Friday, November 23, 2012

12 tags of 2012 November

A big thank you to everyone who commented on my post for the Simon Says Stamp Gratitude blog hop. I was very moved to read all the heartfelt comments and the things people are grateful for. If you missed the blog hop, you can find the beginning here. Winners aren't drawn until 28 November, so there is still time.

Today, I have my version of Tim Holtz's November 12 tags of 2012 to share. I can't believe there is only one more tag left for the year, time flies.

I always enjoy doing the faux-batik technique (I used it recently on this tag), but hadn't combined it with Distress Stains. Fun! I used stamps from Tim's Urban Tapestry set for the heat embossing. I used a slightly different theme for my card, and of course a bird stamp. The background was coloured with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint and Forest Moss stains, and inked with about the same colours, when dry. I also misted my tag lightly with Biscotti Perfect Pearls, for a bit of shine.

The ribbon was dyed with Wild Honey, Peeled Paint and Rusty Hinge stains. The paper twine looks really cool when you separate the strings.

I used a piece of pretty thick burlap and enjoyed using one of my favourite dies, Autumn Gatherings. Love the look of glossy accents on the acorns.

Thank you for looking! Have a lovely weekend!

Happy Crafting!


Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Urban Tapsetry, Going Somewhere, Mixed Media
Dies: Sizzix: Autumn Gatherings
Ink: Distress Ink: Vintage Photo, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain
Stain: Distress Stain: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Forest Moss, Peeled Paint, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Mist: Biscotti Perfect Pearls
Surfaces: Core'dinations Tim Holtz kraft core cardstock; manila tag
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Philosophy tags, Jump Rings, Crinkle Ribbon, Paper Strings Solid, Wire Pin; burlap


  1. Anna-Karin your tag is gorgeous, love the warm tones and your cluster of leaves. The batik technique is very striking on the bird. Tracy x

  2. What a great take on Tim's tag. Love the warmth of your version. Hugs, Buttons x

  3. The way you layer inking and elements is simply stunning!

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  5. Oh my word - utterly stunning... the bird looks glorious in relief against those beautiful colours... an absolute delight!
    Alison x

  6. Pretty! BTW, TH owes us 2 more tags this year.

  7. love this tag Anna-Karin,
    It may well be my favorite of the year. Love how you created texture with the stamps.


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