Tuesday, 24 April 2012

!2 Tags of 2012 - April

Hi Everyone. Hope you are all well and happily creating your wonderful pieces of art. 

I cannot believe that we are almost at the end of April.......where does time go !! I thought I had better get creating for my submission to Tim Holtz  12 tags of  2012.  I had to improvise as I did not have the folder that Tim used. So I distressed an old book page then ran it through my Bigshot with another Sizzix  alterations die. (You can just  make out the sprockets and gears) I then inked  the tag with vintage photo, wild honey and broken china Distress inks.  As I did not have Tim's  branch die I used another, which I inked with vintage photo distress ink and then added walnut stain distress powders, some glue and flower soft. The bird was coloured with tumbled glass and scattered straw distress markers. I then made the wee embellishment on the bottom left using a small stamp and some torn papers from  TH vintage shabby  paper stash, sticking a button on to complete the look. Some raffia paper was added to the top of the tag along with a trinket pin and key.

Hope to see you tomorrow on WOYWW

take care and thank you for visiting. Its lovely to read your comments

Annie x 


  1. Hi Annie, the colours you have used are lovely and that background is so pretty and so is that corner at the bottom. I had hardly any of the things TH used but I still had a go, not as nice as yours though. Anne x

  2. Don't believe that Annie! Anne's tag was just great, and I reckon your background has worked really well.
    We can't all afford to buy every product out there so improvisation is a necessity, especially for new crafters. You have both shown that it is still possible to produce beautiful works of art in the style of 'the Master'.
    Hugs, Buttons x

  3. Hi Annie. Your Tim tag is wonderful! I love the colors in your background. And I like your texture! Your bird and branches look great! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog! <3 Candy

  4. Hi Annie, I could not find any contact info or email for you so apologies but this is the only place I could think to reply to you.
    Thankyou for your comments on my blog :)
    Here is the link to my current online workshops,

  5. Anonymous4/26/2012

    Hi Annie
    Wonderful texture and depth to your tag.

  6. Hi Annie,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, its so nice to meet new friends.
    Great job on the improvising for Tim's tag. I had to do the same thing. :0)
    hugs Lynn

  7. Hi Anne, Your tag looks fabulous, quite a vintage look too. Trying not to blog to-day as my craft room needs another overhaul. Loving Hugs Mum xx

  8. WoW! I'm blown away by your tag, Annie ... it's fabulous!!!

    PS: Thank you so much for the kind words ... you're a doll!

  9. Anonymous4/29/2012

    I like the way your tag turned out. Your little birdie really catches my eye, he looks so sweet. Great interpretation of the original tag.

  10. Wow, love your tag! Those branches look so real! Very cool!

  11. Hi Annie! Ok seriously...the branch and all the texture is fabulous! I want to touch it! So beautiful!!! Thanks for the sweet words today on my blog!!!


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Annie x