Sunday, February 8, 2015

Looking forward to Spring with 12 tags of 2015 February

Tim's February tag has a Valentine theme and focuses on a collage technique using Glue N' Seal from Ranger and his Thrift Shop Ephemera pack. When Glue N' Seal first came out, it quickly became a must have for me. It is a great liquid adhesive that can also be used to prepare a surface and is a waterproof sealer.

My last post had a Valentine theme so I decided to go with spring for this tag. I love Tim's Wallflower Paper Stash from Idea-ology. I decided to use it and various stickers from my stash of Idea-ology to create my collage background. I followed Tim's directions to create my base. I really love the dimension the shading with the distress markers added. Tim used Black Soot but I decided to use Frayed Burlap for a softer look. Applying it over the dried Glue N' Seal makes blending easy. If you check out Tim's post you will see step by step how he creates his tag. Here is the link http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2015-february/

I used Tim's Tattered Floral die to die cut the small flowers from white felt. The edges are lightly inked with the blending tool and Barn Door distress ink. The flower centers are Tim's mini brads painted with Mustard Seed Distress Paint. I used the poinsettia from the Mini Cardinal and Poinsettia mover and shaper die for the leaves. It is cut from green cardstock and then divided into 3 sections and inked, then tucked behind the flowers.

Blending with Distress Ink
My friend Mary Jane has Tim's Caged Bird Die. When she first got it she made me a die cut on white cardstock. I've been saving it for the perfect project. Using a robin from the Wallflower paper as a reference, I inked my bird using the round blending tool and Mini Distress Inks. I then added some details with the fine tip of the Distress Markers. The Industrious Frame is backed with blue pattern paper also from the Wallflower line. My robin reminds me of a spring morning and the felt flowers look like they are growing along the branch. The bird is on pop dots and there are tiny pop dots behind the flower petals. I used Distress Paint to add color to the Inspire token.

In January Tim Holtz tweeted:
"2015 is the year to make time for yourself each month to do something creative! the #12tagsof2015 is the perfect way to start - full tutorial on the blog... #timholtz"
 Thanks for the Inspiration Tim!

23 comments:

stampscrapdiva.blogspot.com said...

This is gorgeous!!!!!!

dottielottie said...

Ruby, I love your spring tag. It is so pretty with the colourful little robin and pretty white flowers. Beautiful! Hugs Lottie

Karen Garrard said...

Beautifully done Ruby! Love this tag! Karen.x

Diane said...

Super!

Paula Cheney said...

Ruby, Your bird is spectacular! I have never seen a better one made from plain cardstock. bravo!

Stefania Salmi said...

Beautiful!

Judy Cantrell said...

Ruby, your tag looks fabulous!

Brenda Brown said...

I love your Spring themed tag, it's a great take on the original. Congrats on your Tim win.
hugs Brenda xxx

TangledBlueRose said...

Wonderful tag and so inspired! Love how you made it your own. Adore the felt flowers! Congratz on your Tim win!~kim

Vada said...

Wow! Look Who’s A Winner!!
Congratulations!
Hugs Vada

Angela Radford said...

Great tag Ruby. Congratulations on being a winner.
Sending hugs Angela x

Donna K. said...

Love your take on the February tag. The colors and images usher in spring. The bird's 3-D effect is so cool!

Diane said...

Very pretty! Congrats too!

Kathy S said...

Gorgeous tag - well deserved win!!

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Absolutely beautiful. Well deserved win. Congratulations!

Heather Jacob said...

wow wow wow ... congrats on your magical arty tag, so much beauty and detail ..love it x

Tammy C said...

Love your ! Congratulations!

Cassie said...

Such a pretty bit of Spring!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Love your spring tag...especially the felt flowers. Your bird looks like it just came off of the Wallflower paper stash. Congrats on your win!

Judy Cantrell said...

Congrats on your win!

Deborah Fleming said...

I really like your take on Tim's tag. You did a great job with the bird and I like the colors that you used. Congratulations on your win!

Kelly said...

What a great nod to spring! Love the egg ephemera at the top of the tag. Great balance. Congrats on being one of the February 12!

Sara Barker said...

Just getting round to see some of Tim's Feb.favorites, and I have to say I completely understand his thinking on yours! This is fab-u-lous! You've done a great job on that robin and the complete tag! Awesome--congrats on your well-deserved win!

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