Thursday, 25 February 2016

Tim Tag February 2016

Hello Everyone

It is hard to believe that February is nearly over!  This is just a quick post to share my Tim Tag for February.  You can find Tim's wonderful original tag HERE.

While I am here, I would like to thank the DT at Indigo Blu for choosing my project here, in their Top 3, it is always so uplifting when others like your work!  Thank you ladies!

I wanted to use my new stencils to create my tag, I love the size of the new stencils, they fit perfectly onto a No. 8 Ranger tag.
I applied some Tea Dye Distress Stain to my tag first, as Tim did, to give a 'base' colour to work on.  I used the Monoprint Technique with the 'crosses' stencil and Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Broken China.  It turned out a little darker than I wanted so I did not do an extra layer of stencilling on my version.

Using the 'word' stencil I applied Ranger Texture Paste followed by Ranger Copper Embossing Powder, following Tim's Embossed Texture Paste Technique, the Copper is a beautiful rich colour.

I chose and added my embellishments to finish off my tag.

Many of you know already, but I was incredibly lucky to see, meet and take a class with Tim Holtz at CHSI Stitches show this week.  I think you all know how much I love Tim and his products but after meeting him I have a new-found respect for the man.  He is just the nicest, kindest and friendliest people you could ever meet - such a talented and knowledgeable young man.  Mario is just adorable too, nothing was too much trouble for either of them.

We had a choice of projects to make, I just love the young man and his dog and I used 'time 4' to represent Time for Tim.  I have some wonderful memories of the day, not least of which was time spent with two of my crafting besties - Kath Stewart and Jenny (Buttons) Marples.
Kath, me, Jenny and the 'Professor' himself at the front.
And as if that was not enough, I went back on the Monday and visited Tim on his demo stand and he kindly posed with me for another photo, it was early and quiet and I had him all to myself for a whole demo, how lucky was I??

It was lovely to meet up with some of my AVJ Teamies too, Brenda Brown and Nikki Acton, DecoArt's Julia Stratford-Wright, the fabulous Andy Skinner, Nikki's lovely friend Cathryn, Enfys and Hina from Fiskars, the wonderfully talented Kassa Hayseldon, also, Kay, Alfie, Elizabeth and Cheremane, all from IndigoBlu.  I also got to meet the lovely Trish Latimer from Craft Stamper and Fran Seiford from Stampendous.  Apologies if I forgot anyone! Thank you to all of you for making the visit even more special!

If you have got this far, thanks for looking and I hope
to see you again soon!  Hugs, Anne xx


  1. Love this tag, Anne, and especially that background!! Love the colors and the way the pattern repeats in a distressed way. I am so glad you got to spend some time with Tim himself.... hope to do that one of these years! xxx Lynn

  2. I almost clicked off from the prior post and noticed at the bottom there was a "newer post" and now here I see, aha, there is the photo I was looking for and now another one, too, of just you and Tim! I'm so thrilled for you Annie as I know how much you love this artistically talented, creative, and lovely young man. Of course, you know, you do him proud and show your respect with every use you make of his products! I wish he could know of all the wondrous things you make, but never mind, thankfully WE know and can appreciate your beautiful creations like these!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  3. Love your awesome tag, Anne! The background is to die for and those new Tim's stencils are on my wish list! Beautifully done, my friend! I am so glad you had a wonderful time at CHSI Stitches and especially because you had a chance to meet Tim! How lucky he was to meet YOU, a warmhearted and a super talented lady! Thank you so much for such a great post and fabulous photos! I enjoyed reading! Big hugs! Branka xxx

  4. The tag is fabulous Anne and the project you made at 'Stitches' is wonderful. Two super photos with Mr H - you lucky lady getting to spend time with him and your lovely friends.
    Toni xx

  5. Fabulous post Anne you have packed so much into it and what a great few days at stitches it was. I love your February tag, beautifully put together and wonderfully vintage. Those mini stencils are gonna get a lot of use methinks. It was great to see you again and catch up.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Fabulous tag Anne, the copper embossing looks so rich.
    Looks like you had a fab time at Stitches ..... lucky lady. Great pics and great memories. xx

  7. I'm chuckling Anne as you sound to be in heaven when you are working with Tim. Hope our dear David doesn't get jealous haha.
    This colour combination is one of my favourites and I like the layout
    Lynn xx

  8. Oh Anne, I always love your versions of Tim's tags and clearly you were feeling inspired by the great man himself on this one. And you have no idea how thrilled to bits I am that you made it to the weekend and got to meet up with everyone. Rest, recuperate and remember. You're a superstar too. Jenny xxx

  9. Very much in awe of you meeting Mr T Anne. Can't imagine how excited you must have been.

    Delicious tag and well done for being chosen in the top 3. It was a beautiful piece that you entered and deserved to be picked.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  10. Totally fabulous tag Anne the new stencils and I hope to play over the weekend x I am delighted you finally caught up with Tim.....he is adorable x

    Have a great weekend and enjoy time on cloud 9 xxxx
    Hugs Annie x

  11. Fabulous tag Anne! I love the duo of colours in your background, the bits of aqua give it such life! Wonderful piece from Tim's class, what a thrill that must have been to work along side the master! hugs :)

  12. Gorgeous Anne! I love the texture and all the inky details! So happy you had the opportunity to create alongside Tim :)

  13. Hi Anne,

    Lucky you! I love both your projects and the techniques you used. I especially enjoy seeing vintage photos being used. It just adds some fun elements to projects.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  14. Such an awesome tag!! love the details.

