Thursday, September 20, 2012

September 2012 Tim Tag

Hello Fellow Crafters! I'm happy to report that the humid days with 100+ degree days are over! I'm so happy to see Fall coming around the corner!

I had a lot of fun creating the september Tag and am really pleased with the outcome. As usual I don't have all of the same supplies that Tim used on his, but that's half the fun, trying to see what I can come up with using the supplies I have on hand.  If you haven't seen Tim's September Tag yet...check it out here!

The supplies I used are:

Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die
Tim Holtz Mini Jalope Movers and Shapers Die
Tim Holtz Mini Gear Movers and Shapers die
Tim Holtz Game Spinners
Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash
Tim Holtz Journey Stamp
Ranger Distress Ink in  Vintage Photo and Black Soot
Ranger Alcohol Inks in Slate and Cranberry
Ranger Collage Glue Stick
Ranger Glossy Accents

Unfortunately I did not have the main ingredient for the tag background but I did have a roll of Foil Tape from the hardware store (left over from when we built our house in 2005). It's heavier than the Ranger Foil Sheets and doesn't take the tool impressions as well(love Tim's tip about using a ballpoint pen and edge of credit card!) but it did work better than the kitchen aluminum foil I first started with LOL

Once I finished the Tag I went on to make a light switch cover for the garage:
and before I close this is a photo of one of the ducklings I hatched here in the house...she hated it when I'd put her in the brooder, she wanted to be close by me in the craft room all the time LOL

I am also submitting these projects for the wonderful Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities2 Challenge 22...check it out HERE
 Happy Crafting from lil MissDot and I!


  1. Your projects are fantastic! Your little helper is adorable!

  2. Great projects! Love your spin on the tag. The duckling cracked me up... maybe some little inky footprints would add some nice texture to your next project!

    1. Thank you Marjie! LOL That's a great idea, last month I did a silhouette of a duckling on my didn't even dawn on me to use some of her footprints.

  3. Great work, Michelle! The hardware store foil worked beautifully and I love the travel theme. The switchplate is GENIUS! I've gotta make one of those!

    I want to smooch that little duckling on her sweet little head! How CUTE!!!

    1. Thank you Linda!! *smiles* that little duckling makes me feel the very same way :-)

  4. Awesome, masculine projects. I LOVE them both!
    Hugs and smiles

  5. Oh Michelle! This is fabulous...a wonderful take! I love the jalopy, but the SWITCHPLATE is mahoosively awesome! Home decor meets faux riveted metal!!! I love it!