Thursday, March 27, 2014

March 2014 Tag

As promised, here is my tag for March.
As you all know I am following Tim Holtz 2014 Monthly Tag challenge.
Here is my finished tag….I'm early, its not the 31st yet, teehee.






















I thought I had a stamp set that was similar to the one that Tim Holtz used.
I searched for it and couldn't find it. Then I checked the catalogue of the company that I thought I had got it from, and they don't carry it.
So I must have dreamt it. I know I have some pretty creative dreams, but this is crazy, lol.

My tag took on a different look than Tim's, but I used the same techniques and love that it has such a pretty Spring look to it. Especially since we received more snow today.



















Here is a closer look to the stamped image.
To give the image more colour, I used Distress markers and used them like water colour.
I love to use these markers for water colouring :)
I also used Tim's tree branch die to make it look like the nest is nestled in the tree ;)
I don't have Tim's spritzer (I think Stampin' Up sold it at one time), so I just used my sponge applicator to add the distress ink to the dot stencil.

I also cut the bottom part of the flower so I could tuck the branch under them. I wanted it to look like the nest is intwined on the branch. Just like a real bird nest.




















And look, I have a bonus for you…a video on my finished tag and some of the process I did to get this look :)
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just like on the link here "Tracy's Treasures 24"

18 comments:

  1. Nice job, Tracy. It is so pretty with the blossoms and butterfly. We had snow too!

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  2. Wow you're super early. You've done a stunning job. Love your distress marker colouring. It's super bright bad springy. Gives me hope! Onto April!!!!

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  3. Lol- you are early this month!πŸ˜‰
    Very pretty- I really like the nest! Too funny you were so sure you had a certain stamp (that did not exist ).

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  4. Beautiful tag!! Love the nest with the eggs

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  5. this is so awesome! that nest is just so beautiful!!! awesome awesome

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  6. Really pretty tag....love the water colouring effect! Hoping you see spring soon!

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  7. Love your tag, it just makes me think spring. I watched your video last night and giggled at your bloopers. when I saw Tim's March tag I thought I had a similar set too with a nest and an egg but I must have had the same dream because I can't find it lol.

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  8. Wow, what a beautiful tag, Tracy! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

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  9. It turned out beautiful! I love the spring look too :)

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  10. This is so pretty and totally captures the feeling of spring!

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  11. This is gorgeous I love the flowers trailing on the branch! x

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  12. what an amazing tag. all the detail. whoa!

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  13. Awesome as always Tracy!
    Love the tag -
    was thinking maybe we should start our own company -
    You can be the mastermind ... ;)

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  14. I love your tag, it's so pretty :)

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  15. Beautiful tag, Tracy. I love how you did the flowers over the branch! Fab colours too! TFS and have a great weekend.

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  16. OMG - how did I miss this before? Love that shadow stamped leaf on the top. All the colours are so soft and pastel-like. Like how you made the nest rest on the flowers too! Hey, as a quick tip - before I had a spritzer I used to "spritz" byt laying down some distress stain on a craft mat and using an old toothbrush to pick some of it up then running my fingernail over the brush - it makes tiny little "spritz-es".....

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  17. This is gorgeous! I really love the nest! The coloring on it is just beautiful!

    I sometimes dream that I have crafty supplies too. And then I'm so upset when I don't have them :(

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