separate layers of Tim’s wrinkle-free distress stain technique using Twisted Citron, Blueprint Sketch, Vintage Photo & Aged Mahogany DSs.
This was a really fun tag to create-Such great ideas Tim comes up with, right?! This is a style that can be used for any season, any reason and I just love that versatility.
OK–So, I’m dashing over to Tim’s blog now to get this entered into his challenge. I’ll be back later tonight working on UK time, with the new challenge theme at Our Creative Corner for September!!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- #12 Jumbo Manila Tag (The Funkie Junkie Boutique); Collage Paper Stash (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Distress Inks, Stains & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger); White Gesso (Dina Wakely/Ranger)
- Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Celebration Thinlits (Tim Holtz/Sizzix)
- Stamps: Apothecary (Artistic Outpost); Steampunk (Andy Skinner/Stampendous)
- Found Relatives Cards, Mirrored Stars, Pen Nib, Remnant Rubs, Small Talk Stickers, Natural Trimmings, Typed Token & Arrow (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Matte Decou-Page (DecoArt); Finger Knife (Fiskars); Flat Paint Brush; Paper Distresser (Tonic Studios)