Saturday, 2 March 2013

12 TAGS OF 2013 - MARCH

Isn't it just lovely to see something bright and cheery in anticipation of some sunshine at long last? Well Tim has made a start with the March tag. Lovely green grass, bright flowers and a glittery bunny. Spring is definitely in the air.
I decided to go about this month's tag by looking at the supply list and getting out the bits I had:
I knew I would have to compromise, I also knew I had some fiddly cutting to do but I did have some determination which has been sadly lacking for several weeks ( I used to suffer badly from S.A.D. every winter and I think I've had a dose this time).
So how to cut a bunny out of the middle of a shaped label without the relevant movers and shakers die:
Dive head first into grunge stash and find a bunny, draw round it to make a template:
After spending ages re-sizing it to fit the label, draw round it and cut it out with a craft knife:
Stand back to admire whilst giving self a great big pat on the back................success.
I was then able to follow Tim's instructions for giving my little chap some glittery bling. Never thought of using alcohol inks to colour the tinsel, how cool.
The next obstacle was how to cover the base tag not having the seasonal papers. I do however, have the seasonal stickers, so I used some of the Easter ones. The strip die that Tim used to make the grass is actually on my want   need list and so I used the Martha Stewart icicles punch instead. Ok, the effect isn't as dramatic but it worked ok.
I have a wooden stamp which is a dictionary definition of Spring, so I just used a black distress pen on the word 'SPRING' and stamped that onto the banner.

The best bit of this tag for me was getting to use the new distress paints. These in part, were a birthday and Xmas present otherwise I doubt I would be using them as they were not cheap. However, I love the quality and the ease of using them so maybe I'll have to save up in anticipation of the rest of the colours coming out at the next CHA. So I assembled my metal flowers and photographed my March tag amongst the tete-a-tetes and a few mini easter eggs!!

9 comments:

Helen said...

What a great tag - love how you made your bunny! Nice to see the little daffs too.

soniajones said...

lovely tag! Spring is in the air xx

Cynthia said...

Beautiful tag! And your flowers are too!! ;-)

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

You did a great job improvising with the bunny and your background is just genius.

Sue said...

I always love how you use what you've got to create a masterpiece, Joanne! Your tag is fabby!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Great tag Joanne! Well done cutting that bunny with a craft knife too!! Chrisxx

besitos said...

Fantastic tag, the colours are great and the bunny is fab :) xx

strangelycreative said...

Really good and I love the way you have staged the photograph Cx

Donna said...

Fantastic job!! That's a lot of work on that bunny! It looks great! And the icicles make perfect grass!