Monday, April 29, 2013

Paris Mist - Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2013/ April


I did not have any of the Tim Holtz Distress Paints, so I could not emulate the patina effect that he demonstrates in this month's tag.  But, since I made this little deal with myself to completing all 12 tags, I decided to see what I could do using TH Distress Stains and my artist's acrylic paints and rubs.  This tag has almost six layer of paint and stain.  I just kept blending until I got the effect I wanted, well, I guess that should be amended to the effect I liked.  I never really know what I want when I start these projects.

I keep forgetting that when I apply the sealant it will darken the colors.   It is unfortunate that my lavender is not showing up more because it is really gorgeous and gives the tag an eerie, misty feel.  A small bit is visible at the base of the Eiffel Tower.  I did order several of the distress paints because If found them on sale.  Joann's also had the TH Distress Stains for 40% off, so I added to my collection.  I keep trying to get in on the Blitsy sales, but by the time I see the e-mail, all the best TH stuff is sold out.

Tag:  TH #8 Manilla Tag
Stamps: Eiffel Tower - Unity Stamp Co. - December 2012 Kit of the Month {everyday fairytale} ; Bo Bunny Etc. Collection

Thanks for stopping by!
This project is entered in the following Challenges:
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Use Brown or Tan
Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 - April
Make My Monday - Anything But A Card
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Amusing Challenges - Anything Goes


  1. I think your colouring is beautiful and this tag is lovely,
    Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday this week,
    Rosie x

  2. This tag leaped out at me at MIM - just beautifully layered and the coloration is fantastic!

  3. Incredible work,Chana.It's so beautiful.
    Lisa x

  4. Stunning tag and such fab colours, thank you so much for joining us this week at make my Monday xx

  5. Another fabulous tag, Chana! Love the layers of color & the distressing. Love the design, too! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  6. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  7. Awesome tag! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize! Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for another open paper challenge!
    Rene :D

  8. Gorgeous Tag and colors Chana. Visited from MIM..Loz

  9. What an awesome tag!!

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  10. wonderful tag, Thanks for joining us this week on Eclectic Ellapu, hugs Vicky

  11. This is so pretty! I LOVE the distressed and aged feel--and the elements are all perfect! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

    PS: I've got a DT call going for a new challenge called House of Cards and I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)

  12. I saw your tag on MIM. I love the techniques you did. Great look and colors.

  13. Very cool tag - you have the Tim Holtz look down perfectly! Thanks so much for joining my Amusing Challenges this week! Hope you'll play along again!

    PS. Just a personal comment - it was hard to read the text with the bags across your post...they do look really cool though!

  14. Wow lots and lots of beautyful tags. Love Them!!


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