12 Tags of 2013 – March

Author: duhbe  //  Category: 12 tags of 2013

Another Month, another Tim Holtz tag.  Yay!

Actually, I made 3 tags this month.  Here are the first two:

march 2013 altered tags

The two above had purple and green for my swap partners.  The 3rd one was more green, and I added a word stick for an inspirational quote since that was the theme for that particular tag swap.  The one below is probably my favorite.

march encouragement tag

And here’s the Tim version that I was trying to emulate:

march

I didn’t like the tinsel behind the bunny, so I tried some glitter stickles instead.  I didn’t quite like that either, so the 3rd tag used some chocolate colored craft-core – I prefer that look the most.  Now I wish I had sanded and inked the craft core of that bunny.  Oh well, there’s always the next time.

And there were no metal foilage flowers to be found in my town, nor distress paints!  No worries, I just made some fabric flowers using canvas, distress stains, and the smallest of the tattered floral die to make my flowers.

What else did I improvise?  Oh yeah, the die cuts.  I didn’t have that grass one, so I hand-cut my grass.  And I don’t have the bunny die, so I just cut out the bunnies using my Silhouette electronic cutter instead.  That’s why I have a left and right bunny in the top photo.   My other improv was the background paper.  Since I didn’t have the Tim Holtz paper, I made my own Spring themed digital collage using graphics found at The Graphics Fairy and the Tammy Tutterow vintage images.  (Have I mentioned how much I love, love, LOVE the Tammy Tutterow blog?  She’s my favorite blog right now.)

So that’s my tags for March.  Drop me a comment and say “hi” if you’re reading this.  It’s nice to know I’m not just typing to empty ethers over here.

 

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6 Responses to “12 Tags of 2013 – March”

  1. Sarcastra Says:

    You are not typing to the ether! I’m glad you’re posting your recent works – I am getting my crafty kicks vicariously right now, so these little things are great.

  2. Duhbe Says:

    Sarcastra! I thought maybe you got buried in your new workroom foundation or something! Just kidding, I’ve been quietly following your progress too. Good to hear from you!

  3. Kat Says:

    I think your own creations are much nicer than the one you were trying to emulate!!

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