Thursday, January 16, 2014

It's Now or Never!

I decided to try really hard and make all twelve tags for 2014.  You know I am talking about the..


Yes I am gonna give it my best shot for Tim Holtz 2014 challenge.  My first tag is - The Time is Now ....

I have so much Tim Holtz stuff that I thought surely I had enough to make his tags this year.  Right off the bat I quickly found out that I did not have what he was using.  So this is my take on his make.

Tim Holtz products used are:
the Vagabond - gosh I love that cutting machine
tattered flower garland die
distress inks - pumice stone, gathered twigs and black soot
distress paints - black soot
mini gears
ball chain

I am entering this into the 12 tags of 2014 January challenge.

Thanks for your visit and I hope to see you on the Tim Holtz challenge blog!
Sandy


68 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wow, really gorgeous, your clever girl. Love all the TH embellishments and products you have used! Hugs to you Sugar! Valerie

cotnob said...

This is a brilliant tag Sandy, so many gorgeous details.
Pauline
x

Redanne said...

I love your take on Tim's tag Sandy, it is so lovely to see flowers with cogs and your distressing is wonderful. I would love to meet someone who has everything of Tim's........ Hugs, Anne xx

cheryl Baker said...

Oh wow sandy sweetie this is stunning your detail is fantastic hugs cheryl
xx

Craftychris said...

This is a stunning tag with so much detail, just brilliant! xx

May said...

Love your take on Sir Timmies Tag... the background is fabulous... Love the flowers & cogs...WOW...WOW...Hugs May x x

cuilliesocks said...

Well Sandy, you might not have had all the stuff, but you've ended up with a fabulous tag. I love the cogs, and how you have embellished it, great background too. Hugs, Kate X

Scrap Affair said...

YOU CAN DO IT!!! I strongly believe in YOU!!!Because start allready FABULOUS!Great job Sandy!

Christina C. said...

This is FABULOUS...lots of gorgeous TH embellishments! Love the background. This is totally stunning, Sandy! Great job!!!

Brenda Brown said...

A brilliant take on Tim's tag, love your background and watch. You did a great job on this.
hugs {Brenda} x0x

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its looks very interesting !! All the Best Sandy !

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This looks fabulous Sandy I think I prefer yours (don't tell Tim)! Susan x

Caroline said...

WOW Sandy this is FAB x

chrissies said...

Stunning tag with so much to admire on it

Love Chrissie x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Sandy
I'm not a steampunky kinda gal but your tag looks super.
Have a great day.
Ang x

Netty said...

Loving your great tag.....I wonder if anyone has all the parts needed for his tags....methinks its a great sales pitch......Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

cathylynn said...

Oh my goodness Sandy you created an awesome tag. Love the distressing and textures. Wow you are off to a fantastic start! Very inspiring!!!
Hugs, Cathy

Anne Temple said...

Your tag is fabulous! Especially love the watch chain detail.

Lau W said...

Wow ! fab fab Fabulous !! This tag is wonderful Sandy, love the metal look of this creation ! The sentiment is great !
Have a wonderful week-end my friend !
xxx

butterfly said...

Yay!! Love your take on January, and so excited that we're going to see you play along...

The metalwork on this looks amazing, and I love the background - fantastic, Sandy!
Alison xx

Kelly Neis said...

There you go, perfectly done and I would think this would also look great as a canvas too!! You are multi-talented Sandy!! I love the background and the gears are perfect! Fabulous tag!!
Hugs Kelly

MaryH said...

Ah, you have channeled TH wonderfully well. Your adaptions are clever and I am likin' the color scheme you have on this tag. Love all the metallic look, & it must have taken ages to get all those little bits adhered. Love this background too. Good SHOW! TFS & hope you are enjoying that other "S" word. Hugs

Inkypinkycraft said...

sandy your tag is gorgeous and I love all the textures and different things youbhave added ! G you cannot wait to see the rest! still got to do mine! Hugs trace x

Charlene said...

Stupendiously spectular!!!!!!!!!!! You have rocked the TH!!

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Good for you! It will be fun to watch the process. First one? 10 out of 10. Rock on girl! hugs, Donna

Dorothy Donna Parker said...

Good for you! It will be fun to watch the process. First one? 10 out of 10. Rock on girl! hugs, Donna

Pam Sparks said...

Awesome tag Sandy! Nothin' like a good challenge to get us motivated! Good for you girl! I'm the same way… all his stuff… still trying to put together some Christmas cards I started. @@ Happy weekend to you!

Molecraft said...

A fabulous tag, look forward to seeing the rest!
Helen x

sam21ski said...

Oh wow Sandy this is fabulous, a great take on T!m's first tag of the year

Sam xx

EnblogSail said...

Fabulously created, Sandy!
Caryl

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Sandy, lovely tag, with lots of interesting elements. gorgeous vintage colors, and beautiful gears. love it. Organizing priorities to make place for a creative activity regularly is not so easy, I can talk about it ... you are off to a good start... go go go. you can do it ! Hugs.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Fabulous Steampunk tag, love it ! Great textures. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx

Valerie-Jael said...

Hi Sandy, thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank you, your wonderful parcel arrived! I couldn't believe my eyes. I have tried to mail you, but the mails keep coming back! Thanks soooooo much for your kindness, and you have made me a really happy old girl today! Hugs, Valerie

friemelchen said...

