Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 - March

This is my take on Tim's Tag for March:


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detail of stained glass technique
Instead of using the woodgrain stamp, I made a nature inspired background. I wanted the bugs to look as though there was grass and sky behind them.  First of all, I applied streaks from middle of tag to the bottom with a Peeled Paint distress ink Dauber, and also sponged  Tumbled Glass DI over that and up to the top of the tag. Then I misted with water, and dried.  I inked up Tim's "Papillon" verse stamp with Antique Linen DI and stamped the whole tag. The edge of the tag was sponged with Vintage Photo DI.

With  a Spellbinders die, I cut out a dragonfly and small butterfly from Grunge paper and did the stained glass technique. I didn't have Cement Antiquities distress EP, so I used clear irridescent EP. I gives a bit of shimmer to the bugs.

At the bottom of the tag is a Rusted Grunge technique label using the Alterations Movers&Shapers die, Forest Moss DI, and copper EP. The verse is from Tim's "Odds and Ends" ticket stamps. I also used a piece of acrylic over the verse inside the label.

The flourish and leaves is a Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders die " Belle Rose". Green silk ribbon is threaded through the top of the tag.

I was very pleased with this tag and love the effect of the "stained glass" (giving myself a pat on the shoulders!) LOL

Sharon
March 2/2012

Challenges:

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 March

Crafty Anne's #60 - Anything but a Card

Pal's Paper Arts PPA#130 - Colour with a Twist (I added blue)

13 comments:

  1. What a beautiful tag! Love the dragonfly!

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  2. I LOVE your tag ! Stunning ! The techniques are interesting, I'll have to look up the stainglass one as your dragonfly is gorgeous ! Congrats on your win yesterday ! Cheers, Shirley

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  3. Beautiful tag the tech. turned out really nice love the background .
    Marilyn

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  4. Your dragonfly is spectacular! The blue looks great with the greens too. Thanks for playing with the Pals.

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  5. Hi Sharon, thank you so much for taking time at my blog to leave a kind comment and the information regarding Tim Holtz's Blog. Much appreciated ! Shirley

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  6. I love the fact that you used a dragonfly. What a great idea and a cool twist to Tim's tag.

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  7. This is fabulous Sharon! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

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  8. Absolutely stunning! Great take on Tim's March tag ... love it!

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  9. this is so pretty. it looks like little jewels on the dragonfly. tfs

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  10. Your dragonflies are so pretty and shimmery. A lovely tag. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's for this challenge.
    Jen x

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