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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

TH Mar 2015 Spring Butterfly Tag

This is my version of the Tim Holtz March 2015 Tag.

I used a mix of Tim Holtz items & other items I had on hand. You can see items used in Supplies List below.

I used a Stampin' Up SwallowTail stamp. 

Used TH Cargo Layering Stencil, texture paste & Gold embossing powder.

On parts of the paste & gold embossing powder areas that were white from the embossing powder coming off I used Wink of Stella Gold pen for touchup. Thought this gave it more of a finished distressed look. 

Stamped a Hero Arts sentiment. 

Used a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Circle die to cut out sentiment. Used burlap & twine. Inked edges of sentiment tag & burlap with Tim Holtz Distress Ink walnut stain. 

Added a star charm to complement the star in the sentiment. Inked star charm with Delicata Golden Glitz ink to give the star silver finish a gold look.

Supplies List 

embossing: emb powder - Stampendous Kaleidoscope Transparent    Zing Gold
fabric: Canvas burlap
ink: Delicata Golden GlitzVersaFine Onyx Black
other: mister
machine: Sizzix BIGkick - for Simon Says Stamp die cutting
paper: cardstock - Kraft - added to back of tag for sturdiness
paste: texture paste
pen: Wink of Stella Gold
Simon Says Stamp: die - Bundle of Stitched Shapes - circle for sentiment tag
   Stitched Circle - for burlap
stamp: Hero Arts Stamp Your Story LP286 sentiment - It's All Good
Stampin' Up: stamp - SwallowTail
Tim Holtz: 
   charm - star  charm clip  craft sheet  heat tool  scissors
   die - Tag - used for Kraft back of tag for sturdiness
   Distress Paint - ripe persimmon, scattered straw, seedless preserves
   Layering Stencil - Cargo
   Tag - #8 manilla
   tissue tape - Sketchbook TH92911

Entering this into the following challenges:  

3/15 Simon Says Stamp Mon Ch:  B is for 5E(#5) 3/9
   B is for Butterfly 

3/17 Simon Says Stamp Wed Things That Fly   5E(#1) 3/11

3/19 A Blog Named Hero Ch Bright & Bold 5E(#1) combtot5ch 3/10 

3/20 Hero Arts Nature Ch UE 2/2 

3/31 Tim Holtz Tags 12 Tags of 2015 Mar 1E(#) 3/1  


  1. Wow, this is awesome, Melissa! You do great with the TH style! Would love to see more often! I would like to try mixed media.

    1. Thank you. I took a couple of classes when Tim Holtz came to Central TX. I buy some TH items from a local stamp store, Stamp Asylum, and the owner knows TH. Took a couple of days to make this.
      "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Oh wow, Melissa, this is so gorgeous!! Perfect take on Tim's tag!! I love the butterfly and the colors!! Absolutely fabulous!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. Beautiful tag! Thanks for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero! :) -Jessica ABNH DT

  4. Great interpretation of Tim's tag! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for joining us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! :)

  5. Beautiful tag, love the butterfly
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.