Tuesday, June 28, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - June

Hello everyone! It's been a month since I've last blogged. I am so sorry. Sounds like a confession...yikes! But alas, when personal issues arise in my life, I nest...and that means clean, clean, clean, and organize. It helps me to think, plan, and analyze. So the good thing is my house is perfectly tidy! I have been creating though...a lot. It's my therapy, but there has been no blogging about it, and no social media. I just hermit up. Anyway, I'm glad to be back, and hope to really start visiting blogs again soon. I've missed you all, and am really sorry I've been MIA.
So here is my Tim remix tag for 12 Tags of 2016. I originally wanted to do Umbrella Man, but that was at the beginning of the month, and since it's so late now, I've went ahead and created a patriotic take, since the 4th is just around the corner. I totally loved the whole process, and working with the new substrates, which I haven't touch yet. Mixing the Tissue Wrap Collage (my January, 2015, tag here), which is a technique I've used a lot, with the Stencil Plaid technique (my June, 2015, tag here), a technique I haven't touched since, was WONDERFUL! It really is great to mix it up, revisit, and fall in love again with a process. It's pure pleasure!
Since I make #10 sized tags, Tim's Substrate Sheets are a little small, so that is why mine has the border. I stamped the patriotic words lightly by just rubbing the ink on, rather than tapping it on. It's a great and subtle effect. I also stamped the new Halftone Background stamp, both stamped with Wendy's Archival Ink from Ranger.
These Festive Scribbles Stars are not just for Christmas. I thought they'd be great on this. I love the artsy feel of them.
I used the Denim Substrate on my border tag...LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff! It tattered so well too. I wish I would have made my plaid a little darker, but it was so cool to do this on the linen. Great stuff I tell you!
I'll be back again in a few days...I promise. Until then, thank you truly for all the kind words and encouragement!


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon! -Anita