Wednesday, 27 June 2012

12 tags of 2012 - June - Tim Holtz

As Tim says "get ready to alter your photos distress style..."

See Tim's instructions on his blog. I have one photograph of myself when I was about six months old but so I chose to use a 1/2 number to represent half a year . I chose a different colour scheme for the tag using distress stains in dusty concord and picket fence and then I marbleised the tag. I stamped the tag with a Clear Stamp - "Lost and Found" in archival ink- coffee.

I used distress ink milled lavender for the cardigan and spun sugar for the skirt using  Cut-n-Dry pen nibs. It doesn't show up very well on the photo but it is better in real life!

I finished the background of the tag with some memory tape, a film strip,  a swivelclasp and dyed the ribbon with sugar sun disteess stain. The muse token I chose says "Unique" because I think I am a unique individual.

When I glued the pen nibs on I put a caption on the tag. I enjoyed colouring the photo in and I thought photo came to life. Another great idea from Tim.


  1. Really nice, is that a picture of you as a baby?

  2. What a lovely picture of you Carol and unfortunately I can remember when typewriters like that were used! Your whole tag is gorgeous and love the colours you have used too, it really does enhance the photos, I think. Anne x

  3. Lovely tag Carol, and really good idea. You always were such a beautiful, good and funny baby and this was always one of my favourite photos of you. Love, Mum XXX

  4. Brilliant take on Tim's tag Carol, Imlove your photo! x

  5. A gorgeous 'unique' piece Carol. Love the old photo of you!


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