Tuesday, July 30, 2013

12 tags of 2013 July

Hello stampers! Today I am sharing my version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2013 July, just in time. I had lots of fun with this one.
I love using my brayer and I thought Tim's technique for the July tag with the brayer was awesome, a great random effect, just what I like. The shattered stains technique is a favourite of mine (I used it on this layout for example) and here I used it on the vintage camera and on the picture wheel.

I used Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers Distress Stains for the background and inked with Gathered Twigs. The stamping was done with Archival Jet Black and Monarch Orange. I used photography related stamps and a number ledger stamp.
Since I have a photography theme on my tag, I wanted to use the vintage camera die. It was die cut from grungeboard, painted with Rock Candy crackle. It was coloured with Gathered Twigs, Black Soot and Brushed Pewter Distress Stain, and inked around the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.
The label was stamped with Archival Ink Sienna, which is a really nice colour and I used a favorite sentiment from Simple Sayings.
The Picture Wheel was die cut from grungeboard and I used Peacock Feathers and Gathered Twigs Distress Stain to colour the crackles and then inked with Black Soot Distress Ink around the edges. I cut the picture wheel so that only five windows remained. Behind the windows I glued mica sheets (a fave of mine), overlapping some of them. Each window was stamped with a letter, spelling 'photo'.

The crinkle ribbon was repeatedly stamped with the photo negative stamp, and inked with Spiced Marmalade and Peacock Feathers Distress Stain.

Thank you so much for looking!!

Happy stamping!


Surfaces: Ranger Manila Cardstock
Dies: Sizzix: Picture Wheel, Vintage Alarm Clock & Camera set
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Simple Sayings, Warehouse District, Mini Muse, Going Somewhere; EK Success alphabet stamps
Ink: Ranger Archival: Jet Black, Sienna, Monarch Orange; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Stain: Distress Stain: Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs, Brushed Pewter
Paint: Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Rock Candy
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Game Spinners, Mini Gears, Mini Fasteners, Elements Tissue Tape, crinkle ribbon; US ArtQuest mica


  1. Anna, this tag is such a work of art. You did an amazing job on it! It is truly wonderful! Melinda

  2. Your tag is fantastic, love how that camera has turned out.

  3. Love love love this tags! Wonderful colors wonderful layout wonderful crackle wonderful every details! i'm stunning and i 've pinned just now! BArbarayaya

  4. This is so beautiful, I couldn't stop looking at all your lovely details, Anna-Karin!

  5. Oh my goodness Anna-Karin!!! This is fabulous. Beautiful background colors with the brayer technique. I love your crackle elements and the colors that you achieved on them a well. Really inspired use of the photo wheel ... the letters are so cool :) Awesome take on Tim's July tag. -- Mary Elizabeth

  6. Can see you had lots of fun, and it's absolutely gorgeous. Love the colour combination, and the stamping is fab, and of course the cracked stains look amazing. Great take on Tim's tag!
    Alison x

  7. You rocked this tag! Love your color choices! The photo theme is so fun!

  8. Nothing like cutting it fine lol! LOVE your interpretation, stunning colours and design, a truly FABULOUS tag!!!

  9. Stunning tag, Anna-Karin! Love the pretty colors you've used! And all the crackle looks really amazing!! Hugs, Sandra

  10. This is beautiful Anna-Karin... love what you have done. The colours are gorgeous and I love the photo theme.

  11. Wow Love your use of your design use of the crackle. Fabulous tag!

  12. Your tag is ridiculously beautiful! Wow! My jaw dropped when I saw the film strip on the ribbon! You have thought of everything! It truly is a work of art! Thanks for sharing it!


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