Monday 18 March 2013

Inkspired March Tag

   This is my tag for 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!!
  Sorry, this little fellow should be at the top I think. Thanks for the prompt Mynn. It really does go against the grain to have a rabbit on my blog, even if he is cute, you should see what they've done to my apple trees!!!!


  1. Hi Rocky, this is such a fun tag! I love the little rabbit peeking out from the grass and the background of the tag is just gorgeous, I love it. Hugs, Anne x

  2. I love a messy project, and you have made a beautiful tag! Love the shimmer, and the effect rock salt leaves behind :) Very cute bunny, and the plantstamp behind the flowers looks great!! And the gold underneath the butterfly is WOW!! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational this week:)

  3. What a wonderful tag Rocky, the effect of the rock salt on the spritzed background is amazing! I love how you've made the butterfly element and the cute bunny, grass and purple flowers are perfect additions to your springtime tag!
    So nice to have you playing along with us at Inkspirational, please come back soon! Ruth x

  4. This is absolutely AMAZING, Rocky! LOVE all the gorgeous colors and layers--and the rock salt technique is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational! :)

    PS: A gentle reminder that to be considered for a Top 5 spot at our challenge, you need to have the inspiration photo in your entry post. Thank you for understanding! :)

    1. Sorry Mynnette, my fault as I didn't read the rules slowly enough in my excitement to enter. He's on here now but not at the top, hope that's OK.

  5. It really is STUnning! What FABulous colours..A FABulous design too Rocky. LOve your butterfly. LOve your flowers.LOve Everything.
    I can tell you don't like bunnies lol...With this little critter peeping in over the fence Awhh!

  6. oh this is so cute .. i love the butterfly ad the little bunny peeking out
    Lisa x

  7. So beautiful! I really like your butterfly and hidden bunny. This tag has so many wonderful elements! So glad that you joined us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  8. Rocky this tag ROCKS! I love that mica background and that little bunny is so cute hiding in the grass! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational this week!

  9. This is a gorgeous tag!! I love the background and the butterfly! :)


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