Sunday, 16 February 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - February

Hello peeps,

Well, here is February's tag for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014, and I've managed to kill two birds with one stone, as they say, because this tag is what I gave my hubby for Valentine's day.
I didn't have most of t!m's ingredients to make the Feb tag so I bought the mini hearts die, which cost me £13.49 eeek!  if I had been smart enough to predict t!m would use hearts for his Valentine tag (derrr) I could have bought it from Country View Crafts for £7.99 free postage before it sold out.(idiot) I also bought the hearts stencil and  prepared to improvise.
I cut my tag 4 1/2 x 8 and made a mat with one of the designs from Docrafts Madame Peyrauds paper pack ( love these papers ) and stencilled the hearts over the top. I used the pocket watch die and one of the mini hearts to cut the heart in the middle and followed last months technique for the effects apart from the heart which I coloured with red alcohol ink. 
The wings were a pair of earrings I bought as I thought they could be used on a project sometime ;-) 
The border at the bottom is foil covered card and punched with a Fiskars heart punch, but I've only just noticed in the photo, that the hearts are upside down Ooops! wrong style of punch. 
My hubby hadn't noticed but said if it made me feel better he would hang the tag upside down !!!
The flower is cut with a Spellbinder flower die and embossed and inked to match the PW. I wonder if you can guess what the circular flower centre is (was) ?? It's a metal button from a pair of jeans and the the metal emblies in the bottom corners are rivets from same said jeans. I can't tell you how long I laboured getting those damn things off, and I swore (literally) I wasn't doing that again, but I really like them on this tag so maybe I will. lol I added the little red metallic flower to match the red of the heart. The from the heart sentiment is from t!ms Simple Sayings set and the other sentiment is from a Hero Arts set called Special Time. Last but not least I coloured the trim to match and stamped it with xox. I am really enjoying making these tags and I will be trying t!ms February tag techniques after all as I  received a happy surprise in the post last week from my Daughter, of t!ms Random Quotes stamp set, and a jar of  Antiquties frosted crystal. Thank you Katie, LoveYou xx

I wish you  a Happy week ahead and hope the weather will be a little kinder to us all.
Happy art making
Hugs to all
Lottie x


  1. Hi Lottie, what a wonderful take on Tim's tag, I love that you used the pocket watch and that (very expensive) heart looks wonderful taking centre stage! Great idea to use the button too, I'll remember that one. How lovely of your daughter, what a lovely surprise.

    You should sign up to Sizzix website, they often have sales with huge discounts around the time of the CHA, they have some great bargains.

    Hugs, Anne x

  2. Your take on Tim's Feb. tag is terrific! I really like the way you punched the border out of foil - what a great touch. The steampunk touch with the heart and watch is wonderful too. I enjoyed stopping by and reading all your details.

  3. Rawrsome! =^_^=

  4. Wowzer - that's so cool... love how you've combined the Jan/Feb elements to create a really stunning tag. I second Anne's tip about - there's a clearance sale at the moment on their Promotions tab!!
    Alison x


Thank you for paying me a visit today and leaving your comment and a little crafty happiness. Hugs Lottie x