Friday, March 27, 2015

Adding Some Sparkle

 Hello, everybody!  I'm here today to share another tag for  Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2015 March.  I've been having a real good time trying different color combinations and embellishments with Tim's fabulous techniques this month.  This time I added some sparkle and went with a color palette which includes my new favorite: Shaded Lilac.  I'm not really a pink and purple person, but this shade has really grown on me.


 I followed Tim's easy to follow techniques, but just changed out the colors and the embellishments a bit. You can visit Mr. Holtz' blog to see all the details of his embossing, masking, and enameling techniques for his March tag.

My background colors include Worn Lipstick, Picked Raspberry, and Shaded Lilac, and I used Rangers silver embossing powder and the Flourish Layering stencil (still my favorite)  for the enamel technique. I used Cobalt Archival ink for the Perspective butterfly image. I chose to use less of the enameling, because I wanted to add lots of sparkly embellishments, and felt it would be way too busy. I did make sure that I included some paste over the mask to take advantage of that crucial part of this month's technique. I also found that if I did this in segments, I got a "cleaner" look. It took a bit longer while I waited for each part to dry, but the end result is worth it.




For my embellishments I chose Framed Alpha Parts, a sprocket from Sprocket Gears, Mirrored Stars (these are my all time favorite Idea-ology product, followed closely by Gumdrops), Mini Numerals, Trinket Pin, Fragments charm, Crinkle Ribbon, Paper Twine, and Elements Remnant Rubs.

Oops!  Already fastened the numeral and hadn't thought of adding the Trinket pin when I took this shot of my embellishments ready to be attached to my tag.

I attached the 1/2 Mini Numeral using my Tiny Attacher; this is a fun and useful tool, which I don't use nearly enough. I chose not to embellish the numeral, because I thought it fit right in with my palette in it's original state.


I painted the Framed with Brushed Pewter and Shaded Lilac, wiping some away of each after it dried a little (I didn't trust myself with the heat gun today!). I like the look of Tim's  in his Compendium of Curiosities but I preferred mine to be in a matte finish with this tag, to juxtapose all the shiny.


 I colored some Crinkle Ribbon with a variety of Distress ink, stains and paints in Shaded Lilac, Brushed Pewter and Chipped Sapphire, then added a spritz or two of Ranger Perfect Pearls mists.  I used some to "hold" the Framed sentiment, using my Tiny Attacher, and the rest twisted up into a sweet bow.


Taking a shot at this odd angle helped to capture the beauty and shimmer of the Crinkle Ribbon.

I added some Remnant Rub stars to a Fragments Charm, wiped on some Spun Sugar Distress paint on the back to give it a translucent appearance, so the stars would show better, but allow a hint of the background to show through.  I colored two Mirrored stars with Ranger alcohol inks in Sailboat Blue and Twilight Purple, and glued one on the charm with Glossy Accents.  The other was set atop a painted sprocket (Chipped Sapphire).



I colored some white paper twine with chipped Sapphire stain, spritzed with water, tied it onto the charm, and twisted it up into spiral curls. I painted a Trinket Pin "Fragile" with Brushed Pewter and Chipped Sapphire Distress paint, and used it to attach the charm to the bow.



That's it for today!  I had a blast making this tag, and the many others that didn't make the cut.


Thank you for taking the time to visit and leave your lovely comments!  I read and appreciate every single one, and eventually I respond to them all, too! Hugs!

Sara Emily

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


A Vintage Journey "Anything Tim" Happy 1st Birthday AVJ!

Mixed Media World "Anything Goes" Happy first challenge!


Country View Challenges "Anything Goes" Happy 2nd Blogaversary!





Altered Eclectics "March Already-Anything Goes" I'm going to go out on a limb here--All my embellishments are altered (except the Mini Numeral). I'm not sure if you take tags.


37 comments:

  1. Wooow, Sara I cannot decide which one of your March tags I love the most! They are all brilliant! This pink one is fabulous! I love how you embellished the tag and the bow is perfect! It's so well coordinated!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Well, thank YOU very much, Branka! What an amazing compliment! I always am in awe of others bows, and your green one is no exception! Happy Sunday to you! Hugs!

