Thursday, 1 March 2012

12 TAGS OF 2012 - MARCH

A new month means a new tag from Tim Holtz. He said that March meant spring to him and he came up with yet another new technique - mosaic.
Here is my version of today's tag:
I don't have the lovely wood image stamp that Tim used, so I had a go with the woodgrain texture fade instead. It didn't come out as defined as the stamp, obviously, but you can just make out the grain. The butterfly movers and shakers are on my list of crafty needs (still have some Xmas craft vouchers) but as that is the case, I had to rummage around and find some pre-cut grunge butterflies instead. I stuck the 2 I found to a sheet of double-sided sticky stuff and began to cut them out. Not easy even with Tonic scissors. Then, I cut the mosaic bits from the little squares I still have from Tim's workshop last year.
Again, I have actually never seen any Ranger embossing powders so I used scented creamy vanilla which is the only one I could find remotely near the colour required. Trouble is, it isn't matt. Never mind, it did the trick and smelled gorgeous 'to boot'.
The rest, as they say, is history.

3 comments:

Artyjen said...

Yeh! What is it about Ranger embossing powders?! You are right you never see them anywhere...but I was lucky to win some and they really are the bees knees. You're butterflies look fabby...will have to improvise myself on this one.
xoxo Sioux

Dawn said...

I love your improvisation Who want's to be the same? I love how your Butterfly's have turned out and I like the sound of scented EP Dxx

Sue said...

Clever girl! Way to go on making do with what you have. Your tag is beautiful.