Monday, 16 July 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - July

I'm feeling a bit light headed after creating this months tag as I couldn't quite get the splatter right for what I had in mind.  I have not got a tin of air to hand so I took apart a pen (a Disney Cruise pen!) and blew really hard!  Hence the slightly floaty feeling!  It was fun though and I liked the end result.

So here is my July tag for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2012 Challenge.


I wanted to create a background with Tim's alcohol ink blowing technique that I could stamp my fairy on to.  I used Cranberry and Sunshine Yellow to make a sun burst and then added some Meadow puffs at the bottom of the tag for my mushroom to sit on.  I had a little trouble getting my Fairy Stamp to dry and I have a feeling it was either the gloss coating on the card I used or the mixing of the alcohol ink and the Versa Fine that may have caused it.  I did get a couple of smudges but using the foliage and magical stars stamps soon sorted that out.

Then after a blast with the heat gun to try to avoid any more mishaps I had fun with some Creative Expressions drawing inks colouring my fairy and adding magical splatters.  (Well I hope it looks magical anyway!)

I attached my newly acquired metal word band and filled a teeny tiny jar with Fairy Dust to finish off my interpretation of the July Tag.

I had great fun with this and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else has come up with.  Follow this link if you want to see more July tags.

Thanks for popping by to visit.  I am off to put my Disney Pen back together so as they say in Disney 'Have a Magical Day!'

23 comments:

  1. Very nice. Love the effects n of course the fairy dust

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  2. this is cool too Helen! Debi x

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  3. I love your use of the alcohol drops blowing technique. It worked beautifully with your design. Blessings!

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  4. Hi Helen, thanks for popping by to see my tag. I absolutely love your tag, it is fabulous and one of the loveliest I have seen so far! I love your fairy and yes it does look like a sunburst in the background. A really fabulous fun tag. Oh and the fairly dust looks magical too..........Anne x

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  5. I did use canned air on mine. Love your great interpretation of the Timmy Tag.

    Carol x

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  6. So cool love your tag!

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  7. I can so relate to the light headed feeling doing this technique. Your starburst turned out very pretty and it suits the fairy stamp so well. Your colouring of the imag,. over the top of the alcohol inks, is very interesting.

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  8. Great tag - love the way the fairy is jumping out of the sunburst!

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  9. Just fab! Love the idea of using a pen to blow the ink. The starburst effect is amazing and she is a darling image! Love the bottle with the dust!

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  10. This tag fab, I like the fairy dust and Lavinia stamps. Thank you for visiting my site.

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  11. Such an amazing tag, love the background colors and and wonderful image.

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  12. Thaks for stopping bt my blog. Your tag(s...all) are amazing!!!

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  13. I like how you planned the colours on your colour burst, they suit the stamp perfectly!

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  14. Thanks for popping over to see my tag, both Tally and I have admired your tag earlier this month, this time leaving a comment it still makes me smile.

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  15. Thanks for popping over to see my tag, both Tally and I have admired your tag earlier this month, this time leaving a comment it still makes me smile.

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  16. Well done on your win on Tim's blog - it's a great tag!

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  17. Check out Tim's Blog looks like you are one of the winners of last month's tag challenge. Adore your tag so original. BJ

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  18. I did say that yours was one of the lovliest I had seen! Many congrats to you, Sue, Trace (and me too)!! For me it is the equivalent of an Olympic medal.. A x

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  19. Love the way you've used the splat technique in such a different way and the little bottle of fairy dust is so cute!

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  20. Wonderful, colourful & magical tag. Really has the wow factor. Many congratulations for winning this month. How exciting!Sx

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    1. Thanks Debra - I am so happy right now - your comment just about sums it up!!

      Helen
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  22. Fabulous take on the tag challenge congratulations on being a winner x

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