‘12 Tags 2015’ Category

  1. 12 Tags of 2015 – November

    30th November, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    I love November’s 12 tags of 2015 so much that I wanted to make a second.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    This time with a winter twist.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    I’m a bit obsessed with these tiny vintage bells, they have such a sweet jingle.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    I love the blueprint stamps and the dry embossing technique works really well with the pinecone.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    I didn’t realise how much I LOVE the new knit thinlit dies until I actually used them!

    Thanks for stopping by. You can see all the techniques for this month’s tag on Tim’s Blog.
     



  2. 12 Tags of 2015 – November

    6th November, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    Oh I utterly love November’s 12 tags of 2015! Tim offers up a trio of super cool techniques. I’ve already started thinking about my second tag.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 NovemberI wanted to make something in honour of remembrance day. My Grandfather served in the British army and each year I wear a poppy in remembrance of him and to honour those all around the world who serve and have served.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    The cracks stamp I used for the background gives an aged look which seemed appropriate to commemorate a tradition that began in 1919.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    I created a poppy with a stamp from the flower garden set and used the dry embossed technique.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    You can really see this technique on the leaves, I didn’t even need any 3D foam! I placed over a flat leaf with a dab of glossy accents to give more dimension.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    I am obsessed with metallics at the moment and this metallic kraft core is just divine! I used a word block die with silver and gold kraft core, which I sanded and inked with ground espresso distress.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    I added the number 11 from a sheet of remnant rubs and added cut down strips of industrious stickers to give them a vintage metal look.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 November
    Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag. You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.

     



  3. The Countess

    21st October, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    A few months ago I introduced you to Count Frightful and for this months 12 tags of 2015 he revealed his more dapper side and got himself a love interest…

    Introducing the Countess!

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess

    I used the techniques that Tim demonstrates on this months tag and by making a few alterations to the sizzix vampire die cuts, I created my second tag. Here’s how…

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess
    Cut the sizzix vampire thinlits die set from mixed media cardstock. Cut an extra collar die cut to create the female vampire hair and keep the eyes and mouth from the face portion, (as pictured). The eyes will become the eyeshadow and the lips will sit between the fangs to give a more feminine mouth. Blend a little pumice stone and antique linen distress ink onto the face, spritz with water and dry.

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess
    Trim the eyebrows, removing the portions which appear white in the picture and adhere to the face. They look more feminine right? Using a black journaling pen, add eyelashes and eyeliner detail around the eyes.

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess
    Using the eyes from the face that you would normally discard for the male vampire, colour with distress ink, (I used peacock feathers). Cover with a layer of glossy accents and sprinkle distress glitter over the top, (peacock feathers again).
    Attach the top mouth piece. Using the mouth die cut saved from the face, adhere underneath, trimming the sides to make room for the fangs. Cover the lips, fangs and blood drip with glossy accents.

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess
    Trim the original hair piece and adhere. Turn the additional die cut collar upside down to use as hair, adhere and trim the excess, (as pictured).

    iGIrlZoe: The Countess
    Thank you for stopping by and taking a look at my tag. You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.

     



  4. 12 Tags of 2015 – October

    12th October, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    12 Tags of 2015 time again. I love Tim’s October tag, the new thinlits monster dies are SO fun that I couldn’t wait to grab my vampire die.

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 OctoberCount Frightful is back and this time he’s dressed for DINNER!

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 October
    I added lace to his collar and an o ring monocle and chain, pinned to his lapel. Doesn’t he look rather dapper?!

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 October
    My dripping texture fade embossing folder arrived just in time. I used packaging from one of Tim’s BIGZ dies and embossed with the dripping folder, cut around the embossed outline and covered with poppyfield alcohol ink.

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 October
    I wanted the drips to look wet even when dry so I covered with a generous layer of glossy accents and set aside to dry.

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 October
    The dripping has a lovely glossy look like toffee apple toffee.

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 October
    I dabbed mushroom and butterscotch alcohol ink onto some idea-ology to give an aged look. I cut the loop off the bat charm with wire cutters and glued it to the wicked token with glossy accents.

    iGIrlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 October
    You can see this months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.

    Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag and I just want to take a moment to thank everyone for their kind comments on my blog and instagram recently. I really appreciate the feedback and support and it encourages me to share my tiny corner of the craft world with you. Thanks lots and lots. :)

     



  5. 12 Tags of 2015 – September

    5th October, 2015 by iGirlZoe

    I didn’t quite make the September edition of Tim Holtz’s 12 tags of 2015 as I was traveling to the UK to visit family.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 September
    I took a small craft kit with me and made my tag in our stopover hotel in France, but never found time to post it. The “enjoy the journey” word band was very fitting.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 September
    I love the transparent gloss texture paste over alcohol ink. You can see a step-by-step on Tim’s blog post.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 September
    I used the bee stamp from Tim Holtz oddities set (CMS083) which matched beautifully with the honeycomb stencil (THS005).

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2015 September
    Thanks for taking the time to look at my tag. You can see last months tag and techniques on Tim’s blog and you can see the post translated into French on Scrapdeco’s blog.