The year is truly flying by! I hope all of you are doing well, and enjoying some Spring weather! I'm doing especially well today, as it's my birthday!!! SO...I thought I would celebrate...a little early... by making Tim's April tag from his 12 Tags of 2016, and in doing so, make my own birthday tag! BAHAHAHAHAHAHA....silly huh?!! But I don't care...it will be a nice memento of this year's new digits, and it's a new favorite for me! AND...I had left overs, so I even made a card.
I love the two tags Tim combined, as always, and love that he brought them up to speed to go along with some of his new products...genius! I had forgotten what my March, 2012, tag looked like, so I had to go back and see. It's interesting to see my growth as a crafter as well, when I look back at things like that. That is the beauty of this journey we all are on! There is always so much more to learn! Here is my tag from November, 2015, as well...it was a favorite!
|I just got Tim's new Dapper Bigz Die from Sizzix, and I had to give it a go with the Distress Mosaic Kit. Since the positive images of the die were smallish, I decided to fill it out by making a background silhouette for the gent. I also saved the negative piece, and ended up using it for the card.|
|I tried the palette knife first with the grout, but found my finger worked better at getting the grout where I wanted it.|
|I used lots of different papers from the Dapper collection as well to do the mosaic.|
|I decided to do the background woodgrain piece in several plank pieces, so I used lots of different colors.|
|I added lots of paint and ink to give the pieces a very distressed look.|
|I used Barn Door, Ground Espresso, and Antique Linen Distress Spray Stains for the background tag, and then stamped the new Ledger script in Antique Linen Distress Paint. I painted the numbers with Barn Door Paint and stamped the script on these too.|
|And here is the card.|
What would we do without the tags?!! I hope we don't find out. I thoroughly enjoy doing them every month, and I know you all do too. Thank you Tim for all the hard work and inspiration!!!
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!