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  2. Great tag! Love the choice of embellishments. The bow looks amazing:) hugs:)

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    1. Wow, what a compliment coming from you, Samra! You are the queen of bows! Have a wonderful Sunday! Hugs!

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  3. Sara,
    Your tag is beautiful!! I love your color palette and that gorgeous butterfly! Everything about iit says spring:-)) Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art with us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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    1. Nancy, what a truly sweet comment you've left me! It put a huge smile on my face! I'm so happy you are back at F/F! Hugs!

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  4. WOW another tag?!! This is sooo beautiful, I love the pinks and purples and funnily enough I have shaded lilac on the way to me in an order - now I'm desperate for it!! This is another stunner Sara, you are bound to get a win for this xx

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    1. Hi Georgie! I've ALREADY won with your kind words! Thank you for this tremendous compliment! I can't wait to see what amazing things you will do with your Shaded Lilac! Hugs!

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  5. Sara, it was definitely worth it! The colours are fabulous and I love that you took the techniques and added your own ideas, it worked so well - you have a gorgeous tag as a result! Thanks so much for joining in our birthday month at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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    1. Thank you, Anne! What an amazing compliment coming from you! I REALLY appreciate your encouragement and support!

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  6. My gosh Sara, this one is absolutely gorgeous as well! Love the cobalt butterfly against your background, just lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Deb! You always say the nicest things that TRULY make my day! Hugs!

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  7. Gorgeous Sara!! This is the most unique version of Tim's tag, awesome!!! Love the amazing colours, wow! The silver is such a great twist and I love the trinkets you used! Busy girl of late, aren't you! haha!

    Oh yeah, while I'm here I will say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Put a Ribbon on it! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. Hi, Pamellia! Yes, I've been happily creating in the Closet this week! I'm happy you like my tag! You always make my day with your sweet comments! Hugs!

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  8. What pretty colours. I love your butterfly tag. Thank you for entering our challenge at A Sprinkle of Imagination.

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    1. Thank you, Jaine! I'm pretty sure you are tiring of all my entries! But you are finding nice things to say about each one!

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  9. All my favourite colours :) this post bought me to your blog but now I've had a chance to look through your other makes and they are gorgeous. You are very talented :) x

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    1. Why, thank you very much, Becky! You are very generous with your praise! I'm happy you've become a follower (whatever, and however that works!?). I've visited your blog and love what I see. I started to sign up as a follower, but want to see why my avatar won't take. (can you tell, tech is not my strong point?)

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  10. Beautifully done Sara - the colours really work well. Nikki xx

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    1. Thank you, Nikki! I'm happy you like my color choices!

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  11. Beautiful tag Sara, love the colours you've used, stunning with the gold. It's a beautiful butterfly, not surprised its a favourite.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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    1. Thank you, Avril! What a sweet compliment! Yes, I really love this butterfly stamp!

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  12. Beautiful tag Sara, love the colours you've used, stunning with the gold. It's a beautiful butterfly, not surprised its a favourite.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  13. Great Tag! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge

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  14. I'm not normally a pink lover but this is gorgeous, the silver flourishes look fab too. A great project and thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.

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    1. Thank you! I'm not ordinarily a pink person either, but I think something happened that day! Thank you for your wonderful compliment!

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  15. Another Tim's Tag, and another stunner. So many tags to choose my favourite from, and all so gorgeous

    Thanks for joining us again

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

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    1. Thank you, Lin! What a great technique Tim shared with us!

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  16. Sara, your tag is the most wonderful! Love your version... in fact, I love all your versions! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid x

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    1. Ingrid, you are so sweet! Love your challenge and was happy it was Anything Goes this time, so I could join in.

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  17. Such a fabulous take on Tim's tag Sara. Thank you Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie and at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  18. Great tag with all the shiny embossing and the eclectic elements you have added. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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    1. Thank you, Cec! I had a lot of fun trying out Tim's March techniques.

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