I'm just squeaking in before the deadline for Tim's May 12 tags of 2016. I missed last month and didn't want to miss it again.
So here is Tim's tag and you'll find all his instructions here.
And here is my version. I first adhered a couple of strips of Tissue Tape - Symphony and Commute and then stamped images from Tim's Dapper set using Archival Jet Black Ink. I then applied WV White Embossing Paste through Tim's Gears Mini Stencil and let it dry. Then I sprayed Ranger Distress Peeled Paint and Broken China Spray Stains onto the tag. I wiped off the excess and you can see how the Paste and the Tissue Tape resisted the stain.
Instead of making tattered florals - because of the masculine theme and the gears stencil that I used - I made tattered gears! I die cut Tim's Thinlits Gearhead dies out of Paperstash/Crowded Attic. Then I lightly sprayed the pieces with Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress Spray Stains. Then I splattered some Antiqued Bronze Distress Stain on to them (the pump on the bronze stain got clogged so I had to dip a brush into it and splatter instead of spraying). Then I layered different gear sizes together and attached them with a Mini Fastener/Screwdriver slot brad. I scrunched up the top layers so they were like gear flowers (!)
I colored a piece of Natural Linen Ribbon from Funkie Junkie with the same Distress Spray Stains and sewed it to the tag. I added a Vial Label with Remnant Rubs/Life Quotes.
Here's a close up of one of the gear "flowers' so you can see how it's scrunched up
So I'm happy to have been able to get my May Tag done -
and I'm pleased with how it came out - Win -Win!! (I love when that happens!)
Stamps: Dapper - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper: #8 Manila Tag - Ranger, Idea-ology Paper Stash/Crowded Attic, True Black - PTI
Ink: Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress - Ground Espresso, Broken China
Accessories: Thinlit Gearhead Dies - Tim Holtz, Natural Linen Ribbon - Funkie Junkie, Gears Mini Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Idea-ology - Vial Labels, Tissue Tape Symphony and Commute, Remnant Rubs/Life Quotes, Heart Charms, Jump Ring, Trinket Pin, Mini Fasteners/Screw Driver Slot Brads, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Ranger Distress Spray Stains Peeled Paint, Broken China, Antiqued Bronze, foam dots, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, sewing machine, white thread.