Thursday, February 26, 2015

12 Tags of 2015--February

Finally, I've been able to finish my February tag for Tim's 2015 round of tags.


 I have had my fill of Valentine's cards and such, so I decided to make a little birthday tribute for a special birthday--mine!  I pretty much followed Tim's tag, but I fell short on a few of his products this time.  I changed around the ephemera; I used both Thrift Shop and Expedition and also used some things from his paper stashes. Destinations, Lost and Found and Crowded Attic are the ones I "shopped" from for my collage. I was looking for significant numbers, since this fortnight's theme at A Vintage Journey is "Special Numbers". My inspiration for this comes directly from the Master himself, and if you would like to know how it's done, may I suggest you visit Tim's blog for very clear instructions.



Instead of the felt heart cut with his die --I don't have either-- I cut two hearts free hand out of Tim's Eclectic Elements fabric, sewed them up and stuffed them. Then I did a little Frayed Fabric on it. Yes, I started this before Valentine's Day so I was pretty gung ho about using a heart!  But I do love butterflies, so I decided to use it anyway as a pincushion to hold my little butterfly from Crowded Attic. I also chose to use the large Industrious sticker frame due to the size of my heart.


I used an Idea-ology game piece with you guessed it...my age!  I altered it with a little Distress paint and alcohol inks.  Instead of the heart charm (don't have), I made a little Fragments charm using part of a word from one of Tim's sentiments inked in Archival cobalt on white card stock.  I aged it some with alcohol inks and Picket Fence Distress paint. In place of lace, I used some of Tim's trimmings with a zig zag stitch (Seamless Experience) stamped in black Archival. (My sewing machine was indisposed at this point.)


I love Tim's crinkle ribbon; it colors up so nicely using any of his Distress products.  This time I used stain (Stormy Sky) and paint (Picket Fence) to get this lovely mottled blue shade. My cat likes it, too!


Roger's reaching in to get a feel of the ribbon.



Well, that's it for this month's tag. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I appreciate you stopping by .  I read and appreciate each one of your comments, and reply to all of them.  Hugs and blessings!

Sara Emily

I would like to enter this into the following inspirational challenges:

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015--February

A Vintage Journey "Special Numbers"l

Artist Trading Post Exchange "Alphabet Soup" (Numbers are an option, and I have used many numbers on this, other than just the obvious one for my age.)

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #8 "Love"

                                                                


22 comments:

  1. WOW Sara!!! What a take on Tim's tag!!! Love that pincushion heart and butterfly! Just gorgeous!

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    1. Samra, you are just too sweet! Thank you!

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  2. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!! Wow Sara, how did you manage to make it so grungy and soft at the same time...amazing!! This is just stunning! I love the pattern on your heart and the addition of the butterfly! Top notch my friend! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you for your really generous praise, Pamellia! I'm laughing about the pattern on the heart. I really didn't mean to to use this side of the heart when it was going to be a Valentine--the other side is much brighter and Valentinish. The pattern on this side is upside down, but it had a number on it and color was more appropriate.:):). Big hugs!

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  3. A lovely version of Tim's tag Sara - love that puffed heart with the sweet butterfly alight on it! Thanks so much for joining us in the AVJ Special Numbers challenge and also the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

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    1. Thank you, Julia, for a really kind, sweet compliment!

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  4. Wonderful Sara, love that you stuffed your wee heart to add to the tag! Happy birthday to you and 54? Pffft, you are as young as you feel and you have a very youthful heart :O)

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    1. Thank you, Deb! And thank you for the birthday wishes! I agree with being as young as you feel! And love that word, Pffft!

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  5. I adore what you did to the heart Sara, and that butterfly on the centre is a lovely idea too, where do you get these ideas. You're so amazingly creative xx

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    1. thank you, Georgie! You know we all have these wonderful ideas fluttering around in our heads! I just hope I can get mine out in physical form before they fly away! Ha! ha! YOU, my dear, are a sweetheart, and one talented young lady, yourself!

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  6. Fantastic Tag, especially love the stuffed heart :-) x

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    1. Thank you so much! I've seen your comments on other's blogs, and I'm particularly happy you've visited mine! I have to laugh at your name! If you could have seen me when I woke up this morning!!!

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  7. Woooow, Sara! I love your version of Tim's tag! The heart and the butterfly - what a brilliant idea! You are so talented, Sara! Bravo!
    Hugs :)
    Branka x

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    1. Branka, (lovely name, by the way!), you are so sweet to leave this uplifting compliment! Hugs!

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  8. This is really beautiful Sara, your stuffed heart really does take centre stage with the gorgeous butterfly on top! A wonderful take on Tim's tag! Thanks so much for joining in at a Vintage Journey. Anne xx

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    1. Anne, what a wonderful compliment coming from you! I'm so happy you like my version!

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  9. Great take on Tim's tag Sara and it's perfect for our Alphabet Soup challenge. Thanks for joining us yet again at ATP Exchange!! Juliax

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    1. Thank you, Julia! I have one more project for the Alphabet Soup challenge. I had 11 minutes to spare! Whew!

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  10. This is such a lovely take on Tim's February tag Sara, beautifully put together. So glad you shared it with us at AVJ.
    hugs Brenda xxx

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