Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Amy's Tag

This is my next attempt at getting Holtzy, and I have to say, I absolutely LOVE this tag, not only because I think it's very pretty, but because I have spent the last couple of weeks in a real funk feeling like I don't have a creative bone in my body. and to finally come up with something I really like feels great. I am going to give this to my niece, Amy, for her birthday, specifically because Amy is one of the few members of my family who truly appreciates not only the effort that goes into making a tag, but also the beauty of it. She's a fashionista with a Silhouette Cameo, and I adore her!

 I knew from the beginning that I wanted to use My Mind's Eye's Breeze papers for the flowers, and so to match the colors, I made my own glimmer mists out of Distress Ink Reinkers (Broken China, Bundled Sage and Mustard Seed). I added some Irridescent Medium (found in the paint supplies at the craft store) to the mists, which added a lovely sparkle.

However, what really made the colors work was Tim Holtz's Distress Ink Stain Picket Fence. I love that stuff, because if your colors are too bright, you need only swipe a little Picket Fence over them and they're toned down. If they're not bright enough, swipe a little over them and reapply your color, which now pops out better because of the white background. In fact, I feel like I succeeded in attaining a translucent effect only because of the Picket Fence. Love it!

Heartland Creations Bella Rose stamp
Tim Holtz The Moment stamp
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Breeze papers
Spellbinders dies: Donna Salazar Rose Creations
Prima Say it in Pearls flower centers
Sizzix Sizzlet Lear Die
Distress Inks for color wash: Broken China, Bundled Sage, Mustard Seed
Irridescent Medium (mixed in colorwash)
Distress Ink Stain: Picket Fence
Sakura Souffle pen
Stampendous dark blue and dark green Pearlescent embossing powders


Divas By Design--anything goes
Flutterby Wednesday--Open, must have a butterfly (there are three tiny butterflies on the tag)
Gingersnap Creations--Words of Wisdom
The House that Stamps Built--heat embossing (the words and stamped leaves are heat embossed)
Whimsy Stamps~~Make your own flowers.
Party Time Tuesdays--anything goes
Hook on Crafts~~something bright
Incy Wincy Designs~~flowers
Make My Monday--butterflies and/or dragonflies
My Craft Spot--anything goes


  1. I love your tag also !! REAlly beautiful with all the lovely details :)

  2. What a lovely tag Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy this week
    Love Jan

  3. I think you're out of your funk now! This is STUNNING!!! I love your idea for the tags and the Christmas gift surprise! Thank you for entering this in the Designer's Challenge at Repeat Impressions.

  4. Oh, wow! This is absolutely amazing! LOVE the colors you chose--and the added pearls are fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

  5. Lovely tag - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

  6. So very lovely,,love the detailed layering. Thank you for entering your tag into Make My Monday.. Suzanne

  7. wow what a gorgeous tag... beautiful colours
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's by design this fortnight
    Lisa x

  8. Beautiful tag. I love all the layering. Thanks so much for joining us at MMM this week.

  9. Fabulous layering on this lovely tag. Thank you for joining us at MMM
    suzi b :)

  10. Really lovely creation. Thanks for joining in with this week's MMM challenge and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss x

  11. Gorgeous tag and very creative! Thanks for joining us at My Craft Spot this week.
    Jayne x

  12. Very pretty and I like all of the handmade flowers,nice touch! Thanks for playing along with us at Flutterby Wednesdays!

  13. Gorgeous! Those flowers and the theme are just sensational.

    Thankyou so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Whimsy.

    xoxoxo Carly

  14. What gorgeous vibrant colours! And your flowers are just beautiful! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspiration Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

  15. This is gorgeous! I can't believe you had ever felt uncreative!

  16. SO many lovely tags on your blog!

  17. Your tag is beautiful! I love the colors and the design. Very cool flowers! Thanks for the very nice comment you left on my blog regarding my altered journal over at Simon Says Stamp and Show's Blog Hop Challenge. Tim's Classics #5 is a great stamp the lady's face and the sentiments on that set. <3 Candy

  18. Gorgeous tag! Love all the TH goodness! You should share more!