Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 2013 Tag

Here I am 3 days early with my February tag following Tim Holtz monthly tags, teehee.
Yes spoken like a true procrastinator ;)

I am really happy with how this one turned out.
Plus it was so nice to get in my scrap/craft room and create, instead of organize :)
So here is my tag all complete :)

I didn't have the distress stain the Tim Holtz used so I used my distress inks.
I inked up the whole tag with Barn Door, then ran in through the embossing folder, then I added my favourite red colour ink...Aged Mahogany. I used the last colour straight from the ink pad.

The technique this month was to use the distress markers.
I had picked mine up at the beginning of this month....sadly a few of them seem to be dried up...so I will contact the company I bought them from to send me some working ones ;)
I stamped this image 3 times on watercolour paper.
The distress markers are a bit different in colour then the distress inks so I wanted to find the perfect red for my heart :)
Plus I wanted to layer this image.
Tip- when colouring with water colours, apply water on the paper before adding your colour, it seems to flow better.

My photos are out of order and I can't fix it soo I will follow the photos.
I embossed the black paper and then used the Picket Fence distress marker on it so pop out the embossing :)
I added a fragment charm after I inked and stamped on some paper and adhered it to the back of the charm.

Here is the photo I wanted :)
Here is the winged heart all done. I fussy cut out the image, then on a second image, I fussy cut the heart out. I popped them all up with foam dots.
I used a heart shaped grunge board shape to place it on.
For the grunge heart, I coloured it with my distress ink (yes Aged Mahogany) and attached it with my tiny attacher...1st time using it ;)

Believe it or not, I have thought about doing this.
Making your tissue tape into ribbon.
I love it..another use for tissue, or washi tape :)
I even added a bit of distress ink on it.
The charm was gold, but I used my alcohol ink to colour it.

Another look at the completed tag :)

Now if this wasn't enough creativeness for you, I have more ;)
Here is a video I did for my January tag :)
Oh thats not all...here is a closer look at my February Tag :)

I hope you all have had a very Creative Tuesday :)
I have...but I am still working on my stamp storage....its going to be a long process.

Tracy :)


  1. Hi, I just love this tag it is so sweet, dont you just love Tim holtz. :)

  2. what a great tag! love the embossing!!

  3. Glad you stopped your organization for a little creating time. Sometimes it helps to stop and then refocus. Hope that works for you!!!

  4. Looks like we were on the same page yesterday! I did mine too. Yours is fantastic. The heart with wings is awesome.

  5. This tag turned out so cool! Do you have to wait for your ink to dry before you emboss it? I'm going to check out your videos when I get home tonight. It's been awhile since I've been at work, otherwise I would watch them here ;)

  6. Fabulous tag Tracy - love the colours and great embossing. I'm hoping to get some more colouring done and stuff before Andy comes home for the weekend:-)

  7. This really looks great! I like your inking over the embossed background!

  8. Your inking really sets off the embossing! You always seem to add the coolest details! I didn't notice the little red charm at the top on FB. Gonna try to view the videos again. Internet having some issues here this morning...

  9. Beautiful tag. I love the background and how you used ink to change the charm color. Lovely!

  10. So pretty with all of the hearts. I love the background!

  11. Awsome tag Tracy.Your colour choice was perfect.Great Job!.

  12. Fantastic tag! Distress ink...distress stain...it's all the same! Love the hearts and the barn door color was perfect! :)

  13. Fabulous tag!! Love the videos!!

  14. This is gorgeous. I love the heart that you colored, and how you enhanced the embossing with the inks!

  15. Okay, I just finished the videos. I love where you're displaying the tags! I think it's a great idea to put them out in the open, it will definitely keep you motivated! I love my tiny attacher, use it all the time :)

  16. love the embossed hearts. great choice in colors and love the heart theme, of course.

  17. Great tag, love the embossing and ink :)


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