Saturday, May 17, 2014

TH 12 Tags of 2014


For a long time I have been admiring and buying Tim Holtz products, especially distress inks, paints, embossing folders and hoping for many more in the future.

By discovering Tim Holtz Blog,  I have come across his 12 tags of 2014.  So I thought I would give it a try and create a project of my own.

As I have many trinkets, that I have been holding on to for a while, it was time to show them off on a flat panel canvas, which I love creating on at the moment.

Here is my canvas inspired by Tim Holtz May Tag.  Click picture for details.

 I had a garden theme in mind.

Unlock the Gate
Experience the View
Take in the Scent
Admire the Beauty
Catch the Flight
Lock in the Grandeur

I wanted to express the Experience one would acquire entering a long lost garden, to feel the presence of nature and the beauty it holds within those locked gates and to capture the essence of smell and feel of a petal that has long gone, been lived and dried in a small bottle to be experienced forever.  Also to wear a heart pendant that would always remind you of the grandeur that the garden represents.  And to frame the complex understanding of flight of the magnificent dragonfly.  To the full blown identity of flowers and leaves that will forever grow.

On the base canvas I used distress inks (walnut stain, forest moss, faded jeans, rusty hinge, aged mahogany) and created a water look background that would match the design paper (KaiserCraft - art of life and vintage timeless) of the tiles.

The trinkets I have had in my stash for a while, but the small bottle I bought recently from a local gift shop and here was my chance to show it off, I just love the size, soooo cute.  I hung a small pendant, made with love from the bottle and placed dried petals, that I collected of a beautiful flower tree.

I also got these small flowers, which came in a bottle from a gift shop.

The flowers in a dome, just beautiful so I had to showcase them under a glass dome and surround them with a chain, to enclose them forever.  The heart pendant is just adorable, love the metallic look.

 I do not have die cuts, only of leaves, which I could have used, maybe next time, but instead I had bought a wooden cut key, which I think nicely symbolizes the entry to the forgotten garden,

The oval pendant is so elegant was not sure how to use it, so I used the dragonfly on the design paper to highlight the magnificent flight amongst the garden.

These two I adore, metal butterfly and dragon fly, I love how they fly.  I thought about giving them color but they looked good on their own.

I think that sums it all up, here is a close up of the definition or the word Experience.  Click pic to read.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my canvas piece and would love to know if it will inspire you to create an experience of your own to showcase in your home for all to admire and love.

I would love to enter my canvas  into the following giveaway/challenges :-

Tim Holtz Blog - 12 Tags of 2014 May

Have a Fantastic Day


  1. Hello Monika. Wonderful take on Tim's Tag. I love the garden theme you have gone with. Putting petals in the bottle is a great idea too. Karen.x

  2. This is lovely Monika. I especially like the apothecary bottle with the rose petals. :)