Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The 12 Tags of 2013

January
 
I actually did my January tag at the start of the month, put it aside to think about adding more to it, and then promptly forgot all about it.  I found it this morning and realized I'd never posted it.  Duh!
 
Well, first of all, click HERE to be taken to Tim's blog so you can see his January tag.  As usual, I don't like to copy his work exactly, but I do like to incorporate as many of his techniques as possible.  Don't ask me why, but for some reason I was inspired to do a very Valentine kind of tag, quite a departure for me, and not a bit like Tim's beautiful time themed tag.  Hey, I've said it before, and I'm saying it again.....it doesn't pay to argue with your muse.  So, here it is:
 
 
 
The techniques that Tim demoed, that I also used:
 
An embossed background, inked with distress inks, then splattered with water.....check!
 
Grungepaper/board, covered with metallic stains and then distressed with inks (seen here on the  bow and arrow; also on some of the hearts).......check!  {NOTE:  I tried every which way to include the cupid that was holding this bow, but he just didn't fit no matter what I did.  I kind of like having to imagine him instead.}
 
 
 
Stamping on ribbon with archival ink......check!
 
 
 
Coloring ribbon with distress stains (I actually did a bit of stamping on these ribbons too, but it barely shows up in the photo)......check!
 
 
 
Finishing the tag with metal embellishments.......check!
 
 
 
It's almost time for Tim to post his February tag, and I'm guessing it will have a Valentine theme.  Wonder what I'll come up with for that.






16 comments:

Bearcrazyman said...

Love it....

Bearcrazyman said...

Love it....

Dorothy said...

Wow Eileen! that is really nice!

Scrappin' Stacy said...

Beautiful tag and I love that you came up with your own twist on the tag!

teri said...

You're getting so girly these days. And I, of course, love that.

Socrates said...

Great work. You just use all those techniques so wonderfully.

Lori said...

Love it! Check! lol....fab tag, and well, I'm sure you'll come up with something for February..who knows? Maybe he'll do something totally different?

Teresa Berger said...

Looks great

Teresa Berger said...

Looks great

Patzee said...

You show a lot of heart in your art! LOL! Great tag!

Elena said...

You are always so damned creative! Great tag Eileen!

Elena said...

I promised myself I would do it this year. Hadn't even looked at it until now! Not a good start.

PaulaJ said...

gorgeous tag!

JustATish said...

Brilliant!

Karin R. said...

Lovely tag and uniquely you!

Anita Houston said...

How fun!!! Love the purples and love the Valentine Day theme! Marvelous take!