Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Mixed Media Tag #1

Another new for me is joining in the 12 Tags of 2015 with Tim Holtz. I have seen many a wonderful tag made for this challenge and thought I would give it a go this year! 1 down, 11 more to go. And this fits our theme at Mixed Media Mojo-NEW with a twist to use 15.

I started my going to the tutorial that TH (Tim Holtz) put up on his blog and then put my own creative twist on this tag. 

I don't have all the art supplies that were used by TH but that didn't stop me. I stamped my own white tissue paper using a TH stencil and adhered it to my tag using gel medium. 

I then grabbed 3 distress paints (broken China, bundled sage, wild honey) and started adding some color to my tag. I used my fingers to spread the paint and then misted with water to get all the colors to blend. Then came the Distress Stain (Vintage photo, crushed olive, spiced marmalade). I used the same DS for my crinkle ribbon. Some TH rub ons were used for my chitchat items (TIP: if you don't have certain supplies for a challenge think outside the box and use what you can) and glued those using Glossy Accents. 

After that was dry I painted my number chipboards with a copic marker then Metallic gold Alcohol Ink and applied gold Stickles. I set that off to the side to dry while I finished my tag. 

I added a small dab of the AI to my craft mat and mixed it with some water so I could use a paintbrush and add the paint splatters. I used the Glossy Accents to adhere the metal pieces and my chippies. I then spritzed the entire tag with Shimmerz Frost to give it a glossy shine because I don't have the Glue N Seal. I used black Archival ink around the tag edges and I was done!

I do hope you enjoyed this process and much as I did while creating it. Thanks for stopping by! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

This project will be shared with:

Tim Holtz-12 Tags of 2015 HERE

Craft Hoarders Anonymous-Choose Your Challenge (awesome idea!) HERE  I used Ink, Ribbon, Stamping, Chipboard and Bling. I also wanted to enter this challenge because I made a promise to myself that I would not buy any supplies until April.

Anything But a Card-New Beginnings HERE My new beginnings are: a new career path, not buying art supplies until April, and learning new techniques

44 comments:

  1. Giggle, not buying art supplies until.... is a resolution I haven't yet managed to stick to. If you really make it til April you can be very proud of yourself and you will earn my deep respect.

    Love your tag and the textured background is awesome.

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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    1. Fingers crossed right Claudia? I can buy glue, gesso, and gel medium but those are basics and that is all I allowed myself to buy. So hard with all the CHA 2015 stuff coming out! Hugs!

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  2. Fabulous Niki!! What a great job you did considering your lack of products. We are doing our first Tim tags together, yay!! I had to jerry-rig a lot of stuff too! Oh well, as long as we're having fun right! Love your design on the tissue background, great job! until next time, hugs :)

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    1. We think outside the box right Pamellia! Wonder what February will bring for the tags and how we will have to rig things up then? Can't wait to see what you create! Big hugs! ~Niki

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  3. I love that you are resourceful! Lovely tag and I love all the details! Thanks for joining our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you Glenda! Craft Hoarders makes you think about your supplies that aren't being used and that is why I always come back to it. Loves!

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  4. Love your tag Niki! So awesome. Such a great can do attitude, wonderful! Love the stencil on the tissue, have to try that one. Great colors and so fun! Tags are such fun to play with! ~kim

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    1. I agree Kim-tags are lots of fun to play with. I understand why people use the heavy #8 tag-it can take a lot of sprays, water, glue and always returns to a flat surface! Awesomesauce!

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    2. Fantastic tag. The colors are perfect and love the use of tissue paper and stenciling.
      Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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    3. Thank you Christy! I saved tissue paper from Christmas and am now thinking of projects to use it on. :)

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  5. Great tags! Thanks for sharing with Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  6. Goodness, Niki, for a novice at Timmy's Tags, you did an extraordinary job!! This is galaxies above my talent level, but I love eyeballing all the tags of Sir Tim Devotees who are friends of mine, including yours!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thanks bunches Darnell! So happy to see you again on my blog. I don't think I am galaxies above your talent level though-have you looked at what you create?! And you are the sweetest blogger in blog land! Hugs! ~Niki

