12 Tags of 2012 ... July!

Good Morning!
I have been wanting to show you this next picture ever since Monday but seeing this issue of Craft Stamper wasn't released until today (I found out that subscribers get their copies a few days earlier when mine landed on Monday lol) I decided to wait! I submitted a card a good few months ago for their 'Over to You' Feature and it has been published in the August Issue! Of course I'm not 100% happy with the card (mine is on the left) because I can see a few flaws but I do hope you all like it, you can also see the stamp I get as a prize in the top right corner ....

Even better is that I also submitted one of my Magnolia Cards for this Feature which has ALSO been accepted and will be printed later in the year around November time!!!

Onto today's creation and it is my take on the 12 TAGS OF 2012 ... JULY! By the 1 and only Tim Holtz!

 Before you ask yes I did originally try the technique with Alcohol inks and the Red & Blue Colour Scheme but after 5 or 6 failed attempts in a row to create a result using the effect that I actually liked I decided to do it a little differently! Instead of blowing alcohol ink across gloss paper I sprayed some Perfect Pearls mixed with Re-Inkers to get a similar result! I think the colours used are my fave Distress Inks as I tend to steer towards them quite a lot!

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

These metal flowers are usually bare but I have added Dew Drops and Liquid Pearls to them to give them a little more sparkle!

Tim Holtz 'Papillons' Stamp Set
Core'dinations Cardstock
Perfect Pearls
Tim Holtz Word Bands & Sanding Block
Clock Charm from J&C Creations
Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Metal Flowers, Dew Drops, Safety Pin, Cheesecloth & Ribbon from my stash

Distress Inks - Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers & Brushed Corduroy
Distress Re-Inkers - Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers & Shaded Lilac

Lastly have you seen the new products Tim has been sharing recently on his blog ??? They all look fantastic and I can't wait to get my hands on one of these dies ...

Thanks for popping by!
Join me tomorrow when I will be revealing some BIG news about PBSC!



Riet said...

So gorgeous.

Hugs Riet.xx

jules said...

oh wow gorgeous!!

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! I love this soooo much. Such a fabulous design and the colours are totally gorgeous.
Well done on having your card printed, it's gorgeous

Hugs Sue

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Natalie and congratulations on being published !! Woo Hoo !!! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sarah said...

Well done you - that is fabulous - enjoy the fame!!!! Love your tag - the colours are so vivid - it looks fabulous and the butterflies look perfect. Thanks so much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

Alyce said...

Wow!!! How amazing are those colours...your technique is just so perfect. Love the details too. Congrats on being publish! :D

Kristen said...

This is beautiful, think I might have to have a looksee around your blog and become a follower! Nice to see someone around my age making cards!!

xo, Kristina
Sharing bloggy love from SSS challenge
Come by and see me sometime!

mark gould said...

Very nice. A beautiful tag. Very classy. Mark

Anna-Karin said...

Fabulous tag and a great version of the technique. Love the colours. And congrats on the publication! Thank you for playing along at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Winnie said...

Congratulations on your lovely card being published. It is well deserved. I have never even tried, and am happy for you. Love your tag..The color combo is so pretty together and the flowers you used are so nice..The use of the dew drops was a great touch!

Rebekah said...

This is beautiful Nat thanks for playing at SFTW hugs Rebekah xx