Friday, 3 April 2015

Tim's April Tag for 2015


Above is my tag and below is Tim's inspiration.  For how to create this tag go to his blog here.
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 I almost had all the toys to create this tag...however...I don't have the word dies, but I do have the aphabet die so I created my own word LIFE and took Happy off another die which says Happy Birthday!
 For once I had purchased his new flower set of stamps...YAY!  I decided to have different flowers on my tag and I added his masking technique to this one as I wanted to stamp the stems over the lower flower without messing it up.  I don't have his mask material, so used some plastic and painters tape to hold it in place.  It worked just as well.
 I decided that I wanted to ink the cut line above and below the word LIFE, so I slipped the corner of my craft sheet into the cut and inked it.  You can see that I have already done the top cut.
 I have a sewing machine...but it is tempramental, so I don't trust it to sew through paper...I opted for my pattern maker tool and rolled hollows into my paper and drew my stitch lines in instead.
It is quite effective.
 Cos I had more than one flower colour on my tag, I used two markers to ink up my ribbon.
 Here is my finished tag with dragonfly embellies to make it feel more like spring...even though I have entered autumn where I live! 

 I added some alcohol ink to the dragonfly confetti as it was just too shiny.
 A close up of my colouring in. 

19 comments:

  1. Great version! I have promised myself I will test out my pack of alphanumeric dies this long weekend as they have been sitting unopened for months. Your colouring and shadowing are flawless- that background in Art is showing. A blessed Easter to you and yours

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  2. Perfect picture of Spring. Great take on Tim's tag. Amazing coloring. Clever ways you adapted. Like the pattern marker tool. Love the addition of the dragonflys.

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  3. Really like your tag! I don't have many inks at all, but I'm in the process of collecting some more in bright colours! You have really inspired me to get busy! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Oh yes, love this gorgeous version of Tim's tag, it is absolutely beautiful with the three flowers - great colouring too! Anne xx

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  5. Gorgeous tag and wonderful colors - awesome take on Mr. Holtz's tag.

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  6. This is a wonderful variation. The flowers and colors really bring the season to mind.

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  7. Love your tag. You did a wonderful job on it.

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  8. Hi Bella - this is gorgeous - love the flowers and the colour scheme ! Hugs Ali xx

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  9. I think I like your tag more than hid :D I like the fact that you used more than one flower. I don't have any of the stuff for this months tag... I also don't know if I will have time to play or not either but I will try. I think I like this months one most of all the ones we have done so far.

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  10. Hey girl, This is AWESOME! Your coloring is divine! Love your faux stitching!

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  11. Awesome colors and wonderful tag design.

    Hugs Diane

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  12. O.M.Geeee such a beautiful tag!!! the coloring is outstanding, surely a winner!!!

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  13. Your version of Tim's tag is absolutely breathtaking! I love that you have included the 3 flowers, and so well done! Great idea for the stitching--you had me fooled. I was trying to think how I'd do stitching, since I've hurt my back and can't lift my old clunker of a machine right now. I don't have one of those wheels anymore either, but I'll think of something! Thank you for sharing your amazing work!

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  14. Your version of Tim's tag is absolutely breathtaking! I love that you have included the 3 flowers, and so well done! Great idea for the stitching--you had me fooled. I was trying to think how I'd do stitching, since I've hurt my back and can't lift my old clunker of a machine right now. I don't have one of those wheels anymore either, but I'll think of something! Thank you for sharing your amazing work!

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  16. What die is it that you used for the word Life? Is it a Tim Holtz Sizzix die?

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    1. Yes it is the Tim Holtz Sizzix alphanumericdie set of separate letters.

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