I had it in mind to something completely different than Tim Holtz did this month, as I normally do not have all the required items. But, this month I had purchased the stamps Tim used, albeit the mini set so I decided to go with what he did.
Doing this tag reminded me of growing up in Canada. Each year we had a two week idyllic holiday on Manitoulin Island in the northern part of Ontario. We stayed in a log cabin and there was a lot of forest around where my Brother and I would go to 'collect' things. I would collect dead moths, broken bird eggs and feathers - I thought I was going to be a world famous Ornithologist when I grew up. I would race back to the cabin and 'pin' my finds on a board and number them............. those were the days!
So, on to my tag. Like Tim, I did a main one and a second generation one, just as Tim did:
Because my stamp set is the smaller one, I used a No. 5 tag. I followed Tim's instructions so I won't repeat them all here. I stenciled over the tag as Tim described and then stenciled over a No. 8 tag and mounted the smaller one on top. This gave me a little more space to add the jute string and the word band.
I used different colours of Distress Ink for my feather stamping (Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs and a little Scattered Straw) and also for my vintage ribbon at the top and colouring the word band using Peacock Feathers Distress Paint.
I do love the look of this second generation stamping, although mine dried quite quickly and my 'smudging' did not work as well on the second stamping. I added Tissue Tape to both tags, just as Tim did, I love the effect it gives.
I just wanted to tell everyone too, that I have stepped down from the Our Creative Corner Design Team. I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, it was a great experience. I will miss my team mates (although some of them are also on A Vintage Journey, so I have the pleasure of working with them there. Thank you to all my blog friends who supported OCC, they have some amazing challenges coming up which I hope you will join in.
Thanks for looking, hope to see you soon. Big hugs, Anne xx