Tuesday, April 29, 2014

April's 2014 Tag

I thought I would get my tags done early this year….not, lol.
Here is my tag for April from Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014
I am trying to get more colours into my tags for this year.
As much as I like the vintage/grunge look, it seems to be my safe choice.
I love colour…pretty colours make me happy. So I find it odd that the brown vintage look is what I seem to do more of.
So I am making it a point to use more colour on my projects this year :)

I don't have the die that Tim used. But I wish I did, I love the look of that die.
I used some embossing paste. I had never used this before, but really like it.
I usually use dry wall compound, which works just as well, in my opinion.
I coloured some paper with distress paint, stamped the butterflies and then cut them out. I also popped them up on foam dots.

The flower and leaves are also pained with the distress paints on white paper and then punched out.
The pink rolled rose is another one from Lesli's flower kit she had.
She left it on my table, so I nabbed it and it goes perfectly with my tag ;)

The blue flower was made with this butterfly punch ;)
I punched out the bottom of the butterfly 3 times and then adhered them in a circle.
I have to say, I was pretty impressed with myself on this one, lol.

Again here is the finished tag.
I had fun with this one…even though I was on a tight timeline.

I also made a video on how I put this tag together.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click Tracy's Treasures24

I hope you had a very creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Very nice tag. I like the bright colors. Your butterflies are beautiful. I want to see your big project!

  2. Very nice tag. I like the bright colors. Your butterflies are beautiful. I want to see your big project!

  3. Lol
    Those flowers!!!
    Maybe I will make card kits for everyone & use them up! Ha ha ha

    Super cute tag ...
    Ps is my tag gun there?

  4. Smart use of the butterfly punch! Love the spring like colours!

  5. This feels like spring to me. The colours you achieved are fab and the butterflies look wonderful on this lovely tag!

  6. I think you did a fantastic job on this Tracy. Love all the pastel colours and I really adore the embossing paste bit on here. I am stoked that you mentioned dry wall compound - I have always used spackle as an embossing paste but felt a little scared to say that publically in the Craftosphere out of fear that I might be accused of sacrilege or something.

  7. Beautiful tag, love the colours and the background. Looking forward to seeing the video. love the butterflies

  8. Awesome tag!! Love the butterflies

  9. This is super pretty Tracy!! I just love all the colors you chose to put together.

    I have had a tube of a type of embossing paste for yeeeears and never even opened it. It's probably dried up by now. Lol I've always wanted to use it.

  10. this is just stunning
    love the colors and those butterflies are beautiful

  11. So pretty Tracy, love the embossing paste and what a clever use of the butterfly punch!

  12. That tag is very beautiful, gorgeous colours!!
    I am also very curious to see how your ATCs will turn out :)

  13. I love this tag!! Such pretty colors. Where do you find embossing paste at? Maybe one of these days, when I'm feeling spunky, I might try it out ;)

  14. I love this! It's so artsy and such fun. Great job!

  15. Tracy, this tag is so beautiful. Love the colors, texture, and especially the butterfly flower!

  16. Fabulous tag - love the colours! Wonderful flower idea too! TFS

  17. This is beautiful Tracy. I really love the colors they used. They are so perfect for spring!

  18. Ohhhh I love this. Great take on Tim's tag and love all the bright colours! Onto MAY! Not a fan of the de-embossing though.


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