Hello friends! July has arrived and brings with it a long heat wave with the dreaded humidity! For me, I can never understand why anyone loves the summer. But, then again, many cannot understand why I love cold weather. July also brings the Independence Day holiday (4th of July). With that in mind, I created this tag.
The inspiration for this tag came from Sara Emily over at Sara's Closet. I loved how she used Tim Holtz' paper doll and wanted to use it for a tag of my own. Just about every item on this tag is from Tim Holtz. No one recreates the old-fashioned, patriotic theme as well as Tim. I began with a pre-made black tag and covered it with several layers of the Correspondence paper collection. The chipboard frame isn't Tim's but I used it to frame another one of his papers. I did use Distress Inks in Weathered Wood, Old Paper, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo on it. I also used Distress Inks in Aged Mahogany and Blueprint Sketch to tint the paper doll and Tim's seam binding. The three metal stars from Tim's collection were lightened up a bit with Inka Gold Old Silver Metallic Rub. Tim's Wildflower dies were used on Distress cardstock and highlighted with Stickles. The sentiment are from the Small Talk and Chitchat sticker collections.
I really am happy with how the tag turned out and hope you like it, too. Thank you, Sara Emily, for the inspiration.
Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and for your sweet comments. Wishing those of us in the States a wonderful and safe 4th of July. Happy Canada Day to our friends up north.