Whilst browsing in Blogland last week, I discovered the 12 Tags of 2012 challenge on the Tim Holtz blog and decided to give it a go, because I just love ALL Tim's stuff!
I was too late for the May challenge, but I've managed to do June's AND catch up Feb, March, April and May. I had so much fun with these and learnt such a lot - even though I had to improvise supplies quite a bit. Tim's techniques are really clever but achievable and doing these tags has made me look at some of my stash in a new way, which is always a good thing.
Here are my "catch-up" tags
Top left is Feb - the background was created with a resist technique, stamping with acrylic paint first, then using distress inks over the top. March is top right - the butterflies were die cut from grungeboard which first had double sided sticky sheet applied to it, then tiny scraps of paper were added to create a mosaic effect, the spaces between were "grouted" with embossing powder and then glossy accents were added to the paper chips to make them look like broken china. Bottom left - this one used crinkled tissue and distress inks to make a lovely grungy background, various stamped images were added and the paper roses were dunked in glossy accents to give a porcelain effect. Finally, bottom right - the grungeboard diecut was distressed and embossed with three different colours and the background used a clever technique of stamping an image inside an embossing folder with archival ink, then running it through the Cuttlebug so the embossing kind of comes out on top of the inked image - FAB!!! Thanks Tim :)