Happy Hump day friends! Nicolle here again today sharing some Tim Holtz inspired tags. I played along last year with the 12 tags of 2013 and did all but 1 tag during that year. I started this year but became so busy with Creative Embellishments that I totally got away from the 12 tags. I really do love his products though and really love learning new techniques.  Below are two tags that were inspired by July’s 12 tags of 2014.



To prep the tag I followed Tim holtz tutorial for July’s tag. I then went onto altering one of the lighthouses from our 4 piece set. I made a mixture of modeling paste and coarse pumice. I applied for a stucco like look. I then simply added some distress paints in antique linen and frayed burlap but now thinking the rusty hinge would have been better color for a true stucco effect.  Next time..;)  I altered the top of the lighthouse with brick red distress paint and then applied glossy accents. For the coral pieces I applied a brick red color distress paint for the base color. I then applied rock candy crackle. Waited for that to dry and then applied fired brick stain and allowed the darker colors to seep into the crackles. For the tips I simply added white acrylic paint. I left the wood veneer seashells and starfish in raw wood form.



Lighthouse Set of 4  Coral Summer

For the sailboat tag. I altered sailboat number 2 with 3 different distress paints. I applied picket fence to the bottom, fired brick along the top part of the boat and the flag at the top. For the sails I applied white picket fence distress paint and then swiped a little of frayed burlap paint. I then applied glossy accents to the boat and the flag. For the seaweed chippies I applied distress paint in mowed lawn and prima chalk edger in yellow for the base coat. I then applied rock candy crackle and dabbed some pine needles distress stain to enhance the crackle effect. The seagrass was altered in the same way with slightly different distress paint colors.




Sailboat 2  Seaweed Seagrass


Thanks or taking the time to stop by the blog. Have a creative Wednesday!