Friday, 1 March 2013

Tim's March tag of 2013

This is always my favourite day of the month, I look forward to the 1st like a child does to Christmas, only I get a treat every month!  Tim has posted his tag for March and as usual, none of his CHA January releases have hit our shops yet so I don't have half the supplies he has used and have improvised greatly!

Instead of his printed paper, I decided to try an idea I had in my head since the distress paints are not yet available...I have used paint dabber mixed with Distress ink re-inker and water to make my background for the tag and here is a photo of the craft sheet before and the 5 tags I made with it...I get almost the same look as the distress paints, only it is not water safe when dry...the distress inks still re-activate, but hey, this will do for now...my order for distress paints is in!

I Then used the Martha Stewart 5 blade scissors instead of his die to make my grass which I streaked with paint dabber.

The butterfly is the only appropriate spring type mover and shaper die that I have so I used that and instead of tinsel, I used double sided tape and glitter.
Again, I had to use my own sentiment stamp as the yummy ones of Tim's are just not in my hot paws yet!  To make the tattered ribbon stand out a bit more, I added some paint dabber to that too.

I used the paper roses from my stash and brushed them with the Distress ink called Worn Lipstick which is what I also used for the bow round the butterfly.

Oh me, oh my, Oh Happy Day, I loved making this tag!

Thanks for visiting.

Bella

12 comments:

  1. I like the way you made your tag, thanks for the idea of the butterfly. I don't have also all Tim's stuff so we have to do it with what we have.

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  2. evening Bella - this is looking great ! Never could tell you have improvised on the supplies front ! As you said everything seasonal is always back to front for you way down there ! here's a spring challenge as you wend your way towards autumn !! Hope you have a lovely weekend ! Hugs Ali x

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  3. Awesome take on Tim's Tag!! Love the butterfly!

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  4. Oh...what pretty colors. I think the butterfly makes a perfect springtime card!!

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  5. Great work Bella! I love your tag :)
    Jenny xo

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  6. Beautiful tag! I just LOVE your background!

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  7. That was fast!!!! I'm jealous! Gorgeous take! Love the background!!!

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  8. Bella how clever. Such a good idea and I always love that a "boer maak 'n plan".... hope that was right :D fabulous work as always....

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  9. The colors in your background are just perfect for Easter and I love how you angled the sentiment.

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  10. Lovely tag!! I love how you did the background, it's beautiful!

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  11. I LOVE the tag and the background work is great! Cx

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