I die cut several pieces Tim's Courtyard Framework and began to disassemble them to see what I could make of them. First, I saw a flower. It is made up of 3 sections of framework diecut grungepaper painted in Seedless Preserves and Victorian Velvet Distressed Paint. The inserts are some of Tim's paper stash pieces that I've watercolored with Seedless Preserves, Mustard Seed and Fossilized Amber Distress Crayons. I used some "petal like" pieces from the framework as leaves. I painted them with Peeled Paint and Antique Linen Distress Paint and grunged the edges with Ground Espresso Distress Ink.
I also saw a butterfly! Again the butterfly was made from grungeboard framework pieces. I painted it with Black Soot, Mustard Seed and Picket Fence Distress paint. I used some extra wire for antennae. I used foam squares to mount the butterfly to my tag.
Finally I saw the gorgeous summer sun. My sun was die cut out of some of Tim's Paper Stash print paper. The "petal-like ray" pieces and central "circular sun" piece came from the framework die. I collaged them on the tag and waterolored them with Distress Crayons.
I added a fleeting, floating cloud out of corrugated cardboard (popped up with foam squares). It was painted with white washed Picket Fence Paint and colored with Black Soot and Hickory Smoke Distress Crayons. The sentiment comes from Tim's Odds and Ends Stamp Set. It was embellished with a cute charm from my stash (with "fly" remnant rub added). A stained crinkle ribbon tag tie finished it off.
Well, that's it for my whimsical summer take on Tim's August tag. I hope to be back this weekend with another version. -- Mary Elizabeth