Monday, January 11, 2016

TIM HOLTZ 12 TAGS of 2016 (My Version)

WooHoo! My 3rd year keeping up with Tim Holtz' tutorials for a tag a month.  This year he is going to take previous tutorials from past years and combine a couple to teach how different techniques work well together to create something new.  Here we go!

I decided to theme mine toward Valentine's Day instead of the New Year (using the Tim Holtz stamp set sent a year ago from Mario from being one of the December winners in 2014) - I used an Anna Griffin "love" embossing folder to match and a felt heart and fibers from my stash.  To find Tim's January tag tutorial click HERE.

Some closeups of the top and bottom

Couldn't decide on a focal print so, Made three tags using this month's tutorial.  

A while back I found some vintage photos at a thrift store for 25 cents each.  Thought the one of this bride was just elegant.

Also at the thrift store I found a pack of playing cards with beautiful prints of women from Asia.  Tied it together with some Tim Holtz' rubons and a faux coin.

I wonder who this handsome fellow was.  He was also one of the vintage photos I purchased for a quarter.  The photo was brittle and yellowed so I coated with with Ranger Multi matte for reinforcing.

Made a Separate Post for March's tag since I went a little out of the ordinary - (so there's more pics of it on an individual post)
MARCH 2016

APRIL 2016
Since I was working on some altered gift bags for Halloween, decided to go ALL Halloween for April -- so my texture on the tag around the mosaic I left all bumpy and grungy ... Birch tree die! for the background trees using Sheena's wood texture embossing folder.


  1. I love the feminine embossing folder and the pop of red from the heart!

  2. I really admire and appreciate your originality. If I had to pick a favorite this month it would be the Asian-inspired tag. You carried off the theme masterfully!

    1. I love that deck of cards - so many beautiful Asian art pieces