Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Time for Tim...in January

There were so many things I loved about Tim Holtz's first tag of his annual challenge...the stamp-punkiness of it, the embossing, the colors, the composition, the....well, you get the idea! You can find all the details of the original at this post.

It was so cool, I knew I needed to give it a go. Mine looks quite like the original this month...I mean, how could I improve??

For some reason my Pumice Stone stain looked really green, so I ended up with layers of stain, ink, and finally paint. Funny thing about all that. All those layers gave it a significant depth....

I didn't quite have everything Tim did, so I made a few substitutions. I changed out the rub-ons, the tickets at the bottom and the very specialized embellishment at the top - but I did get a chance to use snaps...I just love those snaps! I love how the clock portion looks...such a cool idea Tim!!!

One product I reach for again and again is the chit-chat stickers. I like words. I like using words in my art. I love the little messages you can make with them... and I do think it's so important to value everyday...we just never know.

Here's hoping you have lots of laughs today and you discover something new.

Thanks again Tim for a great project. 


  1. Cracking take on the tag, Sara - I really love that pale background, so subtle with its layers - completely delicious!
    Alison x

  2. I like your take on the January tag, especially the subtle delicate number rub-ons at the right up part..the are kind of "fragile" counterpart to the clock size and colors. :)

  3. What a great tag - very aged and perfectly layered!


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