12 tags of 2016

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 - March

today was therapeutic. i am going through a rough time health wise.  want to know a secret about that?  i am actually not concerned about myself as much as one would think.  in the face of some really scary stuff, it is those i love...true friends and family...that are weighing on my mind.  it makes me sad to hurt them.  i don't want to make the phone calls or tell the results of tests to them.  i want to protect them….keep them safe and happy.  that is my job, the nurturer.

so today, on the eve of one of two surgeries, i took a deep breath and pulled out my crafty supplies (thank you friendz!!!) and bit by bit created this month's remix tag.  i took my time, literally all day, because i wanted to focus on the positive and create something sweet and special.

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i love butterflies.  their transformation has always been a draw for me.  "just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…"

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 month's tag was a celebration of wonder and the fabulous distress crayons for me…i love how the crayons blend over the gesso painted on the tag.  please pop on over to Tim's blog to see the full tutorial on this tag…it's fabulous!

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the lil cuties are punched with Tim's sizzix punches.  i painted a tag with gesso, stamped it with potting soil archival ink and the flourish background stamp then rubbed and smeared the distress crayons over the surface. finally, i sprayed the tag with tarnished brass mica spray.  then punched away…so so cute!

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another thing i love about distress crayons, is the way they work with metal…it smears right into those etched words and they stand out perfectly! i used picket fence on the quote band.

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i girlied mine up with some trimmings dyed with peacock feathers stain…of course!!

thank you for stoping in, and if you aren't playing along with the 12 tags…no time like the present to start!! i'm loving the inspiration of the remix of past techniques and innovative new techniques and products of today…go get inspired and make some time to create!!

oh, and those health things i mentioned…not ready to share details, just know, it is all going to be okay! thank you for little prayers and positive thoughts!!

Chelle


Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 - February

life…it has been interrupted.  at first, i thought i had a good excuse to skip this month's tag…however, if not now, then when?  in the face of difficult life situations, i tend to hide.  i stop doing the things that bring me joy…which magnifies the situation unduly.  so…let me say, i need to stop that…today.  so i did.  i had to create time that didn't exist. 

here is the result of fighting through the struggle of inaction…i am kinda proud of myself, just sayin...

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i loved this tag so much! i had the idea to do a little cross stitched scrap as soon as i saw the original tag on Tim's blog…i love that it actually came together as i envisioned!

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i don't think i did the stencil mono really well, i almost scrapped it…then i decided to just go with imperfection…something i picked up from Tim but it's really hard to do sometimes!

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one last close up pic of the sweet couple and the cool embossed paste technique…i really like how tinting the photobooth pic and folding it here and there brings it to life...

thank you for visiting…and sure am happy you stopped by!

chelle