Sunday, March 11, 2012

12 Tags of 2012: March

I hope you are all having a good weekend! How's the weather where you are? I'm always curious about things like that, especially when I see photos on Facebook of bright blue skies and palm trees. I've lived in the Pacific Northwest my entire life and would give my right arm to see it 70 and sunny in the winter! Well ... maybe not my right arm, because I wouldn't have papercrafting anymore!

So Tim's March 2012 tag is all about spring and one very beautiful technique: paper mosaics! You'll have to visit Tim's blog for all the lovely details. :) Here is my attempt at Tim's tag:

My mosaic pieces are just plain cardstock with various colors of Distress Stain. I visited a couple different Michael's but could not find the embossing powder Tim used, so I ended up embossing my butterflies with clear powder as grungepaper has a natural cement-like look already!

I do not have the same stamps that Tim used so I opted for a plain background and a different Stampers Anonymous stamp. I actually love the sentiment - not just because of the reference to rain, but just the meaning behind it. Life can hand us some really difficult challenges - but we must never lose hope or our joy.

At the bottom of my tag, I used one of Tim's spring Texture Fades embossing folders. It's hard to see the blades of grass because I COVERED THEM with foliage and a butterfly. Sorry!

Speaking of foliage ... I accidentally ordered 2 sets of these from Joann last month ... so I thought, what the heck, let's use up a bunch on this tag! Besides, I love flowers. :)

That's all, everyone! I can't wait to see what you've done with Tim's March tag. Stay warm! (Or cool, or comfortable - wherever you are! :)


Craft tag
Idea-ology Foliage
Sizzix Texture Fades - Springtime Background & Borders
Stampers Anonymous stamp
Movers & Shapers - Mini Butterflies die
Archival ink
Distress Stain


Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on the tag - love the way your butterflies turned out!

Sandra said...

Love your take on Tim's tag! I'm so agreeing with you on the meaning of the sentiment.
Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

Bonnie said...

The snow is starting to melt here in Saskatchewan! Enjoyed reading your blog note about your tag. The tag itself is lovely, lots of details without being overdone

Deb Neerman said...


Winnie said...

Fun tag! I love your mosaic butterflies and the great background and sentiment! Love the tulle!

Janna said...

You did a great job on this tag! I need to play catch up and join in on these tags. I love doing tags! I was taking part in a tag challenge blog, but the person running it had to stop. It was so much fun while it lasted :)

Sandy said...

This is a very neat tag - so hope I do as well when I take his Chemistry 101 pretty soon. I think your tag is very attractive!!

Paper Nurse said...

love your tag and the sentiment stamp is great. high wind warning tonight and tomorrow here.... nothing new there huh. Have a wonderful week Maria, I sure miss you!


your tag very beautiful! exact work. interesting details.

Anesha said...

Wonderful tag, must give this a try. Thanks for the visit. :)

Anita Houston said...

You butterflies are rocking awesome! I love the quote you choose as well...perfect! 45 doesn't realize what they've missed in you! I hope you have a most creative day!

Carol said...

Your tag beautiful, tim holtz wants us to adapt to his techique so it's good idea using the grungboard to look like cement.

Hetty said...

What a great take on the March tag! Thanks so much for your comment on my Craftchaos Blog.

Sam said...

This is gorgeous. Not that I have done one yet!
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog xx