12 Tags of 2014 – April

Published April 28, 2014 by isisimaginings

Hello, I hope you all had a great weekend. Once again, a huge thank you for the kind comments on my last blog post.

Amidst all the boring stuff I had to do yesterday, (housework – yeuch), I managed to finish my tag, or rather my canvas board, for Tim Holtz’ April tag challenge. Tim’s tag is so beautiful, you can see it in this post, I followed his method & used his products where possible. (I do, finally have his wonderful Trellis Frameworks die & I love it a lot). Here’s my finished board.


I don’t have any distress paints, so I used my trusty Frescos & they did indeed work as per Tim’s technique. I used TH tissue tape on the board, securing it with matte gel medium. I did have a big disappointment at this stage; almost an entire roll of TH Symphony tissue tape went in the bin after I finally gave up trying to prise it apart – and I have been trying ever since I got it. Insert sad face here. Anyway, I used Sage Fresco over the tissue tape & painted the trellis die cuts with Tinned Peas, Hey Pesto & Hyde Park.


I have not used the Tattered Pine Cone die nearly enough, so I was determined to use it on this project. I would be embarrassed to admit how many attempts it took me to get these three looking even halfway decent – just don’t examine them too closely. I used my precious stash of PaperArtsy’s discontinued Thorndon Hall papers for them, I only have two full sheets left now. (That could be a message from the universe telling me I *need* to buy PA’s new Chatsworth papers, they’re so beautiful).


I used Squeezed Lemonade, Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord distress inks to colour the roses & used the same inks on the seam binding. For the inserts in the trellis I used silver mirri card, dry embossed kraft card & more Thorndon Hall paper. To finish, I stamped the TH flying birds stamp with black Archival in the top right hand corner.


Thanks once again to Tim for his creativity & inspiration, I can’t wait to see what he has in store for his May tag.

I’ll be back soon, hopefully.


12 comments on “12 Tags of 2014 – April

  • What a stunning canvas Kirsten! I so want that trellis die & the hexagon one. Need to get over AP spending first though, lol! Your pinecone roses are fabulous. I find that die very difficult to work with. Perhaps I need to practice more!

    Lesley Xx

  • So, so lovely, Kirsten – and those flowers are way more than half-way decent – they’re gorgeous! Lovely delicate colour to them too… Beautiful take on the April tag – love it!
    Alison xx

  • This is such lovely work, Kirsten. I love the roses and the way you have used the trellis die. I bought one from Ally Pally and haven’t used it yet! You have inspired me to get it out and play!

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