Monday, 7 January 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - January

Well, I don't do New year's Resolutions, but I have promised myself that I'd give Tim's 12 Tags of 2013 a bash this year, so I managed to make some time over the weekend to have a go at the first tag of the year. Now this was a wee exercise in adapt and overcome because I don't have all things Tim Holtz, more's the pity. But I did spend some of my xmas gift vouchers at The papeterie yesterday and treated myself to these lovely goodies...

So that inspired me to get all grungy when I got home.
I don't have any grunge paper, so I substituted it with grungeboard, so that gives it a bit more dimension. I didn't have the exact stamps or even the manila tags so I used what I did have.
Here's a few close-ups.. firstly of the grungeboard gears which I coloured with Letraset Metallic Markers instead of metallic distress stain. I also used some metal foliage as I ran out of of metal gears...
Because I didn't have any manilla tags, I also didn't have the lovely washers thats they have, so I used some of Tim's reinforcers...and found this clock one which matched in with the theme of the tag...
 And even though it's a wee bit blurry (do not adjust your set lol) I have used some of the stamps from the Attic Treasures set to stamp the seam binding, then coloured with Broken China Distress Stain...
So I'm quite chuffed with my first tag - and fingers crossed I manage to keep up with the rest of them.

 Debz x

p.s. you may have noticed that I didn't post over the weekend - I think I'm going to try to just post on weekdays in an attempt at keeping up the regular postings.

12 comments:

kath stewart said...

fabulous Debbi...a great adapt and overcome tag...one down...just 11 to go...hugs kath xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great tag hun, love the embellishments & colours you have used!
Hugs Shell xx

nnalorac said...


totally amazing Debz, fab piece of crafting, love it. Carolxx

Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant example of adapting & overcoming - love your stamped seam binding & that clock washer. Sounds good idea about the posting too.
Paula (PEP)

Suze Bain said...

A great tag Debbi, I love the stamped seamed binding. Good luck with the challenge. Xx

cebelica said...

Wow, this is fab. Hugs! xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is great. Love the grunge look and stamping on seam binding, what a great idea.

isisimaginings.com said...

It looks great!

Kat said...

Stunning tag Debbi. I think your "adapt and overcome" has worked brilliantly. The stamped seam binding works really well with the rest of the embellishments.

Kat xx

Kayla Turner said...

I love your tag! everything looks really good! nicely done!

Rufus said...

Fantastic job! Really like your take on this tag.
R/

coops said...

so stunning debbi.really love all your details and great colours ;D

xx coops xx

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