Monday, March 11, 2013

Bring on spring!

I never thought about using tinsel twine like Tim shared in his latest tag for 2013.  I didn't want to copy and I don't celebrate Easter so I really wanted to stay away from the rabbit and the card stock background he chose.  However, butterflies also signify spring and warmer temps so I went with that idea.

My little posies are peaking over the black kraft core'dinations iron gate.  They (and the leaves) were cut using the Tattered Flower Garland decorative strip door on scraps of kraft core'dinations.  The stems are toothpicks painted green.  The mini butterfly was cut into the larger ticket die which showcases the tinsel twine colored with alcohol inks.  I did use some of Tim's spring-themed cardstock but used one of the smallest images and attached it to a fragment charm.  On the ticket corners you'll see some Black Enamel Accent dots; White Enamel Accent dots form the flower centers.  

The tag was colored using the Watercolor Distress technique and over-stamped with one of Tim's small weed stamps.  I stamped 'imagination' in Jet Black Archival Ink (from Flight of Fancy) onto one of the Tattered Banners.

Nothing says spring like the softer color palette of turquoise, yellow and green!

Sizzix:  Tattered Banners, Tattered Floral Garland decorative strip dies; Iron Gate on the edge die; Mini Ticket, Mini Butterfly

Ranger:  distress inks, distress stains, distress stickles, archival ink, enamel accents

Stampers Anonymous:  Flight of Fancy stamp set

Tim Holtz:  fragment charm, tinsel twine, silk ribbon, mini pin, jump ring

core'dinations:  black, turquoise, green, yellow


  1. I love your Spring take! That's how it's done...make it your own! Fab color and love the butterfly! Fabulous take Susan!

  2. This is a great adaptation of the techniques Tim wanted us to try this month.