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January 2016

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 - January

so…confession.  i have always wanted to play along with the tim holtz twelve tags! i am always inspired by them and always intend to accept the challenge to make my version of them.  well, this year, the 'remix' concept is AWESOME…it gives me a chance to take action and have the opportunity to try some of the techniques from the past…how exciting!  

so here we go…just under the wire…here is my January tag...

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i LOVE how the industrious metal technique came out! 

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i did ink my embossed foil after i wiped the black distress paint off with mushroom alcohol ink…it added a great vintage look

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i didn't have everything to do the chalkboard technique (a downfall of having your studio 1200 miles away)…so i had to improvise.  i used the new distress picket fence ink to stamp my verse and smudged it a bit before it dried.  then i used chalk to add chalk smudges to create an authentic look...

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i am so glad i made the time to play along…can't wait for next month...

thank you for stopping by,

chelle


love makes the world go 'round

hello again…today i have a sweet project i did on a large (#12) black ranger inc tag...

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i used the large tag as my base then layered patterned paper after inking the edges with hickory smoke distress ink

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i cut 'LOVE' out of a scrap of black kraft-core using tim holtz alphanumeric tall thinlits and trimmed it into a banner.  then cut out 'round' using alphanumeric…obviously using the negative and positive cuts respectfully...all pieces were lightly sanded for some texture along with the words i trimmed from small talk stickers...

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i cut a heart out of silver deco sheet with tim's heartfelt die and cut a small strip, tearing the edges to make it look like a piece of torn washi tape.  both pieces were swiped with mushroom alcohol ink to age them…i love how the shimmer comes through no matter how much ink you apply

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next up, an adornments arrow and a heart charm inked first with gold mixative alcohol ink then mushroom.  i tied vintage thread around the middle of the arrow and through the hole in the heart

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time to put it all together…i dyed some crinkle ribbon with tattered rose stain; once dried, I tied it to the top of the tag and added the heart charm with the vintage thread.  i used multi medium to adhere all the paper and the arrow. once all the layers were on, i added a few bits of gilded accents (this stuff is so cool, )…i love how it all came together

thank you for visiting!

chelle

p.s. yes, i did blog twice this week…and, no, you should not have high expectations…we are taking this one day at a time, right!?


stamping fun for CHA

hi folks…that whole 'new year, new you' thing applies to blogs too, right?!  i wanted a simpler look…down to basics so i can focus on the creativity.  it's time to turn my intentions (i so very much want to share doing what i love with anyone willing to have a look) into reality. so let's start with today. just a simple post to share some of the samples i made for the stampers anonymous booth at CHA…how would that be?!

every tim holtz release i think…this one is my favorite!! i am just amazed at the incredible things that man comes up with!!

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first we have this gorgeous rose image from the 'lady rose' set…i loved coloring this image!

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i found myself really loving the 'sideshow' set…i have some fun things in mind for these images!

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and…then there are the new 'crazy cats'…seriously...

(and, that is the new 'mixed media 2' set in the background!)

ready for more of the cats?!

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yeah. then there is that. the 'mini bird crazy & things' along with the 'crazy talk' works fabulously with the cats…of course!

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right?! he cracks me up. those eyes, tho. also loved playing with the new stencils…so many good ones!

thanks for stopping in…see you soon!

chelle