Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 July, Jane's Journal's card version

For July Tim is asking us to revisit 2 more of his previous techniques. This is the tag he created.
If you would like to see his process, please look at his blog via the link here

As you know by now I don't have many "male" stamps or dies and after looking through my stash I soon realised that I would not be making anything like Tim's. So as he asked us to,  I took my own artful expedition through my creative imagination and in true Jane's Journal style went off in my own direction and decided to make a Christmas card...as you do!

Out came my Tim Christmas stamps
 I die cut the word believe in some Kraft card and stamped my image onto watercolour paper
 I coloured my image with distress markers and made the error of using picket fence for Santa's beard, hair and the snowman..you will see why later.
 I added some distress glaze
and then made a wash of blue to cover my card.

You will notice that the picket fence did not resist the glaze....probably because it is pigment based but never fear, everything is fixable in my world.
I got out my white acryllic paint and just went over those areas...problem solved.
I then cut a slit in my Kraft card and slid through my image. 
Then it was time to put on my creative hat and add some details.

Here is my finished card.

I added lots of festive embellies and some faux gold stitching. Below is a close up of my "stitching". I think the blue card looks like denim material. 
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 July
Rubber Dance Christmas in July
Emerald Faeries  2/3 Winter blues
Fussy and fancy Christmas in July
The ribbon girl 2/3any image

Thanks for visiting today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Certainly a very clever take on Tim's tag...you have a very artistic take on everything. and I admire your 'everything is salvageable attitude'....mine would have probably hit the bin at that point. Clever too how the card is threaded through as opposed to layered on! Brilliant!.......and another for your stash!

  2. Fabulous version of Tim's tag. I love that you went with a Christmas theme, the Santa image and the blue work so well together with the kraft. Wonderful take on the original. hugs :)

  3. I like you card much bette than Tim Holtz's( no offence to Tim). I love the stamp, the blue and the cut out believe. You pieced everything together so well and I also love that you made the white work:) this is a card that can be used for men or women.

  4. haha, trust you Jane to go off on your own and you know what, you did a great job!! :)
    You're right, the blue does look denim, stitched denim!!
    Mini heatwave here!!!
    V x

  5. Wonderful card Jane and clever design. The beard was certainly a happy mistake as I love the texture with the paint on it.
    Julie x

  6. Gorgeous tag.. love the vintage look and all the fun add-ons. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. A fabulous interpretation of Tim's tag. Love the coloured image and all the wonderful embellishments, beautifully done xxxx

  8. Love the colours of this design, Jane, and how you explored your own ideas! The vintage look and embellishments make it so interesting too. Hope you are enjoying this heatwave!!
    Helen xox

  9. Wow Jane! Your card is wonderful and it came together beautifully - I am impressed!!
    sandy xx

  10. I love Christmas in July and your card is beautiful!!

  11. Beautiful, Jane! The blue with the stiching on top do look like denim! Cool idea for another card, I'll say! :-)
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Rubber Dance once more this month! ♥

  12. Lovely creation! It is so good to see you sharing at Fussy & Fancy and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT

  13. Fun card. Love how you slipped it behind the die cut greeting. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance challenge. Hugz


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