Hello everyone. My posts are scheduled at the moment while I am on my hols - so if I haven't been to visit you in a while it is because I am without an internet connection. Be back soon!
The challenge starting today at A Vintage Journey is to 'Use a Portrait' - any portrait will do. Our Tim Holtz inspired challenge does not mean you have to use his products just to be inspired by him.
I used some 'Found Relatives' images for my tags. I got a little carried away making these so forgot to take many photos - whoops.
I started with some mop up tags I found on my desk! They would have been from distress paints ( have I told you how much I love them!).
I then proceeded to add some background interest with stamping and stencils. I focussed on letters and numbers as I had the theme of the two young girls in my mind, learning and developing - they reminded my of two sisters.
I am afraid that is where the process photos stopped. I selected some elements from Tim's paper stashes to go on my tags and played around with collage layouts for quite a while. All my final bits were distressed and inked at the edges.
I took a doily and coloured it with tarnished brass distress paint too. The butterflies are punched using a Stampin' Up punch. I took an old book page and coloured it with broken china distress ink before scrunching it up and punching them out. I stapled 3 together on each tag and added a little linen twine.
My flower is a bought one which I sprayed with distress sprays. I coiled the wire attached to the flower and placed it through the tag hole. The little hearts were coloured with broken china and rock candy crackle added.
And that is my two tags! I hope you like them.
Thanks for looking