I have like so many people, been following Tim Holtz and his 12 Tags of Christmas for some years - so when I saw this week that he wasn't doing them any more, I was sad. Until you realise instead he is doing them throughout the year - one tag a month - enabling us to sample different seasons and themes rather than all Christmas - and also, how much less pressure is there at a very busy time of year (I may even get my Christmas cards done early this year!!)
So, February - the month of love. Valentines. Well, it may be from living on my own too long, but I don't "do" Valentine - so don't have the stamps/embossing folders/dies that Tim used on his tag (which is gorgeous!) and my white dabber is a pain in the butt - despite diluting with water it won't flow... so much improvising was called for!
So instead I embossed the Tim sentiment for the resist technique, (couldn't find my white embossing powder either!) and used Wendy's heart stamped on grungepaper in vermillion archival and spritzed with forever red perfect pearl - it makes the grunge look almost silvery where it's caught the shimmer..
I do have the seasonal paper stack so cut some of the small valentines phrases.
this is possibly the worst tag I have ever made - but I don't intend to let the 12 Tags of 2012 defeat me at the first hurdle...
Check here for what the Master has made. You have till the end of the month to load your own version.
It can only get better!