Thursday, 16 May 2013

12 tags of 2013 - May

Finally I found some spare time between shoving big boxes filled with books, DVDs and tableware from one space to another (due to our living room and kitchen renovation) to at least take a chance on Tim's may tag from his 12 tags of 2013.

This time Tim shows the rub on resist technique, which really looks very effectful and was definitely a lot of fun to try.  I don't use rub ons really, so I had to use what I had (which was exactly one single sheet with rub ons to be honest ;) - which lead to the tags theme - the way I look at nature and art. Nature is all around us, so art is too as it influences an artist's work and view at the world. And art is somehow expressed nature - the nature of the person who created that piece of art to be exact. At least that is how I think art, artists and nature are related.

The Distress stains used for the background were "crushed olive", "pine needle", "tumbled glass" and "brushed corduroy". Background images were stamped using "sepia" archival ink and stamps from the Tim Holtz classics #7 plate, his small "Mona Lisa" and the bird image from the Shabby French plate were stamped using jet black archival ink.

As I do not have the film strip ribbon I used the Sizzix Tim Holtz "mini film
strip" die and glued it onto the tag.

The enameled tag was blended using Ranger alcohol ink "juniper". Not owning any remnant rub ons, I used StazOn black ink with the Tim Holtz stamp from the classics #7 plate and pressed the tag onto the inked up stamp, trying not to smear the image.

For a finish I stamped "art" using the fantastic Tim Holtz "worn text" letter stamps with embossing ink onto the tag (and partially over the glued on film strip) and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Mona's eyes needed some lighting up with a white gel pen and the philosophers tag, the enameled tag and the stamped saying were fixed onto the tag using tiny Tim Holtz brads (white and aged bronze).

The white ribbon was coloured using Distress stains, dried with the heat gun
and attached to the tag. I also used a self made ring fastener, which was die cut along with the tag and stamped with the same stamp from the classics #7 plate as the enameled tag to fit the look of the rub on resist.

A little blending around the edges of the fastener and the tag. Voila! Hope you like it!

Happy crafting and thanks for stopping by!

die amelie x


  1. The background of this tag is stunning Claudia..I can stay and watch and discover new things!
    The mixed media in front fit so well...gorgeous tag...Pin.

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  2. Wundervolle Details, ein tolles Thema, herrliche Farben- ein echt gelungenes Tag liebe Claudia!

  3. Love this interpretation if Tim's tag, gorgeous colours and stamping.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  4. Hi Claudia, this is a great take on Tim's tag, I love how you improvised - Mona Lisa looks wonderful peeping through the die cut film, the colours you used are perfect and the sentiment is so very true. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

  5. Great tag Claudia, I adore how you have interpreted Tim's original, this looks fantastic!!

  6. Boah, das sieht sowas von genial aus, Claudia, ich bin hellauf begeistert.

  7. Dein Tag sieht total klasse aus, super wie du mit den Rub Ons gewerkelt hast. Ich muss auch noch in meinen Schachteln nach geeignetem Material gucken, das Tag steht noch auf meiner To-Do-Liste.

  8. Wow Claudia...this tag is gorgeous. I love the idea behind it. The film strip die cut to the right is such a great idea. I love how it almost frames some of your stamped images on the right of the tag. The colors of the tag are awesome. Love all the stamping and the sentiment! <3 Candy

  9. Such a cool tag... I love your colour combination, and the Mona Lisa in camouflage is simply fabulous! The enamel tag looks beautiful, and your stamping and rub-ons are brilliant... can you tell yet that I absolutely love it!?!
    Alison xx

  10. A greatvtake on Tims tag! Fab hugs trace. X

  11. Das ist ja auch wieder ein echt tolles Tag geworden!!!!


  12. Fabulous - love the vivid greens with the white ART. Nice job!

  13. Coole Idde mit dem Pflanzenthema! Ist mal ganz was anderes, gefällt mir!


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