Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tim Holtz May 2014 Tag

This month Tim challenged us to use some of our favorite things in our stash.  When I started digging I knew I had to do a bird themed tag.

I started simply by pulling out all my bird items I wanted to use.  I put them on the tag in the pattern I thought would work.

 Once that was done I cut some thin chipboard to back them up.  At this point I realized the number 8 tag was not going to work.  I ended up using a number 10 tag.

You can see my trinkets don't really coordinate.  There are a lot of brass tones in there, so I went with yellows for my background.  I used Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, and Wild Honey Distress Ink for the background.
I used the new Wildflower paper to cover my chipboard.  Once covered I distressed the edges and tinted with Vintage Photo Ink.
Now I needed to make the bits a pieces work together.  I colored the resin bird using Distress Markers.  The chipboard bird, wing, frame, and bird stickers were all colored using Alcohol Inks.

Are you ready to see the finished tag?




I topped it off with crinkle ribbon colored with Scattered Straw, Gathered Twigs, and Peacock Feathers.  I gave it a spray of Walnut Ink too. 
Here's the little birdy colored with the markers.  

Here are the other elements colored with alcohol inks.  

This tag makes me happy :)
Stop by Tim's site to see his tag. 
What have you been crafting?
Jess



14 comments:

  1. Your take is awesome! I LOVE all the bird embellies! So cool! Thanks for the recent visit as well!

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  2. Very cool tag. Cute bird and love that frame. Karen.x

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    1. Thanks Karen! Can't wait to see yours.

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  3. Hi Jess. Your take on Tim's tag is so pretty. I love the almost tiled look about it. Thanks so much for the sweet comment you left on my blog. <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you for the compliments and the visit :)
      Jess

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  4. Great theme for this challenge and that little chickadee is so sweet!

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    1. Isn't the bird the best?! I love her. Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment. I really appreciate it.
      Jess

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  5. Love your bird themed tag Jess and the way you have made all the pieces work together is super too! And yes, a #10 tag certain leaves more possibilities of a composition that works. This one is really gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to pop over and look :)

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  6. What a great take on Tim's tag! Love the bird theme.

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    1. Thank you Sonja! I do love birds.
      Jess

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    1. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a comment. So sweet of you,
      Jess

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