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Monday 16 March 2015

My take on Tim's tag for March 2015

Well the months fly by and time for another of Tim Holtz's tags , his March tag can be found here . So this on is rather bright for the muted colours I am used to but you have to embrace them sometimes... so I did in more me colours and then one in the brighter colours ..

So here they are : two for the price of one ..

(please forgive the not too yummy picture, the light is rubbish and my photographer is at work!)

I love distress paints and how they marble and are just so clever in the way you can play with them and also they are in the yummy distress palette so whats not to like?

I Followed all of Tim's steps for both tags , just changing the colours , but followed his steps which can all be found here..

So for the greeny blue tag here are the details...

I followed all Tim's steps just changed the distress paint colours and used verdigris embossing powder, which I have failed to capture in the pictures very well, sorry .

I love the textures and the peeps of tissue tape, which is one of my all time idea-ology loves, I know I have a fair few!

I must admit I do not usually clear emboss archival but love the glossy finish it gives...

I love the smooshy way the distress paints work and you know I do love these gears..

Finally the seam binding which I dyed using distress inks .

Now for the one more like Tim's colourful creation :

I think some of these paints were happy to be off the shelf and getting in on the action! I used the new abandoned coral to dye the seam binding and have to say I have fallen in love with this colour, it is so not a colour I would have thought would be me and yet I am playing with it lots!!

I love making these tags, there is always some clever tip or some new thing to inspire and play along with...and to take inspiration from and use to create and play.

I will be linking mine up to Tim's tags here .

Hope you are all have a good week, this week will find me trying to shift a really horrid cold, teach James his lessons, look after Lucy and Oliver, finish off some crafty projects, a hospital appointment for James, his first lesson in school since Christmas, a school meeting and try to be a good friend and wife!! wonder how I will do  xxx

keep those fingers inky and painty!
trace x


  1. Gorgeous tags I luv them both and like you say the coral is lush xx I hope you manage to fulfil your weeks activities but if not just prioritise and don't be too hard on yourself if you do t manage them all xx GailT xx

  2. These are both so beautiful xx

  3. wow gorgeous, both of them!
    Groetjes Karin

  4. Very cool takes on the March tag - kudos for going for the bold colours and I love that with the white lettering. No surprise that the bluesy one is my favourite of the two, and the Verdigris powder is a fabulous touch on that one. Lovely!

    Wishing you lots of luck with all the tasks ahead of you - remember to keep breathing and I'm sure you'll do just fine!
    Alison xx

  5. Lovely tags Trace, the textural background looks lovely set against the butterfly. Tracy x

  6. Amazing colours on both Trace and what a difference the colour choices make to the finished tags.

    Love Chrissie x

  7. Trace, your March tags are stunning! I love them both and the 1st one is so soft and elegant! Hugs

  8. Gorgeous tags! Love all the texture and shimmery detail!

  9. Beautiful tags Trace and I do like your Verdigris on your blue tag. I'm just waiting on my 'photographer' taking my pictures of this months tag !
    Hugs, Julie x

  10. Heh Trace what stunning tags and so bright for you - but I love them, both of them. The embossing on the blue one is just gorgeous. nikki xx

  11. these are gorgeous Trace - beautiful - I love them both - good luck with your week - sounds hectic xx

  12. Both are just gorgeous, but I love that blue!

  13. Trace, they are both gorgeous, on my second day of the horrid cold, hope you feel better soon so that you can tackle that list of must dos! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Gorgeous Trace! Love them both. So many wonderful colours and textures, I really love the aqua one. Great takes on Tim's tag. hugs :)

  15. They look both great, but the mullti-coloured is my fav... Love the texture on both! Hugs, Gerrina


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