Monday, 4 August 2014

August 12 tags of 2014.. inspired..

Hi Everyone! Hope you are all doing well..
 Today I've got my version of Tim Holtz's - August 12 tags of 2014 to share with you..
I absolutely LOVE this months tag!
As soon as I saw this tag, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.. I've strayed a little this month, and used some stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps!, instead of my Tim Holtz ones. For me as soon as I saw this tag I knew that I had to use these stamps,
I've followed most of the background technique, though I've not used texture paste with my stencil, instead I've opted again to go a little different and just used  darker distress inks. ( I've used  walnut stain and pumice stone.) I've also added in some Remnant Rubs as well as my pieces of idea-ology.
So without to much more babbling.. Here is my tag.. I absolutely love it!!
The Stamps I've used - Businessman silhouette and Big Ben are just a match made in heaven.. well in my eyes anyway :)
and of course I can't go past sharing a few close ups of all the inky, stamped layered goodness!!

The Details:
Tag Base: Manila Tag
Stamps: Viva Las Vegas Stamps:
Tim Holtz: Remnant Rubs, Filmstrip ribbon,
 mini paper clips, metal corner, tissue tape.
Inks and Powders: Distress Ink , Archival - Jet Black.
 Distress Embossing powder - Walnut stain
Machine Stitching and cotton.
Thank you so much for stopping by, Happy Creating,
Karen xx



  1. Tim's tag this month must really have made you smile - it is right up your street and I love your interpretation of it, your stamping, stitching and colourings are wonderful! Anne x

    1. Anne, it sure did! Absolutely loved it! Thank you so much!

  2. Oh wow Karen! I love this tag with a design and sentiment that get the imagination running wild with possibilities. The colours have come up perfectly here. Jenny x

  3. Jenny, thank you so much! xx

  4. August tag makes you the Calendar girl ,as you seriously took this months interpretation to the top of the ladder and beyond the top shelf Karen, it is another tag to be in awe of and think this may just be my favourite this year to date but must say your monthly collection is truly inspirational.

  5. Another great tag Karen! 😀

  6. Bravo pour cette belle réalisation

  7. Love your interpretation of Tim's tag, especially the wandering gentleman at Big Ben! Peace. Kathy (

  8. Karen your tag for this month is OUTSTANDING!!! I love everything about it! Karen.x

  9. Love it Karen! Using the tissue tape resist with the big ben stamp looks fab.