Thursday, April 8, 2021

Practice Kindness Mixed Media Tag

 Sara  Emily Barker #timholtz #sizzix #ideaology 1

Hello, happy Thursday! I finally got my hands on Tim Holtz' newest Paper Dolls, and this one is from the Groups pack. I had to separate this handsome guy from his best gal to make him fit my tag.

 I started by making my tag using Tim's Bricks and Digits mini stencils with texture paste, Embossing Glaze, Grit Paste, Crackle Paste, and Distress Spray Stain and Spray Oxides, and crayons all layered to make a grungy chipping brick wall. Glaze is Fired Brick, sprays are Hickory Smoke, Black Soot and Speckled Egg, crayons are Black Soot and Chipped Sapphire. 

Sara  Emily Barker #timholtz #sizzix #ideaology 2

I colored the paper doll's pants with Chipped Sapphire crayon and his vest with Distress Embossing Glaze in Speckled Egg using the bullet embossing pen to get the powder exactly where I wanted it. I added smudges of the crayon left on my craft mat.  In the background there's a torn portion from Field Notes Collage Wrap layered with a clock face from an older Curiosities sticker book.

Sara  Emily Barker #timholtz #sizzix #ideaology 3

And another piece of the Collage Wrap at this feet. He is sitting on layers of torn and wrinkled ephemera from the Keepsakes and Urban Layers packs.

Sara  Emily Barker #timholtz #sizzix #ideaology 4

And to finish my tag, I chose some old  Small Talk stickers. Couldn't we make a difference if we all practiced a little kindness?  Thanks for visiting! Sara Emily

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  1. What a great tag Sara Emily! I admire so much all the work you put into your creations! All the stenciling, painting and glittering sure does pay off at the end, since your creations are always stunning! Sorry for not keeping up with my visits, but it is always so nice to see your work!
    Take care my friend!
    Paper Talk with Samra

  2. Those words are so so true! Gorgeous tag. Love all the color you used and the texture with the gent.

  3. Wow, what an amazing tag! I love all the different layers that you added to make the grungy background and the colours and images look so wonderful too - perfect 😁. Have a wonderful week and sending you happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x
    p.s. sorry I late visiting, I hurt my wrist so was unable to type, all ok now so just trying to catch up 😉. x

  4. Her hubby looks fantastic rocking his own tag over here!♥️

  5. I love him I love him I love him! So awesome!


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