Talk about crafting down to the wire!! lol! I have made a little bit of a goal with myself since Tim Holtz started his 12 tags of 2012, and that is I want to make the tag of the month in the actual month. Otherwise I know myself and I'll say that I'll catch up, but I know I won't...I haven't even finished putting together my December daily album from this year or last year! So, I am challenging myself to get it done! So here it's 12:34 am on March 31st...it's still March right?! I just finished my tag and I wanted to get it posted here right away!!
As soon as I saw Tim's tag this month, I knew I wanted to use the umbrella man! I don't own this die, but it's definitely on my wish list. I borrowed him from Tara @ Creative Accents. Thanks Tara!! This guy needs to be in my stash though! I LOVE this technique, but holy man it takes some serious time and patience! But it's totally worth the effort at the end. SOOOO fun!
Here's Tim's Tag:
And here's my version: (Sorry about the bad pics....no natural light when you're taking the photos at midnight!)
I didn't have the cement embossing powder that he used, but I did have the antique linen distress embossing powder and I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. I think Pumice Stone would've been pretty close to the cement stuff, but I didn't have it, so this is the next best thing :)
So there you have it. I hope you like it as much as I do. Trust me the picture really does not do it justice. The only regret is that I don't have Tim's fabulous wood grain stamp as mine is just not living up to the same standards...hmmm...another thing for my wish list! lol
Happy Crafting everyone! I'm going to bed :)