Thursday, March 5, 2015

Winner announced and a Tim tag!

First I want to announce the winner of my first ever giveaway! To determine the winner I wrote everyone's name on a piece of paper, threw all the names on the floor and had my Husky bring me one of the papers (it was a bit wet but still ledgible, love my furry baby!). The winner is Janine Stegman! Congrats and please send me your info so I can mail your tag to you!

March is underway and that means another Tim Tag! Here is my take. 

It seems like every time I do a Tim tag I don't have even half the supplies he uses. So from that perspective it is time I buy some more art supplies right? I mean, a girl can only hold out for so long, and there are many wonderful new supplies being released! I wasn't going to purchase art supplies until April but I am not going to be able to make it. Lol!

The Tim Tag Journey: 
I started with applying some washi tape to my tag and then using the Distress Paints I had on hand to create the background. 

I then added the butterflies. I used stickers because I don't have his butterfly stamp. :)

I cut everything that was hanging over the edge of the tag and then cut out a mask (leftover clear plastic from a stamp set-upcycle! and I get to keep the mask to use over and over) then taped it to the sticker so my stencil wouldn't be on the butterflies. 

You can see the tape in the picture above  and it worked out really well (IMO). 

I used the Crafters Workshop 6x6 "Art Is" stencil and homemade texture paste.  I then used C'est la vie Cerise LSG embossing powder. Heat the embossing powder AFTER the texture paste is completely dry (I did it when it was wet because I didn't read all of Tims instructions) Oops! But it turned out okay. 

I then added my beautiful blue ribbon and also used some blue and white twine to add my metal heart piece. The metal embellies went on last.

Here is a picture of most of the supplies I used. 

This tag is bright and cheerful and makes me want Spring to get here fast! I hope you enjoyed the process and have a lovely day! Carpe Diem! ~Niki

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your lovely comments. It sure does mean a lot to me!

This project will be shared with the following wonderful challenges:

The Mirror Crack'd-Make anything using Wings HERE

Stampin' Royalty CHallenge 269-Embossing HERE I used the clear embossing powder on my butterfly. 

Crafter's Cafe Challenge-Use a Charm-HERE I used a heart shaped charm on the top of my tag.




54 comments:

  1. What a fantastic take on Tim's tag!!

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  2. Niki thanks for alerting me to the linky playing up! I can't see why it has blocked you, unless for some reason it dislikes the fact that you had a hyphen after the word crack'd! Other than that I suspect it was having some kind of hissy fit, sorry.

    Anyhow, I have published your gorgeous entry to the linky myself now. What a stunning tag, love the vibrancy of the colour palette and those butterflies look amazing. I have a few acetate butterfly stickers myself and you have inspired me to have a play with them, thank you.

    As for needing more supplies, I have a veritable craft shop inside my bedroom but I can't stop getting more supplies either, lol

    Lin
    The Mirror Crack'd

    PS If you enter again and get any issues, please don't hesitate to drop me a note

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    1. Oh thank you very much Lin! I think the linky was spazzing out. So glad you fixed it! I am about to get my new craft room and can't wait to get it all organized and painted. Hugz! ~Niki

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  3. GORGEOUS Doc!! Love that background, wow!! Great stencil choice too! You know, sometimes I heat up the embossing powder before the texture paste has dried, on purpose!! It will bubble up and give you a really unique look! Happy accidents make great techniques! haha! hugs, bubbles :)

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    1. Thanks Bubbles! You sure are correct, it did bubble and the letters became a bit smudged but it is okay. I love happy accidents and agree that you an learn some great new techniques that way. Lol! Hugzzzzz to you muffin!

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  4. Wonderful tag - fabulous marbling! Nikki x

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    1. And the marbling is so easy to do and such a neat technique! Thanks Nikki!

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  5. Holy Moly - I came here to comment on your tag Niki and I see I won. It it is so apropos that your fur baby picked my name. You know my infinity with animals. But I still want to comment on your tag. Everything about it is perfect. I love the colors and the butterflies are just gorgeous!

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    1. CONGRATS to you J9! Nanook had fun with the paper names being thrown on the floor. He was a very enthusiastic participant for the random drawing. Lol! I will mail your tag ASAP. Hugz muffin!!!

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  6. Great, great colours, Niki!
    Looks like you had a wondeful time creating this vibrant tag!

    Thank you so much for sharing it with us at The Mirror Crack'd, my friend!
    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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    1. Thanks Claudia! It is a colorful and happy take on Tims tag. I am usually a muted color type artist but love the vibrancy of this tag. Congrats on your DT spot! Hugz muffin! ~Niki

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  7. Absolutely GORGEOUS tag ♥

    You have inspired my to have a go!

