Friday, January 30, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - January

Hello Everyone!

Ever since I discovered Tim Holtz two years ago, I have been watching and learning his techniques, but I have only started collecting his products quite recently. I just purchased my very first piece of Ideology - Chit Chat stickers, so imagine my joy when I saw Tim's January Tag!!

I took it as a sign that it was time to jump on the bandwagon, so off we go with Tim's January Tag!!


As you can see, I really didn't venture too far from Tim's version. I really wanted to concentrate on the techniques and the style. It's hard to resist putting flowers and pearls on a project! I did have to make some adjustments because I don't have all of the correct products, but I think I did a fair job with what I had.



I won't go into details about the techniques, you should really learn those from the master himself. I am only going to point out the items I jerry-rigged out of what I had on hand.

I made my own tissue with a bunch of Tim Holtz stamps, but honesty, it was a waste of time because you can't see the design at all. The letters were all cut out from Spellbinders Lowercase set three times and layered together to get them to look more dimensional. The 2 and the 5 were cut out from Tim Holtz's Vintage Noel die and also layered.



The arrow was cut out from Tim Holtz's Love Struck. I once again layered up three pieces of it and then I took some liquid pearls and drew on the top of it to give it that bevelled appearance, painted it all black and highlighted it with Tarnished Brass. I used the frame from Simple Sayings in Peacock Feathers and coloured the star with Sunset Yellow alcohol ink.

All of the rest of the products I used are the same ones Tim used on his tag. The only thing I forgot to do was outline all the chit chat stickers with a black marker...DOH!!!



That's it for today. Thank you for stopping in and for all the amazing comments. I read and appreciate every single one! If you have any questions, please let me know.


84 comments:

  1. Love this version of the Tim tag and especially the snowy background

    Chrissie

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  2. Good morning Pamellia,

    Apols I have probably missed some of your posts, our internet issues continue and we pend more time without that with service, but they promise it will all be sorted by Monday, I wonder ?

    What can I say about your Timmy tag other than WOW, so much lovely texture and the metallics against the blues really make it pop, one wonderful piece of artwork.

    B x

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    1. Thanks Brenda! I completely understand, believe me! Hopefully they will get it all fixed up for you on Monday! Happy weekend to you! hugs :)

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  3. Oooh and what a brilliant version you did too Pamellia! I love, love the way you did the numbers and your background looks fab-u-lous. Love your take on Tim's tag - a lot! Hugs, Anne xx

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  4. A brilliant take on Tim's tag - love those colours on the background and those shiny, shiny additions! Hugs, Chrisx

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    1. Thanks very mush Chris! happy weekend to you :)

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  5. As good if not better then the original,Pamellia! This is a wonderful textured tag,it looks amazing here so I can imagine how gorgeous it is in real life ;)
    Have a fab weekend my lovely friend
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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    1. Aahhh, how sweet! Thank you Donna! big hugs :)

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  6. Wonderful tag, Tim might get jealous when he sees it! Hugs, Valerie

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    1. Oh my gosh, that's such a nice thing to say!! Thank you Valerie! hugs :)

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  7. Oooh lovely version Pamellia, your letters are brilliant! Great to see you playing Tim - have we swapped? LOL xxxx

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    1. haha, funny, we sort of have, haven't we!! Thanks Nikki! hugs :)

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  8. Fabulous Pamellia, is there nothing you can't do?! Your elegant style can still be seen in this and it works beautifully....Gorgeous version! Hugs Ruth xx

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Ruth! extra big hugs to you this morning! :)

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  9. Dear Pamellia, I don't even know where to begin with my praise?!?! Well, since I need to start somewhere, let me start from that little twinkly star on the bottom: I simply loooove that little splash of turquoise, white and bright yellow in the corner, so much fun!!! The diecuts: absolutely amazing, and so dimensional!! The coloring is fabulous and the splashes of white are just perfect. I actually like that you did not trace the word stickers with black, that makes the tag fun and bright, If I were to vote, yours would be THE winner! Hugs my friend and see you on the dance floor :)

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    1. Oh my gosh Samra! You really do light up my life!! Big extra fat gooey hugs comin' at ya!! :)

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  10. Beautiful tag Pamellia! Love all the shimmery detail! Great take on Tim's challenge!

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    1. Thank you kindly Mona! happy weekend to you :)

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  11. Hi Pamellia: Welcome to Tim's tags. I've been doing them for several years now but not always all twelve each year. I think the best part is "thinking outside the box" when we don't always have his products. Really like how you created your numbers and the arrow to give them that extra dimension. Well done!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Sharon! I'm excited to take part this year, but a shortage of products might leave me jerry-rigging many a potion of my tags. Oh well, kind of makes it more fun that way! hugs :)

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  12. Hi Pamellia, I did really well with getting Tim's tags made in 2013, then got about one made last year...not managed this month, but we'll see what February brings! I love love love the dimension and textures you've created with this tag, all the glittery twinkles and details, stunning! Hugs Carole Z X

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    1. Thank you so much Carole! Hope to see you there in February! hugs :)

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  13. I am sure even TH himself would love your tag sweetie....gorgeous...xxx

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    1. Aahhh, how sweet! Thanks so much Janette! hugs :)

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  14. Gorgeous tag Pamellia! I love all of the beautiful textures and sparkly numbers! Fabulous take on Tim's tag!
    Hugs, Tammy

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  15. Gorgeous Pamellia, love it all, you have done so well, not a gem or flower in sight lol! Well done my friend.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx
    http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Super cool texture. I bet this just feels all rough and scratchy and yummy in your hands. I'm glad you got to use some of your new goodies!

