Sunday, May 27, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 with Tim Holtz-May

I was worried I'd never get finished with this Tag...seems like this month is just flying by at a rapid pace!
If you aren't yet playing along with Tim Holtz and the 12 Tags of 2012, you might want to check it out here on his Blog.  I love all of Tim's Tags and really enjoy the challenge of trying to use the same theme or technique as him...there's always lots of improvising involved in my Tags which makes it twice as fun.  I didn't have a sewing pattern because I gave all of mine away a few years ago however I do have Tim's Crowded Attic papers and there are some lovely sewing themed papers in the Collection.  I cut one of those papers using Tim's Tag and Bookplate Die and adhered it to cardstock, then I distressed the edges of the tag and inked it up with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.  I also cut a few images out of one of the other sewing themed papers in Crowded Attic and inked their edges up. As I was waiting on my melting pot to heat up I remembered that I had some vintage sewing supplies that my dear friend Peggy gave to me and as usual I ended up going in a whole different direction than originally planned ;-)   I cut the mini dress from using Tim's Sewing Room movers and shapers die  and added a double loop crinkled ribbon bow. I took some of the vintage sewing supply packaging and inked up the edges and applied them in layers onto my tag. I added one of Tim's Hanger Clips adorned with one of his lovely Pearls to the side of the tag and then finished it off with a messy run of stitching with my sewing machine. I used a Ranger Collage Stick to adhere all of my papers together...I love love love the Ranger collage stick, in fact I think I'm on my third stick already LOL

Thank you for looking!


  1. Gorgeous layering on this one! Love the paper you used too... very clever!

  2. nicely done, like your combination of colours and trims they really take it up a notch

  3. Great vintage looking tag, Michelle!!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. This is awesome on the colors and layers :)

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