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Friday, March 2, 2012

2012 Tags--March Tag

12 Tags of 2012 March cornered pixlr

Making do with what I have—that was my theme for this tag, inspired by Tim’s March tag. I cut the butterflies on grunge paper on my Cricut (one from Paper Lace and one from Kate’s ABC’s). I ran them through the xyron and embossed them with American Crafts pewter powder.

The background stamp and the sentiment are from Wendy Vecchi’s Sentimental Art. I started with a manila tag and inked with Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Dusty Concord Distress Inks, using the same colors to dye all the lace and trimmings.

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The mosaic technique taught by Tim is quite lovely, I think, but it is very painstaking, clipping all those tiny snippets and then applying Glossy Accents over each one.

The butterflies reminded me of one of my favorite classical pieces from my piano lessons, Edward Grieg’s “Butterfly.” My International Library of Music, Book 3, always falls open to that page. I used it for the background for the photo.

13 comments:

Bonnie said...

Lovely tag, the hues are so calming

Anita Houston said...

AH...I see you got that background stamp of Wendy's you loved so much...which looks wonderful here! I love your butterflies...they came out wonderful! Great tag Barbara, just lovely!!!

Manu Mamma said...

Lovely interpretation!
Really awesome

Marjie Kemper said...

Barb, this is gorgeous! Love your stamping and the soft colors work so well together. A real beauty!

annawhocropsalot said...

That's beautiful!

Ally White Cat said...

wonderful tag and your art journal is awesome.

susan s.

Donna Bowman said...

I love your tag! The colors are beautiful!!

Donna Bowman said...

I love your tag! The colors are beautiful!!

Candy C said...

Hey Barbara! I'm from Missouri, too! I think your tag is just beautiful! Love your background and your butterflies look great! <3 Candy

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors you used.

Tammy said...

barb!!! Uber great job!! the Lord shines os brightly through you and your new creation butterflies:) be blessed
~Beyond Measure
Tammy
www.bbbm.weebly.com

LizArt said...

Lovely tag, the color are perfect.

Cassie said...

I really like your use of the technique on your tag! beautiful work!