Sunday, August 2, 2015

Inspired by greatness!

As I've posted many times I am a huge fan of G45 but I am also a lover of all things Tim Holtz.  I'm not sure if I've mentioned his products before in my posts but I do use them often in my cards and crafts.  I follow him on Facebook and Pinterest as well as anyone I see that posts and/or pins anything by him.  So, I finally am getting up the nerve...and yes I'm nervous...to take one of his challenges.  I actually have a lot of his products that I've never used so I challenged myself to use all Tim Holtz.  Wellllll, I came close.  The figure is from an old paper doll book I picked up at a flea market several years ago, the ribbon is SU and the words that I cut out as part of the background are a Cricut product.  I don't have a lot of die cuts that are words, not do I have a lot of stickers that are words.  I'm sure I could have typed them out but I find that I am word challenged and nothing really came to me.  I'm sure it will later but I wanted to get this posted before I chickened out!  So, here is my tag (also my first tag ever created) for the Tim Holtz August 2015 challenge.  Be kind!


I also created my first spool, also inspired by a posting on Pinterest and yes, using G45 papers.  I posted a picture of this on my FB page and had some really nice comments.  I love the way it came out and am starting on my next one.  I found the spools at the flea market and they are so great that I hated to cover them but if I don't start using the goodies in my craft room I'm not going to be able to get into my craft room!

11 comments:

  1. The tag is great. I think he looks rather dapper . Yea for using some of your stash! Lovely spool also.

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  2. Cool tag! LOVE the image! Congrats on your win!

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  3. Congrats on your win! Love the images used on this tag!

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  4. Oh that doll cutout is fantastic!!! WOW! I want one!!! The background is perfect! And that bow! Great! Congrats on your win!

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  5. Fabulous tag Congrats on your win ! I love the Graphic 45 spool too ! Can so relate to the craft room dilemma :)

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  6. This is marvelous!! Your very first tag on Tim's blog and you won!!! I can see why. Great job with your layering. I adore the ink dripping down from the pen nib. Awesome take on Tim's tag. Congrats!!!

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  7. I love the color arrangement! I know what you mean about chickening out. I took the whole month to finish and post my tag for this challenge. Congrats on your win on Tim's blog!

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  8. Congrats on your win! Love your tag (and spool) - your comments about posting before you chickened out echoed my feelings about my tag, but you had no reason to feel that way because your tag is beautiful!!

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  9. Congratulations! See, there was noreason to be nervous! Great tag.

    I would love to see a step-by-step on your spools. They fascinate me!

    By the way, organized is NOT me. What you can't see in my photos is the mess I'm usually surrounded with. And I often forget to take photos along the way.

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  10. Congratulations on your win! Fabulous work....and you say this is your first time....you have nothing to be hesitant about...YOUR work is AWESOME! Glad you took the plunge!

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