t!m has another great tag and a few techniques for April. This month is all about Spring! He even threw in a few techniques from Creative Chemistry 101!
I started with a Cuttlebug embossing folder of birds and vines. Used my Reflections numbers stamp and stamped the folder and ran the tag thru the Vagabond and the image is now right-side around on my tag! The magic of television!! I don't have the bird on a brach die that t!m used, so I went into my stash o' pre-cut Grunge and got a few flowers, butterflies and dragonflies and also letters to spell SPRING. I used my Mustard Yellow distress inks on the letters then added Rock Candy Crackle Distress with my finger and set aside to dry. I used just a touch of the Mustard Yellow ink on my tag along with Iced Spruce and Gathered Twigs. I used my CTMH Markers to color the dragonfly, butterfly and flowers. The flowers have Lumiere Pearl White (that I found in my stash last week during the Perfect Pearls class! Ohhh...pretty shiney things!!) and the dragonfly and butterfly have Rock Candy Crackle Distress on them. The ladybug I found at Michael's and I used Red Pepper Paint Dabbers and Claudine Hellmuth Studio Charcoal Black Acrylic Paint to paint, then used my gathered twigs distress ink on it and dipped it in clear embossing powder and heat set to make it shimmer and shine.