Wednesday, January 29, 2014

January Tim Tag - Steampunk Flower

Whew, I can't believe it's the end of January already!  I have been incredibly busy with all the new CHA pre-order listings over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique and I almost missed playing in Tim Holtz's January tag challenge.  Here's my take on Tim's inspiration.  I never like to copy what he does, but rather take various elements for my inspiration and then go my own way.  I hope that's acceptable.  I followed his base process, using Faded Jeans Distress Stain and then stenciled using the new Doily stencil and silver ink.  I used Remnant Rub numbers, same as Tim did and this time I sanded them very gingerly, especially since they didn't really want to stick to the silver ink.  It all worked out just fine.
Instead of making a steampunk watch, I opted for a steampunk flower and leaf spray.  I cut my flower layers using the new Jumbo Tattered Florals for the largest one and also the regular Bigz Tattered Florals.  I adhered Ranger Foil Tape to card stock and then die cut the flowers.  I used the same Texture Fade that Tim used - the Gears texture fade and ran the die cut flowers through it.  Once embossed, I painted them with Pitch Black paint dabber, let it partially dry and then rubbed it off with a paper tower.  Same process for the leaves using the new Bigz Garden Greens die.

I cut my own ticket, rather than using one of the Idea-ology ones, using the ticket die, swabbed it with Brushed Pewter DS and then stenciled the doily stencil using Faded Jeans DI.  I hit it with my heat tool to make sure it was dry, edged it with Walnut Stain DI and then adhered the sentiment.  The key is from Idea-ology and the butterfly is a silver tone one from my shop.  I roughed it up a bit with sandpaper and then painted it with Pitch Black paint dabber and rubbed it off again when it was almost dry.

A little different and loads of fun!  Thanks so much for stopping by.



The products below used to make this tag can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Ranger/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.


18 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous interpretation Linda. The blue and silver palette is cool (please excuse the pun here :0)) and with the scuffed RRs creates the perfect backdrop for that amazing flower. A great design xx

Almo said...

Hi Linda, I am loving your tag. The steampunk flower and spray look amazing against the blue. A very original take on Tims tag. Hugs Mo x

Buttons said...

This is such a fabulous take on Tim's ideas. I love the steampunk flower and the cool blue floral background is a perfect contrast. Jenny x

Jane said...

I love your take on Tim's first tag Linda. I totally agree that it's fun to take elements from him and then do your own thing. I made a birthday card for my Hb as my first entry with his birthdate on. ..such fun. Your steampunk flower is totally awesome. Hugs x

Dagmar said...

Your interpretation is great!!! The flower so fantastic! I love your tag :-)

rachel said...

ah Linda - this is inspired - I so hope you win! Big Hugs rachel xx

Maryanne said...

I love your version of Tim's tag. The steampunk flower is a great replacement for the watch face. The doily stencil is a great foil for the steampunk theme!

Marci said...

I like your version of TH's tag. Beautiful.

Claudine Criner said...

Dare I say, I like your version better?! It's beautiful and I love the steampunk flower and the colors are perfect!!

Kathy Grigas said...

Linda- what a great job! I love the blue and silver together. Love using the foil to give a metal appearance.

lilscrappers said...

mmm, steampunk flowers, love it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, a fantastic tag.

Barb Cady said...

This is a brilliant take on Tim's tag, I am in awe of that rose it is fabulous! X

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow!! That is stunning.

Lori said...

You know I love me some steampunk, and this is absolutely steampunkalicious!

Helen Allen said...

Love it Linda! That lacy background is the perfect foil for the steam punk bloom. Love it.

Katy said...

This is so pretty! I love your flower! And the background is awesome with that stencil. :)

butterfly said...

Wow - how did I miss this?! Absolutely LOVE your take on the January tag!
Alison xx

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