Sunday, 22 April 2012

12 TAGS of 2012...APRIL's not what you look at that's what you see...
-Henry David Thoreau- I'm sharing with you my take on Tim's 12 Tags of 2012 the month of April...

...the fun of participating is that it gives you limitless choices, for you don't have to have everything that Tim has's all about your interpretation...

...the base ink is Spiced Marmalade which I then randomly went over with Walnut...the whole Tag was then put through the Big Shot with a Texture Fade and again I went over all the raised words with Walnut...

...the branch is again Walnut Distress Ink with a few flecks of gold Embossing Powder (I was trying to achieve the look of Lichen) and the birdie is Tattered Angels Sapphire, such a vibrant blue I loVe it...
...I randomly spritzed Tattered Angels Patina & a rather gorgeous Daler Rowney ink called Shimmering Gold on the Tag...

...the crown is a mixture of Embossing Powders, Bronze, Silver, Gold & Shabby Blue...I loVe the effect you get especially with the chunky powders as they stay raised...

...I'm happy with the way this Tag turned out I feel a lot more confident with inks since starting Tim's Creative Chemistry Classes...I've only done classes 1,2 & 3 but what I've learned about inks & paper is amazing...

...anyways thankyou for stopping by today...


  1. This is gorgeous,love the bird on the branch,and the

  2. This is a super tag, love what you've done with it. Zo x

  3. Gorgeous tag Mel, love the embossed background... the bird is just fab... thats amazing we posted them together I did'nt know you were doing yours, in tune or what!!!!! Happy Sunday, Hugs May x x x x

  4. Fantastic tag Mel, I love the bird's crown, the mix of embossing powders looks amazing!
    Happy Sunday,
    Alison xx

  5. Just love your King of the Birdies.......Fantastic colour...very interesting tag. xx


  6. WOW! Just fantastic! Love the crown touch.
    And the quote... it made me think. Thank you, Mel! For everything.
    Monica x

  7. Hi Mel, your tag is super cool (sorry I think the new word is 'dope' but I don't really like that). The bird is fabulous and love what you have done with the crown. I was not going to do this one as I do not have any of the elements except the crown, but I may have a go now. You will really enjoy the rest of Tim's classes, very informative. Anne x

  8. Mel, this is beautiful. Thanks so much for stepping it out.
    It is always nice to read how you did that? Love the background
    and that crown.
    Wonderful mini artwork.
    Keep smiling and creating and thanks for popping by

  9. Hey foxy lady - well Mel - you did get it done and your tag is out of this world gorgeous. I have so much to learn and I was so disappointed with how the colors looked in the pictures - way brighter than the colors of my tag - I love doing this. Do you have any hints on color corrections? Thanks!!

  10. A beautiful take pn the tag, love the colours..made mine today ..not blogged yet though!! Love it hugs trace x

  11. Hey sweetie, this is gorgeous love your colour scheme, huggles Pops x x x

  12. Awesome tag, Mel, you work wonders with those inks & embossing powders......i'm a bit scared of them lol, wouldn't know where to start!
    Hugs Jo x

  13. Hey mel, forst off your tag is stunning, loving the TH tags you ladies are creating!! ( now,,,, post was so screwed up, the tag I made isn't suppose to be published until Tuesday, so I hope you come back and comment on it then, lol,,,,stupid blogger! ) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  14. Absolutely stunning
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

  15. Oh so cool...I bet the shimmer in real life is amazing!

  16. Hi Mel

    What a great tag .. .. I love it!!!

    Great colours, shine and texture.

    I love the little saying at the start of your post too .. .. it is very true!

    Hope you have a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  17. Gorgeous tag-- I love the layers of color and design!!

  18. Fab take on the tag Mel

    Sam xxx

  19. wow mel you're tag is fabulous..isn't it lovely how everyone's interpretation is different and I love that little bird with his crown...great job...hugs kath xxx

  20. Fabulous and I love his little crown what a treat this is Hugs Elaine

  21. Fantastic birdie tag Mel...I really fancied doing the Tim's Creative Chemistry Classes...just need to find more hours in the day!! LOL!...but just may be tempted now ;) !!
    Jan x

  22. Hi Mel
    Thank you for joining my merry blog gang and commenting on the ATC posting last Monday.
    If you send me your address via I will send you put a few things in the post for you to do an ATC.
    Best wishes
    One I Made Earlier Today


...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)