Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tim's May Tag - No Laundry Involved

Hi, guys!  Hope all is well!  I just finished my May Tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012.  This month we learned how to use UTEE and turn paper flowers into porcelain-looking ones.  It was my first time using my Melting Pot by Ranger.  It was a lot of fun.   We also utilized sewing patterns as backgrounds.  If you know me personally, you know I don't sew a lick.  My hubby gave me a couple from his late mother's collection.  I thought that was sweet and now I will think of her when I look at this tag.


I am enjoying making these monthly tags as I love learning new techniques.  I like to use what I have on hand, so my tag is not identical to Tim's, but that is part of the fun.  Tim used a wooden spool to put his flowers in like a vase.  I could see me losing a digit or two trying to sand down a wooden spool, so I turned my flowers into a corsage.

If you haven't tried making some of these tags yet, I would recommend you give one a try.  It is always a lot of fun and you will get......INKY!

Have a great day!

19 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is a great tag...so many great design elements and techniques. I have hunted high and low for old dress patterns at garage sales and Good Will store, not finding many. I guess not many people sew now days, but these old patterns make great embellishments and flowers (so trendy). I really like what you have done with this tag!

Bindhurani said...

Love the tag. This is the first time hearing about UTEE. I want to try new things. But, before putting money on new craft things, I need to finish my yarns and beads. Thanks for sharing. It looks amazing. What kind of heating you use?

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Great tag!! Love the vintage/distressed design with all the fabulous embellishments. Great job!!

Dana said...

I referred your blog in my latest card post. I hope you don't mind. http://reflectionsandcreativity.blogspot.com/2012/05/printing-digi-stamps-on-tissue-paper.html

Estilo Hedónico said...

Amazing Tag!!! :)


http://estilohedonico.blogspot.pt/

xoxo

from maggie's farm said...

Oh Winnie, I just love this! It reminds me of my mother, who was an award-winning seamstress years ago. So clever!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

You did a fine job with supplies on hand. I am without sewing patterns myself...I must go raid my mom, or a friend. Thank you for your nice comment on my Tim tag.

Kate said...

I agree, making them unusual and with stuff on hand is more fun. Love your tag. The buttons are cute.

artbyvic said...

Your tag is great! Are you a member of the All Things Tim Yahoo group? Lots of great sharing there. http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AllThingsTim/messages?o=1&yguid=262824323

Sue said...

Lovely tag, love the background colour & that corsage is a great idea & very striking. Thanks for the comments on my blog. Sx

lolita cardenas c. said...

adorable Tag!
so cute!

Paige said...

Love reading about and seeing your fun projects! Great tag!

crafty creations said...

Stunning tag and how sweet of hubby to let you have some of his mums patterns. Thanks for visiting my blog x Hilda

May said...

Love your tag..fabulous idea with the corsage.. Brillant.. Hugs May x x x

Dee said...

I love your tag! You did a wonderfull job again, as always! I still need to get started on mine but I'm not sure how to get started since I don't have anything similar to the supplies Tim used. It's ok, I figure something out!

BJ said...

Thanks for your comments Winnie - I love your tag too. Flowers are great as a corsage, it sure is fun trying to make do with what we have. BJ

Eveline said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment. I like your tag, especially the little spools on the right.
Eveline.

Linda said...

Great tag, love how you used the flowers. I totally agree with you these tags are so much fun to do. Already looking forward to next months. See you then xx

dorrie said...

Thanks Winnie for poping over to see my tag, love you tag and congatulations on your blogs 3 months birthday,having not long set mine up i know how it feels. Enjoy the weekend.

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