Monday, October 1, 2018

My Cards and Tags: Tag Trio using Tim Holtz Paperdolls

It's a Tim-tastic tag challenge this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I made a tag trio will some of my favorite Tim Holtz products.

As usual when I don't know what I'm doing on a project, I start by die-cutting the tag shapes and stamping onto them with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink.  I used Tim Holtz's Halftone and Rings stamp set here.

Next I rubbed acrylic paint onto a Remnants stamp, then spritzed it with water.  I stamped it onto my tags.

Using my fingers, I painted some of the circles in with acrylic paint.

I was not loving the colors and these were looking a bit crazy (even for me).  Whenever I feel like this, I whip out the white paint and a palette knife.  I covered over a lot of the areas to tone them down a bit.  I ripped scraps of patterned paper from Tim's Correspondence set and glued them in place.  Then I cut a scribble circle out of black paper and Tim's Scribbles and Splat die.  I only cut one scribbly circle, but I cut it up into three sections and glued one of each to my tags.  I also added some Tim alphabet Washi tape strips to the bottom.

I added a little more white paint, then I grabbed my Prima Oil Pastel Crayons. I scribbled around the black circles, blending the colors and pulling them down a bit into the tags.

Last but not least, I added some paper doll characters.  I cut pointy hats for the ladies and crowns for the gentlemen.  I glued on some big bold Quote Chip words to the bottoms of the tags and outlined everything with a black Sharpie.



Though my journey from Point A to Point B often surprises me, I do like how these tags turned out in the end.  Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:


I'm excited to see your tag-tastic creations this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


14 comments:

  1. Clever to match the quote chips to the various size tags and know that I always appreciate your signature paper clip hangers...

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  2. Fabulous tags Andrea!! the backgrounds are gorgeous and I love the little people with their hats, very artsy and awesome! :-)

    Hope you have a lovely week
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. What fun tags!!! Fabulous backgrounds for these lovely paper dolls!!! I love the hats!!!

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  4. LOVE your colorful tags Andrea!!! And I am happily awaiting he delivery of my new SSS order- including two of your Inky Antics stamp sets- love the girls:)

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  5. Lovely circles of all sizes. I love to see the steps you take to make the projects cause there are always so many color layers that it's impossible to see what's behind. Love the circles you statred with and the way you gave them colors. Hugs, Macarena

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  6. Tim-tastic indeed, but with a strong helping of Snapping Monsters into the bargain! Love those artsy backgrounds - those scribbly circles are so cool.
    Alison x

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  7. Fabulous trio of tags, Andrea and each of them showcase Tim's products so well but maintain your unique style and wonderful vibrancy of colours on the painted layers ~ gorgeous work as always and I love them! :)

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  8. fabulous tags Andrea which made my day brighter, love those paper dolls dressed up in their party hats, hugs kath xxx

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  9. These are fantastic Andrea! I love the dolls with the fun hats, all the words and letters and the cool backgrounds.

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  10. Love all these fabulous tags, Andrea. The background you designed and all these paper dolls are awesome. :)

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  11. Cool backgrounds and design on your fantastic tags! Gorgeous.

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  12. all three of them are amazing. I always dream when I read your blog post. I truly wish I could be able to see you in action. I'm sure it would be so much fun to work with you! x

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  13. These are amazing, Andrea! Love the step by step! Love the combo of the vibrant colors and the paper dolls! Hugs, Sandra

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  14. Cool tags! As always I love to see your skill to transform the background from which you started! love how you used Paper Dolls and white color to lightening the background! Great work! Barbara

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