Sunday, May 31, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-May

What a glorious Sunday morning!  May has passed in a whirlwind...with end of year school activities, Mother's day, graduation...  I was glad to be able to catch my breath yesterday and play with Tim's May tag. You can see Tim's tag and read his tutorial here.

Of course I had to improvise since I didn't have all of the products...but that in part is what makes it fun.  I made the base with a sheet of burlap adhered to a manila tag with watered down matte Mod Podge and Emporium ephemera secured with Glue-N-Seal  I used Wendy's Dots and Stripes Borders stencil with  Ranger Texture Paste to make my stripes and tinted them with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.  I replaced the photo booth image with a photo of my Grandmother Kuhn on her Confirmation Day, age 14.  She led a hard life...both of her parents were dead by the time she was 17 years of age and she traveled alone from Germany to the USA to work as a housekeeper for her Uncle's family.  Through it all, she never lost her faith.
 I tinted her cheeks with Worn Lipstick Distress Marker and the roses with Wild Honey Distress Marker and used Remnant Rubs Botanical to round out the photo.  The edges were distressed and inked with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.

I tinted the ribbon with Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, and Walnut stain and I used the kraft Chit Chat Stickers for the sentiment.  Finally, I made the flowers using the Tiny Tattered Florals Die and Kraft Core paper as Tim instructed.

Finally, I spritzed Black Soot Distress Marker lightly over the tag.  That's all for today.  Thanks, for stopping by :)


  1. This is a truly fabulous project, and I want to say a big thank you for sharing with us. Have a blessed week, and please stop by to share with us again soon.
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  2. Thank you so much for your visit and kind words. Kim :)

  3. A remarkable woman and a stunning tag honoring her! Love the elements you've used! Your tiny flowers look wonderful, Kimberly!

  4. Terrific take on the May tag - I love the tribute to your grandmother - what a story she lived through.
    Alison xx