‘12 Tags 2016’ Category

  1. Good Ole USA

    29th April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    I really do love the techniques used in this month’s 12 tags of 2016 by mix master Tim Holtz! So much so, that I had a third go at making something using the remixed techniques.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    Something a friend said about the “good ole usa” inspired this post. There’s clues about this person on the project! It’s someone you’ll know! 😉

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I die cut a sheet of Americana images from the seasonal paper stash with the United States thinlits die.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    When you have run your die through the die cutter, keep the cutting plates together and flip over and slide the die off the plate. The individual states remain in the die which will make it easier later.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I used the leftover paper which I die cut the USA from, as a stencil. Spread the grout from the mosaic kit through with a palette knife onto chipboard.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I carefully placed each state onto the dried grout using the distress mosaic kit. I worked in sections leaving small gaps between each piece. Once completely dry, I fussy cut around the USA map and put 3D foam on the back ready to mount onto my background.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I embossed two pieces of distress watercolor cardstock with one of Tim Holtz’s texture fades folders and taped together at the back. I followed the techniques on Tim’s blog as with the woodgrain cardstock. I die cut shape strip stars into the side and under-mounted metallic kraft core. I mounted onto chipboard backed kraft cardstock and covered in walnut stain distress stain.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    I added a vial label, remnant rubs and an adornment arrow covered in picket fence distress paint.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    Finally, I added “USA” which I die cut from the new alphanumeric marquee die set from distress watercolor cardstock and covered with distress inks.

    iGirlZoe: Good Ole USA
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.

     



  2. 12 Tags of 2016 – April Take 2

    28th April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    I really love this month’s 12 tags of 2016 by the mix master Tim Holtz! I confess that I was slightly intimidated by the mosaic kit at first, but now I am hooked!

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 AprilI made a tag earlier this month, but in homage to Tim’s remixing, I mixed it up slightly by die cutthing the leaf into the woodgrain cardstock, under-mounting the mosaic this time.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I die cut a leaf from a #10 manila tag and cut a piece of chipboard just slightly larger than the leaf. I used the manila tag like a stencil and scraped the grout from the mosaic kit through the stencil with a palette knife.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I die cut a layered leaf into the woodgrain cardstock which I altered using the technique on Tim’s blog.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I completed the mosaic using paper scraps. It’s like doing a jigsaw puzzle. I love this bit the best!

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    Once dry, I adhered the woodgrain cardstock over the mosaic chipboard.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I added some small talk stickers, a vial label and remnant rubs and then double mounted onto metallic kraft core and black cardstock.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.

     



  3. 12 Tags of 2016 – April

    3rd April, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend. I’m sharing my version of this month’s Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I’ve had the distress mosaic kit for a while but hadn’t taken the plunge before now because of an irrational fear of uneven shapes. I’m a Tetris wizard, but disordered shapes make me want to straighten stuff… Okay, let’s underplay the craziness. 😉

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    Once I got started I was cutting my paper scraps at the weirdest angles! Figuring out how to fit them together was so fun, like a disordered jigsaw puzzle.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I removed most of the distress ink from the butterfly as I LOVE the exposed grout. Who knew white could be so grungy?! I’m hooked!

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    The technique that Tim uses on the new woodgrain cardstock is AH-MAZING! It’s SO simple and SO effective. See the technique here

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    I used the new lady rose stamp set! I stamped, fussy cut and watercoloured with distress markers.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 April
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.

     



  4. 12 Tags of 2016 – March

    17th March, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    Happy St Patrick’s Day! I’m celebrating early with an extra shot of espresso in my morning coffee and my take on March’s 12 tags of 2016 tag.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March
    I used a heart from the Tim Holtz mini hearts movers and shapers die set to cut the four leaf clover. I freehand cut the stem. I can’t even begin to tell you how scary freehand cutting is for me! I’m totally a “right tools for the right job” kind of crafter!

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March
    The “No 9” are die cut with the Tim Holtz cargo numbers die set,  (one of my favourite die sets of all time)! The “9” is the number of the apartment we are lucky enough to be moving to in Copenhagen’s North Harbour in June.

    iGirlZoe: 12 Tags of 2016 March
    Thanks for stopping by, you can see all the techniques for this months tag on Tim’s blog.

     



  5. 12 Tags of 2016 – February

    12th February, 2016 by iGirlZoe

    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.