Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tim's 12 of 2015 Tags - August 2015

Before I get into the Tag I want to shout out to all my followers & friends that we need a bit of help over at Challenges for Days.  We are looking for someone to handle the management of the Monday list and all you need is about an hour a week, a computer and a Blogger account.  If you are interested, please email Zoe at zoechaos@icloud.com if you can help ~ Thanks! Now, on with the show!

Tim's Tag
This month I decided to capture the essence of Tim's tag and go completely out on a limb and just let pure inspiration guide me.  I actually love the way this tag came out! As always, you can go to Tim's blog and see how he created his August tag by clicking here.  Here is my take on Tim's August 2015 tag:

What I Used to Make my Tag:
Tag, 8" x 4" (I needed a big one for this!)
Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Alphanumerics  #660056
Tim Holtz Sizzix ShadowPress Debossing Folders, Documented Set, #659856
Tim Holtz Stamp Set, Time Travelers, #CMS157
Tim Holtz Stamp Set, Playful Journey, CSS27812 (small clock)
Tim Holtz Stamp Set, Life's Possibilities, CSS25870, (large clock)
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Small Talk Stickers, TH93193
Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Loop Pins, TH93200
Distress Markers in Blueprint Sketch, Broken China, Salty Ocean, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain & Vintage Photo
Glue 'n Seal
Distress Ink in Faded Jeans
Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy, TDC26686
Embossing Ink & Black Embossing Powder
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Marker Spritzer
Maya Road Chipboard Circle
Water Brush
Old Map
Other Trinkets & Lace from my stash

(I am not sure why this text is darker than the rest of the blog. Well, I have an idea why, but I have no idea how to fix it.Sorry!)
OK, I am going to try to remember how I made this, step by step (yes, it's been a while!).  If something in my description doesn't seem clear, or you have any questions, feel free to contact me or leave me a comment.

Step 1
The first thing I did was cut the words, I decided on adventure & time travel, out of the tag using the Alphanumerics dies - this is fabulous set of Sizzix dies. There is 121 pieces and at 3/4" tall there are tons of possibilities!  I was able to cut out all of the words at once. I used the word "Remember" out of the debossing folders set Documented along the side of the tag.  Then I took pieces of an old map I and adhered that behind the word cut outs. 

Crackled Clock
I stamped the large clock, using Faded Jeans distress ink, above the time travel cut out.  I stamped one of the men from the Time Travelers' set on vanilla card and embossed him with black embossing powder.  I painted him using distress markers and a water brush then fussy cut him out.  Set him aside. 

I stamped the small clock onto the chipboard circle using Jet Black ink and I dotted some other colors around the clock since it was so drab. Then I crackled it using the distress crackle paint in Rock Candy, set that aside.  While my clock was crackling, I tore bits of the map and glued them onto the background where there was no stamping.  

I used the marker spritz tool to spritz some of the blue markers on the background and 
then I outlined the debossed word with Pumice Stone.  Didn't exactly come out as I intended, but I like the fuzzy quality of the word.  I covered the tag with Glue 'n Seal.

Once everything was done drying, I glued the man where I wanted him and chose two phrases, that I felt fit the theme of my tag, from the Small Talk Stickers to adhere over him.  I then adhered my crackled clock and a few other clocks I had in my stash.  I finished the tag off using some lace that I had colored with Walnut Stain distress marker and hung another clock a using Loop Pin. I'm thinking this is quite a manly tag, don't you agree?

Another month down! I have to say, I am very impressed with myself that I have stuck with this challenge.  It's a great excuse for me to buy more Tim Holtz goodies <grin>.  I hope you enjoyed my short tutorial & I hope you'll consider joining me on Tim's Tags journey ~ fondly, Christi  

Another look :)

I would like to enter my tag in the following challenges:
Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - August
Use Your Stuff - (runs until 9/5) #189, Anything Goes, entry 2
Oh La La Creations - #187, One for the Boys
Vintage Stamping Challenge - #35, Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #16, Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Work it Wednesday - Die Cuts


  1. Awesome tag - I love how you colored the man and all the great details you added to the tag!!! Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La!!

  2. Christi thanks for popping by my blog and leaving me such a nice message! I am glad you did, as I have come to see your awesome tag!

    Also looking at other posts, I noticed your from Colorado, may I ask where? I am in Gypsum.

    1. Hi Meme! Another Coloradian!! I'm in Aurora - I have no idea where Gypsum is LOL as I am still kinda new here - I'd love to get together & play - drop me an email StampinDiva at yahoo dot com :)

  3. Fabulous tag Christi! You did a wonderful job. Very creative!

    I am your newest follower and would love to have you follow my blog also. I am having a blog celebration; with lots of prizes. I would love for you to join, comment and add your link.

    Thanks so much for joining our Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge. We hope to see you again in the next challenge. Good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gloria DT


    1. Thanks for letting me know about your fab giveaway! I started following you :) Christi

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  4. What a super tag. Love all the stamping that's going on and your creative design. Great to have you join us at OOHLALA, Jx

  5. Great tag! Love all the timely embellishments! Thanks for sharing your lovely project with us at Stamping Sensations.


  6. Awesome tag packed full of Tim Holtz goodies....great step by step too....thanks for sharing with us over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends & good luck!
    hugs Jo x


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