Wednesday, 2 January 2013

January Tag

Firstly can I say a big big Thank you for your comments, I really do appreciate them. 
This year I have decided to have a go at Tims tags of 2012.   I like many am by no means made of money, so I try to make do with what dies/stamps etc I already have in my stash. I say there is nothing wrong with having to use your imagination, and its a great sense of satisfaction delving through what you already have and finding things you have not used for ages, and then realising they are just the thing to to do the job in hand. With this in mind I wanted to share with you my version of the January tag done by the one and only Mr Tim Holtz.
This is a picture of the componants I used for my tag (sorry the light was rubbish today and you can see the glare from my craft light on the photo). I do not have the sissix cogs which I think is a big z die but as luck would have it, the x-cut cogs were part of a christmas presant from my beloved.  I cut some from grunge paper and some from shrink plastic and coloured them with metallic distress ink and alcohol ink. The emboss folder is a different one than tim used it is also sissix and it was part of a twin set the other folder was a mixed alphabet one (sorry not sure of the name of the set).   I usually have loads of spinners but I did not have any left in my stash so I used clock hands from an old spellbinders die I got in a sale called S4 067 watch faces, I also used this die for the dial top left hand side as I do not have the pointed finger stamp.  The stamping on the vintage ribbon was done with archival ink using Creative Expressions Journal Months, I used a bit more of this ribbon across the top of the tag stamped with January. The  sentiment is from Tim holtz collection attic treasures (Not pictured).
I was that engrossed in making my tag, I forgot to do step by step photos as I went along (something else I must remember in future posts).   Tim however is much more organised than me and does have step by step instructions, so why not pop onto his blog and have a go
Happy Crafting !!



  1. Hi Mo, I think you have done a brilliant job on your Tim tag and I do think he will be impressed by your innovation! I like the way you show all your 'ingredients', such a good idea. I love that cog die you have, not seen that one before and am ever so slightly envious..... It is lovely to see you posting more and long may it continue. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Kudos to you Mo for creating a fabulous take on Tim's tag. Oh, you are not the only one who is without some of the ingredients but having seen a year's worth of the winners work now I get the strong impression that Tim is looking for people to run with his ideas rather than copy them verbatum. It's such a great way to learn techniques. LOVE your idea of using shrink plastic for the embellies and will likely borrow that one. I also have that journal stamp set but hadn't thought of using it. The ribbons, background and clipboard have all turned out so well he is sure to be impressed. May the sun shine on Cheshire very soon so we can see more of your work in all its glory. Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Hi Mo, I have a couple of friends on line called Mo so have joined your blog as a new member to add you to my list of "mo's"...
    This tag is absolutely gorgeous, the stamp and words are great and love that ribbon...luv annie

  4. A gorgeous take on the Tim tag - love your little cogs, so cool, and the ribbon toppings look wonderful!
    Alison x