Sunday, June 29, 2014

12 tags of 2014 June

Hello again! A second post for today, because I am in the last minute with my version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 June.
The background technique with stencils and Distress Ink that Tim shared is so much fun. I love watercolour backgrounds and this is a great way in which stencils can be used. For my circus themed tag, I used the Harlequin stencil together with Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans.
I love this elephant stamp from the Big Top set and hadn't inked it up yet. It was stamped on watercolour paper and coloured with the same inks as used in the background, just different proportions, with more of the Faded Jeans ink.
There wasn't enough space on the harlequin background for the sentiment stamp I wanted to use. Instead, I stamped it on acetate and attached with staples. I love Paula Cheney's pretty bow technique, will be using it a lot.
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Happy stamping!
Surfaces: Ranger: Watercolor cardstock, Manila tag; acetate
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Big Top, Way With Words
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black; Distress Ink: Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Peacock Feathers, Faded Jeans, Gathered Twigs
Stencils: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous: Harlequin
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Elements Tissue Tape, Mirror Stars, Game Spinners, Long Fasteners


  1. Love your take on Tim's tag and love the Big Top stamp set too, you have coloured the elephant beautifully. x

  2. Wow... it is so beauty! I love those colours! Amazing tag! xxx

  3. I love that quote. can yiu give me the specific set number?

    Love the tag!

  4. I love this tag Anna-Karin... dam but you are so talented... :D

  5. I love the way this technique works with the harlequin background. Beautiful colors!


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