Hello Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend and are ready to tackle Monday! Today I'm 6 weeks post-op and am feeling great. I have a few more weeks off before I go back to work and I'm cramming as much creative time into my days as possible. I have Physical Therapy three times a week, some errands to run during the week and walking on my non-PT days. I'm trying to build my strength up but it's a slow process. I'm doing great, just wish I was able to walk a longer distance. I know that will come but I'm anxious to improve!! I'm still amazed at how pain free I am - just dealing with muscle aches as PT gets more intense. Once PT is over, I'm joining my local YMCA and I'll start weight training and try to tone up and lose more weight! I'm anxious to get stronger and hope all continues to go smoothly.
This week I have three projects to share. Today I have a mixed media tag. I finally finished Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2016 May Technique Remix. I jumped ahead to May so I could enter into the current 12 Tags Challenge and I'll catch up with April's tag sometime soon. Here's Tim's Tag using a cool resist technique.
I didn't have some of the supplies Tim used so I improvised. Here's my tag.
We started with tissue tape on a few places on the tag and stamped our images with archival ink. Then came the fun of adding colors to the tag and the tissue tape resists the colors so the images stand out.
I didn't have Tim's Tiny Tattered Florals Thinlits Dies so I used his Heirloom Roses and colored them with coordinating alcohol inks. I added the roses to the hat of the Couture Lady Stamp, which is Dyan Reavley's.
The crinkled ribbon and lace were colored with Antique Linen Distress Spray Stain and I added a watch charm from my stash.
This was fun to create and I'm happy with the results. I love using the new mini stencils - perfectly sized for these tags. The subtle spots of Tarnished Brass Distress Spray Stain add a nice shimmer effect to the tag.
Thanks for stopping by today. I'll be back tomorrow with a new layout and later this week I'll have a new Project Life page created with a card kit!!!
Have a great Monday!!