Hi there Bloggers, My long awaited Wallflower paper pad arrived last week and I couldn’t think of a better way to start using it than to enter Tim’s May Tag here. This is my first time entering this so I am rather excited about the whole thing, like everyone else I crave a BlogWorthy Link.
I read and re-read the instructions and decided I would work in reverse making all my little tiles first and then decide on my background colour for my tag. Although I have many products of Tim’s I still found myself missing a lot of what he used but as Tim says it's your own artistic expression on the tag that’s nice.
When Tim described the Tag and to use items you cherish I started to think of things in my life that are precious to me and decided to express this on my Tag along with a few crafty things I have been holding onto. My inspiration is a sad story ..... My pregnant Siamese Cat 'Kizzy' many years ago had to be rushed to the Vet as she started bleeding heavily, she ended up having an emergency C- Section and 1 kitten survived. We brought them both home and I had to hand rear her kitten as unfortunately with her being premature her mum’s milk never came in. We named her 'Destiny' and I had to set my alarm for every 2 hours, day and night to drip feed her. It was a hard first few months for everyone helping but also very rewarding and what a little character she grew in to. Sadly, she passed away at the age of 4 because of under developed kidneys with being premature and I still miss her so much after many years. My tag is based on the inspiration and memory of her.
I didn’t have Tim’s new Shadowpress folders but really wanted to use Destiny’s name on my tag so I cut out my Sizzix Wanted Alphabet strip (x2) and mounted my Kraft paper rubbed with a little Black Soot Distress on edges onto the Black cardstock at a slight angle to give the shadow effect.
My little heart I placed the Forget-me-Not into, which then inspired me to make some little Forget-me-Not styled flowers on my tag. I used the little Star rub-ons from the Botanical set to represent my little Star. I mounted all my Tiles in the way Tim described to do and edged some with Distress ink and others I double embossed with a Silver detail powder finally rubbing over a little Archival Ink to age.
The Butterfly I layered twice. Top layer having distress inks on it and the underneath I layered two colours of Distress Glitter onto it and edged with Black Soot Distress, as Destiny enjoyed playing with Sparkly things. I didn’t at the time have Tim’s Industrial Stickers (on way to me as I type this) so I cut and embossed a piece of Mirri card and rubbed on a little Archival ink.
I used Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass and Black Soot stains and Ink on the base of my Size 8 tag.
Thanks for all your continued comments. I find the same as everyone else, it really helps inspiring you. I’ll be back on Saturday with my Cheery Lynn post. Till then, Take Care and Happy Crafting,
I wish to enter this in to : Tim's 12 Tags of 2014 - May