(2016 c21) Tim Holtz, 12 Tags of 2016, March



Challenges Entered:

TimHoltz:   12 Tags of 2016 – March  2016TAG

PoweredByPoppy: Peek-a-Boo Sketch Power-and-Spark_Graphic_MAR_2016.png

EmeraldCreekDares: Easter Parade – Use Pastels

CreativeEmbellishments:  March Photo Inspiration (Spring Butterflies) & I’m Lucky to live where I  have the freedom to worship Jesus Christ who died for my sins..  sweet_wallpaper_wonderful_2033_background_edition-1024x576 

WordArtWednesday:  Chal #222 & 223- Anything Goes

ModSquad:  Springtime

SimonSaysStamp: Rain or Shine (Wednesday) (I only see butterflies on sunny days)

DieCutDivas:  Something Spring

SimonSaysStamp:  Work It Wednesday (Pastels)


I followed the 2 different tag instructions in Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 Technique Remix challenge for March.



 The picture at the right shows the progression: The central multicolored piece started with bookprint being applied to cardstock with Multi Medium Matt by Art Deco.  Then another piece of white cardstock was cut multiple times with the Spellbinders’ Foliage Two dies.  Gesso was applied on top..  Next I used Portfolio Series Water Soluble Oil Pastels to color the areas that would show through the butterfly holes.  The top cardboard layer was distressed (peeled in places), Inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink – Frayed Burlap  and then sprayed with my own spray mixture of Stampin Up Reinkers:Dusty Durango and Crushed Curry added to water. Also with Silver Fog Smooch Spritz.  For the cardboard, the central large butterfly was cut with Tim Holtz Butterfly duo (only cutting the upper smallest of the two) Then for the upper left and lower right butterflies were cut with Fiskar’s Fancy Flier punch. (I find the punch works better for this thick cardboard to prevent squishing it) Applied Glue stick to a few spots around edges and applied gold ICraft Deco Foil Finished off with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Band. It says CAPTURE LIFE’S MOMENTS.



  1. Verna Angerhofer

    I love your card with all those colorful butterflies!

  2. Great take on the inspiration tag-just beautiful!

  3. Beautiful interpretation of Tim’s tag, love those vibrant colors.
    Thanks for joining us at emerald Creek this week

  4. LOVE the rustic background using corrugated board. Great tag! Thank for joining in Simon Says Stamp Come Rain or Shine Challenge!
    Gayatri xx

  5. Shona

    so pretty love it! thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

  6. A lovely mixed media project. Thanks for joining in the Die Cut Diva’s Challenges, but you have forgotten to make the link back and list it in your challenges. Come again, Carol DT

    • Carol, I totally missed that step! Thanks for the heads up. I have added the link now. Thanks

  7. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us for the Mod Squad Challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.

    Peggy T.
    Mod Squad DT Member

  8. Maggi Harding

    Great tag, love it. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.

  9. WOW I truly love this one wow…..drool! Thank you so much for playing with us this month at Creative Embellishments and good luck to you hugs Amy

  10. A wonderful project.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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