I cannot believe how tough 2013 was!! It was so jam packed that some days I didn't know which way was up...with 2014 my main goal is to get a grip on the kids schedules and make sure I get some time in for myself. So, as part of the whole goal setting...which I did last year with the goal of blogging my creations more (which didn't work that great, but I'm going to do it again) I have set the goal of taking the 12 tags of 2014 challenge that Tim Holtz hosts, among other things :). His original inspiration can be seen HERE.
I am so please with how well my tag turned out. I love glitz and glitter and this is a perfect example of my style.
I used Ranger Distress ink in peeled paint, vintage photo, and gathered twigs in a simple sponge technique then did Tim's infamous spritz and flick with water to create a little texture. At this point I heat set the tag.
I then added the Flourish using Jet Black Ranger Archival Ink. The creativity motto, from Tim's Holtz visual artistry set, Regal Flourishes, which was stamped in Coffee Ranger Archival Ink.
I also stamped Live & Life using Tim Holtz's set Life's Possibilities, which I attached using foam tape to help them stand out a little from the original image.
I added the keyhole, gem, and antique keys, being sure to position them with glossy accents. I also filled in the keyhole with the glossy accents as well and added a nice burgundy colored organdy ribbon.
For the final touch I added random touches of gold Stickles to the Flourish stamp as well, just to add that extra little sparkle...too much?
all products used: Distress Ink: peeled paint, vintage photo, gathered twigs; Ranger Ink: coffee, jet black; stamps: Tim Holtz Visual Artistry Clear Stamps Life's Possibilities, Tim Holtz Flourish, Tim Holtz Regal Flourishes; Gold Stickles, Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz idea-ology Key Holes, Beadlanding Found Objects (keys), Making Memories Gem - Jill Schwartz Collection, generic organdy ribbon.