Monday, May 13, 2013

May Tag

I love Tim Holtz's blog!  If you are not familiar with his tutorial series,  "12 tags of 2013", then visit his blog and I guarantee that you will learn some new technique and be inspired to go create something. There is a reason he is so successful! 

Tim Holtz May Tag

Here is the link to his blog:

And here is my May tag, inspired by Tim's May tag:

I used my Frida Kalo stamp that I recently got, instead of Tim's Mona Lisa.  I also had some old Bo Bunny rub-ons that I used since I did not have Tim's new ones.  I really wanted to put my own interpretation onto the tag, plus I'm using up old supplies!  

In Tim's tutorial, he pools the stain colors onto the craft mat, then drags the tag through them.  I found that this made my tag look muddy, so I applied some of the stain directly to the tag to cover some of the muddy color and make it more vibrant. 

Frida seemed to float on the tag, so I grounded her with some pink leaf rub-ons and added some stamps here and there with black ink.  I also added some gesso sparingly and distressed the edges of the tag, then inked them with vintage photo distress ink. 

I studied Frida Kalo in college and learned a lot about her interestng life.  So this tag has personal meaning to me.  I love when I create something like that!  My tag does not have alot of added 3D baubles on it that Tim's has but I really didn't think it needed anything else. 
 Hope you enjoy!  Now go create something personal!  Please comment below. 
Have a creative day! Kathy