    I don't have many supplies, but I will dig through and have a look!

    Thank you for the inspiration.

    Happy creating, Gez xx

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    1. Gez, I am in the same boat as you with not having the supplies but we can do it! Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait to see your tag! Happy crafting to you as well. Hugz! ~Niki

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  8. Me too! I have to improvise all the time. I want the big butterfly stamp. But your tag came out gorgeous anyways!

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    1. Thanks Theresa! That butterfly stamp he used sure is gorgeous and it is on my want list. Hehe!

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  9. WOW! I LOVE your project, it is so beautiful! I am so glad you shared it with us at Stampin' Royatly for our challenge this week!

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    1. Thank you Carrie! I really need more color in life and this tag hits the nail on the head with color. Hehe!

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  10. absolutely gorgeous!!! so much detail! wow! great job! Thank you for taking the Stampin' Royalty challenge!

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    1. Thanks Stasia! I am lovin this color palette and the LSG embossing powder!

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  11. Love your Tim tag, the butterflies are gorgeous! Wonderful colors!~kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! The embossing powder really set off the colors. I think I need more LSG embossing powders! :)

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  12. Congratulation on being one of our top picks at Stampin' Royalty with this beautiful tag!

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    1. Oh boy! Thanks bunches to Stampin' Royalty for making me a Goddess pick!! Whoohoo!

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  13. Beautiful tag with amazing colors!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Mirror Cracked challenge this month!!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa! Bright Spring colors and happy thoughts helped in making this tag. Hehe!

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  14. Beautiful tag, Niki! I love the bright colors and your butterfly stickers are a great substitute! You know I never had the "goodies" needed for the tags, so I never participated in the challenge. I entered for the first time Nov.2014, and said "what the heck, I'm doing one anyway", and won! I think it's great you have thought outside the box! Gorgeous!

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    1. That is awesome Sara! I am thrilled that you won and didn't have all the supplies. It just goes to show that it can be done! Now we wait for the April tag. Hehe!

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  15. Fantastic tag and beautiful colours!
    Mar

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  16. This is such a beautiful tag!!! How do you make your texture paste 'cause yours looks much better than mine looks!!

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    1. Haha! Thanks Lisa. I use baby powder, elmers white glue, and white acrylic paint. I mix all 3 and add a small amount of water. The consistency is a little thicker than toothpaste. If it is too thin I just add more baby powder. Hope that helps! Hugz!

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  17. Super wonderful Congratzzzzz Niki! I adore your can do attitude and you do it! So happy for you!~kim

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    1. Thanks Kim! Seems like we both are having a good month so far. Hugz to you muffin!

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  18. Congratulations, Nikki! Your tag is brilliant! Love everything - the texture, the colors, your fabulous butterflies! I am very happy for you! Well done!
    Big hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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    1. Teehee! Thanks bunches Branka! It was a think outside the box tag. Hugz to you muffin!

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  19. Huge congratulations on your Tim win!!! SO pleased for you. Jenny x

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    1. I was surprised for this. Haha! So excited and thank you Jenny! Hugz!

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  20. Congratulations on your win! Not that I'm surprised - the white makes a fabulous contrast with the bright colours! Chrisx

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    1. Ohh you are so sweet Chris! Hugz to you dearie! ~Niki

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  21. Whoo Hoo, Punkin! Congratulations on a job well done, and a great big hug for you on winning this month's tag! I was so happy to see your name listed as one of this winners when I opened my e-mail this morning! I'm doing a happy dance for you! Hugs!

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    1. Lmao! Thanks Sara! It was a shocker to see my name and I am doin a happy dance as well! Perfect way to start out April! Big Hugz to you dear muffin!

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  22. Congrats.......beautiful tags from everyone!

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    1. Thank you C.M. I agree that everyone had wonderful tags!

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  23. Big congratulations on your win at 12 Tags of 2015!!! Can't wait to see what you do with this month's creation! Have a great weekend cupcake!

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    1. Aaahhhh! I just took a gander at this months tag and it will be a doozie because I have none of the supplies. Got to out my thinking cap on and eat my Wheaties for this one. Hugz to you muffin and enjoy your weekend!

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  24. Fab tag! Congrats on being Tim tag winner for it too!

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  25. Fantastic tag Niki, many congrats on your Tim win (sorry just catching up lol). xxx

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    1. Thank you Brenda! It is a happy honor! Hugz!

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