Today, I'm celebrating! I've just completed 8 months straight creating for Tim's 12 Tags Challenges. I'm also celebrating the fact that I've finished my June tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015-June early! And you can bet I wrestled with this one, as I had only a few of the products, and it was difficult to find appropriate substitutes. Please read and see here to see how the Master of Creativity, Mr. Holtz made his tag.
Here is what Tim's inspirational tag looks like:
I did have the Typed Tokens, the Tiny Attacher and Mirrored Stars, tag, paints and inks, but aside from that, I had to improvise. After trying every one of my seemingly appropriate Layering Stencils to make a similar background, I settled on using a Sizzix embossing folder, which I inked up with my Distress minis, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn, and used like a stamp. I was very pleased with how it turned out.
Now, I've got my weight in Tim's dies, but NO Fresh Brewed die, so I went with my two newest additions to my Tim Holtz die collection: Thinlits Labels and Butterfly Duo. I pretty much followed the technique with the paper piecing, with one small exception. I added Peeled Paint Distress Paint to the clear waste packaging to high light the butterfly's wings. Picket Fence, Walnut Stain and Peeled Paint Distress paints color the spinner body.
I chose a burlap scrap in a lighter color to match my jute which I colored with coordinating Distress inks. My sentiment is from Tim's Small Talk, and I added the hashtag. I colored and curled up some Paper Twine (love this stuff!) using Distress ink. I used Citrus, Meadow and I think Butterscotch alcohol inks to color my stars. (The yellow star was already colored in my stash, so unsure of the color.)
That's pretty much it for another FUN, FUN tag and technique from Tim's tag challenge! I am so much enjoying the challenge each month, and thank my lucky stars we have the inspiration of the one and only Tim Holtz and his great line of crafting products to work/play with. So not only am I celebrating finishing early and 8 months straight of creating Tim's tags, I'm celebrating Tim and his amazing inspiration!
I would like to enter my tag into the following inspirational challenges:
Card Mania Challenge #69 "Use a Metal Embellishment" Spinner and Typed Token used.
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #13 "A Year of Choices" I chose #8 "New to You". My Thinlits Labels dies are brand new, purchased especially for this project. I used an embossing folder in a totally new way to me!
Thank you for stopping by and leaving your amazing, inspiring comments! I read and truly appreciate each and every one of them! Hugs and Blessings!