Friday, August 31, 2012

August's 12 tags (down to the wire again!)

***Second post of the day***
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Pheew!! I just realized last night that if I wanted to get my tag finished for Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2012 that I was going to have to get on it! I had started it the night before last, but couldn't finish it before I had to go to bed...but here it is, and I'm really happy with how it turned out. I used my stash for everything which I'm happy about, because I'm trying to be budget conscious these days! I made the silhouette with my Cameo and stamped used a Hampton Arts frame stamp because I didn't have Tim's stamp set yet! I didn't have the same embossing folder he used, so instead of stamping it on the tag, I stamped it separately and fussy cut it so I wouldn't emboss the whole thing! I like how the added layers give it some extra dimension.

After I cut out the silhouette, there was just something missing to it, so I painted it with some Rock Candy crackle paint and let it dry overnight. When I came back to it, I have finally learned that with Rock Candy, I must be patient! I usually wait until it starts to crackle then I dry it with my heat gun, but 9 times out of 10 it doesn't work out. I let this one dry on it's own and it's perfect! The crackle paint stayed on, and crackled beautifully. So I guess I'm going to have to learn patience...I'm not good at that! lol

I added a little bit of rock candy stickles to the flowers too. 

Well, I'm off to get groceries in the rain! 

Hope the weather is good where you are!

Have a great weekend!!



Hill Top Creations said...

Love it.. well done and just in time.. take care

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee the flowers!!!!

ms.espresso said...

way to squeak it in... good job :) I like it!

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous tag!!! I love the technique used here.... Awesome... hugs...xoxo