Friday, March 28, 2014

Tim's 12 tags of 2014 and inspiration spinoffs!

It's time again for my version of Tim Holtz's 12-tags-of-2014-march I have a lot to share in this post so I'm going to get a move on with it. First up I copied Tim's tag as close as I could with the supplies I had on hand...I didn't have Jute string on hand so I took a white paper twine I had and dyed it to match. I also didn't have the Observations word bands so I used the set I had on hand. and I came up with these two tags- the original stamping and then the smudge stamped version...together here I do like to follow Tim as close as I can to start with because I may come out with a cool new color combo that I wouldn't normally try on my own. So then I wanted to do another version so I did these two tags here: and then just the smudged version A little close up? Okay I had fun making these (OBVIOUSLY) I loved the spritzing and the stamps and the whole thing and then I got this I had to try it out and here was what I came up with those were great practice pieces but this is what I was working towards. A Field Journal piece! Oh I had doing everything to get to this piece. On this piece I used Ranger Inksentials - Sticky-Back Natural Canvas and I stamped three eggs, one in Tumbled Glass distress ink, one in Tattered Rose and one in Scattered straw. I took Tim's Water brush and brushed the eggs adding a touch more of the matching ink to give a shadow to the bottom of the egg. I then over stamped the eggs with their spots and splotches stamp (both of these stamps are from Tim's/Stampers Anonymous Bird Feathers stamp set BTW) I used Walnut stain, tea dye and brushed corduroy to do this. On Specialty paper I stamped the butterflies from the papillon set after coloring with the Distress markers. I then stamped in black on a transparency lined it up and put used Tim' long brads to attach both pieces to adhesive cork. I also stamped some bees/wasps from Classics #12 set from Tim/stampers Anonymous onto one of Tim's journaling Tickets. I also stamped the feather from the bird feather set after coloring in with Distress markers, onto specialty stamping paper and fussy cut it out. I stamped the Dragonfly from The Classics #1 stamp set of Tim's/Stampers Anonymous onto Specialty stamping paper with Black Archival ink and colored in with Distress markers and added stickles to the wings. I added the bird from Tim's Thrift shop Ephemera pack and did the Field Guide title with Tim's Industrious stickers. Of course I inked everything with Distress inks along the way. I would like to enter this canvas piece into the Inspiration Emporium's Color challenge as well - you can find them here


  1. So much good work here! I love the Field Guide!

  2. Why thank you!!! I had a blast making it!

  3. You have been busy this month! ;-) Great work and thank you for sharing it with us at Inspiration Journal this month!

    1. Thank you Lisa, I had a lot of fun with the challenge! :D


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