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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Under the Sea with Tim ... Holtz July Tag for 2014


Well I'm back with my take on Tim Holtz's July Tag for 2014 (this time before the end of July!).    And I have to say, this was one of my favorite tags to make.  So many cool techniques to try!!  I was in crafting heaven.  If you haven't already done so, go check them all out here on Tim's blog.  He gives you step-by-step directions for his tag.  It's fabulous!




Tim used shrink plastic to create the water element for his lovely tag visit to the sea.  I used shrink plastic on the top of my tag for the waves breaking on top of my sea.  It was run through my Vagabond in Tim's waves from his Travel Signs Texture Fades.  So cool!


I actually used a less rigid transparency film for the "under sea" part of my tag because I wanted it to have less white marks under water.  I didn't have the bubbles texture fade; so I used Tim's Regal Flourishes to create underwater movement like you see when sunlight pass through water.  My tag background was created using the same process that Tim used on his blog.


 Love the Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint accented with Walnut Stain Distress Stain on the seahorse.  The sunlight really makes him sparkle! I used Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick Distress Paints to color my underwater "equine".  


I created my "Under the Sea" sign using a Memory Glass frame.  I stamped the sentiment on the tag background and didn't cover it with any of the plastic. The frame wasn't quite big enough for the image, so I broke one side of the frame off and moved it to the bottom of my image.  I added some cute jeweled crabs charms to fill in the gaps on the lower frame corners.   I used Glossy Accents to  fill in the waves of the stamped image along with adding some "water droplets".




 I followed Tim's directions for the rest of the tag.  I fussy cut my seahorse, starfish and snail from stamped images on multimedia paper.  And I added my own shells from North Myrtle Beach.  Loved playing with the "sand" mixture (thanks for the idea Tim ... more fun!!!).



 I am going to leave you with one pic of the entire tag.  I can't wait to see what you've been creating lately.   Thanks for dropping by.  -- Mary Elizabeth
 

14 comments:

Dagmar said...

Oh wow- it's so fantastic- i love it!!!! Great idea the waves at the top - a dream-tag!!!! Hugs Dagmar

Redanne said...

Wow Mary Elizabeth, your take on Tim's tag is fabulous! I love how you used the wave embossing folder for the waves at the top and your seahorse looks wonderful in those colours. I agree with you on this tag being lots of fun to do too! Anne x

JackieP Neal said...

Mary Elizabeth- such a beautiful tag! I love how you used so many different elements and have so much yummy texture!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fantastic take on the original Mary Elizabeth, I adore your waves and the inspiring use of the memory frame. Wonderful texture and your seahorse is gorgeous, especially the colour. Tracy x x

Terry said...

Oh I am so loving your tag! What a fabulous take on Tim's July tag. Your seahorse and all the elements are spectacular! Love this!

Marci said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the "water" and the Memory Box frame.

Anita Houston said...

Love love love your tag!!! All the shells and especially the crab are amazing! Awesome take!

Karen Garrard said...

Fantastic tag Mary Elizabeth! Love the crackle on sea horse and the acetate embossing great job. Karen.x

barbarayaya62 said...

MAry I'm happy , very happy to see your tag! IT's a wonderful creation! I love especially your waves and the little crab,i'm in love with him! The shell at the down of your tag is so beautiful! Wonderful work! BArbarayaya

Julia Aston said...

I love your bright and colorful undersea world Mary Elizabeth! the title frame and little crabs are so cute! Thanks for your comment letting me know I'd won - I didn't know!

butterfly said...

What a beautiful take on the July tag - I didn't get to play this month, sigh! I love how your waves are lapping over the top of the tag, and the glowing red starfish is gorgeous. Love that dotty little crab too!
Alison xx

Chary Deiling said...

Your tag is beautiful!!! are the shells on the bottom real? gorgeous!!

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous take on the original!! Love your sea horse, such beautiful crackle and I adore the shells at the bottom of your tag, they look just lovely!!

ßeulah ßee said...

So glad you stopped by my blog to leave a comment so I could follow the link to yours. Don't know how I missed your tag from last month, I sincerely think it is one of the best. The frame tops it off perfectly, the red coral is so much better than green, the real shells are a nice touch and the larger one has a great design on it. I agree that this was an especially fun tag to make. It was just like being a kid again and playing in the sand--literally!