Hello everyone!! It is a busy week on the blog! Today I am sharing my versions of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 March.
I happened to have gotten the stamp set Tim used on his tag the day before I made this, so I had fun inking it up (and I used it for more projects after that, I love bird stamps). The smudge stamping technique is lots of fun and like Tim I made two tags, one with first generation stamping and one with second generation. I couldn't quite decide which one I liked the best.
This is the first generation stamped tag with the darker colours. I inked the bird with Distress Markers, these stamps are perfect for that technique. The egg was stamped with Tattered Rose and the dots on it with Gathered Twigs. I used Gathered Twigs for the nest too.
The background was stamped with a text stamp and Tattered Rose ink, just to add a bit more texture. You can spot the words here and there. I don't have the spritzer yet, instead I just inked through the Honeycomb stencil with Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet. I also used the Speckles stencil and Gathered Twigs ink for one more layer.
I also used the new Butterfly Frenzy die. Love these tiny butterflies. I didn't have purple twine, instead I coloured a cream piece with Dusty Concord.
Thank you for looking!! I'll be back tomorrow with a tutorial using some of Tim Holtz new Sizzix dies.
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crowded Attic Paper Stash
Dies: Sizzix: Butterfly Frenzy, Bow-Tied
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Bird Feather, Paris to London, Ultimate Grunge
Ink: Distress Ink: Tattered Rose, Victorian Velvet, Dusty Concord, Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Gathered Twigs; Distress Markers: Dusty Concord, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters
Stencils: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz: Honeycomb, Speckles
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology: Crinkle Ribbon, Word Bands, Laboratorie Tissue Tape, Symphony Tissue Tape, Elements Tissue Tape, Life Quotes Remnant Rubs