Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tags of 2012 November.

Gosh November half way through already! Not sure I will be able to get my head together to start Christmas but the Tim Holtz November tag was as brilliant as the man usually does and lets us celebrate the end of Autumn. As usual I didn't have all his lovely bits but really enjoyed how this one came out.

He has inspired us to use the batik look by resist embossing and then colouring the back before ironing away the embossing powder. I don't have his lovely stamp set so I used a part of a corn stalk stamp I have, it was not as big as Tim's but worked well. Then I used November from his Seasonal stickers down the side. I only have the winter die strip so used part of it with some punched leaves and an acorn. I found the piece of burlap in my stash and it is under there but a wee touch too small! When I had finished I realised my bits were not balanced so added the 3D corn stalks and liked  the effect. I am learning such a lot by doing the tags and I love this technique. To see Tim's challenge and his lovely tag go here and enjoy the master at work!
I'm still at sixes and sevens as they say but when I can I love to splash about with my inks and papers, it lifts the spirit. Thank you so much to  those lovely lovely people who left such comforting comments, you are all so kind. x


  1. This is really lovely Barbara. I especially like the corn stalk, I think it makes it look really fresh and with all the other embellishments, it's wonderful :0)) Mo x

  2. Beautiful work, Barb. Sending comforting thoughts to you for your loss.
    Jane x

  3. Hi Barb, I really love your take on Tim's tag, the addition of the 3D corn stalk was a brilliant idea too. I love doing the tags too as he teaches us so many new techniques, it certainly keeps me on my toes! Thinking of you. Crafty hugs, Anne x