Friday, June 29, 2012

12 tags of 2012 ~ june

i have really been enjoying creating the 12 tags of 2012! so far these 2 tags (the original by tim & my re-creation) are my absolute favorites. there were a few techniques that i have never seen or done before & i was really excited to give them a try. the first was coloring a photo with distress ink - this was really fun! & while i do not have the nifty lil rubber nibs i found that a q-tip worked really well! i also took on the task of creating my own swirly flowers. this was something that i saw in my last issue of cardmaker magazine & had to give them a try! they were definitely a trial & error but in the end i came up with a few that i really liked & i only cursed a little :\
my boyfriend & i will be together for 4 years coming up in september so i wanted to base this tag on that occassion. i used one of the first photos we ever took {& still, to this day, one of my favorites} & colored it with worn lipstick, weathered wood, & peeled paint distress inks. i embossed *08* in the corner for our year & then added some pretty embellishments.

meet charli! after only living here a week she loves crafting - jumping onto my table as i am working, sitting on my shouldet to check things out, & of course, supervising the die cutting area.

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