Sunday, June 8, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - June

Today I'm sharing my June Tag for Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014.  You can find Tim's tag here.
I didn't have his butterfly stamp set -  but I do have the same butterflies in sticker form from the Salvage Stickers/Crowded Attic.  
They are a shiny sticker in sepia color and I wasn't sure if I could ink over them - but it worked - I just brushed the ink pad over it, rubbed it a bit with my finger to spread the ink out, and heated with my heat tool to help dry it.  Each butterfly is adhered with a piece of foam tape along the middle of it's body so they are popped up - and I bent the wings up for some dimension. I added a Vial Label with two Chit Chat Stickers layered on it on the bottom corner.
I used the Harlequin stencil with Ranger Distress colors of Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmelade, Peacock Feathers and Picked Raspberry mini ink pads.  The technique Tim showed us was to ink the back of the stencil with multi-colors, spritz with water, then press on a watercolor card stock panel, blotting with a paper towel as we pressed the stencil against the panel to absorb the excess watery ink.  I laid my stencil on the rough side rather than the smooth side of the watercolor paper - so I think it didn't soak in as much as his did - but I like the look I got so I used it! 
I love how pretty the Crinkle ribbon came out inking it with the same colors as the Harlequin background.  I added some sprocket gears and a game spinner to the top corner and some Remnant Rubs/Botanicals above each butterfly.
I still have to do the tags for March and April that I missed (I just started the tags in May - I'm a slow starter!)
Are you playing along with his monthly tags?   You'll find them all - over at Tim's blog!  He chooses several winners each month to receive some Tim/Ranger goodies!

I've been at the Stamping/Scrapbooking show at the Exposition Center in Springfield, MA all weekend - working at the Rubbernecker Booth with my stamping buddy, Anne Harmon (jdmommy on Splitcoast).  I've scheduled this post to go live before I get home - I'm sure we had a great time - and I'm sure I'm exhausted - just sayin'!  So I'm a little behind in my visiting all of your blogs!  Hope to catch up tonight!

Paper:  #8 Manilla Tag, Watercolor Paper - Ranger, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Mustard Seed, Spiced  Marmelade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Gathered Twigs.
Accessories:  Mini Mister, Harlequin Stencil - Ranger, Idea-ology - Game Spinners, Sprocket Gears, Remnant Rubs/Botanicals, Crinkle Ribbon, Salvage Stickers/Crowded Attic, Vial Labels, Chit Chat; foam tape

24 comments:

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is gorgeous...love the butterflies.

my-rainbow-connection.com said...

Hi Julia. I love what you did with the butterflies and the colors on your tag are very pretty!
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.
Christina

Monika/Buzsy said...

Look at you... still posting while you are away. :) It was nice to meet you Julia! What a fabulous tag. Great images and textures. Those butterflies are beautiful!

Buttons said...

I love how sharp you've got this stencilled background Julia. Beautiful choice of colours too. Jenny x

Redanne said...

I love the gorgeous background you created, the colours are wonderful. The butterflies are beautiful too, the colouring has worked so well on them.

Hope you did have a great time at the fair and that you got to meet Eileen too. Hugs, Anne xx

Sue Lelli said...

Your BG is just GORGEOUS Julia and I Adore the butterflies! FAB tag!

Sue from Oregon said...

This is so cool...love the stencils and the pretty matching ribbon even!

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the harlequin stencil too... Yours is so very nice and clear too... love it... beautiful tag Julia... as always!!!

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Pat (mspfd) said...

Beautiful!

Charlene said...

Beautiful tag! I love this technique and you rocked it!

Kim Heggins said...

You are just amazing...another gorgeous creation Julia!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'll bet you had a wonderful time at the Expo, Julia! I think your Tim Tag is superb! I love how you massaged the butterfly stickers to bring out their beauty and that background and bow are outrageous!! Hugs, Darnell

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

Thank you Julia for visit my blog, I love your tag. Good luck!

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

Thank you Julia for visit my blog, I love your tag. Good luck!

Alison Barclay said...

Oh wow - this is AMAZING!!! I just love the butterflies and your beautiful background. Stunning!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love that background, especially.

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Julia! Love the beautiful butterflies and inky background!

Joanne (jojot) said...

after making such a lovely and detailed tag, how can you part with it

butterfly said...

That's a really lovely take on the June tag... so glad you played along at A Vintage Journey with your elephant... I'm loving your blog. Just signed up to follow!
Alison x

Shirley said...

Gorgeous! The way you colored your Butterflies and matching ribbon is really wonderful!

Deepti said...

You are becoming a master in mixed media, What a beautiful tag!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous take on the June tag... was considering the harlequins myself - they work perfectly with your lovely rainbow colours. Delicious!
Alison x

Matilde said...

It's really amazing!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a really pretty tag!

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