I have done my February Timmy Tag in miniature again this month. It is on the tag which goes in the 12 months in view pocket in my journal.
February marks the end of this particular journal so not sure where my Timmy tag will go next month!
I made do as usual.
I tried to make a heart stencil with a punch and acetate but the acetate got stuck in the punch!
Then I was going to use my Tattered Rose Distress Stain only to find it had gone decidedly olive and my Old Paper was green and even my Frayed Burlap wasn't that brown anymore. Last week I had found my Peeled Paint had acquired rather a horrid smell and now I noticed my Weathered Wood was going the same way. I e-mailed Tim about them and he asked me to e-mail Ranger, so I have, and it now rests with them.
Anyway I ploughed on using my Bushed Pewter and Picket Fence Stains instead. My stencil and Distress Inks weren't working that well so I ended up using a pen for the heart background to heat emboss.
I went for gold as the accent colour and matted the blackboard words with it, cut out a freehand arrow, edged the tag and glittered a heart in it too. I also realised I couldn't have an overhang on the bottom edge as this would stop the tag fitting in the pocket like the others. I topped the tag with some gingham ribbon.
As I seem to find with all of Timmy's techniques, you just need to plough on and eventually it will turn out OK, and I think it did. Now I just need to make my hubby a Valentine's!