Friday, January 23, 2015

More Cracked Pistachio Inspired by Tim's January Tag

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I'm still loving the new Cracked Pistachio January distress color.  I was fortunate enough to receive some sample products at CHA and have made another tag based on Tim Holtz's January tag.  This time I started with a jumbo manila tag and affixed Melange tissue wrap with Glue 'n Seal as Tim showed in his January tutorial.  Rather than use distress paint, I spritzed on a bit of Cracked Pistachio distress spray stain and a bit of Walnut Stain spray too.  I love the color that resulted, almost olive but with a bit of extra zing to it.  
The trellis die cut was painted black with Black Soot distress paint and then given two coats of UTEE.  I used the trellis cut outs as my glittered embellishment, first painting them with antique linen distress paint and then applying Antique Linen distress glitter using Glossy Accents according to Tim's instructions.  I also used Alpha Parts this time with a smear of Antique Linen distress paint for my year.  The tag was edged with Walnut Stain DI.

I used the fabulous new Small Talk quotes and phrases in place of Tim's Chit Chat stickers and outlined them with a black stabilo pencil, smearing the pencil lines with my finger to create shadows. I added some Botanical Remnant Rubs using Tim's awesome new Remnant Rub tool (available for pre-order at The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and also black butterflies cut with the Butterfly Frenzy die.  And then in keeping with my theme, I boldly added a bright red triple bow made of crinkled seam binding dyed with Post Box Red Dylusions.  

It was fun just having an opportunity to play.  I like this one better than my first January Tim Tag, more feminine I guess :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

PS - in response to a reader's inquiry, the new Idea-ology products are being released mid-February and mid-March.  The new Small Talk and Big Chat stickers are scheduled for the February release.  You can pre-order them from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  









The products below were used in making this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where Tim Holtz/Ranger products are always 20% below MSRP.



13 comments:

Lynn Price said...

Linda - Love your treatment of the Frameworks die with the UTEE and the glitter on the little negative space cutouts! Your palette is gorgeous. The splash of red amongst the shiny black is terrific.. And what a great use of the Butterfly Frenzy die! Great make and quite inspiring!
xx Lynn

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Linda! Love the UTEE trellus, Pistachio is on my list! Sue C x

Nikki Acton said...

Great interpretation Linda, love the frameworks to capture the year. Colour looks good too.... Waiting for it to arrive over here! Nikki xx

Brenda Brown said...

Love, love this design Linda, it's utterly gorgeous xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Linda, this is just incredible! LOVE the black and beige palette, wow! Gorgeous effect on the Frameworks and such an amazing take on Tim's tag! I always find such inspiration in your creations! PLUS...my wish list just got longer! ha! hugs :)

Anita Houston said...

So jealous you have this! Lucky girl! Gorgeous tag take too!

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

The new distress colour is gorgeous, as is your stunning tag.

Astrid said...

This is beautiful, with a big WOW.
Hugs Astrid

Shari Trumbull said...

Gorgeous, Linda!! LOVE this tag! XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Ooh, loving the drama of the little phrases in black - I'm so keen to get my hands on the Small Talk and the Big Chat!! Love the subtle blending of colours - I'm in two minds about Cracked Pistachio, but when I see it combined with other shades, I definitely warm to it... and we're nearly at colour two for February! Fabulous take on Tim's tag.
Alison xx

KAT said...

Beautiful tag! I love the new word phrases in black - they look really awesome! do you know when the new idea-ology stuff will be available?

Ana K. said...

Linda your tag is awesome...i love dimension and red ribbon!
Hugs

Anneke said...

This tag looks amazing. Very inspiring. Thanks for showing Anneke.
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