Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015-June I Thank My Lucky Stars

Hello friends!

Today, I'm celebrating! I've just completed 8 months straight creating for Tim's 12 Tags Challenges.    I'm also celebrating  the fact that I've finished my June tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-June early! And you can bet I wrestled with this one, as I had only a few of the products, and it was difficult to find appropriate substitutes.  Please read and see here to see how the Master of Creativity, Mr. Holtz made his tag.


Here is what Tim's inspirational tag looks like:


I did have the Typed Tokens, the Tiny Attacher and Mirrored Stars, tag, paints and inks, but aside from that, I had to improvise.  After trying every one of my seemingly appropriate Layering Stencils to make a similar background, I settled on using a Sizzix embossing folder, which I inked up with my Distress minis, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn, and used like a stamp. I was very pleased with how it turned out.

Now, I've got my weight in Tim's dies, but NO Fresh Brewed die, so I went with my  two newest additions to my  Tim Holtz die collection: Thinlits Labels and Butterfly Duo. I pretty much followed the technique with the paper piecing, with one small exception.  I added Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the clear waste packaging to high light the butterfly's wings. Picket Fence, Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint Distress paints color the spinner body.


I chose a burlap scrap in a lighter color to match my jute which I colored with coordinating Distress inks.  My sentiment is from Tim's Small Talk, and I added the hashtag.  I colored and curled up some Paper Twine (love this stuff!) using Distress ink. I used Citrus, Meadow and I think Butterscotch alcohol inks to color my stars. (The yellow star was already colored in my stash, so unsure of the color.)


That's pretty much it for another FUN, FUN tag and technique from Tim's tag challenge! I am so much enjoying the challenge each month, and thank my lucky stars we have the inspiration of the one and only Tim Holtz and his great line of crafting products to work/play with. So not only am I celebrating finishing early and 8 months straight of creating Tim's tags, I'm celebrating Tim and his amazing inspiration!




I would like to enter my tag into the following inspirational challenges:




Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #13 "A Year of Choices" I chose #8 "New to You".  My Thinlits Labels dies are brand new,  purchased especially for this project.  I used an embossing folder in a totally new way to me!

                                                          

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your amazing, inspiring comments!  I read and truly appreciate each and every one of them! Hugs and Blessings!

Sara Emily

40 comments:

  1. Sara, this is a stunning take on Tim's tag! I love that you had to improvise because it turned out beautifully. The butterfly is spectacular and I love the abundance of textures and layers throughout. You have a beautiful knack for squeezing so much beauty into small spaces. :o) Lovely work! Have a wonderful night. :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen! Sorry, I'm so late, but I'm trying to get around to see everyone on their blogs; I don't get as much time to visit here! Your comments always make my day! Hugs, and Blessings for a wonderful week!

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  2. So many clever ideas, Sara! What fantastic improvisations! Your take on Tim's June tag is stunning, my friend! The butterfly is to die for and I love every single detail on this amazing piece! Spectacular work!
    Big hugs!
    Branka xxx

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    1. Thank you, Branka! You always find such kind things to say! I'm happy you like it, and your visits make me even happier! Hugs to you!

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  3. Just gorgeous Sara!! I completely bowed out this month for lack of products but you have really done an amazing job using what you have on hand! Such a creative layout and I just love your big incredible butterfly!! I love how you incorporated the mirror stars too, they make a great embellie in the center like that! Way to rock Tim's tag my friend, you are the best! hugs :)

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    1. Oh, and you are just too generous with your praise! thank you for making my day with these sweet words! Hey, every butterfly is incredible, right??? I'm sad to say, I've run out of stars. They are no longer is our LCS, so hope to see them on line. Big hugs to you, too, my friend!

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  4. Gorgeous tag! I really love your background. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much, Donna! I love to find new ways (to me) for using my embossing folders!

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  5. Love your take on his tag - love the embossing folder stamp!! That was really a creative idea!!! And Congrats on 8th months!!I can barely remember to watch the online videos that I paid for this year - I start out strong ... but fade after a couple of weeks - so excellent work sticking with your plan!!! You have just 4 more to go!! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!!

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement, Karen! It's comments like these that keep me pushing forward, trying new things, and staying the course! Hugs!

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  6. Hi Emily, it was nice to meet you at Micheals today. Beth White aka thunderbirdlindy.

