Sunday usually means some arty play time for me and I decided to have a go at Tim's February tag.
Here is the original:
To see exactly how Tim made his, just click HERE
Like usual, I had to improvise as I do not have many of the products he used, but I did have some.Here is my version:
I did my background in exactly the same way, but as I don't have the heart stencil (yet) I used the dot one. I wanted a darker, more burgundy red, so I used Festive Berries and Black Soot to stencil through the folder. I then clear embossed, like Tim suggests.
As I don't own the sentiment stamp he used, I used one from the Way with Words set. Luckily I had all the stuff to do the chalk board technique, which he first demonstrated in Creative Chemistry 102.
As you can see, I can do with some practice to perfect this technique...
I decided to mount all my size 8 tags onto size 10 ones and label the months at the top. I did that with my January one too and will make them into a little book when I have done all 12.
Because a size 10 has more space I could play around a bit with the embellishments as you can see.
I mounted the heart, wrapped with some rusty wire, onto a black rosette.
The little cherub was covered in Brushed Pewter Distress Paint.
I dyed some seam binding to match the tag, tied some at the top, and a bit around the cherub's neck, just for fun, I added a little rusty bell and that was pretty much it.
I finished it like Tim with a little metal strip at the bottom, but because I don't have these peel of thingies he used, I cut a strip with a Spellbinders on the edge die and added a tiny bit of Black Soot DP to make it less shiny..
Well, that was my version and I hope hope you like it.
Can't wait for the March tag now, - what will he be using??? Some of those new Wallflower elements perhaps? Anyway, thank you for visiting and have a good week!!