Monday, March 31, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 March

Hello Friends!

Happy last day of March.  Nothing like waiting until the last day to post my versions of the Tim Holtz tags, huh?  Hee hee hee.

I follow along each month and make my own version of Tim's tags.  Check out how Tim does smudge stamping here.

This month I actually had my two tags done early on.  My gal pal Michele and I have been meeting this year and doing the tags together.  So much fun to have a partner in Distress!  So why did I wait to post my tags?

Well, to be honest I wasn't happy with them and wanted to re-do them or fix them.  I never found the time to do that and so there they are just as I made them at the beginning of the month.

I'm going to share them anyway.  It's about enjoying the journey and finding joy in the creating.  Not about creating something perfect.  I caught myself falling into the comparison and perfection trap.  I don't want to go there and that's why I'm showing my tags.

 Here are my tags.  The original is on the right and the smudge stamp is on the left.

What's not to be happy about you ask?  I wish I had done a better job of inking up the feather stamp.  The original image is light and so the smudge is almost non existent.  Then when I spritzed through the stencil I got a little carried away and covered up most of the feather.

The original.

The smudge.

As I look at these photos I'm reminded how much fun I had playing with the stamps and the spritzer.  I absolutely love this stamp set with the birds, nest, feather, and eggs.  Just so many possibilities!  This is why I craft.  For the love and joy of it.

That egg just makes me happy!  Remember to create for yourself first.  If you do create something you are not happy with, learn from it and move on.  After all its only paper, right?  You can always make another.

Thank You so much for stopping by.  I hope you get to find some time to get inky and create something that brings you joy!

Happy creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. I'm late commenting...sorry! Great take, looks just like his! Happy Spring to you!

    1. Never too late for a nice comment from you! So appreciate you taking the time. Happy Spring to you. It's already starting to get warm but we could sure use some more rain.


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