Hi there,Thought I'd start this week off by sharing with you my take on Aprils tag for 12Tags of Tim April 2015
Though I followed some of the tutorial I had to throw my own spin on things a little due to my craft stash lacking in some of the supplies needed! Getting hold of the fab flower garden stampset n thinlit dies proved near on impossible.
So what did I do ?
Well, I resorted back to my days of drawing n painting n after laying down a very light ( hardly visible ) watercolour wash onto watercolour card stock n spritzing with distress stain sprays (salty ocean n black soot) I drew my own flower using archival pens. I painted it using the layered watercolour technique n distress markers (Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Gathered Twigs). Slight dimension to the flower was created by adding shadow using Pumice Stone distress marker n highlights with a white highlighter pen .
Some finer detail was added to the flower using archival pens . I also distressed the edges of this panel with Gathered Twigs distress ink to give it some 'lift' against the Kraft tag .
I altered the Kraft Tag following Tim's tutorial - it can be found HERE n then I adhered the flower panel in place making sure to feed it through the slit.
I used the Inside Out alphabet die to create my sentiment n adhered my chosen word 'LOVE' onto the strip slit. For an extra touch of detail to accompany the letters on the strip I used one of the thinlit dies from the new scribbles n splats set- the oval one! I cut the centre away from the rest of the oval die cut n made it into a simple embellishment adhering it to the left of the word n highlighted it with a dull gold brad centre .
Now I had a hanger but a' redundant hole' in my tag !! After trying out a few things l thought the dull gold brad n washer worked the best .
And here it is , my finished tag:
I enjoyed going back to my 'playing artist' days (lol) making this tag aswell as making the most of the products I had by using them in various ways however I do feel the tag is crying out for some proper stitching but wasn't able to set up my machine given my current upper body problems !
Thanks for popping by n thanks too for all the well wishes that were left me following my last post . They were more than appreciated n will definitely help keep me positive !
Hope to see you again soon n in the meantime keep smiling - I will if you will !! xx