Today I am sharing my take on Tim's January tag - I really enjoyed having a go at this and I'm pleased to get it done before the end of the month! For those who don't know, starting in 2012, Tim Holtz has given a tag tutorial each month and challenged crafters to come up with their own take on it, I wanted to join in last year, but my health being as it was I struggled to even get started. This year I am determined to join in each and every month (fingers crossed!!)
Here is a little glimpse of Tim's 2015 January tag & if you click here you will jump over to his tutorial :o)
I won't detail all the steps for the tag here, as if you want to join in yourself you should pop over to Tim's blog and have a look there.
I also needed to do two ATCs for one of the Facebook challenge group I'm in, and the theme was 'Resolutions', I decided that this layout would be great to adapt for the ATCs too, so that is what I've done.
The starting point for the tag is texturing some Tissue Wrap, I used Tim's 'Melange' for this:
Then the base is coloured using Distress Paints and Sprays, I used a slightly different combination on mine which gave them a more tan/greeny look. Next Tim used some Alpha Parts to make up the year, unfortunately I don't have these (despite my ever growing collection of all things Tim!) so I used some chipboard letters and numbers for this. I also don't yet have the Chit-Chat stickers for the next step, so for this I used some of my favourite wordy stamps.
And here are the words edged with Distress Inks and then stuck into place:
I've really loved playing along, and I'm really pleased with the way the texture and colour built up! I can't wait to see February's tag now (just as well it's only a few days away!!)
Thanks for reading :o)