Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tim's 12 Tags of 2012, February Edition
Every so often, I look at a calendar and made a shocked, squeaky sound. Today was one of those days. I guess it's because it's Wednesday and I've already worked, liked, four thousand hours this week. Or maybe I'm just super dotty and disorganized. In any case, I realized a couple of hours ago that it is, in fact, the last day of February, and that Tim Holtz's inaugural "12 Tags of 2012" is closing tonight.
So, this tag is the result of what I like to refer to as Extreme Under-the-Wire Crafting.
Seeing as how Valentine's Day is but a fading memory, I went with a more timely theme. Okay, so it's snowing here as I type this, but we're only a few short weeks away from the Spring Equinox, so let's just go with it.
Here comes the low-down:
For the background, I dry-brushed the negative space of the Sizzix Alterations Floral Frame Texture Fade with Lake Mist and Cloudy Blue Adirondack Paints, the embossed a standard-size manila tag. Once dry, I carefully smudged Pine Needles Distress Ink over the raised design. I used a little strip of Tissue Tape from the Symphony set along the top edge. Finally, I roughed up the edges and smudged them with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Umbrella Man was cut with the Sizzix Alterations Die, then embossed with the Pocketwatch Texture Fade. He was colored with Walnut Stain and Wild Honey Distress Inks. I freehand cut the umbrella from rainbow Honeycomb Paper.
"Spring" is from Tim's Seasonal Salvage Stickers set, and it's attached with pop dots.
To finish, I attached an Idea-ology Reinforcer, then colored a strip of Trimmings with Pumice Stone Distress Stain and threaded it through the tag.
And I'd better get this baby posted before time runs out!
Have an awesome day!