Sunday, 3 March 2013
Tim Holtz Tag - March
I LOVED making this tag! It was such fun! Some months I look at Tim's tag and spend most of the month thinking about it but I saw this and started straight away. You can see the original tag here.
Instead of Easter BG paper I decided to use the spring seasonal DIs, applied randomly and spritzed with water and a gold shimmer spray. I cut a styled label in kraft card, distressed the edges and applied brushed corduroy DI. The banner (cut from the regal crest die) was given the same treatment and stamped with a homemade stamp. I don't have the bunny die but I do have the Crafty Individuals Alice Palace crowned bunnies stamp which I cut out and covered with blue glitter (and gold for the crown). Now for the grass - I sponged Adirondack meadow and Impress spring green onto some card and scored it with my Martha Stewart scoreboard. That gave me a perfect cutting guide for my strips of grass. I didn't cut the grass in a straight line to give it a more natural appearance (it usually looks like that when I cut my lawn!). The flowers and leaves were cut from a variety of dies and punches I have and coloured with DIs - I wasn't looking for realism here more a whimsical feel. I attached them to brads and toothpick stems and anchored them in with glossy accents. Some lilac organza and blue ribbon completed the tag with a sun-shaped brad in the hole at the top. Hello Spring!