Monday, March 5, 2012

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 - March

Happy March everyone!  Tim’s got a new tag for us, and I’ve got a new tag too.  Check his out first, then come back and compare my creation. {If you missed my February tag, go check that out too!}

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Our tags are really quite similar, due to the fact that for once I actually had the majority of the elements Tim used for his March tag.  A different start though to be sure – I don’t have kraft tags, so I cut out a paper bag and adhered it to my tag and trimmed the edge.  Then similar following steps: stamping the wood block stamp from Stampers Anonymous in Walnut Stain, inking the edges with Vintage Photo, and then distressing the edges and inking again in Walnut Stain.  We have the same stamp from Stampers Anonymous “every possibility begins with the courage to imagine”.  I’m thinking his might be a larger version…doesn’t his stamp look bigger or is it just me?  It’s also kind of difficult to read compared to his…but I’m not sure how that happened as I followed the directions exactly at that point.

I wish I would have die-cut my butterflies with my Pazzles Inspiration, but I lazily stamped and cut out instead.  They would have been bigger but oh well.  I did my technique a little bit differently as I don’t have the wonder tape used on the butterflies.  I inked them in Pumice Stone Distress Ink, and covered with a metallic pewter embossing powder.  I then cut the papers out from miscellaneous papers, as I don’t have those little 2x2 snippets from Tim’s paper collection.  I adhered them all with glossy accents, then glossy accents to color the ‘tiles’, and again to adhere to the tag.

To finish, I added the foliage from his Idea-ology collection (I never have stuff like this in my stash, this was quite a fluke for me).  I threw some gray satin ribbon through the tag to pull in the gray of the butterflies, and a quick safety pin for a last touch.

Some close-ups:

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Those mosaic ‘tiles’ are a really cool effect – but very time consuming and itty bitty pieces involved – so check your impatience at the door!  Did you make the March tag too?  I hope you give it a shot, it’s so fun!