Thursday, 16 July 2015

Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2015, Jane's Journal style, July

We're past the half way mark this year with Tim's monthly tags. For July he created a water coloured piece, the details of how to make it are here.  This is the photo of it below.
It is obviously a very patriotic tag for the USA 4th of July celebrations. As you know I am making 12 different cards instead of tags, using them as "special" cards for close family and friends.
I had planned to use the August tag to make my Hb's wedding anniversary card which we celebrate on 25th of this month. Now Tim's stamps would be of no use for this plus I don't have any of them so I went away for quite some time to consider which of my stamps I could use to make my Hb's card.

They needed to be a sensible size, not too big and not too small and I also wanted to feature a sentiment in the middle of the 3 panels where Tim used his USA stamp.
I searched my stash and eventually I decided that 3 of my Visible Image stamps would fit the bill.

I first chose my backing paper and then stamped out my images.
I tore them in the same way as Tim shows on his blog and then coloured them with Distress inks
Now I do have Tim's magic ingredient....Distress micro glaze and I used it here for the first really does work like magic and seals the inking perfectly. I was then able to go over my images with a wash of watercolour without anything moving or bleeding. It's fab!
It was then time to assemble my card and add my own take so here is what I came up with this month.
 I added LOTV tiny tags with my anniversary wishes on and a couple of star brads I have had in my stash nearly from day 1.
 I do not have a sewing machine and I actually find my faux sewing manages to fox most people so I am sticking to making holes and using a pen for my stitching..shuuush don't let on.

I would like to enter my card into Tim's July tag challenge

and also into the following fun challenges;

That craft place anything goes mixed media
Craft stamper take a stamp
The craft barn words.....and yes all my background is words, I purposely took at photo to prove it although most got covered up (as always)
Creative Inspiration let's colour
Noor UK something old something new my old are my VI stamps, my new is my T Holtz backing paper.
The artistic stamper tags
Simon Says Stamp Monday anything goes

Thank you all so much for your support on Monday with my 2 posts in one day...that took some reading and I really appreciate you taking the time to do this.

Thanks for stopping by today. I will be back on Monday with my 3rd GD post for Tracy over at Noor UK. We are really looking forward to a big family wedding this weekend. My eldest niece gets married and we are all looking forward to the celebrations.

It looks like the summer weather has returned, phew it's hot today.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Your stitching does look great Jane!! Lovely images and I love how you build them up!
    Enjoy your family wedding. :)
    Getting a bit dull here now, I think the rain is coming. :(
    Happy Thursday my friend,
    V x

  2. This is fabulous Jane!! I love the stamps you used and the colouring is fantastic! Excellent version of Tim's tag. hugs :)

  3. Love it Jane! The coloring is so wonderful! Fantastic take on Tim's tag :)

  4. Happy you're with us in the TIMI challenge from the Craft Stamper. Gorgeous project!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  5. this looks awesome Jane - really fabulous idea to use these stamps - and I agree with you about the micro glaze - its awesome! And so easy to use! I totally believe in your sewing - wow - what a clever idea - doing the holes really makes the pen look real - brilliant idea! Hugs rachel x

  6. Your anniversary card is nice. I like the US tags as well. I know it isn't useful for your husband's card but just the same a nice tag. My husband was talking to our British friend at church the other week and ask if they celebrated July 4th in the UK? Well, yes, she said, good riddance which we all laughed! :0} Enjoy your time with family at your niece's wedding! We have a wedding to go to next weekend and I need to get my card made for them. A photo and then will probably embellish with stickers, or not. Take care!

  7. A lovely design, Jane and I love the shades you have used too...and perfect need for a sewing machine! ;-)
    Wishing you a wonderful family wedding ♥
    Susan x

  8. Gorgeous tag Jane, thanks for joining in the fun at The Artisitic Stamper x

  9. Finally popping over for a closer look at your card. Simply amazing, just love this design and as I said before I hope you are a winner at Tim's Tags this time round. Thanks also for joining in the challenge at That Craft Place and good luck.
    Julie xx

  10. This is a great tag hun! Thanks for playing in this week's challenge over at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  11. Such a different and unique interpretation! Thank you for joining us at the TIMI CraftStamper challenge :-)

  12. Oh my Jane! What a beauty! I love what you did with these stamps and you even make me want to purchase them!! Thank You!

  13. Fabulous and unique interpretation of Tim's tag and so beautifully done! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  14. Very clever, Jane. Way to improvise, what a great trick to emulate machine stitching. Happy celebrating to you!

  15. Your stitching does look like the real thing. A fabulous card.

  16. This tag is absolutely eye candy!
    Love it.

  17. Wow, amazing, love it!! Thank you for joining in The Craft barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  18. Hello Jane, I'm sure the wedding was wonderful. Best wishes to your niece and her husband. Congrats on your upcoming anniversary.....lovely tag!!!
    THis summer is flying...
    Anne and all xx

  19. Jane, this is sublime! Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month

  20. Your tag is stunning ! thanks for joining us at the Artistic Stamper !

  21. I love everything about this! The colour palette, the stamps, the stitching......all gorgeous!
    Happy Anniversary!


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