Friday, 1 March 2013

Tim's 12 Tags - March

OK, it's March already and so far I'm managing to keep up!  This is my version of Tim Holtz's tag for March (you can see Tim's original here).  And the ONLY thing I had on hand that was the same as the example was the Kraft Core card and the little flowers.

 I am not a bunny fan, sorry. So while I had the fancy label movers & shapers die, I didn't have the little rabbit, and don't really want to buy it.  And while I DO want to buy the fringe die, I would have to wait for it to be delivered, and I had a day off today...But, fear not!  I turned to my trusty Cameo.  The Silhouette online store had lots of bunnies and grassy border cutting files for instant download, so I chose my favourites.  I already had the banner and label files;  I added the word "Ostara"* to the banner and cut everything out using Cammie.  LOVE that machine! 

I didn't have any Tinsel Twine either, but I did have a giant tinsel chenille stem which I chopped up to back the bunny cut-out.   The background paper is from Sheena Douglass's Paint Fusion CD.  I coloured the vintage ribbon like Tim's and made the flower pins just like he did.  Then I put it all together and there it was!

* Why "Ostara"? The story goes that the goddess Ostara was challenged to demonstrate her power, which she did by transforming a bird into a rabbit. However, thereafter, the rabbit continued to lay eggs - which is why Easter eggs are brought by the Easter bunny!


Buttons said...

Love your tag - great job with the bunny and the fringing - and thank you for your explanation about the Easter bunny. Beautiful and informative! Hugs, Jenny x

Christy - said...

Great job improvising. I don't know what I would do without my silhouette.

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Keren - I still haven't managed to join in with Tim's tags yet but I'm in the same position as you with lack of supplies for this one. Love your improvisations - still got my thinking cap on! MM x

Donna said...

Fantastic tag!!!

Kayla Turner said...

i absoultly love the colors you used! everything looks fabuous together! very nicely done!