Saturday, March 26, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 - My Version

Hi there and welcome to the blog today and Happy Easter to everyone!!
I haven't had much time lately to do one of my favorite things and that is to follow along with Tim's 12 Tags and create my own. I used to take part in this tradition every year and with me working full time, I just haven't had a chance to do them this year. I have a few days off and so I decided to go for it and create my tag for March. 



I love that Tim is doing a "remix" this year and this months tag is so fun. I also got to use my Distress Crayons for the first time too. 
Tim's tag is HERE if you want to check it out

For my tag, I began exactly how Tim did but I used some movers and shaper dies for my cardboard portion


I then added a few different colors or Distress ink to the background and added some white acrylic paint


I the spritzed some of the Dylusions Mica sprays over the tag. I used Dylusions because they are bright colors and my background is going to be bright colors
The sprays give a beautiful shine


for my second background I created my tag just like Tim suggests, also prepping it with a thin layer of gesso

after that had dried, I colored portions of my tag with the distress crayons and began rubbing it in with my finger

I started at the top but as I moved towards the bottom I noticed it wasn't smoothing out like I had wanted so I bang applying more crayon as I went. I figured out that applying crayon and rubbing and repeating like that works best. So apply then rub, then apply more then rub... I applied crayon all over and then tried to rub which I shouldn't have done it that way

(this is the photo where the crayon wasn't smudging like I wanted)

I applied more crayon and rubbed and it worked like a charm, I just kept applying and rubbing until it was the colors I wanted


I used some wire connected to a fuse for my butterfly's antenna


I have to say I absolutely love how my tag came out and once you get the hang of the crayons they work really well




Happy Easter Everyone, may you have a blessed day





10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous take.... I love all the dies you used. Fabulous!!!!

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  2. Love your version Claudine, it's perfect for the day with wonderful colours and images.
    Happy Easter to you and yours.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  3. Your tag is beautiful with the bunny, butterflies & flowers. Congrats on your win!

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  4. Congratulations on your win!! Great tag :-)

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  5. Congrats on winning this month.

    Diana
    http://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

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  6. Little fuses for butterfly antennae - great idea. Lovely tag this month. I always have fun seeing the winner's tags.

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  7. Congratulations on your win....I just love all your spring designs....and what a fun idea with the wire for the antennae on the butterfly....

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  8. I love how you added the cut out butterfly and wire. Great tag. Congratulations on winning!

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  9. Congrats, Claudine! Nice work and well-deserved recognition on Tim's site!!

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