This week's Tuesday Tag challenge (#50) at Kard Krazy's (Louise) was to use a ticket on your tag. I had just purchased some Tim tickets and was flipping thru the book to see what I could use. I decided on "SOAR". I did my background last night and it turned out so cool that I decided to do an anatomy of a tag!
I used three colors of Adirondack PAINT DABBERS: Pool, Aqua, & Lettuce (I seem to be on green/aqua/blue kick lately). I started rubbing the POOL back and forth across the center of the tag. Then just dabbed the LETTUCE in a random pattern on the bottom. And did the same with AQUA on the top. I did let it dry overnight but the heat gun works too.
A few weeks ago, my friend Heather, showed me a cool way to make leaves. I punched 1 3/8" circles out. Then shifted them over to re-punch a section of the circle out. I ran my embossing tool down the center to score a fold-line and bent them slightly. I randomly stuck them down over the green dab marks.
I finally broke down and bought the Tim Holtz bird/cage die last weekend. I really did try to resist it! I cut one bird/wing out of chipboard and one out of the new 7 Gypsies Paris music paper. The trick was getting the two parts facing the same direction!
I sponged Tumbled Glass, Stormy Skies, and Chipped Sapphire on the bird and rubbed Brushed Corduroy along the branch. A jet rhinestone eye and it's done!