All that aside, I adore this tag, yet wanted to make it my own. Before I get into that, here is Tim's thing of beauty:
Click on it to see all the glimmery wonderfulness up close. Stunning, isn't it? So where do I get off wanting to change anything? LOL. Tim would probably be the first to say, go and play with the technique and make it yours. Glad to, Tim.
On the cruise, Wendy showed us how to cover the rose with patterned paper as an alternative to stamping and/or inking. Tim did some inking and then sprayed one of his perfect pearls/reinker/water concoctions over top. I used some of the beautiful Jenni Bowlin mini papers that I saw first in one of Wendy's classes on the ship. Here is my finished tag, followed by what else I changed:
Since I mostly make roses for bracelets, I came up with an idea for attaching them, and I used this trick here. Before adding the additional layers, poke a brad through the first (the largest) layer, then glue all the other layers as per the directions on Tim's blog. When it is time to assemble your tag, all you have to do is put a little hole where you want the rose, push the brad through, and it is attached....no glue, no waiting for glue to dry!
After my roses were fully assembled I did give them a quick spritz of spray....I used gold perfect pearls and water; no reinker because I only wanted to add sparkle to the paper, not change the colors.
Here is a closer view of my roses.
I did add an additional layer (using part of the large flower from Wendy's Flower Art set) to the red rose. I also added a third rose. I use Wendy's flower from the Rose Art set to make my roses, and it is smaller than the flower that Tim uses. So I thought I'd need to either beef up my roses or add another. I guess I wound up doing both, though I don't love that added layer on the red rose. However, you can't really see the petals, and it does make the rose a bit larger, so it's OK.
I continued my Wendy theme by using the leaf from Rose Art and one of the flourishes from Flower Art; both are stamped on grungepaper, inked and cut out.
The tag is finished off with some bling as Tim did, and done!
Oh, I decided not to add the ticket. I just loved the tag as it was.
I'm really a process person. The doing is what turns me on. So I don't usually get over excited by the product. This time, though.....I really do love my tag.