Sunday, March 03, 2013

Tim Holtz -Tag Tags of 2013


When Tim posted his March tag for the 12 Tags of  2013 I knew I was going to have to do some major improvising because although I have a lot of Tim Holtz products in my stash, the only things I had this time was the Foliage and Memo Pins.  

It took me a few days to wrap my head around it...
but in the end I'm really happy with how my tag turned out 
and it was nice to have some creative time at my art desk.

Thanks for stopping in and feel free to leave me a comment and let you me know you stopped by!

I didn't have the Fringe Die so I  cut my grass by hand.  I looked at the picture of the die and sized my grass to match  Tim's.  I had Green Co-ordinations but not the Kraft my grass is green on both sides of the fence.  I sanded the paper first and then gave it a good dose of Walnut Stain Distress Ink before cutting.  Then after I put it on my tag, I gave it a little hint of Picked Raspberry.
Then in the meantime "Sneakers" my Quality Control Officer  joined me to keep an eye on things and  make sure I was doing it right.

Forgot to take a picture of the tag by here it is with the grass attached.  The  background was created by rubbing distress inks on my craft mat, spritzing with water.  Then I dried it with a heat gun and added some Walnut Stain   and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks to pull it all together.

I don't have any of the mini label I took an On the Edge die and ran it  through in two passes to  create my own label. with I sanded and distressed with a bit of Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint Distress Inks.  I had some pretty brown ribbon that I thought would work perfectly with the look I was going for  so I  wrapped it around and tied a little bow.

I created my own little banner and found a quote I felt would work perfectly with the butterfly I was planning to  attach.   The butterfly is from K & Company Engraved Garden Ephemera Pack and the quote comes from and old Kelly Panacci Cardstock Sticker sheet named That's Life.

I tucked a little green butterfly from K & Company which is also from the Engraved Garden Ephemera Pack into the grass.
I don't have any Distress Paints yet, so I pulled out my Perfect Pigments from USArtQuest and they worked like a charm and gave me the same enameled look after I dried them with the heat gun.

...and here are my little flowers that will peak out of the grass.  The flowers are actually  Tomato Pearl red and Bright Yellow...but the camera didn't capture the yellow very well.
I tucked in the flowers and added some Recollections bling for the trails and  tied some more ribbon  on the top and called it DONE!!


sandee said...

Anna, this is stunning!!! I love your interpertation of the tag! Love, love, love it! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Sande Nosek said...

Oh my goodness Anna it's beautiful! I love how vibrant the colors are of the butterfly! I also love your art journal and want to make one myself but haven't had luck finding the right type book to use. Do you have a favorite?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful take on Tim's tag!! Love the butterfly !
Best regards Berdien

Jassy said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!

Pia said...

wooooow så stunning tag, lovely colours
hugs Pia

butterfly said...

What a fabulous take on the tag - your little flowers look absolutely gorgeous!
Alison x

kay jarrell said...

I am so glad i went to your blog, i had not really noticed all of the beautiful details on the tag love your flowers. I do not have the "grass" die either but thought it was awesome how you made your own. Thanks for sharing.

Donna said...

Great job with the tag Anna!
I love all the pictures of all the details!
Thanks for sharing!

Elina Strömberg said...

I love your project! Stunning colours and beautiful design.

Christy - said...

Absolutely beautiful tag. The colors are very striking.

Cardarian said...

You made a lovely tag! I guess the idea is to make something not to do exactly what TH made!
Thank you for visiting my blog!

Georgina said...

WOW!, just beautiful.

Cathy Michels said...

Beautiful tag! The background colors turned out so pretty and I love all of the creative substitutions! Would love to have you stop by my blog for a visit.