wow is it march already?! this year is quickly moving along, but i’ll be honest i’m really looking forward to spring. more sunshine, more blue skies, more flowers, and easter (which also means my favorite candy holiday). so no doubt this month’s tag was inspired by all things spring!!! i really enjoy sharing these monthly tag tutorials since i see that more and more of you are taking the time to create and share your projects inspired by the tag each month too. spring has such a great color palette and it’s fun to mix pastels with a hint of grungy brown – ahh perfect in my world. today’s tag has many steps to it, but don’t let that intimidate you – it’s all about the details on this one, so let’s “hop” to it… (pun intended)
supplies: sizzix movers & shapers syled labels die, mini mover’s & shapers bunny die, tapered fringe die, tattered banners die, die pick, vagabond, seasonal paper stash, tinsel twine, foliage, memo pins, crinkle ribbon, sanding grip, kraft core, distress paint, distress stain, distress ink, ink blending tool, craft sheet, heat tool, glossy accents, wonder tape, collage glue stick, alcohol ink, cut n’ dry foam, archival ink, cms#155, grid-blocks, scissors, hot glue
step 18: select your background paper to cover your tag. what i like about the idea-ology paper stashes is the fact that you can choose between 12×12 or 6×6 of the same design depending on your project. i went with the 6×6 version of the easter paper from the seasonal stash which has paper for all seasons throughout the year in one pad (my goto paper every holiday).
step 31: using your fingers, crumple the fringe to create a cool and funky grass edge. i love the alternated levels to give this a realistic look and of course having the brown kraft background makes for great contrast.
(we’re almost done – hang in there)…
step 38: paint the metal piece using distress paint. since i wanted a mix of pastel with a little brighter color, i applied both tones (bundled sage/peeled paint) to my craft sheet and painted the leaves and memo pins with my finger.
step 47: slide the memo pins behind the fringe grass to create your flower garden…we’re done! (note: if you want to adhere the flower pins to the tag, just apply a dab of hot glue or glossy accents to the end of the pin before inserting it behind the grass).
so there we are bloggers, i guess it’s officially spring (at least here on my blog). i hope you have found a few ideas in this month’s tag to try out for yourself. like i said at the beginning of the post, the details matter right? i have a few more easter ideas to share throughout the month, but this one should definitely get you going. don’t forget to participate in the “12 tags of 2013″challenge and upload your tag to the blog, you could win a prize every month! of course there is also the “tattered floral challenge” going on too so lots of creativity to share and inspire and lots of great prizes to win. happy springtime everyone…t!m
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