Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 April


if you visit on a regular basis you know that I am a Tim Holtz fan and have been creating my own versions of his 12 Tags of 2013.  Check out Tim's tag here.

This was my first chance to use the new Distress Paints.  Oh so fun!  Looking forward to getting more and especially the metallic.  I'm pleased with my first attempt.  More experimentation to follow.

Love the dragon fly!  The blues and greens with a hint of metallic stain is such a calming background.

Never get tired of creating custom ribbon using distress and the crinkle ribbon!

Stamped the 4 from the Numeric stamp set and distressed with paints and stains.  The corner piece was a left over from an embossed piece of foil tape.

These tags are such a great way to try new techniques, improve my skill, and most of all to learn!

I am so grateful for the crafting community both online and at my local scrapbook stores.  Such a wealth of talent and inspiration.  Thank You all for sharing what you create and how you make art.

National Scrapbook Day is fast approaching.  If you are fortunate enough to have a local scrapbook or art store check them out to see if they are having an event.  Both of our stores in Chico are having 3 day events.  Check out Chico Scrapbooks and Paradise Scrapbook Boutique if you live in the North State area.  I encourage all you crafters to support your LSS (local scrapbook store).  They provide not only products but classes, inspiration, and a community of crafters.  If we all visit and spend some money at least once a month we will help keep this valuable resource in our communities.

Thank You so much for stopping by.  I really like to get your comments.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. I love your version of Tim's tag Sharon, it's stunning!
    alison x

    1. Oh thank you Alison! Glad you like it. Appreciate you stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  2. Great tag Sharon and I agree, tags are a fantastic way to trying new techniques. And I do support my local scrapbook stores (both) - LOL!

    1. You and me both, lol. Just so much fun stuff out there. Thanks, appreciate it.

  3. Love your tag Sharon! The fun dragon fly is awesome as are the use of the gears and that cool piece from your old tape! I am loving the paints too. I found they are just so easy to use. Your background is so lovely. Cool idea to use the metallic stains with the paint. I have yet to do my April Tag. I must get to that! Thanks as always for the kind visit! Enjoy the weekend!

  4. Great take...love your background!!!

  5. Hi Sharon! I Love the Patina look, great job!


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