Thursday, 4 July 2013

Tim's July tag - version 2

Hi blog friends and welcome!

I got in quick with my Tim Holtz tag for July by cutting the US flag with my Cameo.  However, it got me thinking about how to adapt it.  As I am Welsh, I wanted a Red Dragon flag...so after a bit of work in Photoshop and with the Silhouette software, here's my second attempt! 

I followed Tim's techniques but used green in place of blue DI's  and went even made my own Welsh text stamps for the background (it's the national anthem, which incidentally was written and composed in my home town, Pontypridd - and we're very proud of the fact!)  The words at the bottom (stamped with my bargain £1 alphabet set) are from the anthem and mean " I am faithful to my country"

I designed the Red Dragon flag and then imported it into the Silhouette software to trace and cut it, then coloured it using Tim's "Shattered Stains" method.

The three daffodils were also cut with my Cammie, coloured with Promarkers and shaped using tools from the Susan's Garden set.  (I originally made Susan's daffodil with the Sizzix dies but it was too darn big for the tag).  (The toolkit is just brilliant - definitely worth getting.)

I suppose I should have saved this until St David's Day but it's a long time to March 1st and by then I will have forgotten all about it. 

Thank you for stopping by - I hope you had a good time!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

10 comments:

ike said...

AWESOME !! I loved your USA tag and this one is even better. Fabulous daffodils :-D
Hugz
IKE x

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What a lovely tag. So cool to see how you made it your own. Love your American tag too!

Redanne said...

I love your fabulous tag! This is so clever.....love the daffs, did not know about Susan's tool kit but as I have a few of her dies now, will investigate that - so thanks! Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Now that is clever Keren! Love the dragon of course and those daffodils are beautiful. Definite thinking outside the box here. Hugs, Jenny x

Monique said...

Love your take on Tim's tag. The dragon and the daffodils are stunning. Such a clever machine, I didn't know your could let it cut any picture you liked. Fabulous.
xx

Cynthia said...

Super cool take on Tim's Tag! Love that you made it your own! =D

kittycandypaper said...

I think dragons are rawrsome. Beautiful tag. Thank you for sharing.
Elizabeth K =^_^=

Gita said...

Love your version of the July tag too. The flag is awesome!!

BJ said...

Oh the first to catch my eye as I was brought up in Wales, love the flag super dragon. BJ

Helen said...

Great Welsh twist Keren. The flag is fab. Great paper daffodils too.