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12 Tags of 2015 April

 Hello Friends

I wanted to take part in the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 but have not yet had a chance to do so. Last month I had everything that was required to make the tag and just ran out of time. So today I got a head start on the April 2015 Tag. I love the tag he made this month the kraft tag and distressed flowers. This is my version I hope you like it. I had to improvise since I don't have most of the things he used this month.

I used my Unity Bloom & Simplify stamp set on this tag. This stamp set comes with three stamps and I used all of them on this tag.  I stamped the flowers and painted them with Worn Lipstick distress ink. I painted two sets and added the other flower on top to give some dimension.  I painted the stems and leaves with Mowed Lawn ink. The background was created using a water mister and this lovely turquoise colour which is Peacock Feathers. I stamped the simplify word at the bottom of the tag and added the learn to which is  from the Tim Holtz Papillion Stamp Set.

I used the script stamp on the kraft tag then distressed it with Walnut Stain ink.  I don't have access to a sewing machine yet so I just attached my flowers to the tag with foam squares it gives it even more dimension and a lovely look to it. To finish I tied my ribbon that was dyed with Worn Lipstick distress ink and added a couple of rhinestones.

I love the way it turned out!! I need to make time to play more with this challenge I LOVE to get messy with my distress inks.They are my favourite way to colour my craft projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today.

Mandi xox

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  1. Gorgeous work. I like what you have done.

  2. Ah yes, good advice. Lovely tag Mandi, especially the layered flowers.

  3. Gorgeous tag; love all the elements you used.

  4. I love Gorgeous tag; and pretty flowers!

  5. This turned out so pretty!!! I love how you layered the flowers and did the background. Wonderful!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  6. Lovely tag! Love that image and beautiful background! ♥

  7. LoVe your beautiful tag. Thanks for sharing.
    I saw your entry at FWF.
    Crafty hugs,
    DesignsByDragonfly {blogspot}

  8. Pretty colors used for this beautiful tag

  9. Lovely and pretty. hello from FWF x

  10. Saw you at FWF...your tag is beautiful, love the stamps. Carol x

  11. Stunning tag! I love how the blue and pink just pop off of the pretty Kraft tag!

  12. LOVE your tag! Distress is so much fun!

  13. Beautiful tag! I love your colors!

  14. This is so pretty . I love your flowers.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


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