Friday, August 29, 2014

12 tags of 2014 August

Hello everyone! I am sorry about the quiet week here on the blog, I've been sick with a terribly stubborn cold thing. Today I am sharing my version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 August.
I had fun playing around with the techniques. The tissue masking and stamping is real fun and I like the layers of stamping, ink, paste and embossing powder on this month's tag. My tag is about writing and telling your story.  
The Distress Embossing Powder rust looks real cool on top of the paste letters. 

I used a pen nib since my tag has a writing theme and distressed it with paint. It was glued to a twig that I found on the floor. I guess my son must have found it somewhere, but it had a tiny bit of gold paint on it, so I have no idea where it comes from. It was the perfect size for the pen nib. 

Word Bands and Film Strip ribbons are two of my favourite products. Love that you see the layers through the ribbon.

This stamp of a writing hand is not such a bold stamp, which means that it doesn't stand out so clearly from the tissue tape. I liked the effect of the faint hand, that almost looks like it was a part of the printed tape originally.
Thank you so much for looking! Have a lovely weekend!
Happy crafting!
Surfaces: Ranger Manila Tag
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Typography, Merchantile
Ink: Distress Ink: Walnut Stain, Black Soot; Archival Ink: Jet Black
Stain: Distress Stain: Spiced Marmalade, Iced Spruce, Mowed Lawn
Paint: Distress Paint: Picked Fence, Black Soot, Iced Spruce
Stencils: Stamper's Anonymous: Speckles, Cargo, Stripes
Medium: Ranger: Texture Paste
Embossing powder: Distress Embossing Powder: Vintage Photo
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Symphony Tissue Tape, Pen Nibs, Observations Word Bands, Sprocket Gears, Mini Gears, Vial Labels, Words Remnant Rubs, Film Strip Ribbon, Crinkle Ribbon, Jute String


  1. Loving your august tag! Not made mine yet as only just back from vacation last weekend :-(


  2. Beautiful tag, Anna! You always amaze me how much you create! Your quiet week would be a busy one for me! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  3. Your take on Tim's tag is wonderful Anna-Karin! I hope you feel well soon.

  4. Sorry you've been under the weather but it didn't seem to stop your mojo! Love the writing theme on your tag. I definitely need to keep an eye out for a twig to use with the pen nibs. Thank you!

  5. Great tag, love that writing hand in the background. The colors are wonderful. Hope you're better real soon!

  6. a beautiful tag Anna Karin x love the fabulous colours and details you have incorporated. TFS
    annie x

  7. Very cool tag Anna-Karin! Great colours. Karen.x

  8. Beautiful tag. Lovely Colors. It looks amazing.
    Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.


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