Happy What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  Today’s messy desk is brought to you courtesy of Tim Holtz’s July 2014 tag.

2014 07 30 woyww july tim holtz beach tag

I never did get around to the May or June tags, but Tim had an interesting “recipe” for faux sand to add to this month’s project. It involves mixing Glossy Accents, Pumice Stone Distress GlitterAntique Linen Distress Embossing PowderBlack Soot Distress Emboss Powder and UTEE Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

The look was very much like beach sand, if a little smooth for my taste, so I added some Mudd Puddles sand on top to give it a bit more texture.

2014 07 30 woyww july tim holtz beach tag 2


Here’s the nearly completed tag. I was particularly pleased with how the seashells came out. They were cut out using the Seashell # 1 Sizzix Die, then I coated the Grungeboard with Picket Fence Distress Stain and colored them in with Distress Markers.

The coral bits are actually the branches from the Autumn Gatherings Sizzix Sizzlits Die. Tricky, eh? 😉

It’s gonna take a while for all that sandy goop to dry, so I haven’t yet made it into a card, but that’s likely where it will end up.

That’s all I’ve got for today. If you’d like to see what other creative folk are up to, be sure to check out our blog link party over at Julia’s.

Happy creating!


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20 thoughts on “WOYWW – Beach Theme July 2014 Tim Holtz Tag

  1. Interesting recipe for faux sand, looks like real sand with just a lot of work to get there have fun creating all those tags hugs Nikki no desk yet

  2. I thought you’d cut out photos of the shells, THAT’S how good they are! And the sand is just right too. Clever you!
    Hugs,LLJ 2 xx

    1. I’ve been doing Tim’s tags since his second year of the 12 tags of Christmas. This is the first time I’m behind and don’t plan to catch up. Too many other things to do.

      Thanks for stopping by Mary Anne!

  3. Hi Sandy….guess what I’ve been making a Tims tag today too. I have hardly any of his gear so just improvise..it’s fun and I’m stepping out of my comfort zone trying out his techniques. Your tag look excellent…have a great week Happy WOYWW RobynO#29

  4. It’s very clever Sandy! Ive seen the tag with mermaids on already, and I like your palm tree take…a blissful sandy beach..love it! And toblame TH for the (apparent) messy desk – genuis!!

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