Saturday, 18 January 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - January

The January tag that Tim Holtz created is loaded with techniques and lovely industrial looking elements not to mention inspirational words to start the year. I really enjoyed making this one and I have set myself the goal to try much harder to take time out and to do the tags each month. I think it fair to say I learn more from Tim's tutorials than from any other source.
The step by step tutorial is here : 12 tags of 2014.

Here is my tag :

I have the pocket watch frame die but not the gears embossing folder so I used cogs to emboss a die cut piece of silver card and attached a few washers from the tool box. I think my favourite bit of the tag is the distressed look on the numbers and I am a fan of the pumice stone distress ink so I enjoyed doing the background too although my stencilling could have done with a bit more depth of colour I think.

I really enjoy making these and looking at the great artwork that everyone else comes up with for the challenge is also an inspiration, there are so many talented people out there.

Happy Saturday all.


  1. Great take on the tag, Julia. So clever to use actual cogs for the embossing - wow! I'm a Pumice Stone lover too - such a great colour - and I couldn't agree more about how much we learn from Tim's tags!
    Alison x

  2. Love your take on this months tag!