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


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

  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

  3. What a wonderful job you did!

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

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

  6. Congrats on winning this month.


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

  8. 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....

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

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