Queendom Relics by Rea'

Sunday, June 10, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 June Tag

Wow ... Tim totally  amazed me with these techniques for the June tag. Each month gets more challenging. BUT ... I was up for the challenge! Again I delayed my start of this tag ( you know how disappointed I get when I don't have EVERYTHING) to plan alternate embellishments and to hunt for a particular photo that I wanted to use. This was my second choice (boomer... could not between my siblings and I put my hands on the photo I wanted to use)... I'm not too disappointed!  I didn't have tattered rose stain, no cute clips and no mini numbers ... guess what's on my wish list? Okay, on to the positive stuff... I used victorian  velvet stain for my background and then used tattered rose distress ink for the flower. Oh I did not have the file tabs either but I found some tabs in my stash...I loved the stamp Tim used with definition but I did not have that one so I went to my trusty stash again ( I'm getting better at this... I really prefer using what Tim uses... it gives me a sense of "power"... BUT I'm learning to use "MY STASH" )... YAY Me !!  Tinting the photo was a challenge, I did not have nibs so I used my blending stump ... interesting ... I liked it when I finished but not in the process, my subject was difficult to work with as the photo was light and I could not see the detail as well as I would have liked... but a fun technique ( add nibs and nib holder to the wish list). I really got excited at this point, the elements were beginnings to flow together. I had colorized my ribbon with frayed burlap and went back and added just a little bit of tattered rose and a smidge of victorian velvet to my mat and then rolled my crumpled damp ribbon in it , dried it with my heat tool ... love this color mixture. If you have not checked out Tim's tag go check it out http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2012-june/ it is awesome,  and the techniques are really fun ! Well ... see you next month ...


  1. Hi Rea - incomplete collection of Tim stuff or not you have made a lovely tag. Great post of the process you went through to do it - made me chuckle :-)