Sunday, 21 April 2013
A moment in time
Hello all, and a happy Sunday to you! I'm here with my take on Tim Holtz's glorious April tag and, for the first time, I've been able to play it almost entirely with Tim's ingredients (though my 4 is a tiny one - I now "need" those Number Parts!).
The only change is that, as Tim suggests, I've varied the colours: I aimed for the iridescent blues and greens of a dragonfly's wings, with the Pewter as my choice of Metallic Distress Paint.
I won't go into making-of details - you can find out everything you need to know from the Master himself here, but I'd just like to share some of my favourite things about this tag...
I feel fine blowing a trumpet about this one since really it's all Tim's work not mine!!
I love this stamp - I'd been coveting it for ages, since it was released with the other Classics, in
fact, and inking it up for the first time gave me all the joy I'd expected.
Love the Clearly For Art film - it's so easy to heat and mould, and then re-heat and re-mould if you've messed it up!
Also very happy with the marbling in the background; the Pewter gives that "silvery lace" that the stamp mentions...
And I seem to be on a real green and blue-green kick at the moment, so the colours please me a lot.
Yes, I know it's ended up looking as though I've got purple involved, but I promise you it's Chipped Sapphire DP!
Love the look of the Distress Paints on metal, it's one of my favourite things about them... and the worn look that Tim offered up for this tag looks so cool, I think.
I chose to use a clock as one of my metallic embellishments - dragonflies, like butterflies are around for such a short lifespan, but fill it with such beauty and industry - a lesson to us all in how to make the most of one's time.
I ran with the gears theme a little... expanding from the ones at the top and adding another at the foot of the tag, along with the gorgeous da Vinci-esque cogs and gears tissue tape from the Commute set.
Love the funky use of the mini-staples to attach the wordband.
I gave it an extra little brush of Distress Paint in Pewter even though it was already silvery. The paint somehow brings it to life.
I added the quote for the same reason as the clock; it's one of my favourite Tim Holtz sentiments, both for the thought and for the handwriting it comes in.
Love the shabby, worn look you get on the Crinkle Ribbon when you use the paints as well as stains (as you know, I've already been playing with that!).
I had sooo much fun with this one, and I do love the outcome... thank you, Tim, for another astounding piece of inspiration!
Hope you all have a wonderful day, and I'll see you soon either here or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.
“What day is it?"
It's today," squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day," said Pooh.”
I'm entering this as my April tag in Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013
And in the Sentimental challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
As well as So Sentimental at the Craft-room Challenge