Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September - 12 Tags of 2015


Long time no see, how are you?

I am well and happy.

Every month I checkout 12 Tags of 2015 by Tim Holtz.  If the inspiration hits the right spot and I have the supplies, which I most likely do, because I have been buying Tim Holtz products for a while now.  They are reliable, strong quality and easy to use. Just  fabulous.  I enjoy creating with them all the time.

But this time, I need to buy supplies for the September 12 Tags of 2015.  What a fabulous tag.  I also wanted to try out alcohol inks, like forever.

I played around with alcohol inks on alcohol ink card stock, wow the outcomes and the possibilities with different colors is awesome, especially when you add gold mixative.

Anyways, here is my tag for September  (click image to enlarge and see details)

I used a tag die cut to get my tag shape from water color paper.
I used brushed corduroy distress spray stain with spritz of water to create the tag background.

The alcohol inks I used to create the background for the butterflies are ; gold mixative, wild plum, denim, butterscotch.

I love the transparent texture paste matte by Ranger (Tim Holtz).  So smooth and light to apply.  I have for ages wanted to buy this texture paste.  I have watched many videos of his demonstrations.  Simon Says Stamp is the best outlet to buy his products.  Very reliable and gets to Australia within two weeks. The online store in Australia does not have most of Mr Holtz products...

I used brushed corduroy distress ink on a sponge applicator to highlight the transparent texture paste.

I cut the butterflies from Velum paper and stuck them on so the wings would be free, to create dimension.

Love the way this tag worked out.   Awesom.

I would like to enter my tag to 12 Tags of 2015 September


Thanks for stopping by
cheers from Monika

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Couple of Tags for April


Visited Tim Holtz Blog and loved the techniques used for 12 Tags of 2015 - April.  I wanted to give them a try since I recently received some of his products, especially the Sizzix Thinlets - both Adventure word dies, which I love and wanted to use.

Here are my two tags for April

The tag on the left I added my extra touches, by embossing the whole tag with an embossing folder and going over the raised  design with white ink and applying distress crackle paint clear - rock candy on the flowers and the small stud stars.  I think the crackle add another touch of texture, yet subtle. Also the embossing pushes the colored distress marker flowers to the back, which makes the whole design more subtle but beautiful.

I also love the idea of how the word dies are being used, so cool.  Love the techniques.

I would love to add my tags to :

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - April

Thank You for Visiting
cheers Monika

Monday, March 23, 2015

Gone Bird Crazy


Long time no write.

I have saved and bought me some Tim Holtz products.  Such as stamps, distress spray stain, stencils and few other bits and pieces.  I am preparing to increase my stash. Tim's designs are fantastic and of high quality.  Just love them, been waiting so long to get me some.   Happy Happy Joy Joy.

When Tim Holtz went to the CHA 2015, I watched some of the demos he made and came across his Bird Crazy Stamps.  Oh my gosh, just so cooky and fun.  I had to have them.

I know Craftonline.com.au might not get them for a while so I decided to take a shot and buy them from Simon Says Stamp Shop.  Excellent, received them in a couple of weeks (I am in Australia). 

The birds are so much fun, each one a character of their own.  So many ways to color them and use them.  Would be a good idea to have die cuts with them, would be so much easier to cut them out.

So many people already on the net sharing their projects with the Birds.   I thought I would share mine too.

I saw Tim creating the 12 Tags of 2015 - March. 

I read through the process and thought what a fantastic idea, I had some of the items he used.  The process stayed with me and couple of days later I created this tag. 


Such a fun and simple process.
I used googly eyes to make him more goofy and I think the saying suits quite well.  The position of the bird was random, I only noticed the two spots on his belly much later and then when I choose the Natural Beauty rubon, well as the saying goes, the ugly duckling.

I would like to enter this tag into Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015 - March

Thanks for Stopping by
Cheers MOnika