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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tim Holtz Tag - January

I really enjoyed doing Tim's tags last year but I wasn't sure whether to take up this year's challenge or not. I don't have many of his stamps, embellishments or even the newer dies but then I decided to give it a go and adapt as much as I could to what I have.  So here is January's tag. I've used a Papermania chronology embossing folder with antique linen, brushed corduroy and broken china DIs. The advantage of this folder is that it is upside down so you don't have to cut the top to allow the bottom of the tag to be embossed as instructed by Tim. The text stamp by Katzelkraft is an extract of Martin Luther King's famous speech with the edges distressed. I cut some cogs from a Papermania chronology die and sponged copper, galaxy gold, platinum planet and lightning black Brilliance inks over. The film strip is by TH and the arrow is a punched shape. I coloured the silver organza ribbon with ginger Adirondack ink and stamped the month January from a Studio G stamp set. I'm not a big fan of steampunk but I do like this embossing folder and the dies are a good size to be used on other projects.


  1. Super take on the Timmy January tag. You don't need to have all of the Timmy stuff, just a bit of imagination and the world's your oyster.
    I see you are in Surrey too, we're getting more snow just now - ho hum!!! BJ in the snow!

  2. Great "Timmy" tag, love the colours used onthe background. I am doing the tags for the first time this year really enjoyed doing January, look forward to seeing your February tag.

  3. I love your interpretation of the TH tags. How boring it would be make a replica of his tags and I like seeing how everyone uses what they already have. Think this is a great tag, love the Martin Luther King quote and all the colours too.


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