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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Manly Valentine Tag

Yay me.  On track for 2013 with my February Tim Holtz tag. 

 

Right off, I didn't have the blueprint stamp.  I improvised the stamped background by using Tim's Sissiz sewing texture fade with the arrows and pattern markings.  I used the Gecko Galz playing card from the Game Time collage sheet.  Since I didn't need to color the card, I used my distress markers to shade in the impressions from the texture fade. 

Second game changer was I reversed the color combo in order to use my red Coredinations Heart paper.

I used a darker tag but did follow Tim's directions to paint it with distress stain.

I do a lot of fussy cutting and 3-D effect with dimensionals--so I followed along with the technique on the playing card.  I folded the hearts for a mini honeycomb effect.  I outline my images with distress marker for a finished look.


Other Materials Used:
Ranger Picket Fence distress stain
Ranger Vintage Photo distress marker
Ranger Worn Lipstick distress marker
black Sharpie
bakers' twine from stash
Tim Holtz Ideaology Vial Label
Imaginisce Washi Tape
Jo-ann's ornamental heart
Tim Holtz tissue tape

As Tim said, I'm sharing my love this month:

 I'm entering this tag at Tim Holtz' blog where you can find the complete tutorial on how to make this tag.

Also submitting this tag to:
The Craft Room:  Challenge: Something for a Man

26 comments:

Jess said...

Great tag! I love that playing card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great take on Tim's tag.

craftattack said...

Lovely tag - I like yours better than Tim's! Valerie

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A brilliant tag and so glad you included a detail photograph so we could see the dimension on the playing card image and the cute hearts.
Wishes
Lynne

Zoe Sanderson said...

Brilliant tag, love the playing card paper and you little 3D heart's are just perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

PetraB said...

so cool, brilliant tag

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Very nice Helene! I love the pop ups and I think the background looks just great. Faded texture is one of my fav techniques bt I usually do sanding to get mine.

Lisette Baker said...

Love all the little details - especially what you have done with the hearts and that coredinations paper looks stunning.

Charlene said...

Very cool! Love the popped up hearts and the embossing underneath!

wwilloww said...

I love your tag and it is a great manly tag!!! Your 3-D elements work beautifully, great creativity in your interpretation of tim's tag!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great tag, I like the "KING" of hearts!
Hugs Lynn

Micupoftea~ said...

Way to go! love it...need to make mine. SUper dimension, Helene. :)

Beverly Sager said...

Another fabulous piece of art, Helene! Great palette, love the texture and dimension.

Beverly

Electra said...

I love your version!

Sandi McLean said...

Super tag Helene! I really like your take..better actually. Hugs,

craft-roomjulia said...

My oh my, just love this tag with all its wonderful detail, the 3d element is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck with the random draw. Julia xxx

Anita Houston said...

Oh...love that image! He's fab and his 3D hearts are so cool! Fabulous take on Tim's tag! Love!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous take on Tim's tag. Love the improvisations.
Hugs Brenda xox

Sharon said...

Wow Helene this is fantastic!!

Terry said...

Fabulous take on Tim's tag! Love those hearts! Very cool!

butterfly said...

Storming take on the tag - my favourite that I've seen so far!! I love that playing card - going straight off to look at Game Time over at GG...
Thanks so much for stopping by at Words and Pictures - much appreciated.
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your spin on this tag, Helene. Great substitutions!

Maria said...

This is gorgeous, and your background is fabulous! I love the playing card. Thanks for joining in with our "For A Man" theme over at the Craft-Room.

Maria x

Michele said...

i love these images and the wonderful composition! xo

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous! I forgot to tell you last visit here I love the new blog design too! Awesome images, I have not seen these yet! ~Diane

Nikki Byrne said...

What a fabulous tag! Love the stamping effects. Thank you for sharing with us this fortnight at Craft-Room Challenge and good luck, hugs

NIKKI DT

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