I know I wasn't faithful last year in keeping up with the 12 tags of 2013, but this year I am hoping to regulate my time better and join in on the fun !
Here is my first tag of the year and I am currently working on the Jan and Feb tags of 2014 so watch for those post.
The technique for this month was "smudge stamping" there are actually two ways of doing this. You can check it out here
and my results
I used the Tim Holtz stamp set called Spring Sprung.
This stamp set seems to be one of my favorites :)
I used the new Tim Holtz stencil called "Bubble" along with my marker spritzer which I had picked up from Stampin' Up online clearance sale :) The distress inks that I used were dusty concord, peeled paint, rusty hinge, frayed burlap, pumice stone, and walnut stain.
I had some natural heavy jute that I stained using the Lindys stamp gang " mango mania". Seam binding trim was tied at the top which I had stained one with peeled paint distress stain and the other was stained with dusty concord distress stain.
I am not sure if I like the results, I need to play with this technique more before deciding if I will use it in a project.
I am always a willing student who wants to learn new things :)