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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Tag- I'm it!

Hola Friends,
Every year, I look forward with anticipation for T!m Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas! And every year I buy all the supplies & do... nothing :( as in: nada, nichts, rien, nashi, niente, ingentin, ei mitään ;)
 It's mainly cuz I'm rushing to get my Christmas cards done, so when T!m announced his
I squealed with delight! Yes! Now I might actually be able to join in the fun :) Ok, so I missed February, but I'm good this month! This month's technique is to create a Mini Tiled Mosaic, so that's what I have to share today.
Here's March's Tag:
 When I was a little girl, I loved making mosaics. I would cut up little bits of construction paper, draw a picture outline, & glue all those bits in the picture. I specifically remember making one for my grammy of her cockatiel, Paco. He is the inspiration for my tag.

Here's a closer peek at the larger bird:
Here's the smaller bird:
I started out with a tag to which I stamped the background with the SU stamp En Francais in Memento London Fog. I inked the edges with my Inkssentials blending tool. I used the 2 birdies from the Spellbinder's Bird Sanctuary dies. I didn't have the embossing powder T!m used so I just used silver then added Glossy Accents to the paper pieces to create the look of tile. (Which it really does look like IRL!!! :) The Swirly element is a Cheery Lynn die called Fanciful Flourish. I colored the leaves with YG11 for subtleness. (I didn't want the leaves to stand out). I added some fabric trim to the bottom along with a ticket with "March '12". The ticket comes from the Playful Journey stamp set from T!m's collection. I plan on using that stamp in the same way for the rest of the tags. To finish, I wrapped some sheer ribbon & a bit of pearl strand colored in E42 Copic (since it was white) to the top.
I'll be playing along in the following challenges:
Die-ing for a Challenge: Anything goes
Stamping For The Weekend: BINGO Ribbon, Lace, Diecuts
Do You Stack Up: #61 Things with Wings

Hope you like my version of T!m's tag. I had lots of fun working on it :)
I am playing catch up on February's tag. That one is in production ;)
Hasta Luego!

18 comments:

  1. WOWZA- wonderful! I love the mosaic and the flourish- against the great colorful BG. The pearls and trim are the perfect finishing touches! I love the idea of the 12 tags through out the months as well!

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  2. That is gorgeous!! I did Februarys but have not started March yet. We have been painting my craft room and it is not possible to find anything right now!!

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  3. Love your tag. Great idea to make mosaic birds! They are adorable. I love the trim and the great background you created too.

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  4. The birds look awesome. I really love your take on this months challenge. It stands out for the difference with the birds. Just lovely

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  5. Gorgeous!!! Love the script background and elegant trim. Your mosaic birds are absoutely fabulous!

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  6. Oh it looks wonderful with the bird!!

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  7. What a gorgeous tag!!! I feel so inspired to try the technique!! Now I just need the time and energy!! Aaaahhhh...spring break is on the horizon!! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  8. Awesome tag. I really love how you did the birds.

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  9. This is awesome! Love the birds. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

    -Wenche

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  10. Your mosaic birds are amazing! Great tag! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  11. Gorgeous tag! I love the background and the birds are so pretty

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  12. I have just nominated you for an award. I do hope you will accept it. Hop over to my blog for details. Happy Weekend, Judy x

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  13. WOW i love it!! ... so elegant and the birds are perfect.

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  14. Oh Karli this is a lovely tag! Love how you did the birds! Judy x

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  15. I think this is a gorgeous use of tim's technique! those birds are fab!!

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  16. Sweetie this is gorgeous, thank you so much for joining our first Die-ing for Challenge, hugs Pops x x x

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