Thursday, January 24, 2013

2013 Resolution #1 Make a Tim Tag

Resolution #1:  Actually make a Tim tag.


 Here's a photo of his January tag.



I love the sentiment.  Went out and bought that stamp. 

I didn't have the embossing folder so I cut a tag from Coredinations Vintage Collection Burnt Sugar and then sanded.   I used Ranger Distress Inks: ice spruce, tumbled glass and weathered wood. I decided it looked a bit drab so I added wild honey and broken china (too dark) and salted sea and then sanded the clocks again.  Paper was darker than a tag and also acting as a resist when I added the water.

Gears and clock faces are from Tim's Ideaology line. (Note to self: Running out of gears and spinners) Created my own label with stamps in my collection.

Used Broken china and metallic bronze distress stains to color my ribbon.

I didn't have the gear die so I used the Sizzix embossing folder with grunge paper and then hand cut the gears.

Techniques from Tim's tag:  dying ribbon, painting grunge with the metallic stains, ink distressing tags, sanding.  Best Tim tip:  using narrow red line tape to adhere the filmstrip. I have Tim's badge and link on my sidebar.  Please go to Tim's site for the complete tutorial on how to make his tag. 

For this first tag I followed Tim's time theme and color palette.

I gave this tag to my dh today in celebration of our 43rd wedding anniversary.  Lately, instead of cards I've been giving him bookmarks and tags--perhaps more utilitarian???

Entering this in:

Craft Room Challenge:  Monochrome


An oopsie update!  
Forgot to mention that this week at Tag Tuesday, the letter is "C" ---my tag is C is for Clocks!  I'm on the waiting list rather than on the actual dt, but wanted to post this tag for them... 

21 comments:

clare said...

well done, fab tag and that is one tick against the new years resolutions! x

Dawn said...

Oh very nice sentiment I agree as is your tag xx

craftattack said...

Lovely tag, and the quote is great. Hope your dh liked it! Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous take on Tim's tag. I'm sure your husband loves it.

Debi said...

love your take on Tim's tag :-) Debi x

Debi said...

ps forgot to say happy anniversary! wow 43 years! Debi x

Netty said...

Terrific tag and loving those great words. Annette x

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, you were very clever to cut the gears too, they look great! Happy Anniversary too! ~Diane

Terry said...

Great start and now you have 11 left! WooHoo! I love your clock background and GF, you are amazing with cutting those gears from a folder and it worked! Truly a gorgeous tag and I bet you DH just love it! Happy 43rd Anniversay! Hope you have a great celebration!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous take on Tim's tag, love the changes you have made and colours.
Happy anniversary to you both.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sharon said...

Happy Anniversary!! And wow what a fantastic tag - just love the clock faces they are great - perfect tag!!

Jess said...

This is awesome! Great job!

Micupoftea~ said...

Happy Anniversary...and all the best in 2013!
hugs~

Electra said...

I think you have improved on Tim's-this is wonderful!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your honey! Love you spin on the tag... it's beautiful!

Debi said...

pps ;) thanks for sharing with us at Crfat Room Challenge, Debi x

hazel said...

What a great take on Tim's tag.
Happy Anniversary to you both.
xxx Hazel.

Heather said...

Fabulous job on your Tim Tag!! I remembering reading your resolution post, and thought I wanted to do the tim tags too :0)
Love all your elements!!
Hugs!!
Heather

Maria said...

This is gorgeous, and such a lovely quote. I love everything you've put together on this. Thanks for joining in with our Monochrome theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

wwilloww said...

I love your tag and clever how you hand cut those gears!!! and WOW, 43 years, now that's impressive!!! Congratulations to your two!!!

Esther said...

Lovely tag, and well done for following your resolution ! ...thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

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