Monday, February 15, 2016

MIXED MEDIA MONDAY - Tim Holtz February 2016 Tag

I'm a bit behind getting this tag posted but the February tag became a revelation for me. While Tim encourages us to do our own thing with his challenge, I make an attempt to stay within his colors - something that is not the norm for me. However, I just could not get this tag to play nice in that vein. So after the second attempt I decided to use his techniques when possible but to play within my own color pallet. For me, that is a soft, Victorian style most of the time.

This is how my tag finished out. Third time really is the charm:

Manilla Tag Base
SU ink - Real Red & Pink Pirouette
Sizzix die cut heart - Heart #2
Book Pages
Prima and The Paper Studio papers
Fineabair Stencil
Royal Longnickel rub on
Lace remnant
SU Mini scallop punch
mini heart punch (to create stencil)
Valentine pin

TIM Items:
Small Talk sticker
Ephemera - Thrift Shop
Photo Booth

I used his background technique with a stencil from Fineabair. The hearts were a stencil that I made with my small heart punch and the texture paste/ gold emboss LOVE was done using an ABC stencil from Plaid.

I distressed the tag all over with SU Pink Pirouette then stenciled with SU Real Red. The flowers were punched from book pages and a sheet of floral paper from The Paper Studios (Vintage Amore). 
First, I distressed the scrip sheet with Pink Pirouette then I punched all the flower layers with the SU Mini Scallop. Then I alternated a book sheet with the Vintage Amore flowers and secured with a jewel brad to create the 3 flowers. 

The heart was punched from a script sheet out of the Prima 6x6 pad (Printery). I distressed the sheet with Pink Pirouette and edged it with Real Red. Then I heat set the ink before adding Dimensional Glaze and let this dry over night.  I also applied the glaze to the '14' paper bingo chip from Tim's Ephemera Thrift Shop pack.  The little label tag is from Tim Holtz. I added a rub-on of a Feb. 14 xoxo postage seal from Royal LongNickel rub ons. 

The sentiment - 'I'm happiest when I'm with you' is from TH Small Talk and truly expresses how I feel about my Valentine. The charm on the end is a pin I've had in my stash for a long time...

okay, not the best pick but it was 5:30 a.m - without coffee ;-)

Once I stepped into my favorite color pallet this tag came together pretty fast except for the drying time. 

Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. This is fantastic! I love the colors and that charm pin you used.

  2. Beautiful! Love the bit of lace and that gorgeous charm pin!

  3. Congrats! Love your embellishments!

  4. Congratulations on your win!!! Yes...a girl has to follow her heart...Sweet job! Your colors are so soft and inviting..LoVe... and I am also liking that background ... just your metal!!!! :D