Tuesday, 2 April 2013

12 tags of 2013 - April (take #2)

I wouldn't be me if I let go of trying to master a technique or challenge theme... so I tried the April tag of the Tim Holtz "12 tags of 2013" again today and discovered that I am better at lighting up the marbled background than trying to darken it by applying dark Distress ink tones...

So my April tag #2 again looks quite different compared to Tim's original according to the colours. But this time I tried to incorporate wings and his design.

After doing some layers of marbelizing with Distress paints, covering that with a layer of Distress inks and flicking some water onto it I got this background:

As I used light colours I added silver metal paint instead of copper... I am really proud that this time you could (finally!!) see the effect of that second stained distress ink layer! (even though most of it was going to be covered up anyway...*lol).

I used a lot of Tim Holtz goodness on this - stamps, embellishments, tissue tape...

As I had no metal corner embellishment I stamped the corner image from one of Tim's stamp sets onto acetate and fixed that to the tag using an attacher.

The letter "a" was coloured using the technique Tim shows on his April post but I also used the scratching tool on it to add some texture.

The tag hole for the ribbon was embellished using one of the Tim Holtz ring fasteners and I especially do love the tag label in the upper right corner!!!

I hope you like this one too! :)

With this tag I enter Simon Says Stamp and Show's "very strict" challenge. 

die amelie


  1. I do! Even more than the first, I think! Love that butterfly, and I think the stamped acetate corner is a really clever improvisation - great work!
    Alison x

  2. what a fab take on tim's tag, love the colour scheme you have used. Improvisation is always good I think. Francesca x

  3. fabelhaft Claudia! Du hast einen Output!



  4. I do like this a lot. A muted version that works beautifully. Hugs, Jenny x

  5. I also do!! I could pretty much write the same as Alison, I totally adore the background on this one too and there is plenty of it that still shows up! Great second take and well done you giving it a second go!

  6. Wow this is amazing - and I love it (just a bit more then the first Tag).
    You got all elements of the inspiration from TH in it, but you created much more depth and drama. Just your own way - that is what I love most!
    Yeap, I love it! It is very spectacular!
    XOXO SanDee

  7. Ich finde das auch klasse!!!! Aber auch dein erstes fand ich echt spitze!!!! :-)


  8. PIN!! What a great tag, amazing colours and I love the stamping and embellishments Von.

    Kind regards, Alie :-)

  9. Cool tag! Love how you combined elements.

  10. Great job! I love the "a" it really pops!

  11. OH MY GOSH! I LOVE LOVE this tag! That background is MAGIC! I love it! All of the black stamping and color you have added through tissue tape, stamping and metal elements is THE PERFECT color to have used on that background. I love your dimensional butterfly. That is just beautiful! This really is such a lovely design and tag! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  12. Seriously love this tag! The background is amazing and the stamping is stunning! Really like the transparent moth! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  13. Wow, das ist das ein großartiges und geniales Werk, liebe Claudia

  14. wowzers, another gorgeous tag, you are rocking this challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  15. Das Tag sieht spitze aus, liebe Claudia! Gefällt mir seeeeehr gut.

  16. Take #2 is fabulous as well! I like seeing more of the wonderful background! Thank you for sharing with our anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show...no joke!!!

  17. Beautiful tag! The muted tones in the background are gorgeous and the design is fabulous! Happy to have you playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  18. Wow!! Absolutely gorgeous! The butterfly is just brilliant and the 'a' is just lovely. x

  19. love yor tag! It's wonderful! Barbarayaya


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