Monday, October 1, 2012

Well Worn, Well Loved

Just under the wire...again, for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2012...for September!  It's been so busy this month, that I've not had time to blog, or even visit my favorite blogs.  October should be better, and a trip to Disney should help clear the "cobwebs" -- and since we're SO close to October, I thought this would be a good way to usher in October, and complete the month of September. 

If you haven't been playing along with Tim's tag challenge each month because you don't have a particular product, don't let the lack of supplies stop you.  Hopefully this tag will encourage you to use what you have, and just spend some time creating.  I didn't have the sticky back foil or the alcohol inks Tim used in his tutorial, so I used a few different items instead...

Not only are they yummy with tea,
but the empty bag came in handy too!
I used a piece of the bag for the foiled insides, and embossed it with the Haunted Halloween embossing folder.  I didn't have black alcohol ink so I used pitch black & sunshine yellow paint dabbers...mostly using the wipe on/wipe off technique.  The Ideaology heart adornment was inked with Wild Plum alcohol ink and strung on ball chain and attached with TH tiny attacher.  I just LOVE that pop of color from the alcohol ink. 

You really can't tell too much now, but the top and bottom of the tag was covered in Brushed Pewter distress stain before lightly going over it with the black paint.  Some cobweb tissue tape was added randomly and I used and old Dymo tape gun to add the phrase, "Well Worn, Well Loved".  

Because not everything old has to be scary...=)

By the way, Did you know I was picked as a random winner on Tim Holtz' blog for my July Tag?  How cool is that?!  I won a set of the seasonal Spring Distress inks, & some wood game pieces.  Mario was SO quick to get them sent to me too.  Pretty awesome -- Thanks guys!

Guess I better sign off so I can get this posted in time.  Thanks for stopping by!  Lisa


  1. By far the best interpretation of tims September tag. makes me realize i must eat up the contents of the foil lined bags!!!

  2. Love your version of the September tag, Lisa. It's beautiful ! Just pinned it to my Tag Art board. Hope you're well.


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