Friday, 1 August 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 July

Hello friends,
Well I could almost cut and copy the first sentence from my June tag post, as I am so 'last minute Lottie again' !! I shall blame our hot sticky weather for sapping all my energy, also a family funeral to attend, but on a happier note an enjoyable day out to Lincoln with Katie for a workshop making  a mini storage box designed by Anne go  here   if you would like to see what it looks like. 
I still have quite a bit to do before I finish mine, so watch this space.  
Sorry I didn't get to meet you Anne, hope there might be a next time x
Any way something I have managed to finish just in the nick of time is my July tag, 

And here it is.

I have a thing for seahorses so this tag was a delight to make I followed t!ms tutorial here  
His tutorials are excellent, very easy to follow and with the added bonus of step by step photo's.
 My tag is more or less the same as t!m's I just added some seedless preserves DI to my sea horse and seaweed. I didn't have the linen ribbon so I used a net bag from a bag of onions, the bag was orange so I coloured it with my Promarkers which gave a key to the plastic so  I could then use the same distress paint colours as the background of my tag. I am quite pleased with the effect.
I just had one problem and that was with the distress crackle paint which did crack beautifully but unfortunately fell off in places when I inked it with the pumice stone stain. I think maybe I applied too thick a coat or possibly the D paint wasn't quite dry when I applied it. I reapplied a thinner coat in the places it had fallen off and it was ok but it didn,t crack as much.
Overall I am happy with my little sea horse and the clever way t!m showed us how to "create" sand, I wonder what he will come up with next? Only a few more hours and I will find out lol
Wishing you a great weekend
Happy Art making
Hugs Lottie x