Friday, June 22, 2012

12 tags of 2012 June

Hi everyone! Here’s my version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2012 June. The tag is also for this week’s Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge (show a bit of brown). I loved the look of the tinted photo on Tim’s tag, but wanted my tag to be more personal, so I used a photo of my mom when she was a child. My grandfather was a photographer, so he is the one who took the photo, and I kept a photography theme on the tag:

The photo was tinted with Distress Inks and craft nibs (I use these a lot for my scenic stamping too). I made the bear yellow, because I think it was yellow (Scattered Straw), there are colour photos of it from when I was a baby. The hat and socks are pink (Victorian Velvet) and I used Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain on the wooden box she is sitting on. The edges were tinted with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain and I added some Bundled Sage and Pine Needles to the grass and bush areas of the photo). The photo was matted on calendar patterned paper, placing the word ‘August’ under the photo since that is my mom’s birthday month.

The background was made with Picket Fence, Scattered Straw and Frayed Burlap Distress Stain, loved how it turned out, so I think I need to use that combination again, because my photo was pretty big, so not much of the background shows. I stamped it with a photograph collage stamp.

The ribbon rose was dyed with Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet and placed on top of a metallic flower I found in my stash. The crinkle ribbon is dyed with Victorian Velvet and Frayed Burlap and misted with Perfect Pearls.

The ‘3’ was die-cut from grungeboard using the Cargo Stencil dies, painted silver, distressed a bit and inked with Walnut Stain, and then covered with Glossy Accents. The tab was also die-cut from grungeboard using the Tiny Tabs & Tags die and painted silver. I punched a black circle from cardstock, added a white letter sticker on top and coated with Glossy Accents.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!


Supplies: Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps: Mini Muse, District Warehouse, ATC Photograph stamp; Sizzix: Cargo Stencil Numbers Movers & Shapers, Tiny Tabs & Tags; Distress Stain: Picket Fence, Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Scattered Straw; Distress Ink: Frayed Burlap, Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Pine Needles, Victorian Velvet, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain; Archival Ink Jet Black; silver paint dabber; grungeboard; Tim Holtz film strip, patterend paper, ribbons, and metallic embellishments.


  1. Awesome tag..Love how you tinted the picture with only small amounts of color. Great "3" you added touches!

  2. Gorgeous tag, fabulous layout and image. Love the vintage feel and your embellishments are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. Your Tim style tag is amazing! I totally love the background of the tag...with it's multiple stamping. Your photograph of your mom as a child is beautifully done and I really like the "photographic" stamp and small circle type stamps that you've added to the top of it. I also like the addition of the "August" (Tim calendar paper) to represent your mom's birthday month. Very cool idea! Just a gorgeous tag! Thanks for sharing this wonderful little piece of your family with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. woow this is STUNNING I adore your creation really profesional and elegant and so lovely...LOVE THIS really...good luck with the challenge

    I am also joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, my creation is number 181, would you mind to see it in my Blog :) Many thanks before :) hugs, Monika

  5. Baie baie mooi! Ek hou van díe styl!

  6. I love this adorable tag! Your mothers photo looks so cute on this tag!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving comments! Very much appreciated!


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