Monday, 4 March 2013

12 Tags of 2013 March

I have been a bit slack lately in doing the 12 tags, but this month I decided to give it a go even though I don't have most of the supplies Tim used lol. All good improvisation is my thing ;) First up I don't have the rabbit so I used my movers and shapers butterflies in the ornamental die from some DCWV paper. Then I edged it in some Frayed Burlap distress ink. Next instead of the sheet of tape I just laid strips of regular tape across my cs. I didn't have tinsel so I used wool for that soft fluffy feel. I learnt after covering the first butterfly to only take one strip of tape backing off at a time to keep it nice and sticky!

I don't have the tapered fringe die, but I do have the Martha Stewart Fringe Scissors so I grabbed some green Craft Core and got chopping. Then I sanded with my sanding block and added some frayed burlap. I made two layers this way.

From the same DCWV stack I grabbed a piece of paper to use as y background, as I had used a busy one around the butterflies I opted for one with a minimal pattern. The paper was no where near the colour I wanted so I added loads of ink around the edges. I started with Tumbled Glass followed by Broken China, Chipped Sapphire and finally Frayed Burlap for the grungy look.

Next I added some crinkle ribbon my sister got me as a present. It was pre-coloured so I just added some frayed burlap over the blue to tone it down a little. I tied the ribbon on and added that layer to the base with foam tape anywhere I could fit it around the woolly pieces and then added my "grass."

I don't have the metal foliage pieces so as I was doing a larger format than a tag I thought I would use a drink can (soda can) and cut it with the movers and shapers florals. I wasn't happy  with the size of one of the flowers so I cut some smallest ones from the tattered florals die. I used my fingers to shape each petal. For the smaller one I cut a small slit in between each petal first.

I don't have the new paints yet but they are so on my want list, right at the top! I used the Adirondack Dabbers instead. For the largest flower I used a combination of Pool, Aqua and Clover, the middle is Sunset Orange with white and the brad is Sunshine Yellow (I am in the middle of an argument with the yellow as it was almost solid!). 

For this flower I used a combination of Pink Sherbet and Aqua. and then the middle is the same as before. To turn the flowers into pins I added 2" pins to the back with glossy accents. I laid the pointy ends on a foam blending pad as a pillow to keep the pins in the right spot while they dried.

I cut the banner free hand as again I don't have the die. I stamped a flourish from Stampers Anonymous on the banner with tumbled glass. I then took my blending tool and used colours over the banner in the same order I did the outside piece. I stamped a sentiment from Mpress and then added some foam tape behind the middle part and double sided tape at the ends and stuck it at the top of my panel.

I then mounted the whole lot on a white card base the same size as the panel. I didn't want the card base to show so when I cut my panel I made it card front size (saves having to decide what colour card will be showing around the edges lol). Anyway that's my take on this months challenge, I hope you liked it :)
Happy Scrappin'

I am entering this at the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013
Eclectic Ellapu - Child 
613 Avenue - Bingo - Brads/Free/Ribbon
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes


  1. As awesome as Tim's creations are using the supplies he has available, it amazes me to see the creativity when we are 'limited' to supplies on hand! This is a great example of what you made here!

  2. You did a great job improvising. Anyone can copy but to create something on your own is what it's all about.

  3. Darling how you did the flowers! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  4. Gorgeous card, I like the butterfly the grass and the fabulous flowers.
    Kevin xx

  5. innovative, inspiring and awesome creating .
    LOVE the end result .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  6. Great creation and so much work went into making this. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  7. Such a pretty tag. Thank you for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to having you visit again in our neighborhood soon & often. Hugs~Patti

  8. Oh wow!!! Thanks so much for playing at MIM!

  9. I think this is what makes crafting so satisfying.
    Sometimes all you need is a tiny bit of inspiration and you take it from there. Your work is an example of that. It's great! Can't wait to see more. Thanks for playing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

  10. great make - saw it on mim and came for a look x

  11. Beautiful tag!! I love those soda can flowers!! So pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  12. Hi honey, I saw your card on Make It Monday and had to pop over to take a closer look. Fab ideas on the inking and flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Fabulous card and Beautiful colors..Loz Visited from MIM

  14. Really lovely! A great tag Cx

  15. Great tag! I love the butterflies!

  16. This is just so cute...Love the flowers a lot. Thanks for playing along with us in our neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless!

    JO ANN

  17. This is fabulous! I am playing the 12 Tags and I don't have most of that stuff either, but I think your creativity shows through when you use what you have and create a stunning project. Fantastic Job! Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!

    Chana, Co Owner