Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Enjoy the Journey Tag

September was an absolutely crazy month for me with helping out at the Great Canadian Carnival in both Edmonton and Calgary, put on by Creative Scrapbooker,  with Emerald Creek Craft SuppliesSouthern Ridge Trading Company & Canuck Crafts. To finish off the month of September helping out in booths I went with Emerald Creek Craft Supplies & Southern Ridge Trading Company , as well as Creative Scrapbooker was there, to Olds for the ArtWaves West show. Having all of this on my plate, made it impossible for me to get my September Tim Tag done on time. 
Now that the craziness has settled down a bit, I managed to get my September Tag done over the long weekend. September's tag features the Paint Patina and Alcohol Ink Resist Techniques. I have to say that this month's tag challenged me a bit and I will share with you why further down in the post.

For the alcohol resist technique, it took me five tries until I was finally happy with the end result. I love the result that this technique creates, but you definitely need to have patience. The butterfly images is from the papillon stamp set. For the alcohol inks, I used Pitch Black and Mushroom and the ink I used on the stamp was Archival Jet Black and Potting Soil. To add some extra interest to the middle of the tag, I matted the yupo paper onto a piece of black cardstock. Once the black cardstock was adhered to the base tag, I added the metal looking photo corners to each corner.

To decorate the bottom of the tag, I did the same patina effect on the word band as on the base of the tag. To adhere the word band, I used a couple of glue dots on the back as well as ran black string through either side. To finish the word band, I adhered three Heirloom Roses in the bottom right hand corner.

For the top portion of my tag, I foam squared an arrow in the top left hand corner as well as adhered two heirloom roses slightly above the arrow. To finish the top right hand side of the tag, I cut a small piece of Film strip ribbon and attached it with a staple using the handheld stapler. To add some extra interest to the film strip, I added a mirrored star to it. 

For the ribbon at the top of my tag, I used the linen ribbon and added some colour to it using Walnut Stain Distress Ink on my blending tool. 

Supplies Used:

- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Ink: Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain, Distress Paint: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Tarnished Brass, Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, Round Blending Tool, Square Blending Tool, Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt, Alcohol Ink: Pitch Black & Mushroom, Alcohol Blending Solution 
- Ranger Ink: #8 Manilla Tags, Jet Black Archival Ink & Mister
- Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink: Potting Soil Archival Ink
- Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Mirrored Stars, Film Strip Ribbon, Word Bands, Paper String - Solids, Heirloom Roses, Industrious Stickers - Borders & Frames, Industrious Stickers - Trims, Linen Ribbon & Handheld Stapler
- Tim Holtz for Stampers Anonymous: Stamp - Papillon & Stencils - Linen & Industrial
- Tim Holtz for Tonic Studios: Edge Distressor & Scissors
- Misc: Heat Tool & Yupo Paper

I hope I've inspired you to start playing along with the 12 tags of 2016. 



  1. Beautiful interpretation of Tim's tag Katelyn, love the butterflies! Have to admit I still haven't got my September tag done, so you are ahead of me! Thanks for sharing it, Deb xo

    1. Thanks Deb! I'm glad that I'm not the only one who was behind on getting my tag done:)