12 Tags of 2016 – February

12th February, 2016

Hello! January disappeared in a flash and I suspect that February might go the same way! This week has been hectic getting things organised for our move next month and my rope is a bit threadbare. I definitely needed some art therapy and Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2016 was just the ticket.

iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 FebruaryI’ve worked a lot with metal and gears in the past month so I opted for a softer, more romantic feel for this tag.

iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 February
I cut distress watercolor cardstock with the framelits tag die by Tim Holtz and followed his technique from this months 12 tags of 2016. I spritzed with ground espresso distress stain marker and the distress marker spritzer tool.

iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 February
I followed the second technique from Tim’s remix technique 12 tags of 2016, using a couple of different stencils and liquid plantinum embossing powder from Ranger ink.

iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 February
I followed a technique I saw on Paula Cheney’s blog, (check out her awesome vintage style), and covered an adorned arrow with weathered wood distress paint and gold mixative alcohol ink. Love the antiqued look, thanks for the inspiration Paula.

iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 February
I adhered foil tape to manila cardstock and die cut with the new Tim Hotlz thinlits mixed media 3 set. I dabbed a little mushroom alcohol ink onto one of the new mini plaquettes! I love love love these!

You can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.



  1. Astrid says:

    Brilliant, I adore your tag, great way to use both Tim’s techniques and Paula’s idea, – the butterfly of the heart makes for a fantastic focal point! This is my favourite Feb tag I have seen so far, love it!!

  2. Your tag is beautiful. I love the soft colors.

  3. Oooooooh. Soooo beautiful! I love the romantic elements with the metallic techniques. Absolutely gorgeous, Zoe!

  4. Sue says:

    Simply love this tag. Not too much and not too little. Perfection. The colour choice is great too, I am quite partial to those colours. I wish it were coming to my house.

  5. Tracy Evans says:

    Gorgeous tag, I adore those warm rustic tones . Lovely X

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  7. Amanda Pink says:

    A Gorgeous take on Tims tag! Zoe love how you’ve used all the techniques and products . I can see this one being one of my faves this month . Really is a beauty . Hugs xx

  8. Nikki says:

    Fabulous composition, wonderful background and love the additional texture! Great version xxx

  9. Kelly says:

    Great techniques. I’ll be sure to check out Paula’s blog, too. Thanks for telling how you did that bit behind the heart. I thought you’d stamped/ embossed over a piece of chicken wire. Love your attention to details. Creative Blessings! Kelly

  10. butterfly says:

    Stunning – in love with this tag!
    Alison x

  11. barbarayaya says:

    Amazing! I’m in love! It’s so beautiful, delicate, soft… incredible tag! Barbara

  12. Tamara says:

    This is a dream. I adore the delicate silver structure beneath the heart. Wonderful, all of it!

  13. Autumn says:

    This softer palette was a perfect direction to take, what a beautiful result! Exquisite tag, Zoe!

  14. I think I’m in love…both with your tag and the Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Great take on the remix! Hugs!

  15. Lee-Anne says:

    Such a gorgeous, dreamy quality to this tag, Zoe! So beautiful!

  16. Lucy says:

    This is one of my favorite Feb 2016 tags with this technique. It has an elegance to it. The metallic background to the heart is lovely – what is it?

    Great tag. Thank you.

  17. Quite simply superb Zoe. So delicate. Jenny x

  18. Gorgeous Zoe, your background is so beautiful (love, love, love that Flourish stencil!) and the liquid platinum embossing powder looks wonderful, I must get some! Beautiful heart and altered arrow and the mushroom alcohol ink on the plaquette is a perfect way to age it, you smart girl you! Loving the foiled mixed media 3 die cut as well, can’t wait to get my hands on that one! Thanks so much for sharing it and hoping that your move goes smoothly! Deb xo

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