Sunday, 2 November 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - November

Well, here is my first attempt at a Tim Holtz tag. How he did his can be found here on his blog.

...Actually quite scary to attempt this, it's like following in the footsteps of a giant!!



I didn't have the Layered Leaf but I do have that beautiful Layered Bee die, so to save my bank account I decided to give it a go with this instead. 

The first problem was the logistics of actually fitting it on the tag, if I wanted to successfully try this technique, and I actually quite like the tag this way around in a landscape fashion, completely going against the Tim Holtz norm, but then isn't that the point of creativity?! I am finding (and coming to terms with the fact) that I am not one of those people who can follow a recipe to the letter anyway, so this tag was probably never destined to look like his - just as my meals never come out looking like they do in the book :)

The second problem was the drop shadow, I just couldn't  get it to work with the bee folder, but I will keep trying this technique in other embossing adventures.

(added colour to the letters to tie in with the tag)

I used 'scraps' of Remnant Rubs - Elements in amongst the background and as I don't have any spray stains (yet) I improvised a little with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad. I rubbed the ink pad on the craft mat as normal, let the droplets separate and settle, put the heat tool over for a little while and then very lightly press parts of the tag into the ink and you get some concentrated 'droplets' of ink. I did the same with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.





I am quite pleased with my first attempt given the limited supplies I have, but I managed to use all Tim Holtz / Ranger products except for the ribbon, which was from my stash. 

See you soon xx

As well as submitting this for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 -November challenge, I like to put this forward for:
the lovely Country View Challenge for November Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 88 - Things with Wings 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
 Crafting for all Seasons Tag It Challenge 89
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge
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30 comments

  1. Wow Georgie, you did an amazing job with the resources you had to hand - this is very impressive indeed, the layered bee looks amazing and you improvised so well with the stain too. I absolutely love your take on Tim's tag and here's to many more! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Your tag is gorgeous,love all the details.x

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  3. Georgie,
    Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! You did a fabulous job! And this tag is wonderful! You have done a great job improvising, but I think that is what creativity is all about. Not copying something to the letter. As artists, I think designers want to inspire, not to be copied! I am going to give this one a go for the first time, too (hopefully), but will be improvising as well! Good luck to you with your entries! I'm a new big fan of yours! Thanks for giving my Halloween display a visit! It took over an hour just to upload all the pics, so I'm happy when people visit and leave such lovely comments! It makes it all worthwhile! Hugs!

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  4. Gorgeous tag and beautifully constructed. Thanks for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons. Hugs, Carol S. DT

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  5. Awesome tag, love the details and the colors...great job. Thanks for entering our Crazy Egg challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks.

    Leanne DT
    4 Crafty Chicks

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  6. Gorgeous tag Georgie :-) thew whole design of this is fabulous !! Lovely colours and details :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  7. Beautiful tag, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe !!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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  8. Love what you've done using the bee die set, I covet the snowflake & dragonfly so I'll be speaking nicely to Santa, want me to have a word about getting you the leaf???

    Sally

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  9. Georgie this is wonderful, I love the colours and the textures and the 'nature' feel to this. So pleased to have you join us as a guest designer. Hugs Sue xx

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  10. Gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Café for this challenge.

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  11. This is fabulous!! What a great take on the original, absolutely love what you did with it and such a great idea to use the bee die and folder!

    Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Crafts!

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  12. Thank you everyone for your truly wonderful comments, each and everyone really brightens my day xx

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  13. Love your tag Georgie. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

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  14. This is a gorgeous tag, so many fabulous details.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  15. What a beautiful original take of November tag!!

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  16. Well done on your win at Tim's Tags Georgie!! So thrilled for you! Anne xx

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  17. Wow! Georgie well done for your Tim's tag win brilliant result for your first ever tag, may there be many more for us to enjoy! Mo x

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  18. So glad you won, so I could see this tag! LOVE the bee and the sideways use of him...ultra cool take! Congrats!

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  19. Congrats on your win, so well deserved with such an amazing take on the November tag. xx

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  20. Beautiful Tag! Congrats on your win! :)
    Hugs,
    Cathy

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  21. Such a wonderful tag! I love how you were inspired to make it yours! Great colors. Congratz on you win!~kim

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  22. Love your version of this months tag, so much fun to see all the different. Interpretations!

    Sally

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  23. WooHoo! Georgie! You GO, girl! First time's a charm! It's a gorgeous tag, like I said before, so no wonder you are a winner! Here's to many more! A well-deserved congratulations to you!

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  24. Oh! Thank you, too, for your sweet comment on my blog! I would not have known until tomorrow if you guys didn't comment!

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  25. Wow...you did a beautiful job on your tag...Love that you used the bee! Fun...congrats on the win!

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  26. Thank you everyone for your lovely wonderful comments, so pleased with the win xxx

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  27. It's absolutely stunning, Georgie - congrats again!
    Alison xx

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  28. Huge congratulations on your very well deserved win Georgie. Jenny x

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