I return to work today after 11 days holiday, which have been great - I have managed to do some spring cleaning, have fun and get very inky. Time goes so quickly though. I'm already wondering when I am on holiday next!!!
Well, I have finally caught up with Tim's challenges!! (Does happy dance around room). The March tag provided a big challenge for me because I didn't have alot of the products that Tim used (and I really didn't want to buy anything new when I already have so much). I guess the aim though is to be creative, and I am sure this is what Tim is trying to encourage us to do - to look at products we already have in a different way.
You can see Tim's version of the March tag Here.
So, this is my version:
I die cut 2 butterflies (from Stampin' Up) then cut little mosaics - even though I have the Tim Holtz papers I thought that I would use scraps that I had left over from other projects (I never like to throw things away - just in case!!). I adhered these to the butterflies in a random fashion.
In Tim's version, he uses a cement coloured embossing powder - which I don't have. I overcome this by using a standard silver powder - not my ideal choice but it seems to have worked well. I then added a small amount of glossy accents to the mosaic pieces and left them to dry.
Once dry, I attached the butterflies to my tag and embellished with metal flowers and ribbon. I spritzed the tag with Marshmallow Glimmer mist to finish.
I really enjoyed this tag - I think mainly due to the fact that it made me think a bit more because I didn't have so many of the things that Tim used. It was also satisfying to alter the tag by using things that I already had.
By the time you read this I will undoubtedly feel like I have had no time off work at all... LOL!!!
Thanks for looking.