28 Feb 2014

February 12 Tags 2014

I am so late doing my February Tag you can see Tim's tag here.
I  managed to get it done this morning it was pouring with sleety rain so we decided it was going to be a home day and instead of doing h*******k I went into my craft room and got inky.... you should see the mess I made!!

For my background I used a brick effect  mask and victorian velvet, mulled lavender and dusty concord distress inks and followed Tim's instructions.  The heart is cut from the same stamped image and I used encrusted Frantage Lilac, as I don't have any distress glitter and I liked the texture the glitter gave the heart on the original tag.  Frantage was the only thing I had which was chunky enough and I must say I am pleased with the result. The bottom of the tag is grungeboard cut with the ornate on the edge die which I covered with several coats of  Pewter distress stain.

When I first saw February's tag my thoughts were that now I had the chance to try the blackboard technique........ I know everyone has had a go.... with fabulous results...... but this was my first attempt so please be kind to me lol.  Of course I had to "improvise" as I don't have everything Tim used.
For My version of this technique I stamped with ranger embossing ink and dried it, then I rubbed chalk all over the area, the result isn't bad I was pleased with it for a first attempt.

I will be linking this tag at

Tim Holtz blog 12tags 2014

Frilly and Funky Challenge   Stencils and Texture

Sunday Stamper   Hearts

bye 'till next time
Products used
Tim Holtz:
Distress Stains, frayed burlap
Distress Inks,  victorian velvet, milled lavender, dusty concord
Stamps Tim Holtz stampers anonymous "Thoughts"
Idea-ology Key
Ranger manila card
Tag Bigz Die , on the edge die
Black card


  1. Such a cool tag! Your blackboard technique looks brilliant, I have never tried it! The heart looks awesome! xx

  2. Hey Maggie, lovely to see you again... loving your tag, I still haven't tried that technique! Need more hours in the day lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  3. I have never tried the blackboard technique so thanks fr the heads up on.

    Your tag is terrific Maggie

    Love Chrissie x

  4. I love that chalk effect Maggie, & the brick background looks great!
    Alison x

  5. Love your bricked background and blackboard! Great take on Tim's February tag! Enjoy!

  6. Fabulous tag Maggie, great use of the brick stencil as your background. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

  7. Love your brick wall background - great place to hang a chalkboard, and I think your chalk looks fab!
    Alison x

  8. Love this version of Tim's tag Maggie! Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this. Jenny x

  9. a great take on Tims tag and thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie trace x


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