I have a deep passion and drive
to create art that will make someone
smile, and my studio allows me
to do this. Having a dedicated studio space
allows me to tap into my artistic side
and provides a refuge from the world. My area of expertise is
making unique cards and tags with a
distressed vintage feel by intentionally fading and marring my work. My
proudest moments as an artist are when
I hear and see how
my creations have lifted other peoples spirits.
The tag for June from Tim Holtz is impressive this month. I absolutely love the watercolor effect used when creating this months tag.
I also like how Tim continues to have me want items initially thought I don't need. I at first was not going to buy the mini distress ink pads and mini blending tool. But then when I saw the versatility of these it hooked me.
In prepping to make this months tag (June) i assembled the needed supplies... (Shown below)
I then started the steps to making this tag. The ability to create colorful backgrounds and dimensional look for this tag was so much fun.
Here is my tag and what fun it was to make.
I hope you get a chance to make this great tag and have one for your own.
I wanted to share a tag that I made utilizing several Tim Holtz techniques and products. I made this tag for Deanna Lilly a new friend I have met through the love of my crafting. This tag was so much fun to make and incorporated my love for vintage and distress.
I think I am beginning to find my style as an artist and so many creative people to thank for this - Tim Holtz, Karen Knight, Michael Farrell, Kaz Hall and the list could go on. Thank you all to being such great inspiration in my love for this hobby.
Earlier this year on my facebook page I ran a post that read - pay it forward / random act of kindness. I decided to share in a great idea where you provide someone else with a random act of kindness that warms their heart.
So I completed a post and asked people to provide me with what their favorite color was, if they could have one craft item would it be and to give me a small ounce of detail on themselves. From there I select two random winners and I sent them a goodie bag and this was done at random draw.
Karen Knight was the first the random # generator selected. She is a great friend of mine and one that I hold dear. So here are two projects I made her that I included in her special surprise package.
Dawn Haskell was the second random # pulled. She is another great talent and awesome lady to share ideas with. Here is a tag I made her.
I plan to continue doing this initiative annually just to give a little ounce of joy to someone's life.