Sunday, March 18, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 March Tag


Join In With Your Rendition of March’s 12 Tags (click the photo to read & submit)

I’ve been “waiting to exhale”…wait isn’t that a movie?  I reckon the story is just in the same & totally fitting for what I want to share… I endeavored into this venture with all things Tim Holtz lately and I have to admit, I’m Addicted!  The 12 Tags of 2012 is no exception & it’s actually what started this NEW Creative Journey.  I’ve always admired the mystique that comes along with butterflies.  Truly, I’m being honest here…there is something about the transformation process that is very intriguing to me.  When applied to the current stage of finding my inner-creative ME, I would say that I’ve just opened up my cocoon and spread my wings!  Well…Here let me just show you:

Here is My 12 Tags of 2012 Tag Entry for March:


Here is a Close-Up of the Sentiment “Live in the moment and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering”:


Since I’ve only recently discovered Tim Holtz , I do not have a few of the supplies that he used in his demonstration.  Of course I’m fairly good at compensating supplies that I do have on hand & what I love the most about his philosophy, is that he encourages using them.  I won’t get into all the supplies I used but I will tell you some of them that I did in creating my very first Tim Tag.  Ready?…Distress Inks for blending the background, emboss folder to create the wood grain look, perfect medium & Distress Inks to embellish with Perfect Pearls on the woodgrain, I don’t have dies but I do have the exclusive Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge and layered 3 butterflies in various sizes ranging from 1” to 1 3/4”, Artistic wire to make the lil’ antennas, & some Distress Stains to create the ribbon.  I played so much with this wonderful tutorial that I made a couple more tags I wanted to share:

Flourish Background same lay-out alternating the Perfect Pearls “Heirloom Gold” with “Copper” & “Bronze”:


The mosaic Butterflies using Tim Holtz Paper Stash paperpack (These were lots of FUN, & I’m falling in love with the Glossy Accent I must say):


I also used “Frayed Burlap” & “Vintage Photo” Distress Ink along with these for the backgrounds & even the backs are distress ink blended:


Oh Boy did I have a blast playing with the ribbon and Distress Stains!  Same method 4 different outcomes…I just folded up a piece of paper towel and dabbed randomly, then I patted the color seamless binding ribbon into the ink patches.  I love how each of them turned out:


Alas since I was already dabbling and playing with these different ideas I decided to create a couple more in Size #5 Kraft Tags as Thank You Gifts:


So, when I spoke about feeling like I’ve just transformed into a butterfly and learned to spread my wings a lil’ I mean, I truly have!  I’m so inspired by his “Grunge Style” that I’m thirsting for more inspiration and knowledge about how the chemistry of his products work.  Starting tomorrow I’m taking his First ever online class “Creative Chemistry 101”!  I’m so excited about this Candies and YOU can join along with Us too, just click on the name to link up to the classroom & register, that simple.  I want to disclose that I will NOT be sharing any of the Creative Chemistry I’m learning about but I WILL be posting up photos of different projects I create outside of class material using what I’ve learned combining my other supply inventory.  So this is the BIG News I wanted to share this Sunday that just had to wait.  I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing my latest transformation of creativity and finding ME in the process.  Off into the Creatique Studio for some SMASH Sunday, Thanks for Stamping By…


Bonnie said...

Beautiful tags! I, too, am looking forward to class tomorrow. I will watch for more of your work!

Sherry said...

Great tags! Your backgrounds are gorgeous.