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