Friday, 5 June 2015

Tim's tags of 2015, Jane's Journal style, June

We are now half way through Tim's wonderful annual tag challenge. Here is his June tag.
We all know how much he loves his coffee! I decided to use his process but you will see that my card I created is very different to his.  As Tim always suggests.....take an idea and adapt it any way you this is just what I did.

You can see his techniques over on his blog here.

As you know I am making 12 cards not tags.
I decided that my theme would be summer and butterflies....2 of my favourite themes. I also wanted to make something just to celebrate June and the joy of summer.
I made a background using Tim's bark stencil as I do not have the lines one he used. I also just dabbed my distress ink pads as I don't have his custom blend pad either. I also wanted to use my new twisted citron distress ink....I am loving his new colours!

 I used his butterfly texture fade duo and cut an extra pair in gold card which I did not emboss.
Here is my inky background. I used watercolour paper,
I put together my elements
and used some remnant rubs for my sentiment, I had used this piece of card as a mop up from my inks

I added some alcohol inks to some gems
I also inked up some die cut tattered flowers, I added some abandoned coral DI to my final flowers.
So here is my finished card.

I would like to enter my card into

                                                         Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2015 June challenge

and also into these other fun challenges;

Mixed Media World Vintage
Our creative corner what makes you smile I love butterflies and seeing them on this project reminds me of the sunshine in my garden, that always makes me smile.
Creative Inspirations for a friend
Live and love crafts in the garden
A vintage journey celebrations as my sentiment says my celebration is the joy of summer and of good times
Art with heart summer fun
As you like it favourite flower and why I have lots but for summer daisy is one...because it reminds me of my darling granddaughter Daisy Jane ;0)
Cute card Thursdays summer colours

I had a rare Thursday at home yesterday and after I finished my list of things to do I had the afternoon outside in my studio. We had wall to wall sunshine from dawn to dusk. Billy loved being outside with me.
and when it got too hot he found some shade
 Life is good, especially if you're a cat
and as the sun went down we even enjoyed dinner alfresco.

Thanks as always to everyone who visits me here and for your kind comments. I would like to give a warm welcome my newest followers.  It's great to have you here sharing my creative journey. Here's to a flaming June.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x 


  1. Love all the earthy colours today Jane!
    What a gorgeous boy that Billy is. :)
    Yes fingers crossed for an amazing June, eek almost halfway through the year!!!!!
    Happy weekend my friend,
    V x

  2. Stunning creativity Jane. Billy looks lovely, I have two cats of my own who I adore.

    Thank you for sharing your day with us.

    Love & hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  3. I hope you win all the contests! I'm happy to see sunshine there... we have it too, finally! I think we're going to have a restful weekend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Hi Jane, I really didn't feel inspired with Tim's tag this month but now after seeing your wonderfully designed card I hope to get time to join in. It's such a beautiful textural card and I'm loving your butterflies against the corrugated card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

  5. ooo Jane - me likey very much - looking forward to having a go at this one! Big huggles rachel x

  6. What a lovely card version of Tim's Tag - your bark background looks wonderful with the torn cardboard and your pretty butterflies! and your garden looks so lovely in the sunshine - what a lovely place to have your dinner in the fresh air! thanks for joining us in the A Vintage Journey celebrate challenge Jane!

  7. Such a great and original interpretation of Tim's tag, love the colours and the textures you have created.
    Will miss you tomorrow.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  8. This is a gorgeous creation! Lovely snaps of your garden too. Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  9. Wow Jane, I just knew you would rock this tag!! LOVE how you coloured your butterflies, they are brilliant, and the corrugated cardboard is a wonderful backdrop for them!! Love your take on Tim's version much more than than his (sorry Tim)! Billy is such a cutie and it looks like you had a wonderful day in the sun! happy weekend, hugs :)

  10. Pretty! I like your bottle too. It's a great way to commemorate your holiday happiness :)

  11. Everything about your card is a treat for eyes Jane. So happy you joined us at A Vintage Journey with your wonderful creation.

  12. Great interpretation of Tims tags and for sharing it with us at MMW this month.
    Amanda x

  13. Wonderful card Jane, those butterflies are beautiful!
    Love your cute moggy too!
    Alison x

  14. As always, I am amazed with the attention to detail and the many techniques you use, really wonderful card. I love seeing cats sunbathing, I hope if I ever come back as an animal it is a cat, although one of mine brought a bird in today, which was rather sad, so far they have stuck to mice and the occasional rabbit, but I don't like it when they get birds :( Bethx

  15. Hi Jane, great interpretation of Tim's Tag, those butterflies always make me smile too! I love the colours you used, they work well on the grungy background. Thank you for joining in my challenge at Our Creative Corner, jan x

  16. Fabulous card and a great interpretation of Tim's tag! Thank you for entering our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

  17. Hi Jane,
    It's great fun seeing your different techniques. Fab effect on the butterflies and what a gorgeous grungy background! Thanks for playing with LLC again this month.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts

  18. Fabulous tag and I love seeing the photos of your garden and kitty. It looks a very relaxing place to be.
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    The Sugar Bowl Challenge,
    Lili of the Valley,
    Without Words Challenge
    As You Like It Challenge.

  19. Love your colourful butterflies perched on their corrugated panel - a delicious take on the June tag. Thanks for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx


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