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    1. Thanks Becca! I love new goodies! hugs :)

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  17. This is gorgeous Pamellia, I love the way you have done the background and your detailing is wonderful.
    I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

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    1. Thanks Sue and happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  18. LMAO @ jerry-rigged - you do use some pretty cool language :) As always you do such a wonderful job, and I love how you made your own elements by layering instead of buying new bits. The whole tag has come together beautifully and it's a great take on his with your own techniques thrown in too.
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. haha, thanks Georgie! Guess the oddball language comes from my Northern town background. People ask me a lot where my accent is from...didn't realize I had one! haha! hugs :)

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  19. Absolutely brilliant tag Pamellia, I am always in awe of crafters who create these types of projects, to me they are works of art, the only Tim Holtz products I use is the ink pads, lol, I love what you have done here, superb creation.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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    1. Thanks so much Lorraine! Hey, there was a time when the only product of his I used were the ink pads too, so maybe a a couple years from now I will see you entering the Tim Tags! hugs :)

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  20. This is brilliant Pamellia, your background is perfect, a great take on Tim's tag - I will look forward to the next one!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline
    x

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    1. Thanks Pauline! I'm excited for the February tag too! big hugs :)

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  21. Hi Pamellia
    Well, I'm sure that Sir Tim of Distressville would be extremely flattered to see your version ( I'm no tag expert but I actually prefer yours. . . . . .I know, wash my mouth out with alcohol inks but if you don't tell Tim, I won't either)
    Superb detailing as usual Mrs J.
    Have a great weekend.
    Ang x

    PS. . . . . Not much hole poking was required on my card. The die cuts like a knife through butter so most of the nits fall straight out. x

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    1. BAH HAHA! You really do crack me up Ang!! Thanks! Knife through butter you say, I've never had quite such a nice experience with thin metal dies...probably why I don't use them much! hugs :)

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  22. That should've been bits not nits doh!

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  23. I ADORE this version Pamellia! Jenny x

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  24. Brilliant tag Pamellia, I love all the detail and the sparkle
    Kevin xx

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  25. LOVE the January addition! Very cool take!

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  26. A great take on Tim's tag Pamellia! you are THE BEST at making pieces from what you have - your letters and arrow are spectacular - and your background is SO speckled!

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    1. Thanks so much Julia! Gotta use what you have, right!! lol, hugs :)

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  27. This is rather gorgeous Pamellia, I love the chunky feel it has, the depth you have given the letters and the solid glitter. You have done a wonderful job.

    Have a great weekend.

    Dionne xx

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    1. Thanks so much Dionne! Happy weekend to you too! hugs :)

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  28. Fabulous Pamellia, love how you adapted the original with what you had to hand. The way the numbers, letters and arrow came out with your dies looks great too! Good for you to play along with Tim's tags, - I resisted it for years, only started last year, but have to say, it is great fun! I look forward to seeing what you will be making in the months to come ! :o)

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    1. Aahhh, thank you so much Astrid! Can't wait to see what he comes up with next! big hugs :)

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  29. A shining tag, Pamellia! A wonderful promise for your beginning collection of 2015' Tim's tags, ;)!

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  30. There's a fabulous sparkle to your version of the January tag - how lucky that you'd just got the ChitChat stickers which play such a big part! Can't wait to see what you come up with as the year goes on...
    Alison xx

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    1. Thanks Alison! I just hope I can keep up with the jerry-rigging! ha! hugs :)

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  31. A gorgeous, glittery version of Tim Holtz's tag. Sally.x.

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  32. Just perfect Pamelia, another gorgeous creation!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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    1. Thanks Jacee, and not a speck of pink in sight! ha! hugs :)

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  33. Pamellia, will I get in trouble for liking your version better than Tim's? :o) What a beautiful job you've done! The time was indeed perfect... I know how much you enjoy his products and techniques, so I'm delighted you're playing along! The arrow looks fabulous and I love the little Pamellia touches you snuck in. :o) Gorgeous take on his tag, my sweet and talented friend! I can't wait to see what you craete next time. :o) Have a wonderful weekend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much Karen! Happy Sunday my friend! hugs :)

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  34. Absolutely fabulous!! Me thinks you could even show Tim a thing or two!

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    1. tee hee, thank you Ros!! hugs and smiles to you :)

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  35. Brilliant take on Tims tag Pamellia! Your version is gorgeous! Karen.x

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  36. Alright Bubbles! I see what you mean about jerry riggin the tag. Great minds think outside the box! Your take on the Tim tag is amazeballs and so grungly (TM) perfect! Awesomesauce! Big Hugz!

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    1. Aahhh, thanks so much Doc! Hope you're having a good week! big hugs and smiles to you :)

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  37. Fabulous tag and that is your personal take and style otherwise it would just be a copy :) love all the texture and great tip about layering the letters for dimension
    Carol x

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    1. Thanks Carol! I was actually really surprised how the layering worked, I'll being doing that more in the future! hugs :)

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  38. Pamellia, it looks like I'm a little late to the party, but what a party you have going on here! I adore your tag and I'm so happy you ventured into Tim's tags! I might say you did a F A N T A B U L O U S job here, too! The layering up of the die cuts is genius and so well done--you would think they were cut from metal! I'm so impressed with your creativity to use what you have to achieve "the look". Another winner here, my dear! Here's to eleven more this year! Hugs!

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    1. HAHA, yep and I already started laying out my game plan for February. More jerry-rigging in my future! Thanks so much Sara! big hugs :)

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    2. Oh, bummer! I just read that neither of us were the lucky winners! We won't let that stop us, though!!! Cannot wait to see what you come up with for your fabulous Feb.tag! Don't forget to outline, outline, outline! :):)

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    3. Yep, there's going to be a lot of jerry-rigging for this one because I don't have a single one of those products! yipes! Should be interesting anyway! hugs :)

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  39. Fantastic Pamellia, Tim's Tag was good but your is better :-) xxx

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