Hello, my blogging friends! Today I'd like to share my March version of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015. This was so much fun and I love the techniques that he went with for this month! I think you've heard that from me a time or two, what can I say...I'm a technique kinda gal! :) Tim Holtz has a wonderful tutorial on his blog with step-by-step instructions on how to create this fun technique here.
I followed Tim's tutorial step-by-step, just using different stamps and colors. I went with Tattered Elements & Watercolor stamp sets. For Distress Paint, I chose Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Cracked Pistachio.
After everything was dried and embossed, I shaded the outer portion of my tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool.
I used a bone folder to distress the tag edges.
I love, love, love these new Salvaged Dolls! I grunged her up a bit with a little Pumice Stone Distress Paint.
I stamped a watercolor butterfly on some leftover manila cardstock that had already been painted. I cut the wings out and glued them to her back and placed her amongst the cracked pistachio. I added one of the Small Talk quotes (love them)! You can really see how metallic the gold embossing is here!
For the big bow at the top, I already had some ribbon dyed...I just picked some colors that went with my tag. I think I need another large half gallon mason jar, cause this one is FULL!
I also used a scrap piece of manila for the Tag Label charm. I glued a small Spinner and Long Brad to the center then add Glossy Accents to fill in. I attached both charms to the center of the bow with an O Ring.
Then I attached the bow to the top of my tag.
I hope you have enjoyed my version of Tim's March tag it was a lot of fun to make. I also want to remind you that it's not too late to enter your "Spring Blooms" project here at the Inspiration Journal, you have until March 31. One lucky winner will receive a very generous $50 gift voucher to spend at Inspiration Emporium! You can find most of the supplies I used at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - vintagemuse - to save 10% on your order. If you have any questions or if there's anything I missed please let me know I love your comments, I appreciate each and everyone of them! As always thanks for stopping by and I'll see you next time! xx