Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Idea-ology Overload?

An idea-ology overload?  No way!!.....Happy Wednesday!!
 I wanted  to share with you a tag I did over the weekend. This tag is full of everything that makes me smile.. all my favourites - A little Tim Holtz paper, a little Idea- ology.. ok well a lot of idea-ology.. 
I started off by cutting a tag base slightly smaller than a number 8 tag out of some paper from the Mini Collage paper stash, I then cut two tags out of some Tim Holtz Kraft resist paper. A number 8 tag and also a tag shape that was about a 1/4 larger on all side than the number 8 tag.  I then inked the edges of all three using a combination of Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Black Soot distress inks. The smaller and larger sized tags I then also machine stitched a border in black cotton around.  The next step was to layer the two smaller tags on top of each other. I then mounted them on top of the larger tag using some foam mounting tape squares.
The next part was the fun part.. yup, you guessed it ,pulling all my Tim Holtz idea-ology out, and digging around and playing in it until I found the right combination of bits and pieces to arrange on my tag.. 
I had a lovely time poking through my stash.. until I was happy with my choices. I then set about layering them onto my tag. yup, I actually am going to stick it down and use it.. giggle, not just hoard it and look at it.. Go on, admit it, I'm not the only one!!
I started off with some remanent rubs - I love these!! , a journaling ticket  and a fussy cut found relative. I just adore the look on her little face.. makes me wonder just what she was thinking? I used these as my base, and then just layered and clustered my other embellishments around , under and on top of these three main elements until I was happy with the final result.
and seeing as I have actually used some of my beloved stash, I will just have to share a couple of close ups as well :)

 Here is a list of everything I've used to do this tag.. yup it's a little long and scary..
The Details:
Tag Base:
Tim Holtz Paper Stash mini - Collage
Tim Holtz Kraft Resist
#8 Tag
Distress Inks:
Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Idea - ology:
 Found Relatives, Monocles, Compass Coins
Accruements - Classic, Adornments - Arrows
Alpha Parts - Framed, Epherema - Thrift Shop
Film Strip Ribbon, Hitch Fasteners, Journaling Tickets
Metal Corner, Philosophy Tags, Remnant Rubs - Words
Remnant Rubs - Life Quotes, Ring Fastener, Pen Nibs, Mini Paper clips,
washers, memo pins
Thank you so much for dropping by, Hope you have had a wonderful weekend..
Happy Creating xxx


  1. You've blown me away!!! Most gorgeous tag! Love all your layers of goodies! Just an absolute wow! Pinned!

  2. this is gorgeous , for me there can never be idea-ology overload , I love the stuff. this tag is stunning x

  3. Your tags are ALWAYS beautiful Karen but you have taken it up a notch with this fabulous one! You have such an eye for detail and your composition is fantastic - love this! I had to smile at you using so many idea-ology pieces, I am just the same with hoarding....... very impressed at you using so many pieces - lol. Anne x

    1. Thank you so much Anne, you would not believe how hard it was to actually use giggle.. I kept wanting to put it back in my stash....

  4. A beautiful tag! Total proof that you can never use too much fabulous Ideaology !x

  5. what an awesome tag!!! i love it!! yes, i too am a hoarder of all my favourite things. i totally understand how this tag could so totally make you works for me too!

  6. What a beautiful tag,so beautifully put together,a joy to look at
    Donna x

  7. Gorgeous tag, I adore the cluster of embellishments. Great design and image too and I love the rustic tones. Tracy x

  8. This is one over the top AWESOME tag! No such thing as Ideology overload in my book ! :)

  9. love it, love it, love it...that is all I have to add.

  10. Wonderful tag. I am speechles . Anneke.