Sunday, September 14, 2014

Life Artist Tag

The tag I'm sharing today was inspired by Tim Holtz' tags of the month.  It isn't exactly how he designed his but I tried to stay close to what he did.

The base of the tag was created using Distress Inks in Tea Dye, Salty Ocean and Fired Brick.  I was hoping for more of the Tea Dye to come through, but the Fired Brick took over.  I then used some of Tim's tissue tape for two sides.  The edges were inked with Black Soot.  The lady stamp is from Rubber Stampede.  The butterflies were made using scraps of TH Crowded Attic paper and a Martha Stewart punch.  Dots of Glossy Accent were placed on the butterflies.  The life artist rub-on is also Tim Holtz; however, I had intended to place the word "artist" under the word "life".  The rub-ons stick so well that "art" ended up next to "life".  I was going to leave it that way but decided to place the "ist" sideways under "art".  A metal butterfly from Recollections was added to the corner the words formed.  Tim's crinkle ribbon was colored with the same Distress Inks used on the tag.  If you click on each photo, you can see the details in a larger image.

This tag was really fun to make.  I think I'll give it another try with different colors and see how it comes out.

This past week, I received an e-mail that this card I made using Melissa Frances papers will be featured tomorrow on their blog.  I am so excited and honored to have this card shown!  I love their shabby chic products.

Have a fantastic week, my friends!  I'm planning on doing some Halloween crafting which will include ATCs and a shadowbox.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments.


  1. Gorgeous tag, Patty! Very creative with all the butterflies...just LOVE IT! And, big congrats on being featured on Melissa Frances's blog for the stunning card that you made using her pretty!

  2. So very pretty Patty! What a fab tag! Such a beautiful card too! Congrats! Way to go!

  3. Oh, I think you did an amazing job on the Tim Holtz tag of the month, Patty! I knew the second I saw it just what you were going for, and I think you nailed it! Gorgeous colors and a great job with the butterflies. Love every little bit of this!
    And huge congrats on your special feature over at Melissa Frances! Woot!

  4. Congrats with your featured card and a cool tag you have made again

  5. Congratulations on your card featured on Melissa Frances blog - such an honor! Outstanding job on your tag - love the butterflies~