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.

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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. Oh what a beautiful tag! It’s gorgeous, I love the colours – so soft and springlike!
    Thanks for the visit, happy WOYWW!
    Kate #62

  8. 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

    1. You know, I’ve looked at those stamps and wondered what to do with them. You’re right, they’re perfect for borders and fillers.

  9. I think your take on the tag is just as beautiful as Tim’s.
    Happy Wednesday
    Minxy {was #6 now #23}

  10. 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!
    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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