Happy Sunday, again!! I’m back in my own PDT-time zone for this post and before the month really ends without me, I’m sharing my version of Tim’s Tag of May!! I actually got it together and am making it just under the wire, with only hours to spare! WHEW!!
I don’t have all of the goodies that Tim used to create his gorgeous tag, but, it was fun to improvise with what I did have. Let me show you what I did on my version of Tim’s Tag for May!
I had to make some provisions for not having any of Tim’s Ephemera packs or the exact same embellies, and I may have changed up the flowers a bit, too. But, that’s the fun of creating one of Tim’s Tags each month–you don’t have to have Tim’s products. Just be inspired by his creative style and techniques and you’ll be surprised at what you can do!!
I gathered up the supplies that I’m going to use for making my version of Tim’s Tag. In lieu of having Ephemera Packs, I have a few of his Paper Stashes, that I cut my layering pieces from. I’ve got burlap paper, but there’s one small problem–
–it has a hole punched in it!! Where ever I place the tag on the piece of burlap, the hole interferes with me being able to trace & cut out a good piece of tag size burlap.
So, I had to cut the piece of burlap into different sizes and stitch together.
Here’s the burlap panel cut down to a #8 tag—
Here’s the back of the tag–It’s a #8 manila tag that I found in my stash of prepared surfaces and I like the colors that this tag has. If I had to guess, I think this is Mustard Seed & Broken China Distress Stains.
I applied white embossing paste through my Schoolhouse LS and let air dry. When dry, I rubbed Faded Jeans DI onto the stenciled numbers.
While waiting for the embossing paste to dry, I worked on making some enameled Tiny Tattered Florals. I made four heat embossed panels of card stock using Buttercup, Cornflower Blue, Tea Rose & Fern Green–the fern green panel is for the leaves, but I didn’t take a photo of those (sorry!).
Because I heat embossed the stock I used to make the flowers, it’s thicker and doesn’t fit into the quilling tool that comes with the set of dies. I made my own quilling tool using my smallest needle nose pliers and taping the handle shut at the point where the embossed stock would fit snugly.
I don’t have the note pins that Tim used to hold the photo booth picture in, so I popped it up with foam dots. I also don’t have the cute little star brads, so I stained a mirrored star with Denim Adirondack AI and glued to the typed token. I glued the type token to the picture with matte multi-medium and when I attached to the tag, I added more foam dots to keep the token level.
Before gluing the flowers into place, I added a color coordinated brad to the center of each bloom. OH–you can see the enameled leaves back there, too!
I chose a quote from the small talk sticker book and lightly sanded the edges. I had a loop pin in my stash of goodies and I’ve got two jars full of buttons to choose from. I dyed my seam binding with Faded Jeans DS and tied into a nice little bow! An amazing feat with my man hands!! Lets not even go into how my man hands handled those tiny tattered florals!! 😉 🙂
I used a game spinner for the arrow, and I had a piece of cotton twill ribbon that I also dyed with Faded Jeans DS to top the tag with. To finish, I used my air art tool with my Black Soot DM and spritzed those wonderful ink splatters over the surface of the tag, being careful around the photo booth picture. Not exactly like Tim’s May Tag, but you can see his inspiration and techniques all over the place! Thanks Tim!! I always learn something new when I attempt to create a monthly Tim tag, I wonder what’s in store for us in June!!
So, technically, this is my 2nd post for today–Sunday. I will be back later tonight, working in two different time zones, wearing my design team hats for Artistic Outpost and Our Creative Corner, respectively!! Hope you’ll be back to join me!!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Surfaces: #8 Manila Tag (Inkssentials/Ranger); Burlap Paper; Photo Booth, Menagerie & Collage Paper Stashes (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology)
- Distress Inks, Stains & Markers (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Wendy Vecchi/Ranger); Embossing Paste (Wendy Vecchi)
- Schoolhouse LS (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous); Numbers Remnant Rubs, Mirrored Stars, Small Chat, Game Spinner, Typed Token & Paper Twine (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology); Seam Binding & Loop Pin (The Funkie Junkie Boutique)
- Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Tiny Tattered Florals Dies (Tim Holtz/Sizzix); Craft Sheet (Ranger); Heat Tool; Air Art Tool (ArtWorx); Buttons; Palette Knife; Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Matte Multi-Medium (Ranger); Foam Dots; Scissors (Fiskars)