Tim’s 12 tags of 2013 – June

I’m having a slow, relaxed, arty sort of Queen’s Birthday weekend. We were heading away but Tony’s had a couple of ‘off’ days so we decided it was better to stay close to home. Every month Tim Holtz holds the Tim’s 12 tags of 2013 challenge. He demonstrates how to make a super cool tag using his products, complete with detailed product tips and techniques = awesome stuff. This month’s tag features Distress Markers.

I don’t have any Distress Markers (yet 🙂 ) but have plenty of Distress Ink and Distress paints, so adjusted the instructions to suit my stash. I don’t mind not having all the bits ‘n bobs because it makes me think about the process and what the look is we’re trying to achieve. I’m pleased with the final results. One of these will go in my art journal, the other will become part of a greeting card.

I have a very sick staff member, she’s already been in hospital 2 months with plenty more to go, so I write to her every week and try to use handmade cards for a bit of colour and variety. Tony watched me draw a tree, leaves and bird on the envelope for a card I wrote her today; he shook his head, muttered something about the poor postal service, and wandered off. He makes me laugh…

tim h tags 0613

17 thoughts on “Tim’s 12 tags of 2013 – June

  1. It’s always good to think laterally and adapt to the materials you already have. I love what you have done. What a caring thing to do for your fellow worker. I know she will value your kindness.


  2. Love your spin on these tags, pink and blue splatters really make a cheerful little pop of colors , Cool stamp images too 🙂 very nice tags 🙂


  3. OMG…are you creative!! I really like the way you write your storys and i have a lot to read for the next days (:o) Thanks so much for your nice comment on my blog. I’m looking forward to catch all your great art*sy* stuff.


  4. Hi Cath, I really love what you’ve done
    with your tags, especially the backgrounds.
    Love the colors! It’s pretty cool what you
    can come up with, when you don’t have all
    the supplies. Thanks for visiting/leaving a
    comment on my blog. 🙂



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