Happy Hump Day! I took some time last weekend to catch up on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2014. After making the January tag, I let a couple of months slide by without a tag made.
I will start off by sharing my version of this month's tag:
Tim's tag tutorial for his fabulous tag and instructions. I followed along as closely as possible using what I had on hand. (Thanks to Mr. Holtz's excellent salesmanship, I have plenty of supplies to play with!) There were lots of Distress products on my craft mat!
I think I'll continue in reverse order, and share the March tag next:
I love the idea of using second generation stamping to create a second tag. It really speaks to my frugal nature. I was late with these tags because I hemmed and hawed all throughout April about purchasing these stamps. I am trying really, really, hard not to spend money on new craft supplies this year. As you can see, I caved in to myself, and purchased the Nature Walk stamp set. I like to work on smaller tags, so this set is perfectly sized for me. As a bonus, it includes an absolutely adorable silverware stamp that I can't wait to use! I'm almost certain that this is my favorite stamp set to date. I am totally in love with it!
I don't have the Distress Marker Spritzer tool, so I substituted a stencil and Distress Re-Inker spray for that step. I had a package of mini numerals calling out to be used, so they got colored with a bit of Distress paint and popped on. I added Distress Painted bird house and washer charms to the seam binding tassels.
I really like these soft and simple tags. They have a definite spring feel.
And finally, the February tag:
I don't have the supplies to do Tim's chalkboard technique, and improvised with white embossing powder. I rubbed on some white chalk to "real it up" a bit. I added glitter and Distress ink to some
grunge letters, with Glossy Accents as my adhesive. I am really starting to love this stuff. It will be time soon to restock with a bigger bottle. The bottom border and ring reinforcer are embossed foil tape with Distress paint, and the metal embellishment is a random piece from my stash.
There! I am happily caught up with my 12 Tags of 2014, and looking forwarded to seeing what Tim has in store for May.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!