  15. Glad you had a good time at Stitches and got some great photos. Tim's a great teacher isn't he! Elaine xx

  16. Lucky you to have a class with Tim...he is really the best! I love your project, and LOVE your tag! Gorgeous take!

  17. Congratulations, Anne! I love your Tim's tag interpretation, great background! Lucky you on that meeting!

  18. wow anne - I love your tag - the colours are perfect - fantastic. Love all the photos too with Tim and the piece you made - oh be still my beating heart! What I wouldn't have given to be there! You are one lucky lady! Big hugs Rachel x

  19. Such a fantastic tag - I LOVE it! And what a wonderful time you must have had!

  20. Hello Anne! Your tag is stunning, such a wonderful design full of interesting detailing. So pleased you had a fabulous time with your crafty friends and working with Tim.
    Thank you so much for your kind and supportive comments, I am so grateful.
    hugs, Sue xx

  21. So lovely to see that you got to spend some quality time with Jenny and Kath and that you got to be on Tim's class, so,thrilled for you. Love your tag Anne, the background is lovely and I love the focal image too. Your piece from Tim's class is gorgeous. Tracy x

  22. Your tag is very special Anne - lovely design and layout. So it looks like you have been hanging with the big guys again. I can tell you hate it!!! I really like your project but feel like your picture should be on it and the title be "Tim & Me"!
    Sandy xx

  23. Love the tag Anne and great photographs. You must have been so pleased to have had chance to meet Tim and Mario and join in the class too! Have a great weekend, Angela and hugs from Maisie and Stan too xXx

  24. Your Tim photos are fabulous Anne - delighted for you and lovely to see you (and Tim et al) looking so happy. Terrific tag - Im sure Tim approves. Hope your weekend is going well and that you are continuing to beat the bug. Nicola x

  25. Anne, I so love that distressed background on your tag and such fabulous colours, it really has such an authentic feel to it. Then the stunning art you created at the show....WOW.
    Wonderful photographs, thank you for sharing! If you weren't one of the loveliest ladies possible I might be concerned that you were stalking Mr Holtz LOL. How lovely for you to have a one on one demo.

  26. This is so gobsmackingly brilliant and so deliscious! What a journey you have been on these last weeks! What a thrilling ride, I feel like I am at the movie "Anne's Weeklong Adventure!" Your tag is brilliant and those textures make me drool! Stunning design! So happy you are out and about and still drinking your apple juice and chicken soup! Hehe! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

    1. And huge congrats on your Top 3 feature! Awesome sauce dearie!

  27. I was perusing all the tags and yours caught my eye, really really liked it, and I am so glad a decided to visit your blog!
    Read your post about your class and visit with the Master Tim! How FUN was that you lucky girl...that's O. K. I enjoy reading about him through you! I was lucky enough to meet him at CHA 2 times... But to take an actual class...a girl can dream right? !!!! Now back to your tag...I love the manly grunge look of your tag, but the broken china adds a touch of color I love. YOUR BACKGROUND is just GREAT with all the layering. I also liked how your words really stood out with your application of the texture paste, then the color on top is MARVELOUS....So much detail to look at...I know I wrote quite a bit...but I really enjoyed your post! Happy CRAFTING!

  28. Oh Anne, this is fabulous, what a great take on the original!! And such lovely photos from stitches, so happy you made it and got to meet the lovely Tim, - a super photo of you both!!

  29. First of all, love your interpretation of Tim's tag Anne, that young fella and his pup is my favourite Photobooth picture (I am hoarding mine LOL). And so glad you were able to get to Stitches and meet up with everyone, love the panel you created in Tim's class and what fabulous pictures! How amazing to be able to meet Tim and Mario in person, I envy you but am so happy that you got to have that wonderful experience! Thanks so much for sharing it with us, Deb xo

  30. Wonderful interpretation of Tim's tag! love the colors nd the background is fantastic! Second thing: you are lucky!!!!!! a class with Tim is my big dream! Sincerely, I envy you!!!! Barbara

  31. I love the stencil and colors you used for your tag background Anne - just beautiful with the pasted words and ephemera you used! And your photos with Tim are such a treasure - what a wonderful time you had!!! So happy for you!!! Julia xx

  32. Absolutely amazing! What a darling boy and great colorful background!

  33. I love your tag Anne! You quite clearly had a great time at Stitches and to get to meet and take a workshop - now....just breathe....Hugs, Chrisx

  34. So lovely to see those great pics of you with TH himself and all the other folk. Looks like you had such a great time. I went to Stitches a few times and it is always a fabulous show oozing with inspiration. Love your tag, especially the texture and the copper embossing.
    Jo x

  35. I love your tag, the background, colors and textures. You always make the best takes. Love your photos, lucky lady to be surrounded by awesome people. Your beautiful Anne. Hugs Kelly

  36. Absolutely LOVE your take on Tims tag, Anne . Wonderful colours , imagery and stencilling . Love the copper emboss powder .
    Fabulous photos of you all at Stitches - so pleased you were able to go and enjoy a fab time . I bet you are had a ball .
    hugs xx

  37. Great tag - love that coppery lettering - and the collage board you made at Tim's class is just fantastic! So happy you managed to get in for this one!!
    Alison x


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