Wednesday, July 30, 2014

12 tags of 2014 July

Hi everyone! I am in the last minute again with my version of Tim Holtz July 12 tags of 2014.
I made my tag pretty similar to Tim's, because I got these dies recently and wanted to use them again. For the background, I used Seedless Preserves Distress Paint, Peacock Feathers Distress Stain and Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord Distress Ink. I wanted the background to be pretty dark, since this scene is at the bottom of the sea. I stamped the shrink plastic tag with a text stamp before dry embossing it and for the embossing I used the Ink Splats folder, which works well for irregular bubbles.

Here you can see the stamping on the plastic tag a little better. The seahorses were painted with pink and purple Distress Paints and I used beads for the eyes.

I really liked Tim's idea for making sand, it will also be perfect for 3-D projects. I used slightly different ingredients, adding some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder and Black Soot Distress Glitter. The texture of the die cuts partly covered with Distress Embossing Powder is really cool.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I'll be back tomorrow with a Sizzix tutorial.
Happy crafting!

Surfaces: Ranger: Manila Cardstock, Shrink Plastic; Tim Holtz idea-ology Grungeboard
Dies: Sizzix: Sand & Sea, Tag & Bookplates, Mini Sand & Sea
Embossing folder: Sizzix: Ink Splats & Wood Planks
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Curiosities
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Distress Ink: Seedless Preserves, Dusty Concord, Gathered Twigs
Paint: Distress Paint: Spun Sugar, Antique Linen, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Rusty Hinge, Frayed Burlap, Picket Fence
Stain: Distress Stain: Peacock Feathers
Embossing powder: Ranger: clear UTEE; Distress Embossing Powder: Antique Linen, Vintage Photo
Glitter: Distress Glitter: Antique Linen, Black Soot
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Word Bands, Linen Ribbon, Jute String


  1. Gorgeous Anna-Karin , I adore the colours and your seahorses are gorgeous as is your backdrop. I love he stamping you added the embossed background too. Tracy x

  2. Great take on Tim's tag Anna-Karin. Fabulous seahorses :) I love the ink splats folder use for the underwater bubbles. Wasn't this fun to do? Gorgeous -- Mary Elizabeth

  3. Gorgeous. I love how chunky it looks.

  4. Stunning tag, Anna-Karin! Love the background. And the seahorses look really amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  5. I love the darker background and also the stamping on the plastic - your seahorses are beautiful in those colours! Anne x

  6. I can just say one word - 'breathtaking'!!

  7. Oh how beautiful! Love the colours you've chosen and the stamping on the acetate. Jenny x

  8. Anna-Karin, your tag is fabulous!! I adore the colour of your seahorses and the crackle finish is fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Jean.x

  9. Love your tag & especially the "bubbles" layer! Very effective - I've got the seahorse die on my wish list :-)


  10. This is Beautiful Anna-Karin!! I love the colors you've used for your take on Tim's July Tag!! It's so peaceful :) Love those sea-horse dies! XOXO-Shari

  11. Your crackle worked so well! What a fabulous take on the tag.

  12. Its WOnderful..I loved the embossed shrink plastic resembles water and the crackle texture look superb !

  13. Anna-Karin, pretty much EVERYTHING you put your hand to I LOVE!!! This is a fabulous tag and I love all that wonderful texture and color! You are such an inspiration with your wonderful talent!!

  14. Awesome tag Anna-Karin! Love the colors on the sea horses!

  15. Anna-Karin I LOVE this tag... my favorite of them all... and there are some really wonderful tags... but this is super lovely. The colors and depth have just taken my breath away... love it all... outstandingly delightful in all ways... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie


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