Following along with Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2012, here’s my March tag. Seems kind of funny to talk about only 12 tags, because at the moment I’m immersed in Tim’s online class where we’re doing almost 30 tags in two weeks. But unlike class where our focus is on technique and indeed many of the tags are just background samples, the 12 Tags is a free monthly series of tags via Tim’s blog complete with background, focal point and embellishment.
The main technique in March is making a mosaic – and of course Tim puts his own spin on it. After adhering paper pieces to grungeboard I embossed my butterflies using Ranger’s Antiquities Weathered White embossing powder; I actually like better the way the white butterflies pop against the background as opposed to the more subtle effect of Tim’s sample using Cement embossing powder. The colourful mosaic bits are then covered with Glossy Accents creating a sort of stained glass effect, not visible in the photo but gorgeous in person. Combined with the organic nature of the Distress Stained ribbon and the overall shimmer provided by a hit of Perfect Pearls mist this is my favourite monthly tag so far!