Monday, March 31, 2014

Here & Now Fabric Tag

Hi and welcome! Another lovely day and a new great challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog, and it is an anything goes week. I made a tag using a lot of Tim Holtz products.

I sometimes find the anything goes challenges to be hard, since there are so many options. This week, I really let my project be anything goes and just sat down, collected some stash and scraps together and made a tag without much of a plan. I cut strips of Eclectic Elements fabric for the background, frayed the edges and stitched them to the background. I liked the mix of words, numbers and the butterfly.

I set an eyelet in the tag to tidy up the punched hole. The Alpha Parts arrow was painted with Antique Linen and coated with Glossy Accents.

For the focal part of the tag, I layered a bunch of die cuts and papers together. There is a strip of die cut Frameworks, a distressed Alpha card, a die cut flag stamped with a small dancer, two ephemera pieces and a bunch of tiny die cut butterflies. I've been using the Butterfly Frenzy die a lot since I got it. For a sentiment I used another Alpha Part, painted and coated with Glossy Accents.

At the bottom of the tag, I also added some layers, using a film strip ribbon, rub-on words and an Industrious sticker. I particularly liked the lines created with the film strip and the fabric lines showing through underneath.

Join us this week in our challenge and remember that anything goes. It might be you who wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp, drawn randomly.

Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely week!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Eclectic Elements fabric; Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Collage Mini Paper Stash
Dies: Sizzix: Courtyard Frameworks, Butterfly Frenzy, Ribbon Flags
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Tiny Things
Ink: Archival Ink: Red Geranium; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Black Soot
Paint: Distress Paint Antique Linen
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Film Strip Ribbon, Frames & Trims Industrious Stickers, Expedition Ephemera Pack, Alpha Cards, Framed Alpha Parts, Life Quotes Remnant Rubs
Adhesive: Ranger Glossy Accents


  1. Beautiful tag Anna-Karin! Great mix of fabric and paper! Love all the layers and metal embellishments!

  2. Gorgeous tag , I love the enamelled looking arrow at the top and your use if fabric. The layers add wonderful interest to your design. Love how you added the frameworks too. Tracy x

  3. Where to start? So much beauty packed into one tag! Love everything about this. I kept discovering more each time I looked at it! Beautiful tag!

  4. oh my!!! I am in love with this tag! ^.^ This is soooo gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous layers ... what a great idea using the fabric for the background. A visual banquet! Love it. Mary Elizabeth

  6. Lovin this tag and all the elements! So much going on!

  7. This is one of the most beautiful tag I have ever seen!

  8. This tag is fabulous! Love all the beautiful details and embellishments on it. :)

  9. Gorgeous layering and collage work, Anna-Karin! I love your style!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Ohh wow, Anna-Karin! I love this tag! The combination of paper with fabric is fabulous! Gorgeous! Hugs, Sandra

  11. Beautiful tag! I think that the challenges with a broad theme (or no theme!) are always the most difficult. You did a fabulous job of combining elements and textures. I love that your projects always have a wonderful textural look. As always, this one is lovely.

  12. So, so cool - the fabric looks amazing, and all the layers and embellishing elements work brilliantly together... it's an absolute joy of a tag!
    Alison xx

  13. Holy talented, Batman! If this is what you accomplish "without much of a plan," then you are even more of a genius than I thought you were! I love the eclectic feel of this, yet it all ties together perfectly. And of course, you know I love the incorporation of fabric! Really beautiful work!

  14. Wonderful way to use the fabric! amazing tag! BArbarayaya

  15. Another gorgeous tag, Anna-Karin! Your use of fabric and paper combined with all the other elements you've used is just stunning and everything works so well's visually perfect! :)

  16. Looks great! Love the painted alpha parts and how you used the fabric.

  17. Anna Karin...LOVE your tag! I just got some of Tim's eclectic fabrics and can't wait to try them out. Your tag is gorgeous! I love the patterns and colors you've layered together. The stitching is such a great detail! I also love the filmstrip ribbon you've attached and the little alpha parts...just amazing! as always, gorgeous work! <3 Candy

  18. loving all of the texture and different layers!


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