Every month I look forward to Tim's Tag of the Month - I love the challenge. I am a methodical and orderly thinker and I find that it allows my creative side to come to the surface. First, and foremost I am honored that my tag was chosen in June. I cannot tell you the thrill and awe that I felt when I saw that my project was picked. Like many of you I have followed Tim and Mario on their journey of creativeness.
So, that brings me to the August tag -
So, I dove in and started my tag. I began this tag at the beginning of August. While we were in the midst of the fascination and challenge Creative Chemistry - I cannot tell you how inspiring those classes were this summer. CCI & CCII were taken a few years ago and I absolutely loved going through the classes again! So the bulk of this tag was done the first week of August and here it is the last day and I am finally posting it. I don't know if it ever happens to you, but I got stumped.
The tag was inked with Weathered Wood Stain.
Distress Inks were added with a Mini Blending tool.
I found this in my scrap bin. Looks like I was trying to create weathered wood, but I always saw it as a zebra in need of better nutrition. But the weathered wood tone blended with the background so I adhered it to some tag board and die cut it with the Trellis Frameworks die.
Found some remnants of papers in my stash, I love adding the foil as a random touch. It seems to lighten up the projects in a subtle way.
I tried using the Wildflower thinlets die - (Sorry about the sideways image) - But I think I made my background too bold and the flowers weren't standing out enough.
So, I tried feathers - um, no, I wasn't feeling it. This is when I stepped away to work on another project and go visit my family in Texas.
When I came home I looked at it again. I tried the bird on a branch and it sang to me. That and I had the new Coldplay song "Up and Up" singing in my head.
I know the next photo will be random for this type of project but I just could not resist!
Thanks for taking the time to have a look - Hope you have a great day!