Well I'm back with my take on Tim Holtz's July Tag for 2014 (this time before the end of July!). And I have to say, this was one of my favorite tags to make. So many cool techniques to try!! I was in crafting heaven. If you haven't already done so, go check them all out here on Tim's blog. He gives you step-by-step directions for his tag. It's fabulous!
Tim used shrink plastic to create the water element for his lovely tag visit to the sea. I used shrink plastic on the top of my tag for the waves breaking on top of my sea. It was run through my Vagabond in Tim's waves from his Travel Signs Texture Fades. So cool!
I actually used a less rigid transparency film for the "under sea" part of my tag because I wanted it to have less white marks under water. I didn't have the bubbles texture fade; so I used Tim's Regal Flourishes to create underwater movement like you see when sunlight pass through water. My tag background was created using the same process that Tim used on his blog.
Love the Rock Candy Crackle Distress Paint accented with Walnut Stain Distress Stain on the seahorse. The sunlight really makes him sparkle! I used Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick Distress Paints to color my underwater "equine".
I created my "Under the Sea" sign using a Memory Glass frame. I stamped the sentiment on the tag background and didn't cover it with any of the plastic. The frame wasn't quite big enough for the image, so I broke one side of the frame off and moved it to the bottom of my image. I added some cute jeweled crabs charms to fill in the gaps on the lower frame corners. I used Glossy Accents to fill in the waves of the stamped image along with adding some "water droplets".
I followed Tim's directions for the rest of the tag. I fussy cut my seahorse, starfish and snail from stamped images on multimedia paper. And I added my own shells from North Myrtle Beach. Loved playing with the "sand" mixture (thanks for the idea Tim ... more fun!!!).