Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Tim Holtz August tag: Dragon Fly

After all the Creative Chemistry
it is now time to make mAugust tag for 
the 12 tags of 2016 on Tim's Blog.
This is also the place were you can find all 
the technique tips on making this tag.

Here is my tag and this time I used stamps 
from ART NEKO.
I love the more brighter colors that I chose this time.

For the background of this tag, 
festive berries and mustered seed 
distress stains are the colored.
On top a Asian text stamp with archival black.
Then with vintage photo and
waterdrops the background is finished.

After die cutting the honeycomb from a piece of 
bookboard (and colored with festive berries stain)
these Asian papers were also die cut with the honeycomb
die. This time the insides are used and distressed with
vintage photo distress ink.

On top you see the dragonflies.
They are embossed with Judy Kinns Chamaleon
embossing powder. This gives a blue glow and
that is exactly what you see when they fly around you.

As a text i used a poem that you can find here.
Stamped with archival black and  cut into lines.

Finished of with a little sewing after punching some holes.

Thank you for looking
and have a creative day!


cebelica said...

Oh my goodness, your tag is gorgeous! I lovr how the dragonflies stand out from the bright background. Fab work! xx

Sabrina said...

There is so much to look at here! First of all I was amazed by the dragonflies and how shimmery they look even on screen. But then, because I love text in backgrounds, I got absorbed in looking at how the Japanese script looks so cool. Hmmm, maybe a stamp I need.
And then I noticed how you had inlaid all the different papers into the hexagons, which made me think of paper screens. This is just so beautiful and full of rich details, Hetty.

Maxine D said...

What a beauty Hetty - love how you have used the die cuts and papers, and the wonderful shimmer on the dragonflies is stunning.

Anita Houston said...

Hello Hetty! What gorgeous warm colors, and LOVE those dragonflies! Cool pieces inside the frameworks too! Great take!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous job on your TH tag, Hetty! The dragonflies are so sparkly and I love your Asian papers! I don't think I could cut them - they are so beautiful!

Paradise Lost said...

This is such a beautiful tag! I love the shimmery dragonflies but that background is stunning!

Lucy said...

How nice! The colors are so bright and perfect for this tag. Great tag.

Cathy Potosky said...

Love the bright backgrounds! And the dragonflies are amazing!