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"


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

  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!!!!

  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 ).

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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".....

  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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