Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 2013 Tag

Here I am 3 days early with my February tag following Tim Holtz monthly tags, teehee.
Yes spoken like a true procrastinator ;)

I am really happy with how this one turned out.
Plus it was so nice to get in my scrap/craft room and create, instead of organize :)
So here is my tag all complete :)





















I didn't have the distress stain the Tim Holtz used so I used my distress inks.
I inked up the whole tag with Barn Door, then ran in through the embossing folder, then I added my favourite red colour ink...Aged Mahogany. I used the last colour straight from the ink pad.




















The technique this month was to use the distress markers.
I had picked mine up at the beginning of this month....sadly a few of them seem to be dried up...so I will contact the company I bought them from to send me some working ones ;)
I stamped this image 3 times on watercolour paper.
The distress markers are a bit different in colour then the distress inks so I wanted to find the perfect red for my heart :)
Plus I wanted to layer this image.
Tip- when colouring with water colours, apply water on the paper before adding your colour, it seems to flow better.





















My photos are out of order and I can't fix it soo I will follow the photos.
I embossed the black paper and then used the Picket Fence distress marker on it so pop out the embossing :)
I added a fragment charm after I inked and stamped on some paper and adhered it to the back of the charm.





















Here is the photo I wanted :)
Here is the winged heart all done. I fussy cut out the image, then on a second image, I fussy cut the heart out. I popped them all up with foam dots.
I used a heart shaped grunge board shape to place it on.
For the grunge heart, I coloured it with my distress ink (yes Aged Mahogany) and attached it with my tiny attacher...1st time using it ;)





















Believe it or not, I have thought about doing this.
Making your tissue tape into ribbon.
I love it..another use for tissue, or washi tape :)
I even added a bit of distress ink on it.
The charm was gold, but I used my alcohol ink to colour it.





















Another look at the completed tag :)





















Now if this wasn't enough creativeness for you, I have more ;)
Here is a video I did for my January tag :)
Oh thats not all...here is a closer look at my February Tag :)

I hope you all have had a very Creative Tuesday :)
I have...but I am still working on my stamp storage....its going to be a long process.

Tracy :)

19 comments:

  1. Hi, I just love this tag it is so sweet, dont you just love Tim holtz. :)

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  2. what a great tag! love the embossing!!

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  3. Glad you stopped your organization for a little creating time. Sometimes it helps to stop and then refocus. Hope that works for you!!!

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  4. Looks like we were on the same page yesterday! I did mine too. Yours is fantastic. The heart with wings is awesome.

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  5. This tag turned out so cool! Do you have to wait for your ink to dry before you emboss it? I'm going to check out your videos when I get home tonight. It's been awhile since I've been at work, otherwise I would watch them here ;)

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  6. Fabulous tag Tracy - love the colours and great embossing. I'm hoping to get some more colouring done and stuff before Andy comes home for the weekend:-)

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  7. This really looks great! I like your inking over the embossed background!

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  8. Your inking really sets off the embossing! You always seem to add the coolest details! I didn't notice the little red charm at the top on FB. Gonna try to view the videos again. Internet having some issues here this morning...

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  9. Beautiful tag. I love the background and how you used ink to change the charm color. Lovely!

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  10. So pretty with all of the hearts. I love the background!

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  11. Awsome tag Tracy.Your colour choice was perfect.Great Job!.

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  12. Fantastic tag! Distress ink...distress stain...it's all the same! Love the hearts and the barn door color was perfect! :)

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  13. Fabulous tag!! Love the videos!!

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  14. This is gorgeous. I love the heart that you colored, and how you enhanced the embossing with the inks!

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  15. Okay, I just finished the videos. I love where you're displaying the tags! I think it's a great idea to put them out in the open, it will definitely keep you motivated! I love my tiny attacher, use it all the time :)

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  16. love the embossed hearts. great choice in colors and love the heart theme, of course.

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  17. Great tag, love the embossing and ink :)

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