Saturday, August 12, 2023

Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween 2023 - Tapestry and Artsy Leaves Autumn Scene Etcetera Mini Tag

Hi Everyone! I hope you were able to watch the Tim Holtz Sizzix Halloween Live today to see the mounds and mounds of inspirational projects. It always blows my mind. If you missed it be sure to watch the replay. This is one of my projects that was shown in the Live, an Alcohol Ink Autumn Scene on a Mini Etcetera Tag made from the new Artsy Leaves Thinlits and Multi Level Texture Fade. I am totally in love with this, and wish it was way way bigger, LOL! Enjoy!

I took two of the Gloss Alcohol Ink Cardstock pieces from Ranger and pounced on Terracotta, Honeycomb, and Willow Alcohol Ink with an Alcohol Ink Applicator Tool covering the sheets completely. Then I added Radiant and Envy Alcohol Pearls to the Applicator along with Blending Solution and pounced that on while blowing with my mouth to create tiny marbled bubble looking shapes. 
I placed one of the pieces into the Multi Level Tapestry Texture Fade and ran through the machine twice, then did the other. I rubbed the pad of Peeled Paint Archival Ink directly over the raised areas, then the pad of Vintage Photo Archival over to bring out the design even more, then set these aside. 
Using another sheet of Gloss, I pounced on Cloudy Blue Alcohol Ink over the top portion only on a fresh piece of felt on the tool. Then I added Snow Cap Mixative on the Applicator and pounced it over the Cloudy Blue to create cloud looking shapes. I added Aquamarine Alcohol Ink, Tranquil Pearls, and Blending Solution to the same piece of felt, and on the lower end of the Gloss I swiped the tool over to create stripes of color for more of a water look. Then I lightly misted a bit of 91% Rubbing Alcohol in the air and ran the piece through the droplets to create some water bubbles on the stripes of color. 
Taking the Tapestry pieces, I tore towards me to reveal the white paper core, about three pieces each, just following the spaces between the round parts. I inked the white edges with Peeled Paint Archival Ink, except the piece that would be the very bottom. Then I tore the blue piece between the sky and water, again towards me to reveal the white core, and inked the water edge only (as the sky edge will be covered up) with Speckled Egg Distress Archival Ink, as well as that last piece, so it looks like the waters edge. I took a Mini Etcetera Tag from Stamper's Anonymous and played with the torn pieces, layering them to make a pattern of sky, hills, and water. Once I knew the pattern I set these aside, and painted the tag hole with Fossilized Amber Distress Paint, to mimic the sun. 
I took another piece of Gloss Cardstock and added Deception, Scorch, Splendor, Radiant, and Envy Alcohol Pearls to the Applicator with Blending Solution and pounced it on covering the piece completely. Then I took all 9 of the solid leaf (now tree) shapes from the Artsy Leaves Thinlits, and die cut all of them with this piece. I set these aside. 
I took a piece of Gray Two Tone Woodgrain and added two sided tape to the back. I laid the stem (now trunk) pieces that I wanted to use (two different ones) and die cut them, repeating until I had 9 total. I took a Hickory Smoke Distress Watercolor Pencil and Detail Waterbrush and created lines on each that look like Birch/Aspen tree trunks. I set these aside. 
Taking another piece of Gloss Cardstock, I pounced on Willow and Everglades Alcohol Ink to half the sheet, and then Envy Alcohol Pearl and Blending Solution over the top. I added two sided tape to the back. I die cut two of the leafy stem looking pieces three times each, so that they might look like pine trees. I set these aside. 
I decided to paint the background of the Etcetera Tag, so I painted the edges only with Walnut Stain Distress Paint. When dry, I added two sided tape to the back of the sky, hills, and and water and adhere those on the tag, leaving a border, and punch a hole where the tag hole is using a hole punch. I adhered the tag hole over using Collage Medium. Then I added some more Vintage Photo Archival Ink around the sides to further darken the border. I selected phrases from the Clippings Sticker Book, inked the edges with Vintage Photo Archival, and mounted those onto Kraft Cardstock, cut around them and inked those edges the same. I took 6 Tack Nails and nailed each of those onto a corner point on the very edge of the tag around the pieces about half way in, using a Mini Craft Hammer, but first adding a tiny hole with a Craft Pick to make hammering them in a little easier.  
 Here is a side view so you can see the nails a little better.
I shook the Gilded Foundry Wax up well and added a tiny drop to the white mat, and then using my finger, I dotted each nail head with the Wax. Then I heated up the wax with a Heal Tool to melt and set it.
I inked the edges of the trees with Crackling Campfire Archival Ink and Adhered them in place with two sided tape and foam tape in spots. I added the white trunks on each tucking the ends under the hills. I used Vintage Photo Distress Archival Ink to color in the bottom part of the trunks on the pine trees and then adhered them in place. I adhered the wording on as well with two sided tape. Then taking some Jute String, I wrapped the string around the top part of the nail heads and then went on to another continuing to wrap until I ended up where I started and then I tied a knot. Finally, I added more Jute String to the tag hole.

(Alcohol Ink Applicator, 91% Rubbing Alcohol in Sprayer, Die Cut Machine, Die Pick, Scissors, Ink Blending Tool, Paintbrush, Hole Punch, Water Mister, Two Sided Tape, Detail Water Brush, Mini Craft Hammer, Heat Tool, Foam Tape, Jute Twine)
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Cardstock: Gloss
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink: Terra Cotta, Honeycomb, Willow, Everglades, Cloudy Blue, Aquamarine
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Pearls: Deception, Scorch, Splendor, Radiant, Envy, Tranquil
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Multi Level Texture Fade (Halloween 2023): Tapestry 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink: Peeled Paint, Vintage Photo, Speckled Egg, Crackling Campfire
-Ranger Tim Holtz Alcohol Mixative: Snow Cap
-Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags: Mini
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint: Fossilized Amber, Walnut Stain
-Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits (Halloween 2023): Artsy Leaves 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain: Gray Two Tone
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Pencils: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot, Vintage Photo
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium: Matte
-Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Clippings Sticker Book, Tack Nails, Jute String
-Ranger Surfaces: Kraft Cardstock 
-Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Foundry Wax: Gilded

Thank you truly for stopping by today! I will be back soon with a Halloween make from the Live. Until then, I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous tag 💖💖💖

  2. Absolutely gorgeous tag 💖💖😍

  3. Very clever use of the Art Leaves. Love it.


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