Saturday, June 9, 2012

12 Tags Of 2012 - June

This week at Our Creative Corner, Linda Coughlin of the Funkie Junkie is hosting again, and man o man was I loving her challenge!!!  Linda wants you to show us your favorite Tim Holtz technique! She say, "Whether you are a fan of Tim Holtz or not", (bahahahahaha) "you have to admit he's had an amazing impact on the paper crafting industry for the past 10 years.  He's originated hundreds of new craft products and dozens of new techniques."  For inspiration, check out his many blog posts and tutorials, videos, or the Ranger Inc.blog. We can't wait to see what you create. 
Further inspiration and can be found on the other Design Team's blogs. Please check them out and see how Tim inspires them as well. 
Linda Coughlin- The Funkie Junkie
Vicki Burdick- It's a Stamp Thing
Sue Butler- Scrumplescrunch
Ann Marie Hile- Stampin' Anne
Wendy Janson-  It's All About Stamping
Marcy Kaminski - En Papillote Arts
Holly Kean- Kean On Paper
Irena Kowalczyk (aka Rudlis) - Love, Life and Crafts
Meihsia Liu- Simply Paper Crafts
Tui Nathan- Stampin Time
Lori Rider- The Diva Stamper
Kristin Tierney- Lilly Beth Boutique
Sharon Wheet- Designs by Sharon
You know I can go on for hours about Tim, but I won't....this time! And, you know there is no way I can pick a favorite technique...no way, no how....so I decided to go ahead and do the June tag and show two of the techniques, and use it for my DT piece as well. Here's the thing though....when I first saw Tim's tag, and eyed that he used the tinted photo technique, I was even more thrilled. I've been working on the same technique for a little present for my Mother's 75th birthday. I've printed so many versions of this picture, in various papers, different sizes, and hues, and just couldn't decide on which to use. Finally, I went with plain ol' black and white and on Specialty Stamping Paper. It takes the Distress Ink better and it's a little more vibrant. I couldn't be more pleased with this tag, and find myself staring at it often. I think it's my new favorite tag, or it could just be that gorgeous picture of my very beautiful mother at such a young age. She looks like a star....oh wait, she is! She is my Star!!!
Distress Stains Marbled Background Technique:
Apply Picket Fence Distress Stain in the middle of a craft sheet, and in circle it with other various colors of stains. Drag a dry manila tag straight through the stains, and repeat until all of the tag is covered. While drying with a heat tool spritz the tag with water to make a marbled effect. Continue drying with a heat tool until completely dry.
Here is my completed background, after I stamped the flourish flowers image in Jet Black Archival.
 Distress Ink Photo Tinting:
Print a photo out in black and white or sepia using an Ink Jet or Laser Printer. Glossy photo paper usually works best, but Specialty Stamping Paper was better in my opinion. Using a Craft Nib, color in the parts of the image you feel need color with Distress Ink. I used Victorian Velvet on her dress. Using an Ink Blending Tool, apply a light tone of ink to the background. Antique Linen or Tea Dye look very realistic. Ink the edges of the photo with a darker brown. I used Vintage Photo. Dry completely or use a quick blast of a heat tool. You can use Distress Markers for this, BUT the image will not be as soft and natural looking. They are much more vibrant straight from the marker.
The smaller picture is Specialty Stamping Paper, and the larger is Glossy Photo Paper from HP. You can see that the smaller is more vibrant but still soft, and that is the look I wanted.
 
I am also submitting this tag to Unruly Paper Art's Reader Art Quest 2 challenge for "Best Bouquet". I love how the Stains transformed these little rosettes.
Supplies:
From My Stash- heart charm, rhinestones


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



41 comments:

  1. Love what you have done with this! Thanks for showing the differences between the photo on photo paper and specialty paper - I have been pondering this before I take the leap into making the June tag. Need to set a spare hour or two to drool over the work produced by the rest of the DT! Hugs, Buttons x

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  2. Hello Anita
    I can tell by your post that you are well and truly in your element with this theme, your Tag has been made up beautifully, the colour palette is indeed soft and vintage looking, all the TH embellishments you have included look wonderful also, I am sure your Mum will be very pleased with this Tag.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Fabulous tag, your take on it the June tag is Brillant.. Fantastic pic of your lovely Mum.. love your design and embellishments.. Hugs May x x

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  4. Anita, I love it! Your mother is realy a star!

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  5. Beautiful tag. Beautiful mom! You look a lot like her.

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  6. What a special treasure for your mom, I know she will love it. Really beautiful tag! You can tell how much love and thought went into it!

