Thursday, 10 July 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - July Tag

Yay! My pre-ordered Sizzix dies arrived just in time to create my July tag for Tim Holtz'  12 tags of 2014!




I really love these new dies! They have captured all I love about spending time at the sea!





I made some slight alterations to Tim's tutorial - so I used UTEE to create dimensional bubbles instead of embossing acetate. I also used part of the "Festive Greenery" Sizzlits die to create some seaweed (which I covered with Distress paints and clear UTEE).




The background was done with Distress Inks and the Wrinkle Free Distress technique. I also added some sprinkles of Distress stains using a fine detail brush which I tapped with my finger.




The big sand dollar was cut from a piece of greyboard and covered with Distress stain "picket fence". The edges were blended with Distress ink "gathered twigs".




I also used Distress paints to customize the "Observations" tag. The seahorse was painted with Distress paints "Wild Honey" and "Barn Door" and then given a coat of Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint. To highlight the creases I let some Distress stain "Brushed Corduroy" seep into the cracks.





I dry embossed the "explore" using the new Tim Holtz embossing folders. I love how the word looks as if it was underwater - so the silhouette is a bit blurred.







The sea star was painted with Distress paints and then sprinkled with Ranger "brown puffs" and "old paper" Distress embossing powders. As both melt to a non-glossy surface the add wonderful texture.




I added some Idea-ology "linen ribbon" and rough ribbons to the bottom of the tag which are meant to resemble fishing nets and rigging.




I had a lot of fun creating this summer tag and playing with the lovely new dies! I hope you like my tag and have fun creating your own!

Hugs and happy crafting,

Claudia x

21 comments:

  1. Och Claudia, das Tag ist ja traumschön *schwärm*
    Auch all Deine andere neuen Werke sind wieder der reinste Augenschmaus, Du hast so einen tollen eingen Stil, der mich immer sehr anspricht.

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  2. Ein Tag der Extraklasse, sieht toll aus.

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  3. Fantastic version Claudia,love the seahorse and everything else! I can see you enjoyed doing this :)
    Hope you are okay

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  4. OHHHHH!!!! Great take on this month's tag! I had the embossing folder in my hand and almost used it! Looks fabulous!

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  5. Fantastic tag with great textures and details. The new die cuts look super.
    Yvonne

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  6. Your tag is fantastic! I love your own touches, especially the seaweed, the dimensional bubbles and how you've done the sand dollar - brilliant!

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  7. Das ist wunderschön - ich liebe das Meer und ich liebe dein Tag! Die Farben deines Seepferdchens und des Seesterns sind klasse! Die ganze Gestaltung wieder sehr gelungen - tolle Arbeit! Komm gut ins Wochenende, liebe Grüße, Dagmar

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  8. Claudia, I love your tag. The colours and textures are fantastic. I adore the little fringes at the bottom. Gorgeous!! Jean.x

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  9. Einfach wunderbar! All diese Texturen und wunderschönen Farben. Gerade die Farbkombination von dem Hintergrund und dem Seepferdchen ist toll.
    Alles Liebe, Manuela

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  10. Wonderful version of Tim's tag!!!! I lve the star and the textures !!!! barbarayaya

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  11. wieder ein echt interesantes schmuckstück, liebe claudia!
    glg
    margit

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  12. Fantastic! So subtle in the details. Love it!

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  13. tolle Idee und prima umgesetzt!! Schönes Wochenende, Kerstin

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  14. Love your take on this month's tag, Claudia! The sand dollar at the top looks great and the 'fishing nets' are such a cool addition.
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

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  15. Wow! I absolutely love how your tag turned out and the adjustments you made to Tim's tutorial. Great color for your seahorse too - love the contrast.

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  16. Gorgeous, gorgeous colours for this Claudia and the idea of using Glossy Accents for the bubbles is inspired. I love this take on Tim's tag. Jenny x

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  17. Der sieht großartig aus!

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  18. What lovely sea colors, it's like being underwater Claudia, lovely contrasts. Love your Tag

    Hugs
    Susan

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  19. Gorgeous take! I love the sand dollar up at top, and the netting at the bottom. Awesome and beautiful!

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  20. Gorgeous Claudia - so many lovely touches. Love the sand dollar topper!

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