Absolut Klasse Sandy!!!

die amelie said...

LOL, Sandy,

somehow I always find that - even though I have a lot of Tim Holtz stuff - I don't have exactly what he uses on his 12 tags of 2013/14.... (honestly of course I know why this is so *lol)... improvising and coming up with a different version is much more fun honestly :)

LOVE your take on the January tag! And thanks for the nice comment on my blog :)

Greetings from Vienna,
Claudia x

SARN said...

Wahooo . . . nice job Sandy. This tag is fantastic. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your tags through the year. This is so dark and moody . . . LOVE IT.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

What a fabulous tag Sandy, love the colours and all the super embellishments, hope to see more as we go through 2014. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

wonderful tag and a good resolution< I wish to sat the same...but not enough hours in a day
Hugs from California
Bibiana

Mrs.B said...

Hi Sandy, Great take on Tim's tag. Love how you've created the watch. Clever idea with the flower too.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

Well done Sandy for starting with Tim's tags, and what a way to start! Love this. Jenny x

Myrna said...

Love Tim's tags and you did an awesome job making due with what you have. We tend to have to do that a lot. :-) my dad had a pocket watch so always love the tags with them on it. I hope you're staying warm this Winter Sandy.

Stamps and Paper said...

Your tag is beautiful Sandy love the colours and all the textures...looks forward to seeing many more

Anne

Neesie said...

Simply stunning Sandy...it's fabulous. I don't wish to shock you but I've never made a tag...so I look on in wonder! ;D
Good luck with your challenge.
xoxo

Annmaree of Oz said...

Great tag! I would like to try and do them all, as well!

Sandra said...

Ohh wow, Sandy! this tag is amazing! I really love the mix of grungy and flourishes! So pretty! So excited that you're joining in the 12 tags fun! And what a start! Hugs, Sandra

Maria said...

Wow gorgeous tag! Love all the elements you used!

Paper Tails said...

Your tag is amazing! Love all the gears. I love the vintage look.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate it!

Karen

Pat said...

There is so much going on here Sandy, love all the metallic bits, lovely industrial feel and perfect Steampunk colours. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you made about my cards, I really appreciate it. x

Paula said...

what a great way to start off the new year!!! The tag is tag-tastic (hee-hee). You done good girl! can't wait to see the next one :)

Ruki said...

what a fabulous tag! love the steampunk feel

Cat's sCrap said...

Wouaw ! What a fabulous vintage tag ! I like the mixture of material. Bravo ! It's very successful !

Hugs from France.
Catherine.

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous tag, Sandy! Love how you filled the inside of your clock. Happy New year!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome tag Sandy loving that detail and colour looks old worlde and vintage both appeal to me big time.
hugs
lorraine x

Leigh Penner said...

What a great challenge! Love your tag!

Lisa M said...

I'll tell you one thing, you really set a goal for yourself and I'm proud of you! I need to buy his books of wizardry and magic because I am completely lost to his techniques and I find that tags are so very different from cards and actually take me so much longer to complete; which is why I can count the tags I've done on one finger.
What you've created here is magical with your time piece sentiment. It's inspiring to see that you don't have to have it all (Timmy's toys) to create the illusion that you do.
P.s....I played with a certain vial of really fun stuff the other day and squealed like I was 4. It was nearly orgasmic! :D
So...Thank you...AGAIN!!!
hugs,
me x

Bonnie said...

Isn't this always the way, no matter how much we have we need something else! This looks better than Tim's!

Meihsia Liu said...

HI, Sandy, wow.. your tag is gorgeous. Love the beautiful textures and colors. What a great start! :)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Definitely like yours more than Timz! Xxo

Dawn said...

Wow Sandy that is one STUNNING tag, simply beautiful my lovely. I can't wait to see more, I love following what he is doing with the tag challenge and seeing how creative people are with substituting the products he uses - one day maybe!!!!!!!! Many thanks for your sweet visit too, much appreciated.
Huge hugs x x x

Annie said...

Oh dear!...maybe I'm doing a little too much "less computer time"...because I missed this. This is a great tag, Sandy. I watch his tag posts but I thought they were just to inspire your own take on the ideas and techniques. So I think you did great! I love a lot of his products, and he's got an endless supply of great inspiration. It will be fun to watch your tag progress too. Have fun!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous Sandy.

gr karin

Astrid Maclean said...

Wonderful take on the original!! Love how you adapted it! And good luck with doing all 12 of them!!

Terry said...

Oh this is one fabby Tim take! You have rocked the January challenge! We all use what we have, so don't let that ever stop you for joining in the fun! This is gorgeous!

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great details on this TH tag Sandy...you did so well!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Hey There I'm finally here!!! I guess you really are giving it your all. Your tag is fantastic, had to click on it so I could see all the wonderful embellishments. Love your theme and you sure captured that. You did a super job, love what you have created and can't wait to see your next tag.
Hugs, Pat

Marilyn said...

I LOVE this tag Sandy! You have so much talent and creativity in your head and hands... wish I lived close because I'd be over to visit and craft with the master in a heartbeat!

Shannon White said...

FABULOUS!!! Love your tag Miss Sandy!! Wowza! such detail and love all the perfect embellies! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

scrappymo! said...

Love the inky goodness of it.
Very inventive and a great tag!