Monday, 9 February 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2015 February

 Well, for once I am I am not "last minute Lottie" as I have managed to make and actually post my finished tag at the beginning of the month instead of at the end or even not at all!!
I followed Tim's detailed tutorial which you can check out  here but used Madam Payraud's 8x8 paper stack for my collaged background, love these papers. I also used a piece of  Docrafts adhesive fabric 'Sew Lovely' Tape Measure paper roll which has got lost under the frame and heart. I stamped the word Love on a ticket from the ticket strip die as I didn't have any of the Holiday Flash Cards and also added a strip of Sketchbook tissue tape.

I made my felt heart by first sticking felt to some card and die cut using the M+S heart die, then die cut another felt heart without the card backing, and also cut another heart from some light weight wadding. I trimmed down the heart wadding a little and used a small amount of  glue to stick it to the felted card then made a sandwich, card/felt, wadding, felt heart. I then sewed round the whole thing on my sewing machine which was a bit fiddly and not as evenly stitched as I would have liked, but I could almost hear Tim in my head saying "embrace the imperfections"  so I did ! lol 
I decided to add some seed beads for texture and to give a quilted look which also doesn't show up very well in the photo's.

To finish off I added one of the corners from the industrious stickers, a couple of heart brads slightly inked with a litlle Black soot DI to the word band (it is a Valentine tag after all) a snippet of lace to the bottom and  some crinkle ribbon to the top, coloured with a Marvy Brush Marker which matched the colour of my felt heart perfectly.

I enjoyed making Tim's February Tag and am happy with how it turned out though I think I might add more of the Black Soot DI next time to give better shadows around the collaged pieces. I panicked and smudged more off than I left (Tim didn't offer up any encouragement during that part) lol. So I'm off to link up over at Mr H's place and take a look at some of the great tags and leave a little love.
Thanks for stopping by have a great week
Happy Art Making
Hugs Lottie x


  1. Thank you for stopping by at my blog. Love your take on Tim's tag too !
    Corrie x

  2. Your tag is fabulous Lottie and a wonderful take on Tim's tag. I LOVE the gorgeous heart and the lovely Eiffel Tower is a wonderful addition. Beautiful work! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. What a beautiful tag Lottie and I looked back at your desk. How tidy is that desk!!

  4. Lottie...I am "lovin" that pink quilted heart....and it shows off beautifully with the pink ribbon and the rest of the pink in your tag!

  5. Now it's me who is late coming by to see your gorgeous tag, Lottie! You aced this one and I love it dearly! I've spent several minutes just bathing it with my eyes to catch every sweet detail and all those genius pops of pink!! Excellent!! Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs, Darnell


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