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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Dreaming of Spring with Tim ... Holtz March Tag for 2014

Alas, more snow fell last night.  If you caught my post from yesterday, you will know that I am quite tired of snow.  So, my March tag for Tim's 12 Tags of  2014 is all about my dreams for spring!


This month, Tim Holtz used a "smudged stamping" technique that is pretty awesome.  I did okay with the stamping part; however, I really got carried away with the bright colors when using the Distress Markers. 



To somewhat ground the color, I grabbed some of Tim's tissue paper and added it to the bottom of the tag with some Matte Multi Medium.  I love being able to see the stamping underneath the tissue paper.



  I also added the wonderful tissue tape on the edges.


Two tags in one weekend has pushed my creative and energy limits :)  I wouldn't have had it any other way.  Happy, blessed weekend.  -- Mary Elizabeth


15 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

More snow??? it is obvious that you want early spring! In this tag I can see your mood, the subject, the colors, all the elements lead to think of the beautiful spring season! Beautiful and delicate! Hugs BArbarayaya

Dagmar said...

Oh- it's so fantastic- i love it so much!!!! You make a great Job :-) Hugs Dagmar

die amelie said...

LOVE those rays of sunlight you have created on your wonderful tag, Mary Elizabeth!

Tag poetry at its best!
An utterly soul- and heartwarming creation!

Hugs,
Claudia xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Snow?? Now?? Weather is completely haywire!!! Anyway, your sunny rays on this very gorgeous tag are wonderful Mary Elizabeth. Love the way those butterflies pop - fab colours. May the sun shine on you very soon! Nicola x

butterfly said...

This is beautiful, Mary Elizabeth... the sun's rays, ad those brilliantly vivid butterflies - enchanting!
Alison xx

Marjie Kemper said...

So beautiful.... love the rays peeking through from the bottom layering.

Karen Garrard said...

Beautiful tag Mary Elizabeth. Love the gorgeous colours. Karen.x

Buttons said...

This is utterly beautiful Mary Elizabeth. Jenny x

Redanne said...

Your tag is beautiful, I love those sunny rays and the gorgeous vibrant butterflies are just perfect! Anne x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Holy cow, girl! This is amazing on so many levels! I love the feeling of Spring that it evokes (I hear you on the whole "being sick of snow" thing. We got another skiff of it this morning). This is incredibly sophisticated with all the layers you created, too, and my favorite part is the COLOR! Tim Holtz can be so...dusty and brown sometimes that it was refreshing to see the more colorful side of a Tim project. Great job on this-- I truly felt refreshed when I looked at it!

Terry said...

Your tag is a burst of springtime glory! I love the warming sunrays and those butterflies are gorgeous. Great touch with the tissue tape! Love this tag! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and following my blog! Have a wonderful Wednesday and hopefully with no snow!

Annie said...

love the smudged technique Mary Elizabeth..your take on Tim's tag is fantastic. Great use of the Rays Stencil and I adoe those butterflies. Thank You for your sweet comment on my blog

Annie x

Anita Houston said...

Sorry I'm so late in posting! Gorgeous tag though...love the butterflies!

Brenda Brown said...

This is a delightful tag with beautiful Spring images and colours. I hope the snow goes soon so you can have it in real life too. xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Beautiful spring tag, Mary Elizabeth. I love the pretty patterns and colors you created. Just wonderful! :)