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!


  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!

  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!!

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

  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

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

  6. Oh it looks wonderful with the bird!!

  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!

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

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


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

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

  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

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

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

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

  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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