Thursday, 6 November 2014

Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014 Jane's Journal style

Before I share my card inspired by Tim's November tag I really want to thank everyone for their sweet comments left on my last "Thankful" post. Your really are so kind. Thank you.

For this month's tag Tim stayed with an autumnal theme. This is the tag he created.
Yet again the products he used had me a little stumped as he used some bright coloured distress paints for his leaf background and a leaf die. His process is described in his post here
Now I have neither bright distress paints nor a large leaf die usual at this time of the year I am looking forward to Christmas, I thought I could use a Christmas tree die instead of a leaf  and 3 of the 4 distress paints I own. I was also inspired bu the corrugated packaging as it gives such a cool rustic effect. I have also some Christmas remnant rubs so I though I could use those too. And rather than the gold flecks that Tim used I would make it snow on my card!

So armed with my supplies I headed down to my studio and first cut out my tree from some corrugated card which I ripped from some packaging. I tried 2 different tree
dies and plumped on the more square edged one. Both are dies by Marianne.

I then made some brightly coloured backing card using iced spruce, pewter and forest moss distress paints. I love the way by adding a spritz of water they blend together.

 I also added some pine needles and evergreen bough distress inks as I needed a little more green.

I created a snowy Kraft backing card using 2 of my favourite snowflake stamps by Visible Image. I added a glittery embossing powder for a touch of festive magic.
 I then added some some remnant rub words. I love the Christmas version of these, you get 1 black and 1 white sheet in a packet.

I took the cut out tree, put it back into the "hole" (as a stencil) and added some embossing ink through the gaps. I then sprinkled on silver embossing powder to give the appearance of tinsel.
Next I added some colour to the corrugated card. I thought it looked a little like a log cabin view so I added some wood coloured distress inks.

After putting the die cut down which I had used as a stencil I then had a little light bulb moment and thought "why not use the actual die cut on my card too".

I added some distress inks to this too. I love the rustic appearance. I have been using corrugated card on a few pieces recently so I was very pleased to see Tim doing it too!

It was then time to put my creative hat on and put everything together.

This is what I came up with in my completed card.

Here is the cut out tree, with lots of lovely frantage added to represent snow. The snowflakes are remnant rubs.

and the actual cut out as a second tree.

I love the snowy rustic feel of this card and shhhhh, it has been squirrelled away for my darling Hb's Christmas card.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014 November
Creative card crew Christmas joy
Christmas cards all year round no patterned papers
Artistic Stamper Christmas is coming
Bearly Mine Christmas cards
Penny Black and More anything goes
Stamping Sensations simply Christmas
Visible Image Favourite stamp this time I have used my favourite snowflake stamps
Jelly Park Christmas
Inspiration Journal Happy Holidays
Crafty Ribbons Christmas

I really enjoyed making my card and I thank Tim for encouraging us to explore our creativity. I really had to think "outside" the box for this challenge and I had such fun. Making this snowy scene also got me even more into the festive mood.

Now that Guy Fawkes' night is over I really can shout out loud..................................................................................................................................................................................
Jane's Journal's countdown to Christmas has begun...and there are only 49 day to go until my the big day...woop woop!

I am meeting my dearest friend Karen for our annual Christmas shopping afternoon today. She has taken half day from work and I have Thursdays off so we will be enjoying Ladies's Lunch, followed by some Christmas shopping and then afternoon tea. What a great day lies ahead....I have my list written.

We also have Daisy's 1st birthday party on Saturday and I will be putting the cake together after work tomorrow. Her card is made and written and her parcels all wrapped up ready for her birthday on Tuesday when her Mummy and Daddy are taking her to the Zoo. I will be back soon with some photos of the celebrations but on Sunday I will be back with my weekly Funkie Junkie creation as I am trying to keep up with them each week!

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. I don't think you could be any busier Sweet Jane! Love the sounds of your day today! Wish I could join you and Karen, I'm sure I would love her too.
    Happy Birthday dear Daisy! Have a great weekend. Your card making is getting so intense and your techniques and methods are so advanced. Love them all!!!

  2. Love the use of the corrugated card Jane, that is clever and I love those sparkly snowflakes. Doing a bit of snowflake crafting myself today! ;)
    Enjoy your girly day out and have a fantastic weekend celebrating Daisy's first birthday!!
    Happy Birthday little one!!! :) xxx
    V x

  3. A really awesome creation Jane. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Creative Card Crew.
    Cathy DT Member

  4. Wonderful card, Jane. Will be super special at Christmastime.
    In the meantime, Happy almost Birthday to Daisy.
    How fun!!

    Enjoy your day out.
    Anne xx

  5. This is a wonderful card, love the stamped background and the corrugated card,

    Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


  6. Gosh, I'm excited about Daisy's party! I look forward to seeing the photos of the party. What jolly fun you will all have! Great card! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Nice work. I love your colour choices.

  8. Great creations Jane, corrugated is one of my favourite craft essentials.

    Thank you so much for joining in at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  9. I love your card Jane!
    You make me want to get the inks out right now (I just cleaned up my desk ;)
    Happy Birthday to the Sweetest little Girl!
    I'll be thinking of her and you tomorrow as my Mom is also blowing a candle.

  10. Wow Jane, this is absolutely stunning! The background you created is gorgeous, it was almost a shame to cover it up... but you covered it up so beautifully. This is such a wonderful take on Tim's tag... Thanks so much for joining in at Inspiration Journal. Anne xx

  11. this is amazing Jane - I love it - a brilliant representation of tims tag. hope daisy's party goes well - I know it will. Hugs Rachel x

  12. A simply gorgeous card Jane...I always love to read about how you put your cards together too...
    hApPy fIrSt bIrThDaY to your beautiful little Daisy goodness how time flies by...
    Best wishes for lots of fun celebrating such a very special day!!
    Susan x

  13. oh my do love how you stage and show us how you created your beautiful creations love the colour on this one
    hugs Kate xx

  14. How beautiful, Jane! I love that your creation isn't a duplicate of Tim's but uses his as inspiration.

  15. WOWZERS! This is absolutely jaw dropping GORGEOUS!

  16. Fabulous I love how you used the corrugated card.
    got here via: christmas cards all year ... glad I did.
    Suzi B x

  17. On catch up. Your card is stunning Jane, I too love the effect corrugated card gives and how different it can look depending on colours used. Adding the die cut tree to your card finished it off as a gorgeous embellishment.
    Julie x

  18. How pretty! Your card is a fantastic take on Tim's challenge! Love the colors on that background paper!

  19. What a fun a festive card...your take on Tim's tag is very fun! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Emporium.

  20. So very pretty ... I actually got chilled looking at it... with snow flakes and snow ! Love the colors and your techniques !

  21. Wow lovely card really love the snow effect. Thank you for entering the artistic creative team challenge. Dee x

  22. Your card is stunning, loved watching it develop in your photos. It's perfect for our festive challenge over at jellypark friends, thanks for linking up. Mel :o)

  23. Stunning card, great design and love the colours you have used..Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine and hoping you would like to join us again soon. Good luck in draw..Hugs Lozzy x

  24. I love your take on this month's tag. The Christmas tree is so cute and the background is gorgeous. :)

  25. Fab creation. Love the image. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  26. Wow, this is perfect! Great artwork!

  27. Wow Jane this is absolutely awesome! Love all the texture... amazing work! Thank you for entering it into our challenge xx

  28. Another fantastic project, thank you again for entering the Visible Image Challenge, good luck, hugs Pauline DT member xxxx


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