...Actually quite scary to attempt this, it's like following in the footsteps of a giant!!
I didn't have the Layered Leaf but I do have that beautiful Layered Bee die, so to save my bank account I decided to give it a go with this instead.
The first problem was the logistics of actually fitting it on the tag, if I wanted to successfully try this technique, and I actually quite like the tag this way around in a landscape fashion, completely going against the Tim Holtz norm, but then isn't that the point of creativity?! I am finding (and coming to terms with the fact) that I am not one of those people who can follow a recipe to the letter anyway, so this tag was probably never destined to look like his - just as my meals never come out looking like they do in the book :)
The second problem was the drop shadow, I just couldn't get it to work with the bee folder, but I will keep trying this technique in other embossing adventures.
(added colour to the letters to tie in with the tag)
I used 'scraps' of Remnant Rubs - Elements in amongst the background and as I don't have any spray stains (yet) I improvised a little with the Walnut Stain Distress Ink pad. I rubbed the ink pad on the craft mat as normal, let the droplets separate and settle, put the heat tool over for a little while and then very lightly press parts of the tag into the ink and you get some concentrated 'droplets' of ink. I did the same with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint.
I am quite pleased with my first attempt given the limited supplies I have, but I managed to use all Tim Holtz / Ranger products except for the ribbon, which was from my stash.
See you soon xx
As well as submitting this for the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 -November challenge, I like to put this forward for:
the lovely Country View Challenge for November Bugs, Bees and Butterflies
The Crafter's Cafe Challenge 88 - Things with Wings
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons Tag It Challenge 89
4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge