mosaic and a textured paper background. You can see the techniques he used over on his post here.
Well eeek I thought....I don't have a large bird die and I don't have his new mosaic making set. I also don't have any of his new wood grain textured paper.
I seriously considered not entering this month but I'm a girl who likes a challenge so I dug my heels in and had a long think. I could not see his wood grain paper for sale here in the UK so I decided to made my own. I bought a wood grain embossing folder and had a play. I used different paper and Hickory Smoke distress paint and made these fun "bark" backgrounds.
I then had a play with various inks and sprays to see which colours I liked
I had my little helper Billy with me (it's not quite warm enough yet to work in my garden studio)
and I had to laugh at his antics...
So then it was time to make the mosaic part of the challenge.
For this I decided to use my TH butterfly duo die and Tim's very original mosaic technique...I don't have sheets of wonder tape so I used strips and I don't have his crystal embossing powder so I used weather wood embossing powder for the "grout".
I wanted to use my Tim wildflower dies again...I LOVE this die set, they are gorgeous whether you water colour them or just cut them from card. I also used one of his sentiment dies, another set which I use again and again.
So now it was time to put on my creative hat .......
and here is my finished card...very feminine (sorry Tim ;0)
Here's the background in close up
I have kept the rest of the backgrounds and butterflies I made for future projects.
So despite the challenges I faced this month with Tim's April tag I did exactly what the Prof encouraged us in January, as he started the 12 tags this year;
"my goal is to empower your creative way of thinking and remind you that inspiration is right at your fingertips." (Tim Holtz Jan 2016)
Thanks Tim for your ongoing creativity and for encouraging me to find ways of overcoming creative challenges. I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;
Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 April
A Vintage Journey spring is in the air
PaperArtsy resists techniques
Noor UK anything goes
Card mania 3/5 spring
The Ribbon Girl 2/3 any card goes
Live and Love Crafts Photo inspiration I was inspired by the texture of the roof of the summer house and used the colours of the birdcage roses photos, pinks,purples, green and cream for my little floral butterfly bouquet I created
We love to Create 2/2 #8 anything mixed media
Creative inspirations favourite things 2/3 mine inks, card, ribbon and embossing powder
Simon Says stamp Monday April showers brings forth May flowers
Bye for now,