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  7. Wow, this is amazing! I love all your gorgeous details!

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  8. I'm missing words, you've created an outstanding tag. Wonderful details.

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  9. Hi Anita. This is a beautiful tag and how stunning us your mum. Your take on Tim's tag is fabulous. I felt that it was more complex than usual challenges but you have certainly inspired me. Hugs Annie x

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  10. Beautiful, Anita! What a wonderful tribute to your mom. I love all the little collage items on this tag. They tell a story about your mother. Wonderful!

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    1. I keep trying to contact you to tell you thank you for all your wonderful comments, but there is no email listed on your blog! Keep that blog going!!!

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  11. Anita, what a very special tag. You did a wonderful job with the technique. I have resisted the specialty stamping paper, because I'm not a huge stamper, but on photographs? Now, that's my language....Gorgeous.

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  12. Anita, your take on Tim's tag is such a wonderful tribute to your Mother and her 75th birthday! I love our marbled background. Your colorized version of your Mother's picture looks absolutely amazing on that background! Love your stamping and all of the little baubles and bits you've added for embellishments! What a beautiful tribute for your Mom! <3 Candy

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  13. Your Mom looks so lovely in that photo. Your tag is equally beautiful and really does her photograph justice. Good daughter! Thanks for sharing your love for your mother with all of us.

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  14. I am in love with this tag. Your mother's photo is stunning. I read every word of your artistic process.

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  15. I think this is my favorite tag of yours too. I am totally in love with everything, down to the tiniest detail. You totally excelled at creating a phenomenal piece of artwork that is also a treasured birthday gift. I could go on and on, gosh what a lovely creation! And of course, I knew I could count on you to set the bar for the TH challenge :)

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  16. Gorgeous tag! It's stunning and I love that you've used a photo of your mom!

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  17. Fantastic work. Truly Tim Holtz fashion. Love it.

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  18. I don't think there are any more superlatives left for me! So I say 'ditto' to all of the above comments and am off to mop up the puddle of drool forming at my feet as I look at this beautiful tribute/artwork!!! Gorgeous

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  19. Oh, Anita, this is just beautiful! I love the way you've adorned the photo with all the trinkets and the text mat really stands out off the tag (which is also.... gorgeous!)

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  20. Your creation is always stunning. Love it!

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  21. ...this is just the most superb take on Tim's tag I've seen!...loVe the tribute to your Mum too, such a beautiful lady with thick lush hair, Mum's are great! loVe all your elements & inky work & how you've incorpourated the diamonte & a tutorial too!...awesome work Anita...after looking through your wonderful inspiring blog I am now following you...Mel :)

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  22. Incredible tag! What an awesome image!!

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  23. How did I miss this? It's beautiful! I like it more than the original. :)

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  24. Hi Anita Gorgeous tag. I love the sentiment that you have incorporated so prettily. You Mum looks gorgeous too. She's going to treasure it.

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  25. Congratulations! You need to go visit Tim's blog if you don't know what I am on about! I was so excited when I recognised your name!

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  26. it's gorgeous, Anita! What a fantastic treatment for that photo!

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  27. I am so happy for you! This was a favourite of mine from the start!!! Congrats!

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  28. Gorgeous tag! Congratulations on being a winner xx

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  29. Just saw your name as a winner on Tim's 12 tags!! YAY!!!! Congratulations, this really is a gorgeous tag :)

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  30. Anita, you are a WINNER on Tim's 12 tags, congratulations! Awesome!!

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  31. Many congratulations on your win Anita, your tag is wonderful and something else to celebrate your Mum's birthday with.

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  32. Anita, I love your gorgeous tag! You made it extra special using your mother's photo at her early age, I'm sure she loves it too!
    Congratutions on being a winner on Tim's blog!
    I always enjoy seeing your artwork!

    Judy C.

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  33. Very beautiful....question.... what are some uses for these tags?I give mine away with gifts any other ideas? thanks for sharing! i don't have a blog but you can email me at buenpro@sbcglobal.net....thank you!

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  34. Hi Anita i had been admiring your tag when I was browsing through it's a lovely take on the challenge. Congratulations on being a winner, I' m very happy to be a winner also x

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  35. Gorgeous tag! A beautiful tribute to your mom. Love all the attention to details! Congrats on being a June tag winner and I hope you enjoy your goodies.

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  36. anita this is fabulous you mother is stunning beautiful work..love the inked roses very beautiful piece.
    hugs,
    susan s.

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