Sunday, April 28, 2013

Twelve Tags of 2013

As you all know I am working each month on Tim's Twelve Tags of 2013. I am not doing tags but I am doing a sort of ATC sized card for each month in order to display them in my 7 Gypsies printers tray.

This is what Tim's beautiful tag looks like. Stunning!!


Here is how my finished creation turned out



I used a butterfly stamp instead of the dragonfly because the dragonfly was a bit large for the size I'm doing. I simply took Tim's butterfly stamp from the Papillon set and just used one of the butterflies on it.
I also used this mini blueprint gears from the Mini Blueprint 3 set for the background.


I did the distress paint background the same way Tim did his except I added the color Chipped Sapphire to the mix.


That Distress Metallic is so pretty and shimmery.


Once the background was stamped I used tissue tape. One of the tissue/washi tapes that I chose to use was really white in color so I took some distress stain, Walnut Stain and changed the color to more of a brown, aged look.



I colored the metal for my background the same way Tim did, with distress paint and a finger. 


The sentiment metal piece that Tim used was too large for mine so I made my own with this little frame and a word stamp. I made a background for it with distress paints in coordinating colors.


I added the wings the same way that Tim did his for the dragonfly. With some Wendy Vecchi, Clearly for Art and Archival ink. So cool looking. 



I think it came out really great and it looks super in my display along with my others.


Here are a few more photos of the finished piece.






I always have fun with Tim's 12 tags, I hope you will give this a shot and play along too. 
Thanks for stopping by and have a super day.

10 comments:

  1. Your "tag" looks stunning. Great idea to adjust the size!

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  2. Beautiful! Love the background & gorgeous butterfly.

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  3. Great job with the challenge this month. I love that you're doing them ATC sized and putting them in the printer's tray. They look awesome!

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  4. Your tag is beautiful! Great job on the challenge!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Lovely!!. A wonderful inspiration!! :)

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  6. Your display is really turning out beautiful. Love your take on the April tag.

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  7. This tag is so gorgeous I love it. Truly beautiful.Inspirational art always here.:)
    hugs
    susan s

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  8. All your tags are wonderful and look really nice together.

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  9. Fantastical!!! This is turning out so awesome!!! I love the butterffly and your background is just stunning! AWESOME!!!

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  10. Love the details and the painted parts... fabulous!!

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