Thursday, 28 August 2014

Tim Holtz , Tags of 2014 challenge, August

As usual I had great fun with this challenge, particularly as Tim said  :-
The theme for August is:-
muse /myo͞oz/: to become absorbed in thought or dreamy abstraction

In other words get totally lost in your creating & let the juices flow - I think !

I got very inspired on Tim's blog , a Paula Cheney embossing 3d tutorial called 'Discover burlap panel' I used a tag but used the vellum embossing feature, lovely fun !

If you want to join in the fun you have a couple of days yet, here is the link
Here is a side view as I would also like to add this to Hels Sheridan's Sunday stamper challenge
Called Deeply dippy - all about 3D - enter here You have till Saturday night for Hels challenge.

I found a nice thick piece of card which used to be a Filofax tab, who uses those 
any more ?
I was going to avoid the holes, but then decided it might be cool with the holes !

So here is the die I used below

On Paula's tutorial , she used the gorgeous wallpaper vellum
From Tim, mine not arrived yet:-( but I found some
Pretty vellum in my stash, hot off the press, yonks  old !

So I ripped it up a bit on the edges.
The photo below shows the tag , first white gesso added randomly
Them some lovely distress inks. Squeezed lemonade, 
Seeded preserves & gold

I then thought I would try out my lovely new Dylusions stencil

I dabbed through the stencil with blue jeans & lilac inks
Photo below shows the tag with vellum on it too

I cut out (in the same thick card) my frameworks die, I didn't have
Exactly the same products but I got a great effect by rubbing versamark over it
& heat embossing  with UTE powder & some lovely glittery
WoW powders, repeating a few times and dunking the hot sticky embossing powder into
Some of the powder on my mat !!

Doesn't it look and shiny sparkly and nice !

Below is a photo of the framework cut with all it's little 3D 
Pads on it & also the ink & text stamp I used over the vellum 

Before you stick down your framework die cut over the tag
(Which has the vellum already stuck on )
Thread  a little raffia through the holes at the side

I cut out the die below & inked it over with adirondack 
Lettuce & squeezed lemonade stain. I cut it up and threaded it through the windows
Of the framework before sticking it onto tag.
Then just fix it down in places, nice to leave a few sort of loose.

I used my lovely French flight framelits die and stamp set to
Make some butterfly's stamped & watercoloured to match

I hope you like the finished result, I even made a 'Paula bow' as Tim calls it.
Dunk your ribbons in spritzed inks & dry with heat gun.
Wrap it around your hand in loops, scrunch it up and tie in the middle
With a small piece of the same coloured ribbon.
Close up of some detail below


  1. Janna, your tag is absolutely wonderful! I love how you threaded those tiny flowers through the die cut which new is gorgeous. Stunning! Xx

  2. Wow this is just amazing Janna - gorgeous colours, brilliant techniques - loads to look at - love it

    x Hilda

  3. Great tag Janna! I love all the little details you've included!
    Dawn xx

  4. Janna that is stunning - beautiful project xx

  5. This is fabulous Janna, great step by step and love the dimension.
    Linda xxx

  6. Stunning, just stunning, love everything from the colours to the decorations... fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  7. What a really gorgeous tag, love the purple and yellow tones, the ribbon is fab! Ruth x


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