Sunday, 1 April 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - APRIL

I have had a wonderfully creative week-end finishing off all my tag homework from Tim's on line Class  Creative Chemistry 101 yesterday and now having a go at Aprils tag.  To top it all (I had to pinch myself and make sure it was not an April fools joke) I am a 12tags of 2012 March tag winner and have just emailed Mario my addy for my prize! Faint! Guess who is going to be watching her post box with great interest in a week or two...

I did not have any of the dies, stamps, embossing folders or ideaology stuff that Tim used on this months tag for April, but hey it is the techniques and the journey that count here so I have done what I do best and that is to make do with what I have.

Some of you who know me well, will be amazed to hear that there are things which Tim has produced that I don't own, but unfortunately some of these things have not landed in South Africa yet and the rest I have not seen in the shops to get my inky mits on... so instead of the dry embossing with the stamping in the folder, I did clear embossing ink on Tim's Fab Flourishes stamp with clear embossing powder over a background and then over stamped that in writing with Black Soot Distress ink so that it would wipe off on the shiny embossed areas.  The bird is die cut from the birdcage die and the branch is from the holly die.  I had the crown in silver and doctored it to fit the ideaology book plate with alcohol inks.

This was such fun to do, that I did not notice it is WAY past my bedtime and on a "school" night too...

Thanks for the visit.



  1. Oh what a lovely tag! I don't have the little birdie and branch either, and was already picturing the bigger bird and the holly branch in my head.
    I love how you improvised!

  2. Hope your local postman has a strong constitution and a pair of earplugs... Congratulations (again) Bella, well-deserved.

  3. Wow you lucky, lucky fish you for winning Twice!!! Agree...poor postman!!! Hope you share a photo with all of us to drool over your winnings....Congratulations!

  4. Love the opulent background of your tag Bella. Sound like you need to go shopping like me to get more Tim Stuff :-)

  5. Congratulations on your win!! Awesome! I love your tag! He is adorable. That crown looks so cute on him..Very royal bird. The background is just amazing!

  6. what a nice tag you made. I have to do mines.
    Congrats for your price and show it when you get it.


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