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  7. Hi Niki,this is so stunning!!
    Thank you for your comment remind me to contect to you.I have email to you several day ago, I'm not sure that have you received.
    Can you tell me more detail about the guest spot for February for the Mixed Media Mojo challenge blog?
    Thank you !!
    Hugs,
    Ann (swallow9@yam.com)

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    1. Hello Ann! I sent you an email today with all the details. Please let me know if you receive it. So excited for you and your guest spot on Mixed Media Mojo! ~Niki

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  8. Popped over from Darnell's, I'm another of her newbie friends, love this tag!! Anything Tim Holtz style always catches my eye. I'm now a follower!! I'd love it if you came over and said hi xx

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    1. Hello Georgie! Darnell is an absolute doll and I share her sentiment to share the love of blog land. I hopped over to your blog as well and am a follower! Hugs! ~Niki

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  9. Your tags turned out fantastic, Tim H has some awesome classes. I love the mixed medium and you did a great job. Thanks for sharing all the steps always nice to know.
    Hugs, Pat/♥

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    1. Thank you Pat! Taking his classes are on my bucket list that is for sure. Glad you like my step by step process. Hugs!!! ~Niki

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  10. Hi Niki, your tag is awesome & the process explanation makes it more interesting. I am here from Darnell's blog. Hope you will visit me too.
    Hugs
    Neha

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    1. Hello Neha! I like your name, very interesting. So glad you popped over and I am definetly going to visit you as well. Thanks!

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  11. Wonderful take on the tag inspiration.I love that you went with what you have and it still looks awesome,Best of luck for your resolution for not buying more art supplies.I wish I had your resolve.:-).Thanks for joining us at Anything but a card challenge #43.Wish you all the best.

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    1. Thank you Pallavi! I am doing good so far on not purchasing supplies but I did win some and was gifted some that another art junkie had doubles of. So it is a win win (so far). :)

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  12. What a great take on Tim's January tag! I love all the metallics and the wonderful layering you did with your stencils! Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! I just wanted to show crafters that you can join a challenge, even if you don't have the exact same supplies. It was fun and I can see why people do the 12 Tags. Here's to number #2!

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  13. I love how you've improvised with the tissue paper--great stencil job, by the way! I really love your tag! Good luck with your entries!

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    1. Thank you Sara. For a long time I wouldn't have entered into any challenge without all the "proper" supplies. But now I do because it is a Challenge and I like seeing what I create from a supply that wouldn't normally be used for what I use it for. Lol!

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  14. Great tag.Well, you have inspired me to have a go at a Tim Tag...haven't before, because I didn't have the supplies, but what you've done is fabulous. I love the techniques you have used and good luck with only buying the basics for your craft stash. Thank you for sharing with us at Anything But A card. Cheers, Di

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    1. Well thank ya Di! I am doing good so far on not buying supplies but CHA showed so many wonderful things coming out. Hehe. I am sticking to my guns though. I want to see your Tim Tag when you get it done. Hugs! ~Niki

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  15. Great job with the tag! I wish I had the time to do Tim's tags this year! So fun! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you Gloria! My first time playing with the tags and I am keepng my fingers crossed on doing all 12. :)

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  16. Wonderful tag, thank you for sharing it and your step by steps with us at Anything But A Card : New Beginnings. Enjoy your journey with the 12 Tags project.

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    1. Thank you Heather! I will definitely enjoy the 12 tag journey. This is a New Beginning. Hugs!

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  17. Fabulous Tag...always loved using and making tags that Tim Holtz inspires, wish I had more time, sigh....but love yours. Thanks for playing in our challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Haha! Thank you. I know what you mean PammeJo. I plan on doing all 12, plan being the operative word.

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  18. Love all that inking that you did on the tag and the clocks really set it off perfectly. Thank you for sharing it with us on the Craft Hoarders Challenge this month too :)

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    1. Why thank you Teresa. :) I can't wait to get back in my craft room and create something new.

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  19. Just popped over to say "Hello" and see your out of the box thinking. Love what you have done on your tag the colours look fabulous. Carol x

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    1. Thank you Carol! Sometimes you do just have to think outside of the box. Hehe! I popped over to your blog as well. Hugs! ~Niki

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  20. Love the tag plus I learned something new! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders this month!

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    1. Awesome Debbie and thanks! I love learning new things as well. :)

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