Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Butterfly Tag

I follow Tim Holz 12 Tags of 2015 and love to see what he comes up with every month. His March tag is one of my favorites because I LOVE bright colors and I LOVE butterflies.  Check out his tutorial on his blog.


Beautiful, right?

I happen to have a large butterfly stamp from Stampin' Up! that is perfect for this project so I figured I would make my own March tag. I used a different stencil for the gold and added the 3 for the third month, March. Here is my butterfly tag:


Here are some closeups where you can see the colors better:


Ranger #10 Manila Tags
Distress Paints:  Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers
Crackle Stencil by Stencil Girl
Ranger Texture Paste:  Transparent Matte
Gold Embossing Powder
VersaFine Black Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Stampin' Up! Swallowtail Stamp
Background Script Stamp

I love the technique that Tim Holtz uses to create many of his backgrounds, including this month's tag. Here's a quick description of the technique:  Place about a nickle size of each paint color on a craft sheet and spritz with water. Drag your tag through it once or twice, careful to not repeat to many times or you will get mud!  Spritz the tag with paint to blend the colors then dry with a heat gun. 

I had such fun with this technique that I grabbed a bunch of smaller tags and kept going!  Here they are:


I think that last one is my favorite!  Have you made a March tag this month? Or tried a new technique lately?  I'd love to hear about it so leave me comments below!