Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January Tim Tag

Hello!  Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I have my Funkie contribution to the Frilly and Funkie challenge Anything Goes.  I am kicking off the year with a determination to play in all of Tim Holtz's monthly challenges this year!  You would think that with a whole month make something that I should be able to join in each month, but I only made four or five monthly challenges in 2014. Since our theme this time at Frilly and Funkie is Anything Goes, I decided to combine my DT piece with Tim's January tag.

I have virtually all the products that Tim used on his tag, but rather than just copy his tag, I prefer to be inspired by his sample and make something of my own design.
I do try to stick with his techniques and this time started with tissue wrap and Glue 'n Seal I had to go a step further and added some white texture paste through the Clockwork stencil.  When dry, I smeared Weathered Wood distress paint over the surfaces.  Two things I can't resist adding these days are texture or embossing paste and distress spray stains!  So I followed up on the distress paint with a couple of spritzes of Vintage Photo spray stain, adding a couple more spritzes of water to make it react and run - love the way it settles into the crevices!
Instead of Alpha Parts, using the Artful Arrows Bigz die, I cut chipboard and painted it with Black Soot distress paint.  When I paint chipboard I like to take a paintbrush and go along the edges and get into all the nooks and crannies so no gray shows.  Once the paint was dry, I gave each piece two coats of Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and voilà!   It looks like black plastic Alpha Parts.  I started to add Tarnished Brass distress paint like Tim did, but the color clashed badly with my base colors so I wiped it off before it dried and went with Brushed Pewter, using the same method as Tim.
Chipboard was cut with the Word Play die, colored with Brushed Pewter stain and then Pumice Stone distress glitter was applied.  Rather than use Chit Chat stickers, I chose to leave my piece less cluttered and made two simple sentiment labels using the Labels Thinlits dies and the #hashtags stamp set.  It was finished off by flicking a little Picket Fence distress stain all over it with a paint brush.

This was a lot of fun.  I have another idea for a similar tag, but a frilly approach.  Unfortunately I didn't get it made this week.  I've been pounding away at my keyboard trying to get pre-order listings created in the shop for all the new products that are being revealed this week.  On Thursday, I'm off to my very first CHA - yay!  I'm so excited.  Stay tuned as I will try to post some photos of my trip.  In the meantime, I ope you will join us over at Frilly and Funkie for our Anything Goes challenge.  Just make a vintage piece, either filly or funkie and link it up.  You could be our next guest designer or even win a $25 shopping spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!








The products below were used to cease the above tag.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Rnager/Tim Holtz and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.




17 comments:

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

Wow, gorgeous tag! the arrows look great. Have a great time at CHA.

Marly said...

Really like this project, lots of interesting aspects to keep the eye wondering around the tag. Thanks very much for sharing and inspiring!

sally said...

Nice twist to the January tag Linda!

Sally

Buttons said...

LOVE this take on Tim's tag Linda! That stencilling really takes this to the next level and I adore the 'alpha parts' arrows. Enjoy CHA!!! Jenny x

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Linda! Those arrows really do look like black plastic, what a genius idea! Love the glittery numbers and the clock textures! Wonderful take on Tim's tag! hugs and smiles :)

butterfly said...

Very cool take on the January tag - those arrows look amazing!
Alison xx

Redanne said...

I love how you changed it up and made it your own - it is gorgeous! Happy New Year to you. Hugs, Anne xx

Elizabeth said...

I love your addition of the texture paste to the background. Thanks for sharing your "faux plastic" technique. I can't wait to try it!

Cec said...

Wonderful tag with some terrific techniques. Love the arrows and the clocks. Have a super time at CHA but remember to take some good walking shoes :)
Hugs!
Cec

Linda @nothingbutblueskyes said...

Love your tag. I've joined in the challenge also!

Astrid Maclean said...

A super tag Linda! Love your take on the original! The elements you added look fantastic!

Sorry I have not been around much lately, but I have been away from home with very little time on the internet. Back home now, so hoping to catch up. Belated Happy New Year to you and yours!! Have a super time at CHA!!! (Trying very hard not to be jealous...)

Lori said...

Fabulous Linda! Your version is always spectacular!! I absolutely love it. Have a great time at CHA!!!

Nancy Dynes said...

I love your take on Tim's tag, Linda!! It looks like you had soooooo much fun creating this beauty. I hope you're having fun at CHA!! I can't wait to hear all about it.
Hugs,
Nancy

Pawsitively Creative said...

Love this tag! I am determined to join in and make 12 tags as well. I just finished my first one and we actually used the same stencil for the background! Great minds think alike! Your chippies really do look like plastic pieces, genius! TFS! ~Niki

Hetty said...

Such a wonderul take on Tim'stag.Love your background and the finished tag is awesome.

Anneke said...

Great tag. Thanks for showing how you made it, very inspiring. Anneke.

Anita Houston said...

Blow me away! LOVE LOVE LOVE the arrows...WOW!!!

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