Thursday, August 28, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 August


so happy to be able to play with some of my favorite things to create the August tag.  

Tim challenges us to create art that reflects our creative muse.  He says:

"our style is as unique as our individual personality, the art we make is an expression of that, and sometimes we simply have to follow that creative muse…
muse /myo͞oz/: to become absorbed in thought or dreamy abstraction"
"so whether you’re obsessed with distress, or clean and simple is your thing, perhaps your happy place is bright colors, heck maybe even glitter is your sparkly obsession, this month i challenge you to create showcasing your own creative muse.   it doesn’t get any better than that…t!m"
Yes, obsessed with distress!  I love a grungy, steampunk vibe.  Just makes me happy!   I started with some of my favorite dapper steampunk fellows and built my layers around them.  I love combining inks and paints with die cuts and other mediums to create a dimensional layered effect.  I added some left over die cuts and  some metal.  A little paint and embossing powder to create a rusted effect.

Mmmmmmm, look at that yummy texture!

Never get tired of coloring seam binding with Distress!
See how the texture paste picks up the color.

Tim is right, doesn't get any better than this - creative play!

Be sure to stop by Tim's blog to see his creative muse and what others were inspired to do.  His post is here.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  So appreciate your support here on the blog, on my Facebook page and on Pinterest.

Have a great weekend.  Happy Creating!

Hugs, Sharon


  1. Great colors on your tag Sharon, love the rust and stenciling!

    1. Thanks Julia! It was really fun to make.

  2. what a great variety of textures you have created! i love the deep brown and the light aqua together.


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