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    1. Ah, Beth! Thank you! I have your address on that little pink slip in my purse, and hope to visit with you today! I appreciate the visit, and hope you got some inspiration! Nice meeting you, too!

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  7. You would never know that you did not have all the products, you have done a wonderful job and I love your tag. Congrats on finishing all your tags, wish I could say the same; Thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy! I'm so happy you like my work around tag! Hugs!

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  8. YAY, Sara Emily!! This is a Fabulous take on Tim's June tag!! Good for you for getting in 'early'! :) I know what you mean, so much so, that I'll be making my Tim June Tag next month!! LOL :) :) Love your improvisation of products that you used--That layered butterfly--Gorgeous!! Good Luck!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Ha! Ha! Shari! It may be the only time I'm early for a while; summer brings more outdoor things that MUST get done, and then when the day is over, I'm too tired to craft! I can't wait to see your June tag...and better late than never! Thank you for your lovely comment! Hugs to you, my friend!

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  9. Yippee!!! Clever, clever, clever Sara doll! Love what you have done with this tag. Your use of art supplies you have on hand show how very versatile and creative your mind is. This is awesome sauce and wowzers! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Niki, you always put a great big smile on my face! Thank you for your sweet words! Hugs, Punkin'!

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  10. You wrestled very well because this tag is absolutely gorgeous! The butterfly alone is gorgeous and I love the beautiful background you created with the embossing folder - very innovative!

    Thanks too, for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne! Your sweet comment means a lot to me! I was happy to finally come up with a way to incorporate that plaid into my tag; now I have a lot of backgrounds and bits to use for future projects in my recycle box! Hugs!

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  11. Brilliant Sara, clever chickie babe , awesometag, colours and whole concept of the design is fabulous.xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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    1. Thank you, so much, Annie! You are so kind!

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  12. Stunning take on Tim's tag Sara and great improvisation of products. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you, Julie! It is a pleasure to get your lovely comment here!

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  13. Sara, I much like your butterfly better than the cup on T.'s! heehee
    You did awesome,considering you had only a few things to work with! Love, love the burlap and stitching it does go so well with the jute! Congrats on being on time! I must learn from you! heeehee xo

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    1. giggle! You always make me laugh, Jackie! Thanks for the message, and I don't think I'd ever have use for that coffee cup! The only coffee cup I drink from is the one from my cupboard! And Starbucks is walking distance from my home! Imagine THAT!!! Big hugs!

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  14. OMGosh!! Sara.....???? Wow, this is incredible! I love what your creative mind and hands have made here - this is just beyond perfection. That butterfly is to die for!!! Yep! I'm in love!! hehe
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Oh, you are sweet, Georgie! Thank you for this wonderful encouragement! You always lift my spirits! Hugs!

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  15. I am in love with this tag. I'm a huge fan of green..and the way you've used it here is so fresh and inviting. And that butterfly! Be still my heart! Sooo gorgeous brushed with Picket Fence and then the green. Your background is gorgeous. I thank my lucky stars for your blog and all the joy and inspiration I find here! xo

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    1. Awww, Kathy! You are super sweet to say you are inspired by MY work! I love that butterfly duo set! I'm getting my money's worth out of it, and then some! I just need more hours in my day right now! Creative time is minimal, and I'm withering away here! Thank you for puffing me back up with this encouraging message! Love and hugs to you!

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  16. What a wonderful tag Sara!!! Great choice of substitutes for original design! I love it! Sorry to check in so late...life got in the way, you know... I

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    1. Thank you very much, Samra! I understand; no worries! You make me smile, my friend!

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  17. Hi Sara! I LOVE your tag - I think its nicer than Tims (sorry Tim!!) Love the colours and everything about it. Cxxxx

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  18. love your tag and how you made it your own by using the butterfly. its lovely! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge and celebrating our first birthday!!
    -Rachel
    rwkrafts.com

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  19. Ooh, I love your tag Sara and I think your improvisations are fabulous. The stunning butterfly looks wonderfully delicate and I thought your background was a pretty fabric at first glance, it's just amazing xx

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    1. Andree, what a wonderful compliment! It was fun to play along, even though I didn't have many of Tim's products! Hugs!

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  20. I love your improvisational take on the June tag, Sara - the butterfly is absolutely lovely!
    Alison xx

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  21. I love the butterfly in place of the coffee on this one! What a beautiful idea!

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