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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Embrace Imperfection - Tim Holtz April 2012 Tag

Hello Lovely Blog Friends

It has taken me about a year to realise that I do NOT have to rush out and buy all things Tim Holtz just because The Man himself uses them.  I can improvise - well I think I can.  For April's tag I had not one thing that he used (except the label and a small crown).  I'll be honest, it did put me off doing the tag - but I have seen so many other entries each month that do not use everything religiously.  So I had a go and this is the result:

I had a Heidi Swapp mini mask that looks similar to The Man's new die so I inked over it, cut it out, coloured it and voila - result!  I used my favourite Hero Arts newspaper print stamp and stamped the tag, coloured it with distress stain, embossed it, sanded it and coloured again over the embossing.  I am reasonably happy with the result.  I triple embossed the bird  and when he dried I tried to straighten him out and he split.  That is why I put the sentiment bar on that says - Embrace Imperfection!  The fluffy bits on the top were a freebie, if you buy things from Craft Obsessions they always send some to you and I do love these blue ones - not very Tim Holtzy but what the heck.

Hope you like it and if you do, please leave me a comment and I will try and return the favour. 

Crafty hugs, Anne x

26 comments:

  1. Its fab Anne love it :)
    Hugzz Val xx

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  2. This is gorgeous Anne,love the colours.xxx

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  3. what a great tag .....know what you meank about not having all the bits great to ssee you improvisationhugs

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  4. Ann, this is just gorgeous! I love your colour scheme especially. I know what just you mean about not having all the stuff - I have the most limited craft budget ever! People 'post' what they buy at a craft show in one day and it's more than I own altogether! But, it never stops me from playing and being happy with what I have got. Last weeks breakfast packaging is next weeks 'tag' background in my daughter and I's house! xx

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  5. A great take on Tim's tag and a wonderful colour. Thought at first you said 'the bird spit' - must get new glasses. Also love the Craft Obsession freebies you used, I had some gorgeous pinky/lilac fibres from them the last order I made.

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  6. Re- Happy Stampers. If they have sold out of tickets Anne, I have a spare that you can have. I'm away from a week on Saturday but if you let me know by email (see profile) by next Thursday I can post it to you.
    Ann
    x
    PS Are you wearing your WOYWW badge?

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  7. Fantastic interpretation Anne! It's great to play as it seems to generate unexpected ideas every time. Your background is so interesting as well.
    I find that if my triple embossed embellies split (like the teapot did) it can just be reheated and this 'reheals' the UTEE glaze. Hope this helps.
    Hugs, Buttons x

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  8. You would not know he was cracked at all, but then be like TH...he would probably crack it several times and then distress it some more! lol I did check out the site but have decided to do the tags later as the AB is taking up my focus right noe, but I am loving looking at ya'lls tags! waving hi from the blustery hills of North Carolina :)

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  9. Hi Anne,
    I love the tag! The colors are perfect and that cute little bird with the crown stole my heart! :)
    It doesn't matter if you didn't have the Tim Holtz supplies. :)
    Hugs

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  10. Lovely tag TH said you can with what you've got, i did'nt I had the bird on the branch or the saying. I love the colours.

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  11. you are right, it is always tempting to try and replicate exactly - but where is the fun in that - this is how we learn (says she, who has been know to shop on purpose...lol!) I love your tag. this time I improvised too!

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  12. Beautiful, Anne! I really love the ones that aren't exact copies. Your spin is great and the tag is lovely.

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  13. Oh I much prefer to see the tags that are interpretations of Tims tags, just like yours. I never let lack of TH products or tools deter me from making my version of tags. I think your tags looks fabulous by the way. There are so many to look at and I only get time to look at the ones that quickly grab my attention, like yours!

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  14. I agree with 'misstreez', Tim's tags are a guide. If I really want something (& can afford it) I will buy it but if not - well like you there must be something in the stash I could use instead. It's a good way of using up all those little bits & pieces. I love your vibrant, happy tag. Lovely as always. Sx

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  15. Nice to see that you used your own stash rather than wanting to buy everything TH. I am inspired by that although I myself don't buy anything but basics like distress inks and a few inexpensive metal charms etc by TH. I don't even have a die cut machine, I only have an embossing machine. So I think I will take your cue and start using what I have got :) Thanks for sharing this gorgeous blue tag!

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  16. Wow Anne - CONGRATULATIONS on the shout out from Tim. I see why; you have such lush, deep, wonderful colors. Ahh, I love crafting! Have a great day!
    Sara

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  17. Well done on winning too!! I was so busy deciding I'm going to have probs with May's tag as I have no sewing stamps... nearly forgot to check the winners!!

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  18. Well Done to be a winner of a Timmy Tag Challenge. Your tag is delicious. BJ

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  19. You should do this month's tag especially as you are a 'Timmy winner'!! Congratulations to you, you must feel well chuffed. You deserve it. I look forward to seeing the new one. Sx

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  20. Congratulations on being an April winner. xx

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  21. woo hooo Anne! I found the link just so I could see your name printed on the winners list! wtg girlfriend!! awesome tag!

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  22. Congratulations on being a April TH tag winner! Great job!

    ~Vanessa W

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  23. Congratulations on being a winner too on TH April Tag. Love the blue on your tag.

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  24. Congrats on being a winner in April! Your blue bird is striking. You proved you could make a winning tag with what you had on hand!

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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