Thursday, 2 May 2013

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 - May - Had all but given up hope...

Welcome friends!

Today you find me patting myself on the back as I have (at last) joined in with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013. (OK so it's May and I'm already four months behind but what the heck - I've made a start!)

And can I just point out that it is only the 2nd of May - so I am well up to speed with this one!!!!!

Sssh - whoever it was that said -yes - but what about your Dictionary Pages AND your AJ homework AND we've noticed you've been neglecting Hels' Sunday Stampers Challenge??? All I can say in my defence is - when  Mr Mojo sashays in to town you've just got to go with the flow (shame he keeps sashaying past my bed at 1:30 - but a girl's got to do what a girl's got to do..)

To be honest it was another dose of insomnia that had me checking out Tim's blog last night and I had a sudden burst of inspiration. So I tucked my jammies in my slipper boots, pulled on my fluffy dressing gown and tiptoed across the landing to the old Chambre des Crafts and to cut a long story short ...

Here is my first EVER, and hopefully not last, Tim Tag...

Some detail shots... 

I suppose the first thing I should say is that this tag has been an exercise in invention as I had hardly any of Tim's listed supplies. And the second is that it is, in a way, my homage to THE GREAT MAN for inspiring me to have a go at this technique and join in with the challenge. So thank you Tim for your creative energy, your inspiration and for making us all believe we can do it too.

If you are interested in the whys and wherefores please read on... if not then please leave a comment so that I know you've been and I'll try my best to pop over and see you too.

OK - so the details and deviations

First off - I didn't have any of Tim's Remnant Rubs so I've used a combination of American Crafts Mini Marks Book 4 and 7 Gypsies Rubbings Elements (Whimsy, Alphabetique and Architecture).

Then I only had grunge coloured Distress Stains and really liked the vibrant colours Tim had used in his demo, so I swapped in Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime, Bubblegum Pink and used Distress Stains Scattered Straw. I used the Wrinkle Free Distress Technique as Tim had done with his tag, but I always forget that Dylusions can end up being a bit muddy when you mix the colours wet - in hindsight I should have swiped the tag through a couple of colours, heat set and then used the other colours.

Next I stamped my images. I've had to flip my design over to be on the left of the tag as my focal image stamp faces the opposite way to Mona Lisa. The face is Isobelle by Inkylicious, the "Make Art" quote is part of a quote from Chocolate Baroque's Artistic Affirmations, the numbers are Paper Artsy Hot Picks 1102 and the grunge background is Kaisercraft Grunge, and the inspire sentiment is a Making Memories Express It magnetic stamp.

As you can see I didn't have either the enameled  tags or word bands so I improvised with a transparent cabochon which I glued over a 7 Gypsies Notebook journal sticker with Dimensional Magic. I used a  Making Memories label holder to frame my sentiment.

I know there are a few tweeks which would have improved the look of this tag, but it was great fun to try out a new technique and at lat to be part of Tim's Tags.

Thank you for looking, hope to see you again soon


  1. Another newbie to Tim's tags - must be those rub-ones that enticed us in LOL. Great invention & use of your supplies. I love your chosen quote too.

  2. You must have worked out by now Maisie that I am not a 'Paper Person' but I so enjoy seeing what you have created. This is just another WOW for me. I must remember the quote you have used to spur my self on in my hobby.

    Looking forward to catching up with you again. X.X.

  3. Super first-timer tag there Maisie, lovely colours and in the early hours too. Not done mine yet. BJ

  4. Most impressed with this Maisie. Loving the colours you've used and how you've improvised to create your own version of this Tim tag. Hope Mr Mojo sashays past at a more reasonable hour next time! Hugs, Jenny x

  5. Being another victim of insomnia, I decided to spend some time logging on and checking out some of this month's tags. Yours turned out great! Love the colors and the images you used. Checked out some of your journal pages, too. I especially like the Monster Headache page. :) Would love to have you stop by my blog Haven't done this months Tim Tag yet but have been participating.

  6. It mat be your first TIM tag but I think it's come out great - its fun to work out a usable alternative with these challenges & great to read/see what people come up with! Enjoy & see if you can find time to play catch up on the other months - I was away 3 1/2 months but still decided to take the challenge :-)


  7. Pretty tag! Love every detail! xoxox

  8. Well, Maisie for your first time doing a Tim tag this is awesome! Love your choice of colors and wonderful quote!

  9. WOW WOW WOW!!! Way to go...your first and so it's your!!! Awesome!!! I love the deep dark colors!

  10. Yay for your first TH Tag, and lovely it is too. And as for the insomnia - snap LOL. I tend to hand-write letters at 3am....

  11. First Tim tag? AwEsOmE!!! looking forward to seeing more of your tags.
    ~ Terry ~

  12. Such a gorgeous tag!!!! I love that style so much, probably because I can't seem to create it myself, lol!

  13. Ahhhh another midnight crafter! I've also been known to be creating in my craft room at all hours of the night. Your tag is wonderful! Glad you decided to join in the fun!

  14. This tag is so beautiful; the colours; the image; the layout are all gorgeous. x


Thanks for sharing your happy thoughts. Maisie Moonshine x

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