I'm a bit behind getting this tag posted but the February tag became a revelation for me. While Tim encourages us to do our own thing with his challenge, I make an attempt to stay within his colors - something that is not the norm for me. However, I just could not get this tag to play nice in that vein. So after the second attempt I decided to use his techniques when possible but to play within my own color pallet. For me, that is a soft, Victorian style most of the time.
This is how my tag finished out. Third time really is the charm:
Manilla Tag Base
SU ink - Real Red & Pink Pirouette
Sizzix die cut heart - Heart #2
Prima and The Paper Studio papers
Royal Longnickel rub on
SU Mini scallop punch
mini heart punch (to create stencil)
Small Talk sticker
Ephemera - Thrift Shop
I used his background technique with a stencil from Fineabair. The hearts were a stencil that I made with my small heart punch and the texture paste/ gold emboss LOVE was done using an ABC stencil from Plaid.
I distressed the tag all over with SU Pink Pirouette then stenciled with SU Real Red. The flowers were punched from book pages and a sheet of floral paper from The Paper Studios (Vintage Amore).
First, I distressed the scrip sheet with Pink Pirouette then I punched all the flower layers with the SU Mini Scallop. Then I alternated a book sheet with the Vintage Amore flowers and secured with a jewel brad to create the 3 flowers.
The heart was punched from a script sheet out of the Prima 6x6 pad (Printery). I distressed the sheet with Pink Pirouette and edged it with Real Red. Then I heat set the ink before adding Dimensional Glaze and let this dry over night. I also applied the glaze to the '14' paper bingo chip from Tim's Ephemera Thrift Shop pack. The little label tag is from Tim Holtz. I added a rub-on of a Feb. 14 xoxo postage seal from Royal LongNickel rub ons.
The sentiment - 'I'm happiest when I'm with you' is from TH Small Talk and truly expresses how I feel about my Valentine. The charm on the end is a pin I've had in my stash for a long time...
okay, not the best pick but it was 5:30 a.m - without coffee ;-)
Once I stepped into my favorite color pallet this tag came together pretty fast except for the drying time.
Happy Valentine's Day!