Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 - March. It is not quite the same as Tim's tag but after I'd made the background I didn't want to cover it up much.
As the background was created with mica sprays I think it will also fit nicely into this weeks Inkspirational challenge which has a photo to inspire. As some of you will know including a rabbit is not easy for me, they are NOT my favourite garden visitor!
I began by spraying a white tag with Cosmic Shimmer mica sprays in gold and blue. Once I had a very wet covering I sprinkled coarse rock salt on the tag and left it to dry naturally. The salt sucks up the moisture and pools the paint giving a terrific effect.
I cut a butterfly hole in the tag with a Sizzix Mover and Shaper die and backed it with gold glitter paper. I kept the cut out butterfly and stamped on top of it, coloured the underside of the wings gold and added a flower stamen for the antennae before gluing it back in place down the body and bending the wings up.
Spring is die cut in yellow, the grass is die cut in pearl green and the flowers are die cut from purple card using the Tattered Garland long plate, with little yellow gems in the centres. There is a small wispy plant stamped underneath the flowers, that doesn't show up too well in the photo, using Archival Coffee.
The rabbit is from a Penny Black stamp of rabbits in flower pots cut out and tucked into the grass. I have used some green gingham ribbon at the top to maintain the spring like feel of the tag. Let's just hope the weather takes the hint!!