Saturday, February 9, 2013

Love and Skeletons - February tag based on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013

Here is my February Tag based on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 Tutorials.

I was going to use the queen of hearts but I only have the mini-queen-of-hearts size and it looked too small for the tag. I had an old vintage valentine that says "I Feel it in my bones, you're my valentine." Since my husband teaches anatomy and physiology, I think the skeleton valentine works. I used distress stain, distress ink, Tim holtz stamps, embossing powder, rock candy crackle on the skeleton valentine and numbers, distress markers, Tim Holtz seaonal impressions paper, tissue tape, and the vintage cash keys charms from tim holtz. I just printed my "I LOVE YOU" words on paper, cut them out, inked the edges and glued them on some red paper.  I used foam tape to make the "14" dimensional. 

Here's a link to the Skeleton Valentine. Here a link to My February 2013 Tag (large photo)

This tag has a lot of texture going on, you have to touch it.

Since my husband teaches anatomy, the skeleton is not scary to me. The skeleton is the foundation or the structure of our bodies. It allows us to move. The skeleton supports the mechanics of movement. It also protects our vital organs. To me the skeleton doesn't represent death, but represents the structure and movement of life. With it's ever smiling teeth, the skeleton to me represents the joy that we should feel in life that we are able to move, that we have a solid foundation, and that we can run, jump, and leap! So here's to Love and Skeletons. We need both as a foundation, support, structure, and protector in life! So for those of you that become sad on valentines day, leap for joy that you have a happy skeleton inside that can move you in any direction you want! And then use your skeleton to run down and get yourself a favorite chocolate bar! And maybe one to share...with me!

Happy Valentines Day!!!


  1. Hi, I like your tag Vic :) my fav colors and a good theme ;) ... HUGS, Avalonia

    1. Thanks. You are sweet. My daughter also loves black and red, they were her wedding colors.

  2. Congrats on your winning tag! It is awesome! That skelly had me chuckling..Perfect for your hubby who teaches anatomy. I love that you customized it for him.

  3. Very cool Vic! Love the way the 14 came out!

  4. I LOVE your tag, and the FUN addition of the happy skeleton.
    Congratulations on your win :)
    Vicki R in OH

  5. Definitely original and FUN!!! Congrats on your win!!!

  6. Thanks everybody! This is so exciting!

  7. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your take on the Tim Holtz tag challenge. It has a kind of Día de los Muertos feel, which is not a scary holiday in Mexico either. It's a time to remember ancestors and celebrate their lives. Congratulations on your win. Blessings!

  8. Congratulations on winning. Your tag is awesome!!!


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