Just a quick post today -having always wanted to join in 'The '12 tags of Tim Holtz ' this month, with my blog up n running , I decided to give it a shot.
In keeping with Valentines day, Februarys tag was based on Tims simple love of making things !(n as we all know , he does it so well!) The technique - to layer ephemera to create a patchwork inspired collage tag !
Though ,in essence, I followed Tims tutorial which can be found here I did choose to put my own spin on it as I didn't have all the necessary 'ingredients' in my craft stash to replicate Tims entirely .
I chose to use papers instead of ephemera to create my patchwork arrangement n then pretty much followed the tute to create a 'shabby' kind of effect .
I opted for a cardboard heart ( using the heart wings die ) peeled back in places to reveal the corrugation, triple embossed n rubbed with wax to highlight the corrugation lines n edges! I finished it off with a simple brad n stapled it to the tag.
I used a brass 'love ' token to wrap around a brass arrow to created my charm n all were distressed!
I added a touch of lace which again I embellished with a brass brad, opened n glued to a washer n I also attached a distressed mini brass corner!
Once the tag was all assembled I highlighted the word 'love' with light n shadow, rubbed the edges of the tag with a little wax , gave it a quick spritz n used twine looped back on itself to hang !
Hope you like the creative versatility I used in making my version of Tims February tag !
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