Monday, 29 April 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2013 April

March is a distant Memory and April is in it's dog days. Will someone tell me where this year has gone.
April started with Mouse reaching double digits a very important milestone in a little girls life, then they were off on the annual skiing trip to Finland leaving me in sole charge of the business, that's 3 times the day to day jobs to complete in the same amount of hours. Not that I am complaining I love the hustle and bustle of being busy. This month I have also managed to get on with some projects, and have weekend break in London, but it does mean that I haven't had a lot of time for my personal crafting. I do however plan to makeup for it in the next couple of days along with some desperately needed spring cleaning. It's spring and the spiders are busily turning ever nook and cranny of my boat into their own personal nurseries. It's now time for them and theirs to move to their summer abodes.
Horrace the Hare has not been seen all month and I am beginning to get a bit worried it is April and Mad March Hares should be over their sillyness. Still Mouse was advised by Auntie Doreen yesterday that nature is a month behind schedule so I'm sure he will come home when he is ready, I am still waiting for his promised postcards.

April has been an unpredictable month weather wise and it reminded me of a poem we learnt in school. I can't remember it all and I can't remember who wrote it. (I will have to Google it when I get a minute) So I have used one of the lines(the way I remember it, I may be wrong) for my words on this months tag.

I have used an Art impressions Girlfriends stamp.
 I coloured the design with Promarkers then added a umbrella canopy made with clearly art parts modeling film, it took me a while to get a couple of tabs to fold flat enough to hook the plastic onto the back of the Umbrella image. After which, I mounted it onto card that I had spritz with Dylusions and then over stamped with flowers using die inks of various colours and makes. I then mounted that onto gold Mirri card and then purple card to create my tag.
The words are from a poem that starts with the line January brings the snow and as I remember it Aprils line is April showers bring forth May flowers which is apt as April has been cold and wet here in Sheffield. When rummaging I found a string of acrylic flowers and a piece of mauve ribbon for some additional decoration. Next month I might just surprise myself and post my tag at the beginning of the month. In the meantime enjoy your crafting


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