Wednesday, 4 February 2015

February Tim's Tag, Jane's Journal style

We are on to Tim's second tag of 2015 and it was no surprise to see that he made a Valentine/love themed tag shown below. You can see Tim's fabulous detailed tutorial here
I really loved the collage design and process Tim used and I thought it was a perfect way to use up scraps of paper. I don't have any red felt and I don't tend to stitch on my cards with a machine so I thought I would find another way of making a textured feature heart. I also wanted to include some lace. I actually have that word banner and I decided that rather than a valentine card (which I have already made for my Hb) I would make an anniversary card instead.

I got out my scraps box and had a rummage around.
 and I chose these pieces from it.
To make the collage I played around with placement of the strips. I also used a couple of TH word tickets.

Once I was happy with the pattern I glued them down and then cut them straight. I then added a top sealer coat of glue and distressed the edges.
Now it was time to get messy. Tim uses Picket fence DP to add a shabby chic/vintage look. I don't have that colour so I just used a white Ranger acrylic paint dabber. I smeared paint over the sealed papers and let it dry. I then added another coat of glue (I used Mod Podge) which really gives a great bonded feel to the papers. I let this all dry and over night pressed it flat under a weight.
Next it was time to outline the scraps. Tim uses a dark Distress pen but I wanted something less heavy and chose Fired Brick instead.
After this my collage backing paper was ready to embellish.
I decided to make a big red textured heart using Distress Glitter. I cut out a Cheery Lynn  heart and added Glossy accents
 and then the Distress Glitter
I then got together various components and had a play with my design.

And this is what I came up with.

Here are a few close ups...
This crunchy rich red distress glitter heart, which I wrapped in Baker's Twine

Some of the details I added including charms, metalic corners, lace and brads;

 and even a button which I tied with twine.

I finished off with some chit chat remnant rubs and butterflies.
I loved the idea of a collage backing paper, it is thick and flexible, so decided to make a second piece at the same time
but what the "wish" piece turns into you will have to wait and see ;0)

I would like to enter my Love card into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2015 February 
We do doobadoo romance
Pan Pastels Love is in the air
A vintage journey love is in the air
Frilly and Funkie be my valen-twine I tied the word plaque, button and heart all with Bake's twine.
Natalie and Amy all about the love
Creative Inspirations love is in the air
That Craft Place anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Mondays H is for... for me it is hearts.
Papertake weekly anything goes

Although we have had some fleeting snow in the south over the last few days I was able to get to my workshop on Saturday. I had a super inky time with Brenda making a memories folio. I need to finish off my project and add some of my own details and then I will be able to share it here.

Thanks for all your sweet visits and comments you take the time to leave me. Keep warm and carry on crafting. I'm off with my Hb to do the Cha Cha Cha at dancing tonight ;0) x

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Good afternoon, Jane! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your collage background and will definitely be doing this with some of the endless paper scraps that I have - sealing the finished result with a layer of glue seems to bond the papers together better and makes it look like a single piece of paper...awesome! You got lots of lovely texture with your metal accents and glittery heart...I so want to play but need to get all my samples finished for the weekend so hubby can start with production of my next disc and to top it all, I have now got little man's cold and feel rotten! :( Hope the snow stays away, I need a glint of Spring now! Hugs, Lisa x
    PS Enjoy your dancing! xx

  2. I love your take on the tag of Tim's and especially the heart you made. I saw it on the Frilly and Funky challenge and wanted to come over and take a closer look! Emma x

  3. WOW!This is a beautiful page,the heart is fantastic!

  4. What a lovely card, I love the patchwork effect and the heart! Making the heart looks like such a lot of fun. :)
    We've no more snow here but it's ever so cold!
    Enjoy the rest of the week my friend,
    V x

  5. Hi Jane, Such a beautiful card. I love everything about it, the heart, the glitter, the scrap paper and of course the lovely sentiment! Guess what? have intrigued me to buy some distress pens, I'm experimenting some with journalling. It is fun!
    You are something, Cha Cha Cha xoRobin

  6. Fantastic romantic card which fits in perfectly with the "Romance" theme over at We Do Doobadoo Challenges . Adore how you composed your card and I think I need to rummage through my scraps box now. Lou (DT)

  7. Love your card.. I am making Valentine cards, myself! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. This is a lovely card hun! Thanks for playing along at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  9. Beautiful! I love the "quilting" effect Jane!
    Thank You~

  10. Love it Jane! Great version of Tim's tag. Love your control of the white acrylic to make it shabby - really effective and all your embellishments are wonderful. Great to see you too last weekend - not finished mine yet...I get too easily distracted with something else, but it is on my desk waiting! Till next time. Nikki xxxx

  11. I adore Tim's tag this month and think you have designed it into a card perfectly Jane. Your heart looks fab with the lattice design and I like the addition of your heart brads. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Have a great weekend, Julie xx

  12. Wonderful Jane!! This tag made me a little nervous, but now that I have seen your gorgeous interpretation, I think I have been inspired to give it a go!! Thanks for the much needed push! hugs :)

  13. Fabulous colourful ephemera patchwork - what a terrific take on Tim's tag... Hope you enjoy the Cha Cha!
    Alison xx

  14. Love your background and how it all came together! The heart is luscious, and all the little details are fantastic....great tag!! xx Lynn

  15. Wonderful collage! I love your glittered heart with the twine!

  16. Beautiful projects! Lovin' the collaged pretty papers and the shimmery heart! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! Please feel free to check out my sample:

  17. Love how you have made this your own Jane! It's beautiful! x

  18. What a wonderful adaption to the original! The backgrounds on both of them look fantastic, love how you wrapped the heart too, looks super! Thanks so much for adding it to our "Love is in the Air" challenge at A Vintage Journey!

  19. Lovely hun, thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from Premium Craft Brands PanPastel UK Hugs Terry xxxx

  20. Love that shiny red heart all wrapped up in twine! great take on Tim's tag Jane - thanks for joining us (again!) in the AVJ challenge!

  21. Gorgeous work Jane, love how you have combined the papers and made this a truly inspirational take on Tim's tag.
    Thanks for sharing your talent at AVJ.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  22. LOVE the way your Feb project has come together here and that heart is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at A Vintage Journey and Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  23. I love the papers you have used for your collage backgrounds. Your Anniversary card is just beautiful, a great take on Tim's tag. I will have to pop back and see what you make with your Wish piece.
    Hugs Lottie

  24. this is fantastic thanks for joining us at That Craft Place xxx Stacey S xxx

  25. Blinking Stunning creation, Jane, so pretty I love it! - thanks for joining in at We Do Doobadoo.


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