Friday, May 30, 2014

12 tags of 2014 May Burlap Panel

Hello everyone! The month is almost over and I have another two blog posts to squeeze in. Today I am sharing my version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 May.

I normally make tags for the 12 tags, but I really loved the technique with the different blocks and embellishments and wanted more space. Instead, I altered a 6 x 8 burlap panel, and also added a photo. This was fun, I always like to include lots of little meaningful details. Instead of using an inked background paper, as Tim did, I decided to work on the raw burlap, since it fit with the outdoors theme of the panel.

I used mat board instead of chipboard for all the little squares, and planned everything out carefully first, before sticking anything down, to make sure it would all fit. Anton always collects little treasures and I end up with my pockets full of leaves, pebbles, stones, twigs etc. every time we are outdoors. The bottle is supposed to symbolise that and even contains some of his actual finds. The washers were coloured with alcohol ink and there is a rub-on on the bottle.

There is also an Idea-ology Game Spinner, a brad, and some screws. I tied it to the mat board with a wire.

This Word Band refers back to the bottle. Lots of interesting found objects. The panel underneath is covered by ruler paper.

I knew I wanted to use some of the new Letterpress letters, because I love letters and these are as good as it gets. There is a thin layer of Antique Linen Distress Paint on the letters.
I used a little prize ribbon, covered with ticket paper. The clock face was cut out from another of Tim's paper and fit perfectly on top. The clock was coated with Glossy Accents and the metallic parts were added after it dried. The panels are covered with papers from various of Tim's paper stashes, picking papers that fit with the theme and the colours.

Insects, butterflies, spiders, anything that moves is interesting (a little too interesting sometimes, have a look at this layout). This Adornment Butterfly is so pretty. I coloured it with a bit of Peeled Paint and Tumbled Glass Distress Paint.

Love the new letterpress debossing folders. I used it together with Jet Black ink, a little rub-on sentiment and a twig.
These little heart charms are so sweet. Placed on top of a small ticket panel.

The mini shield was the perfect size for this sentiment stamp. It was paired up with a number brad and a piece of tissue tape. On the narrow panel, there is a mirrored star, Industrious frame and a die cut Cargo stencil number.

Finally there is another Word Band, on top of a panel covered with ruler paper.

Thank you so much for looking!!

Enjoy your weekend!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: 6 x 8 Burlap Panel, Mini Collage Paper Stash, Menagerie Paper Stash, Destinations Paper Stash, Lost and Found, Grungeboard; Sizzix Little Sizzles Mat Board
Dies: Sizzix: Mini Trophy & Prize RibbonMini Eiffel Tower & Shield, Cargo Stencil Numbers
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Documented Letterpress
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Warehouse District
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Distress Ink: Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain
Alcohol ink: Ranger Adirondack: Ginger, Pesto
Paint: Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen
Embellishments: Tim Holtz: Word Bands, Life Quotes Remnant Rubs, Words Remnant Rubs, Long Fasteners, Mini Fasteners, Mirrored Stars, Frames & Trims Industrious Stickers, Index Labels, Number Brads, Letterpress, Nature Adornments, Arrows Adornments, Heart Charms, Merriment Tissue Tape, Mini Gears, Game Spinner, Corked Vial, Observations Word Bands


  1. Wow I see you're like me and leaving it to the last moment. I love it! Id only I could add all the things I love like the letterpress. But I ran out of room. I did an Artist Block instead. Great canvas! Already pinned <3

  2. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You are doing incredible work just now Anna-Karin. In awe x

  3. LOve this Anna -KArin! Especially the bottle and the butterfliy !!!!!!!Wonderful project! Barbarayaya

  4. This is really sweet and heartfelt too. You are lucky to have such a wonderful muse.

  5. this is awesome - I love it! What a brilliant idea to do a big version - love it!!! Hugs rachel xx

  6. Absolutely fabulous! So many pretty little details and interesting trinkets....oooh, I love this!! :) Ingrid

  7. My favorite! So beautiful!

  8. Pretty! You make the greatest goodies! ;-)


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