Saturday, 30 March 2013

Tims March Tag

Running a bit late with this one.....

I don't have the Easter Bunny die so I thought I would go with an egg which then turned into Humpty Dumpty following my nursery rhyme theme!  See how cute he looks sitting on T!ms wall - here is a quick tutorial on how to get the tag made:

Firstly draw a feint pencil line about half way down the tag and ink the top half with Stormy Sky and the bottom half with Tea Dye:

Then cut out the brick wall and ink with Scattered Straw:
Next make a mask using spare card and the brick wall die and place in position on the tag - hold in place with masking tape:

Remove the first few bricks from the wall and using Vintage Photo lightly ink on the right hand side of the exposed bricks (only the right hand side as you still want the majority of the bricks to be Tea Dye):
It will look like this:
Replace the first three bricks and remove the next line of bricks and ink in the same way:
Continue to do this across the width of the tag:
When you remove the mask you will have this effect:
I know its more time consuming but it makes such a difference to the finished tag that it is worth it!
Remove the bricks from the scattered straw die cut and place in position - see how more realistic the bricks looks with the extra shadows?
Stamp a few birdies
Make Humpty - I didn't have a big enough egg shape but I cut out a small easter sizzix egg and then drew a larger version of it and hand cut him out.  I finished him using some of the remaining bricks from the wall - I quite like these as the bobbly bits make them look a bit like elbows and knees!
I drew a face on him so I knew where to position the finished pieces and then covered him with crackle glaze and left him to dry overnight.
I added grass to the bottom of the tag - here I handcut out a strip from green card as I don't have the T!m grass die yet (so need it though as I seem to be using a lot of grass strips on projects at the moment!):
I finished Humpty off with Santa's boots and hat (I figured Santa wouldn't be using them this time of year!), and positioned him on top of the wall:
I added some flowers from the Tattered Flower Garland die which I inked up with various spring colours (I do have some metal flowers but not many spring coloured alcohol inks so I preferred to use these to make the tag nice and bright):
and voila - finished tag with Humpty's happy face completed - for this I just handdrew eyes, nose (very fiddly to cut out!) and a mouth onto white cardstock with a Black sharpie pen and cut out the individual pieces and glued them in place.
I finished the tag by inking around the edges with Vintage Photo and then doubled up some tissue tape, crumpled it and used it as a ribbon.
Thanks for looking - Feeling springy from Solihull


Jenny Marples said...

Oh Nicola, your versions always make me smile! I would say a snow had and wellies are not appropriate for Spring, but wait, is that snow falling outside again! Yes, so he is perfectly attired. Have a great Easter with the boys and way too much chocolate. Hugs, Jenny x

Annie said...

Hi your fun take on Tim's tag. The wall is inspired and I love the happy colours

Happy Easter

Annie x

Missus Wookie said...

ok the shadows do make it look more realistic - so the work is worth it :) I like the flowers, definitely spring like which is needed looking at the weather.

Missus Wookie said...

ok the shadows do make it look more realistic - so the work is worth it :) I like the flowers, definitely spring like which is needed looking at the weather.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So funny, a great tag.