Friday 31 January 2014

12 Tag of 2014 Begins!

This is at the very last minute for the last day go January!  Talk about cutting it fine ;-)  So here is my version of Tim Holtz's January tag for the 12 Tags of 2014 Challenge.

I have had a lovely time getting inky and painty!  Tim's original tag had a pocket watch as the main element - I did not have the die or the embossing folder so as you can see I have improvised.  I substituted these little clock charms for the die and I have kept the pocket watch idea and as you can see my pocket watches are flying out from a pocket!  I love using Ranger Foil so I had to include that element which I embossed and then painted with Distress Paint before taking the sand paper to it to reveal the metal and the embossing.

I have included a photo of Tim's original on the back of my tag like I did last year, in addition to that I am going to use the little logo to make a tag charm to attach to each of my tags showing the month of the tag as you can see in this photo.  The Glossy Accents is still drying!

Tim used rub-ons to add numbers to the side of his tag and I have followed the layout but have used letter stickers that I have had forever which were the perfect shade of brown and had the look of a rub-on too!

Now where is the video I hear you cry????!  It is still on the memory card at the moment!  I finished the tag but not the video…..oh well better luck next month with my time management!  I will post my video later on tomorrow so please pop back if you want to see what I did to make my interpretation of Tim's inspiration.

For now I will leave you with one last photo of the lovely mess I now have to tidy up…..well actually I must confess that I will probably do that in the morning!

Don't let my mess put you off if you are thinking of playing along with Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014.  It really is a great way to try out new techniques, to put on your thinking cap when you don't have all the products, and of course, to go shopping if Tim uses something you absolutely cannot live without!!! ;-)

Hope you like my tag and thank you for popping by X

PS Thank you to everyone that has been subscribing both here and on my You Tube Channel I look forward to sharing more creativity with you all through the coming year.

PPS I look forward to seeing Tim's February tag tomorrow!


  1. This is amazing.

  2. Anonymous20:12

    Great tag! I like how you interpreted it with what you had on hand. I had hoped to make one, but it's now the last day . . . we'll see if I can fit it in tonight.

    ~ Laura

  3. Hi Helen, I love your take on Tim's tag, it is fabulous! I love the way you used the metal and the flying watches are delightful. Anne x

  4. Love your tag! Your flying clocks are mag! It is true, time does fly when creating!! I just did mine last night! I really fell behind this month. I can't wait to see Feb!

  5. Such a great tag Helen. I'm always very impressed with your own fabulous interpretations of Tims tags by using what you already have. Looking forward to seeing the video for this tag and seeing your next one :o) Mo x

  6. I love you take on Tim's tag too, Helen. That blue tin piece and the little winged hearts are so cool. Blessings!

  7. Fabulous tag! Love all the texture and the winged clocks! Great take on the challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. I'm glad that you got your tag posted and completed in time because it is wonderful! Love the originality, love the theme and concept with the flying clocks, love the embossed and painted background, love the shape... thanks for all of the inspiration! Cathy


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