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!