I thought I would explain here today to any new visitor popping by what this tag challenge is all about. This is my third year of playing along with Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 20….14 this year. Each month Tim posts a tag to inspire the folk that want to play along. Each month there is always a technique or three to try you hand at and lots of lovely inspiration to spur you on to create your own unique take on his tag. What I love about this challenge is that it doesn't matter your level of expertise nor the size of you Tim/Ranger stash just make a tag. If you follow any of my links back to the challenge site you will see lots and lots more examples of what one tag can inspire.
Here is Tim's Tag for this month's inspiration:
and here is my interpretation…..
So you can see what I mean about interpretation here are the elements that are in both our tags. Starting at the top I followed Tim's instructions to create a Paula style bow for the top of my tag. I decided to try the main technique which was using distress inks to colour a stencil and to create a print with it for the background of the tag. As you can see I used a heart stencil as I do not have the star one yet. I also used my distress paints rather than ink as I do not have the minis and I found the smaller applicator of the paint easier to handle. I have switched my wording to the opposite side and have used stickers rather than a stamp and as I do not have the lovely butterflies I went with the roulette wheel which actually was my starting point and led to the colour scheme and theme of my tag this month. Ta Da!
I will post a video tomorrow sometime with all the details of exactly how I put this together as this is so late I need to get linked up now!!!!!
I really hope if you haven't heard of this challenge you will follow this link to 12 Tags of 2014 to see all the fun you could be having!!!!
You could also pop along to my You Tube channel and look for the 12 Tags of 2014 playlist you will be able to see all the tags I have made this year! There is a link in my side bar on the right to my You Tube Channel.
Here is my tag all neatly stored away in this year's storage! If you want to make one of these for your tags then I have an online workshop for sale where I show you how. There is a purchase button on my side bar (left) or click here to go to my ETSY shop to see all of my workshops as well as this one.
Until tomorrow ……You Tube willing!!!!! Video is up so I am adding the link now!
Thank you for popping by X