Happy Wednesday! Here’s what you came for,  my slightly messy desk today. (Click on the pics for a closer look.)

As usual, it amazes me how many products are needed to make one little tag. Also, I’m pretty sure a few things had been put away before I remembered to take this photo.

2014 04 02 woyww march tim tag (1)

I’d kinda put off working on Tim’s March tag because I really liked his stamp set with the bird’s nest & the feather and was hoping to find it locally.

2014 04 02 woyww march tim tag (2)

Instead I used Hero Arts’ & Sizzix’s Butterflies & Flowers Stamp & Die set. The flowers were stamped in Worn Lipstick distress ink.  I used  Broken China and Peeled Paint inks to stamp the butterflies. Tim’s idea for a technique was to smudge the ink right after stamping, but I didn’t think it made that much of a difference.

2014 04 02 woyww march tim tag (3)

What really DID make a difference, and is my favorite new (ish) technique, is going over the stamps with distress markers and then a waterbrush to blend. For the distress markers I used Spun Sugar, Crushed Olive and Mustard Seed for the flowers, and added a bit of Broken China to the butterfly.

It would have been fun to play with the Distress Marker Spritzer, but that’s another tool I haven’t been able to find locally. It’s on my Amazon wishlist, though! Have any of you had a chance to try it out?

Are you thinking that the pretty spring time flowers are all well and good, but wondering why I shared a photo of my piled up desk?  It’s because it’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday. A bunch of us share, take a peek, have fun and are often quite inspired. Join us over at Julia’s if you want to see what the fuss is about.

Happy creating!

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35 thoughts on “WOYWW – Tim Holtz Tag of March 2014 – Dogwood Flowers

  1. I so love your tag, excellent creation and who cares about a messy desk when you produce beauty like this. Have a great crafting week. Good luck finding your supplies. I have a spritzer but not the Timmy one, it works just as well.

    Happy WOYWW

    Hugs Eliza & Yoda 36
    my favourite number

  2. Hi Sandy….I’m just loving your take on Tim’s March Tag technique…I had a go too, and don’t have the tools etc he has, so I improvise and make do. Your combo of flowers and butterfly is gorgeous and love the second lighter tag too. Have a great week and cheers RobynO#40

    1. Thanks, Robyn. I was liking the second, lighter tag, too, until I wrecked it by trying some sprays with a stencil (since I don’t have the marker spritzer.) They came out too heavy and just overwhelmed the tag. I’m sure I’ll salvage it for something, though.

  3. what beautiful tags I love the colours used and those butterfly and flower stamps are divine.have a fun and creative week ahead thanks for sharing with us crafty hugs Andrea #45

  4. Your tag is really lovely, Sandy – so gentle and springlike!
    Thanks for already commenting on my blog. Thanks for linking me up – didn’t mind at all. I had scheduled the post, and intended to link when I got up in the night for hubby – but was too blotto to think straight! But how did you manage to find me before I had even linked up – folk are SO clever when it comes to computers.
    You say I’m doing pre-planning with the wedding dress – it’s real name is fear and panic!!!!!!!!! Had no idea how to do what the young bride wanted, so had to try out several techniques before I got what looks OK. Must contact the bride again today, and see when she can come try it all on – gulp!
    Have a great week.
    Margaret #22 – not #67 as I thought when I posted 🙂

    1. Don’t worry, I’ve been terrified every time I’ve made a wedding gown. I mean, it’s only the most special dress on the most special day of a woman’s life. No pressure to get it perfect, right? 😉

      1. Sorry, Sandy – I think I must be losing the plot – it wasn’t yourself that linked my post this morning – it was someone else. Trying to write to one person and thinking of another. Oh dear!!! Must be my age, or pressure, or stress, or….just quietly going mad!!!
        Margaret – number 22 apparently!

  5. Funny, I haven’t done that one yet either as I have been dithering about which stamp to use! Yours has turned out lovely – and yes, it’s amazing how many bits you can use on just one tag – sometimes I have to do something c&S for a bit of light relief! Happy WOYWW Cindy #72

  6. Tim’s tag is great this month, but I do prefer your flowers and butterflies because of the colors. And I love the music tape! Going to get me some of that just to string around the room, on the computer, etc. Happy Spring!

  7. I love it!! But I always love butterflies. You asked it I had the stamping gear set that when with the stamp I just got. No but I keep getting the stamps. I love them for around the edges of my pages in my journaling book and things. Robera 42

  8. Love the tags.. very pretty. You have the same healing mat I do, but yours is so much more cleaner than mine. Hi happy woyww to you! Thanks for sharing!
    hugs,
    Kimmer #109 last, but not least, yet again… I think this is a record! LOL

    1. Hi Kimmer, The mat is only cleaner because I discovered that it was same on the back. So after making a total mess of one side, I flipped it over.

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