The first sign of Spring the other night were the moths. It's nice they are back. Tim Holtz used butterflies on his March tag, but I thought I'd use a moth since I was excited to welcome them back after winter.
I really liked the techniques he used but I was missing the distress crayons, (and a whole lot of other things) so I used ink pads instead for the splash of color. I did buy his thinlits so I was able to cut out that really pretty lace/scallopy piece.
He backed his cut out tag to a sheet of news print patterned paper which is what I did too. I really like that you can see some of that peeking through the colored & inked up piece.
That big moth was also cut out of a piece of Tim Holtz paper and then I added some shimmery paint to make the moth "pretty" although in real life this moth is yellowish I believe. Yes I googled it. ;-)
And, Mr. Tim Holtz if you are reading this, your free piece of business advice for today is to get someone to make those little stars...Mine is vintage and I found them while digging around the office supplies at the second hand store...really wanted gold ones...haven't found those yet! While you are at it, bring back those huge metal rivets that I used up by the hole in the tag...
I plan on displaying these all together in December/January so the big reveal of the quote is then!