Well, I didn't have time to do the 12 tags of Christmas in 2011 so I was delighted to discover that Tim Holtz has launched the '12 Tags of 2012' with a tag for each month. A whole month to create - much less stressful!!
For me doing the tags is not about following Tim's recommendations slavishly but the challenge of using what I have to do something similar. For March's tag, Tim used a woodgrain embossing folder to create the background on his tag but I don't have any folders or stamps that would be suitable so I used the old glue and acrylic paint trick. I think it works quite well!!
For the mosaic butterflies I was able to use Tim's dies but had to grout with black embossing powder. The 'snippets' were the remains of some experimenting with 'Clearly for Art'. I had watched a Wendy Vecchi tutorial for making metallic looking flowers with CFA because I wanted to make some flowers to go with a steampunk piece I am making for next month's Art Draw. Well, to be honest I don't think my finished piece looked much like Wendy's but it was certainly interesting. (Probably need to watch the vid again!!) Anyhow I used it to make the small flowers on the tag and used the remnants for the snippets (tiles) on my mosaic butterflies. Because Iput them shiny side up I didn't use the glossy accents but I am well pleased with the way they turned out. There are more flowers and butterflies so they will probably be popping up on other projects as the weeks go by!!