Sunday, April 27, 2014

Climbing the Garden Trellis with Tim ... Holtz April Tag for 2014

Hello everyone!  I have not felt the best lately and  has been some time since I've visited Crafty Blogland.  I apologize for not being by to see all of your wonderful work.  I managed to take a quick peek on Pinterest the other day and oh my ... you all have been busy creating gorgeous pieces:)  Hopefully things will get better over the summer and I hope to have more time and energy to catch up with everyone.

Of course, I did manage to find a little additional energy (aided by much caffeine and Easter candy) to create my version of Tim's April tag for 2014.  I won't go into all the details.  He did a phenomenal job with the step-by-step process on his blog.  Drop by and see it if you have not already done so.  He made such a great inspiration piece this month.  I absolutely adore his trellis die from Sizzix!  

My tag has a couple of differences.  I added the twine (dyed with Mowed Lawn Distress Stain) for a climbing rose vine in the trellis along with some small leaves die cut out of book pages (ah .. yes ... Jane Austen has made another appearance) using Tim's Tattered Garland die.  I also cut my roses out of Tim's Tissue Wrap (I used colored it with some Glossy Multi Medium and Picked Raspberry and Victorian Velvet Distress Ink).  I must confess that I really longed for some bright color over the last few weeks, so I used three drops of Picked Raspberry Distress ReInker and some spritzes of water to get the intense pink hue for my crinkle ribbon.  

Here are few close-up pics of the details. 

 Time to get in a nap this afternoon.  I hope you all had a marvelous weekend.  Until next time ... Mary Elizabeth


Brenda Brown said...

Wow, beautiful work Mary Elizabeth this is a stunning take on Tim's tag, I just adore the elongated trellis and gorgeous colours xx

barbarayaya62 said...

Stunning work MAry! This is a unique interpretation of tim's tag! It's absolutely wonderful in every little detail! Especially I love The roses and the ribbon that you've used! ARTIST!!!!I'm so happy to see your tag!!!!

die amelie said...

So sorry to hear that you have been struggling with health issues too, Mary Elizabeth!
I wish for you that summer will bring the longed for relief and that you get well soon! Don't give up, my friend!

I love your climbing rose vine interpretation of Tim's April tag! Such a beautiful idea and so beautifully executed! It really has this romantic garden feel to it. One of my favs among this month's tries on Tim's tag!

Big hug,
Claudia xxx

Redanne said...

Your tag is beautiful and a wonderful take on Tim's tag. I love the beautiful pink ribbon and wonderful trellis. I hope you have a prolonged spell of feeling up to crafting while we wait for warmer weather. Anne xx

Anita Houston said...

Leave it to you to have a climbing trellis!!! You rock girl! This is the coolest take!!!!

Winnie said...

I love your garden theme take on this, such a beautiful trellis and lovely florals!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Mary Elizabeth! This is one of my all-time favorite tags of yours EVER (and we all know you've cranked out some AMAZING tags)! One thing I love about this is how you took the trellis right off the tag-- as if those glorious blooms could not be contained! So pretty and I really love the bright pops of color set against the beautifully subtle background. I also adore the flowers and leaves and how they have text on them. This is truly a work of art! I hope that you're able to feel better soon, but isn't it nice to know that you can still be a creative genius even when you're not feeling well? It's true! Still, though, I do hope you feel back in the game as quickly as possible.

butterfly said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mary Elizabeth... I'm only sorry I'm so slow catching up with it! I love the trellis clambering up off the top of the tag, and that beautiful inky background is so subtle and gorgeous. Fabulous take on the April tag.

No need at all to apologise - I hope you'll find a fresh injection of life and energy as the sun emerges to take us into the summer.
Alison xx