Friday, April 15, 2016

First Tim Tag of the Year

***Exciting news!***

 Just found out this tag won on Tim's blog! 

 This makes me a 4th time winner! 

My craft table has been piled high with stuff since I hosted my family Christmas party here  Can you guess where I hid all the loose miscellaneous stuff while cleaning up for my guests?  You guessed it!  My husband also had to get to the sump pump down here in my studio, so he cleaned out that part of the room and just piled everything on the floor.  Well, after weeks of cleaning things up, I finally got my table and floor cleaned up (well, you can walk again, lol), so I had another playdate with my friends Grace & Mercedes.  We haven't been able to work on any of Tim's tag this year, so we decided to just start with the current month:  April.  

Here's what Tim's tag looks like, and you can get all his instructions on his blog here.  I'm also going to add this tag for a couple of challenges:
Addicted to CAS:  Inlaid Dies
Simon Says Stamp:  Work It Wednesday
and, of course, Tim's Blog

We did the Paint Resist technique.  I used one of Tim's new Ledger background stamps with Antique Linen Distress Paint for my resist.  Then, I sprayed some Dusty Concord, Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron Distress Ink Sprays and heated to dry.  I added some stamping using one of Wendy Vecchi's earlier sets, and some of Tim's Rub-Ons.

For my dimensional element, I added one of Tim's Idea-ology arrows, one of his cute little paper clips, and a charm.

The paper I used for my mosaic flower was from one of Tim's older paper collections.  I used Antique Linen Distress Embossing Powder for my faux grout, and then "painted" all the pieces of paper with Glossy Accents.  I edged the Tattered Flower with Wendy Vecchi's Orange Blossom Archival Ink, and also added some around the edges of the tag.

The leaf stamp was just a solid image, so I added some fine black pen work around the leaves, and then added some dots with a very fine white paint pen.

We were all very creative, and did entirely our own interpretations of Tim's tag.

Mercedes tag:  Using Tim's papers, she cut out bottle caps and a Nebraska license plate to decorate her butterfly.

She couldn't decide on the purple, or the green ruffled ribbon, so she used both!

She added a rub-on, and finished it off with the Giggle tag.

Grace's winged heart came out soft and lovely.

We always have so much fun creating these tags.  We're going to try and get together more often!


  1. Oh my! Lovin' all the mosaic designs and dimension! Thanks for joining along with the MMMC :)

  2. That was a very clever idea, using distress embossing powder for the "grout" -- I love seeing how creative everyone is. :-)

    1. Can't take the credit ... Check out Tim's original post for this remix technique ... March 2012.

  3. WELL DONE on the mosaic tags! Each one of them is a gem! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Let’s Do the Polka” Challenge!

  4. Gorgeous tags, both of them ! Some inspiration there!

  5. what wonderful interpretations of tim's mosaic tag! i love the flower! now i wanna make one :) Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!


  6. Congrats on your win!! Great tag!

  7. Stephanie....Congratulations on your win....I am just in AWE of your tag....I too have a love for Wendy Vecchi...and I can see her influence in this turned out just BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  8. Congrats Stephanie and it really is a fabulous tag
    x catherine

  9. What a pretty color palette. Original is a perfect description of your tag.

  10. What beautiful interpretations of Tim's April tag, congratulations on your win! Deb xo

  11. Such beautiful colors!! Congrats on your win!!

  12. Congrats! It's always fun on our play dates. Glad you won again

  13. Congrats! It's always fun on our play dates. Glad you won again

  14. Congrats! I love your color palette, and every detail and embellishment. I especially love the penwork on the stamped leaves. I need to practice that technique!

  15. Congrats on your win!! I love the colours!!

  16. How fun to play with friends!!! You three did have such different interpretations-- that's wonderful! I love the way you attached the number charm to a paperclip. Congrats on the 4th win!

  17. Congratulations on winning! How exciting for you. I love what you did with the tag. I immediately was drawn to the mosaic look. Very nice.