Having enjoyed participating in The 12 tags of Tim Holtz last month I was ready to join in again this month .
For March, Tim wanted us to create a tag to encourage our creative mind to wander and play, whether it be by trying new combinations of colour, using new imagery or combing random elements - just explore, imagine n discover!
Tim's March tag n tutorial can be found here n as I LOVED what Tim had created I decided to keep mine very similar following the techniques given but playing around with colour and embellishments mainly n adding a touch of dimension to the beautiful butterfly stamp!
So the distress paint colours I chose for my tag were a mix of my usual faves - chipped sapphire and salty ocean combined with some I don't use that often- spun sugar , seedless preserve n one I've hardly ever used due to a personal 'fear' of 'vibrant' (lol) pickled raspberry .
Following Tims Tute I attached a few strips of tissue tape randomly on the tag n then created my background colour. Once the paint was dry I added some layers n extra detail with a few texture stamps n stencils. I also added some random circles with paint n a lid top n white speckles using picket fence distress paint flicked from a brush .
I then stamped n embossed two of the gorgeous butterfly one stamped half on, half off the tag n the other one stamped on a spare piece of card . Once they were both dry I painted inside the segments of the butterfly on the tag (from the outside in) with salty ocean blending into seedless preserve n picked raspberry n then did exactly the same on the spare butterfly using inks instead of paints .
I kept my embossed stencilling the same as Tims but thought silver embossing powder would work better with my combination of colours .
Now for the extra butterfly I had stamped, embossed n inked - I cut this out entirely but then cut away the outer part of the left side of the wing leaving only the inner part of the wing. I wanted to create a sense of 'imperfection' to the butterfly!
I then manipulated the butterfly with my fingers n lined it up on top of the butterfly I'd embossed on the tag n adhered in place leaving the 'imperfect wing' to stand free of the tag. I inked up a pen nib with silver alcohol ink n used it to create the body of the butterfly!
My final touches were some chicken wire n washers with a sentiment token attached to a few complimenting coloured threads looped back on them selves to create a tie.
Here are a few photos of my March 2015 tag taken from various angles
I really enjoyed creating this tag, allowing my creative mind to play n wander outside my usual 'comfort zones' even embracing a little 'imperfection' along the way ! hahaha
As well as entering this into Tim Holtz 12-tags of 2015- March
I would also like to enter it into A Vintage Journey -1st Birthday challenge - 'Anything Tim'
Thanks so much for visiting today and for all the times you've popped by in the past . Your visits never go unnoticed n are much appreciated as are all the wonderful comments you so often leave for my creativity.
see ya again soon x