Monday, 20 December 2010

Tim Holtz Tags 7-9

Not sure I will get the last three tags made this side of Christmas but here are the latest three based on Tim Holtz' tutorials. I think these are my favourites so far:

Tag # 7 - The tag was embossed with an inked folder (Cuttlebug 'Distressed Stripes') and then coloured more with Distress Inks and has a layer of Distress Rock Candy Stickles spread over it. The poinsettia is hand-cut pieces made with Sticky-back canvas on Grungepaper sprayed with Color Wash and a Pearly Pearls solution and then Stickles added with an 'accroutement' button in the centre. The letters are pre-cut Grungeboard coloured with Distress inks and stamped with black Archival ink.

Tag # 8 - I used the 'extreme masking' technique to create the Santa and sleigh background with Distress and archival inks and Tim Holtz 'seasonal' masks. The houses are cut with his Townscape 'On the Edge' die and I finished the tag with various pieces of idea-ology metal work and a printed greeting coloured with Distress inks.

Tag # 9 - The rich colours of this tag were created by spraying it with gold Cosmic Shimmer and Pearly Pearls solution after it was stamped with a Tim Holtz music stamp and sepia Archival ink. I created the rosette die with Tim Holtz paper, Walnut Stain Distress ink and more spray. Finished with letters cut on the Cuttlebug from sanded ColorCore card, brads, and bits of decoration from my stash.


  1. those look amazing! and funny to see Tim's tag with a french wording ;) the second one is my favorite, love the look of it!

  2. Gorgeous tags!!! Beautifully created!!!

  3. tes tags sont magnifiques karen !!! gros bisous

  4. these tags are just amazing karen!
    wishing you and your family lots of wonderful christmas surprises!
    vanessa xx

  5. Hello Karen, je viens de recevoir le distresser de Tim Holtz par Ebay,merci beaucoup. J'ai découvert ton blog, très sympa! et je t'invite chez moi si tu veux jeter un coup d'oeil

  6. That's absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for visitng my blog and entering my blog candy.

    I hope you will return often...

    big hugs for you...Claudia

  7. wow gorgeous tags again you are really good at the time holtz techniques
    did you have a good time in england hope you did and hope you had a good journey home again
    happy new to you and your family
    gill x

  8. Your tags are outstanding. Thanks so much for the comment at your blog. I think the tissue tape is a great idea, and I have some to experiment

  9. Hi Karen, thank you for your kind words. Your work is just as beautiful as always... it is good to be back. Good luck, I'll enjoy visiting. Crafty Hugs Tina x