Wednesday, April 25, 2012

APRIL TIM TAG

Better late than never!


April has been such a busy month for me! I am just now getting around to making my April tag to join in on the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 using the Reflections Stamp and the Fancy and Floral Texture Fades.

Tim used his new Bird Branch die cut on his example.  I did not have that, so I improvised; using that beautiful bird on a branch stamp from his Urban Tapestries stamp set.  I colored the stamp using my Tim Holtz Distress Markers and then stamped onto the Specialty Stamping.  


I cut it out and pop dotted it onto the already stamped, embossed and distressed tag.  I drew a few extra twigs onto the tag using the Vintage Photo Distress Marker and Crushed Olive for the leaves.  Then I hot glued a little brown excelsior "nest" onto a branch.  I love the dimension it gave.


I added the Word Band using twine for a more rustic "natural" look.  I thought the corners of the tag needed something.  So, I used the smaller version of the vine from Tim Holtz' Fairytale Frenzy.  I inked it with Gathered Twig and without using a block, randomly stamped portions of the vine image onto the corners of the tag.

Wonder what technique Tim will use for May's tag?  

I hope you all are having a wonderfully creative week! I am enjoying this beautiful Midwest Springtime!

Much love & take time to play!

17 comments:

  1. This is really pretty, love how you colored the bird. I still haven't gotten around to this either.

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  2. I love your improvisation and the gorgeous colouring of your tag. I improvised too, can't buy everything! Regards, Anne x

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  3. Gorgeous tag Candy and fabulous improvisation. I love your bird and the nest is just wonderful, adding so much interest, texture and dimension. Love the stamping to the top of the tag too. Wonderful. Tracy x

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  4. Candy, this is very impressive!
    Stunning work. Love your creation.

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  5. Beautiful tag love the 3D effect of the bird's nest . I need to get mine posted have had it made for a week attended a crop last weekend with Crop and Create by Scrapbook and Cards today which put everything on hold. Vicki Boutin does awesome workshops.

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  6. Love what you have done with this tag!! Your bird is so sweet! Hugs trace x

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  7. Hi Candy. Great tag. Like you I did not have the branch either and had to improvise with another die, on which I added flower soft to give dimension. Love your flourishes at the top. Take care. Annie :)

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  8. LOVE it! Gorgeous colors!

    ~Linda

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  9. Wonderful tag Candy, loving your embossing folder and that fab birds nest. Terrific work again my friend. Annette x

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  10. What a gorgeous tag - I love your colour scheme and the bird looks wonderful guarding his little 3D nest. I think this tag is beautiful xx

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  11. Love this tag! The colors are beautifully serene. And now I know I must have that embossing folder. You made it look gorgeous!

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  12. Love the little bird and the nest. really adorable! TFS

    KimMJ

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  13. Your nest...to live for!!! Stunning work...love your background!

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  14. Wow, that's wonderful tag, great embossing and fantastic details.

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  15. Love your April tag Candy, so beautiful and springlike. xx

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  16. I love your tag:so gorgeous!Bravo for your creativity!

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