Sunday, 13 March 2016

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 Jane's Journal card style, March

Wow a third of the year through already and Tim is continuing with his inspirational re mix tags. This is his tag for March using 2 of his previous techniques.

I needed to make an Easter card for my Hb and as I'm not sure he would appreciate one with butterflies on I decided to chose something else for the focal. I chose my Tim bird branch of my faves and started with the corrugated card treatment.

Your can see all the details of the making process over at Tim's blog here but I will share my own tweaks as I always like to go off on a bit of a's always fun.
So I prepared my corrugated card (I love using this and I use it lots in my crafting)
 I cut out my bird branch and added some spring colours to make it appear to be a piece of damp bark

I die cut some card using my mixed media dies and stuck it only some card which I had stamped with my VI script stamp.

I don't have any Distress crayons yet but I do have Gellatos so I used some spring colours on this layer. I roughly worked out where the branch would be and also where the bird would sit.
I then decided that as there is not a lot of open space on this die that I would use the bright backing more as a shadow to the original die cut. So rather than get rid of the die cut I used it.  I rubbed some Gellatos onto the bird and branch and inked the edges for shadow and depth.
To make my card more Eastery (not sure if that is a word, I'll call it a Janeism) I also die cut some of Tim new wildflowers and water coloured them with distress inks in spring colours. I also cut myself a little tag from corrugated card.
So I bet you are wondering where I am going with this.......well here is my finished card.
 and some close ups......

So another Jane's Journal card take on Tim's great tags....I rather like this one, I hope my Hb does too :0)

I would like to link up my card into the following great challenges;

Tim Holz 12 Tags of 2016  March
Live and Love crafts  Signs of spring
The Artistic Stamper spring time
Anything but cute crazy for colour
Fussy and Fancy  things with wings
Deep Ocean Easter
Penny Black and More feature a creature
Pixie's Crafty workshop #220
Allsorts  1/3 spring is in the air
We love to Create 1/2 #6 anything goes mixed media
Stamps and stencils spring is in the air
The Ribbon Girl any image/ spring or anything goes

Easter is so early this year, just 2 weeks away. I am enjoying some Easter makes at the moment as well working on my DT projects, lots of spring crafting. I hope you get some time too there is so much to be inspired by all around us courtesy of Mother Nature.
The sun has made an appearance too...bliss... look who I found coming out of hibernation in my garden after work on Friday...........

 A most welcome visitor.
Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. Thanks also for voting for me on Facebook with my Fairy art journal pages and if you would still like to vote this is the link to the post here with the details. I am in the top 20 with my votes so fingers crossed that if I can stay there I will get through to the next round. You're all stars, I could not do it without you.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Wonderful work Jane. Great to see a ladybird out and about too.

    I would vote for you on FB - but I don't have an account, sorry.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. Hi Jane! LOVE this piece of mixed media - is really is a taste of Spring isn't it!

    I hope I did the Lavinia thing alright, I posted it on my FB and asked people to like or share. I can see that almost 30 people liked it and one shared - what worries me is that maybe they should have gone to the FB page itself - or will their likes count anyhow?


    Di xx

  3. Jane, this is awesome sauce and so Eastery. Hehe! Love the offset of the die used over the die cut and your Gelatos background add some scrumptious colors. What a way to think outside the box! I am positive your DH will love this! Gorgeous details as well.

    Thanks for joining in our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz ~Niki DT

  4. Another fab Tim Holtz tag inspired card, Jane - I'm sure hubby will love it! You've created such fabulous texture and that bird and branch die is just lovely!
    Nice to see a native ladybird for a change, I have to say, I haven't seen many for a long time! Hope you're enjoying the wonderful Spring sunshine! Hugs, Lisa x

  5. This is great! Thank you for sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x

  6. I'm sending good wishes for you on the challenge. Love the images of the lady bug!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. A fabulous take on Tim's tag Jane and a great card for Martin I am sure he will love it. Yay for the sunshine, looking forward to more warmer weather. Xxx

  8. M will love it, it's gorgeous Jane, very springy (not sure that's a word either but we both know what we mean)!! I love the corrugated card.
    Lovely to see the little ladybird, it really has felt like Spring here this weekend, it has been so nice!
    Have a great week my friend,
    V x

  9. this is beautiful Jane - so spring like - so beautiful! Hugs rachel x

  10. Fantastic work Jane. I really love what you've done and thanks for sharing.

    Beautiful photos of the ladybird. Do you know I didn't see one last year. I was quite worried about it. Barb xx

  11. Gorgeous take on Tim's tag. Love you pops of colour. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

  12. A lovely mixed media creation Jane and great take on Timmy's tag.

    Many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge (don't forget to add our link so you go into the prize draws).

    B x

  13. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Penny Black and More Jayne.
    If you add a link to our blog we can enter you into our prize draw.


  14. Hello sweet Jane,

    What a beautiful tag, and I love the "live, create, tell the story" slogan! And what a pretty little visitor you had in your garden, from here, with all the snow, that looks quite amazing (and gives us home too!)!

    Happy Monday my friend!


  15. Jane, it's always a breath of fresh air visiting your blog, and this is just a lovely Easter card, with a creative twist on Tim's March tag...(Still haven't a clue what I will do. I can't remember what Distress crayons I ordered and I haven't unpacked them yet.) I love that bold pop of color as the shadow. Fabulous improvising!

    Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  16. Gorgeous work, Jane! I love Tim's and I love perfectly spring like :)
    Wishing you a happy sunny week.
    Helen xox

  17. Gorgeous Jane! Love the die you used for your pattern and your colours in behind are so vibrant and work perfectly against the corrugated cardboard! Love the ladybug photos, I can't wait for my lake come to life so I can see some wonderful creatures. Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Crazy For Colour' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  18. Hi Jane,

    It's beautiful!
    Your husband is a lucky chap ;)
    (and not just because you make the prettiest cards!)
    I just saw a Ladybird last week for the very first time!


  19. Wow thats beautiful tag, love it.
    Thanks for joining us at Artistic stamper this month

  20. Lovely card Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Feature a creature' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  21. I LOVE the dies you used...what a gorgeous scene and excellent original take!

  22. What a marvelous creation!!!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra


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