This is my first blog. No idea what I'm doing, so please excuse the ramble. It'll be interesting to see if I get any feedback. er... is it possible to get feedback on a blog? I don't follow blogs myself, except accidentally. I do have a video on YouTube which shows a scrapbook album that I created and I intend to do a few more of those at some point. Books and vids. Sometime soon. Yeah.
Anyway, I've been following Tim Holz's '12 Tags of 2013' and having a go at making them myself. The thing is that you can post your efforts on Tim's website (or is it a blog? Is there a difference?) and win a prize, and I quite fancied doing that but you have to do it through linking to your blog. So here we are. My first blog.
The idea behind '12 Tags' is to learn new techniques for using the Ranger/TH inks, paints and what-have-you, to inspire creativity, and obviously it is a great way to show off the various items in the Tim Holz (TH) range and thus encourage sales. I don't need such encouragement, you just have to put something TH in my hand and point me in the direction of the till.
I didn't have all the items to create exactly the same tag, but as this is a creative exercise that's a good thing, as it gets you to think of alternatives. I didn't have the bunny or the labels die, the tattered banner die nor the die used to cut the grass. I also didn't have tinsel. But I did have a similar 'on the edge' die to cut a label shape with, and I cut a circle out if it so I could put shiny thread behind the pendant I made using TH Easter Bunny from the Seasonal paper range stuck behind a facetted gem (also TH, but you probably guessed that). Grass and tattered banner were easy - I have sharp scissors and patience.
I think it turned out alright.
And here are January and February's tags:
I hope you like them. The February card was a bit of a faff. I didn't have the Queen of Hearts stamp that TH used, so had to draw my own, freehand. It's VERY hard to draw a mirror image freehand, I found! You can tell.
See you next blog.