Friday, January 2, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 January

Happy New Year!

I have been having fun in the studio today making my version of Tim's January 2015 tag.  You can learn to make your own by checking out Tim Holtz blog here.  While you are there be sure to check out the archives for the previous years tags.  Lots to do and see on Tim's blog.

Love the artsy feel of this tag.  I didn't have all the colors and products that Tim used so I pulled from what I have on hand.  See the end of this post for a list of products I used differently than Tim.

I stayed true to his design with a few changes.

You can see right away that I did not have the Alpha Parts so I improvised by using the Alphabetical die for the letters and number.  I also added the tumbled glass distress glitter instead of the tarnished brash.

So fun that the chit chat stickers picked up the ink colors from the tag.

Closer look at my glittered 15.  The medallion is from the Paper Rosette die painted with distress inks.  My first intention was to use the Rosette for the numbers but it turned out to be the wrong scale for the tag so I just used the center medallion instead.  You can see that the medallion didn't quite cut right as I didn't have the paper lined up.  Instead of cutting another I just embraced it and now I really like the irregular feel of it.

Some more views of the tag.  Don't you just love all the layers!

This is one of those inspirational tags that I will display in the studio.  These words are a map to what I want 2015 to be.  The artsy, painterly feel of the tag just makes me happy.  Hope you like it too.

Products specific to my version of Tim's tag:

Distress Stain Sprays:  Pumice Stone, Forest Moss
Distress Paint:  Broken China, Iced Spruce, Antique Linen, Tarnished Brass, Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence
Pens:  Distress Marker-Black Soot, Sharpie Gold Metallic
Distress Glitter:  Tumbled Glass
Embellishments:  game spinner, jump rings, heart charm, ring fastener
Dies:  Paper Rosette (center medallion), alphabetical

Thank You so much for stopping by.  Happy Creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. Very, very nice Sharona. Great way to make it your own

  2. Very COOL! LOVE the glittered 15 and all the metal!


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