Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2016 - August

Yes, it has been quite some time - I have to admit, well I don't really need to admit it - it is apparent that I am blog illiterate.  The past two months have been filled with lots of business, friends, family and travel and for that I am eternally grateful.

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!

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