Sunday, May 15, 2016

Tim Holtz 12 Tags 0f 2016 - May

Happy Sunday!! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!! It's a chilly one here...windy with temps in the low 40's. The month's half over and I already have my tag done for Tim's 12 Tags challenge!!

I followed Tim's instructions HERE. I had a few substitutions but I tried to stick close to Tim's tag. I don't have his Tiny Tattered Florals so I used the Tattered Florals die. The face stamp is from his Nature's Walk set.

The stems stamp is from his Nature's Element stamp set. I used texture paste through Tim's Speckle stencil on the bottom of the tag.

I am entering this in Tim's 12 Tags of 2016 Challenge. I have a few more bird pictures to share with you. It's been raining on and off for days, so I haven't been able to get outside to take pictures. These are more shot through the windows. So, without further ado, bird pics part 2:

This beautiful bird is a Red Headed Woodpecker. There are several different woodpeckers here but this one is the prettiest in my opinion.

This is an American Goldfinch. Such gorgeous yellow color!

My little Chickadee :)

This is a Brown Thrasher. It's hard to see his yellow eye in the photo so...

I blew up the photo. It's not sharp at all but you can see his eerie yellow eye.

And in this tree is an American Cat wait, it's just a sweet baby Calypso :)

Here she is after taking a drink from the bird bath...maybe she thinks she's a bird??!! Thanks so much for stopping by!! Have a great day :)


Valerija said...

Beautiful tag. Love all the details.
Valerija xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful detail on the TH Tag. I have to look thru my stamps to see what I can use to make my TH Tag. Especially like the bird photos. We do not have those birds here in Central TX. A wk ago I was surprised by seeing & photographed a juvenile Red Tailed Hawk in the park while I was walking Daisy. Daisy sat patiently while I admired & photographed the bird. Then the other day I saw an even younger Red Tailed Hawk on the back fence of next door neighbor as I was driving to walk & care for 2 neighbor's dogs. I need to post the photos on my blog. I photographed the 1st one with my small camera & 2nd with my phone camera. I cannot get the photo off my camera phone. Emailed it to my 2 different emails and it has not shown up in my email. I really need a new phone. Have an LG Droid and only had it 3 yrs and it is already out of date. Cannot put any new apps on it and it does not seem to work on some other things. Hey my car is older than the camera; 7 yrs, and it works perfectly. I know that is comparing apples to oranges but come on the phone should still work. I've not dropped it or done any damage to it and it just does not want to work with new apps and they tell me that as new technology comes along the support for former not so popular will not work with new things. Daughter upgraded her Samsung Galazxy and she loves it. She was able to exchange her former Samsung Galaxy for new with only a one time $40 activation fee at Best Buy & a new 2 yr contract on our Verizon plan. We are looking for a new deal like this or one that adds a 3rd line and hubby can get a smartphone. He currently has a non smartphone (it does allow text but not apps) that his company pays for. Well, I've rambled enough and need to get ready to go take care of & walk the 2 dogs I'm caring for at 7am CT. Daisy says hi to your cat. Have a BEE-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Robin said...

This is so fabulous! You continually rock Tim's challenges. I love all your birds and your cat too. My kids were allergic so we had to get dogs. I love them but miss having a kitty. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Robin

Tina Z. said...

your tag is stunning and great photos of birds and cat.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous tag Lisa my friend! LOVE those beautiful bird pictures, I see you are getting a lot of use with that new lens of yours! Amazing depth of field on them, an aperture of 2.8? Thank you so much for sharing them with us and showing us sweet Calypso! Have a very lovely Sunday! Hazel xx
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Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow Lisa, your tag is just wonderful, colourful and full of fabulous details!! Love the use of inks and paste, and just adore the flower!!
Your new added photos made my heart fly.... as a bird lol :D Love all your shoots, such a talented photographer you are! Fabulous all the birds and love your kitty, (I knew she was a girl, three colours made always a female!) She is so sweet and you have me laugh with her drink in the birdie's bath !! :D
Hugs my friend, have a super Sunday!

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous tag, just love the birds the colours oh everything, it's all just gorgeous.....{aNNie}

Donna said...

Fabulous tag Lisa, Calipso is a beautiful cat d captivating eyes, and enjoyed the bird pictures! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Gerda said...

What a awesome tag, Lisa!! I love all the details!!!
Your cat Calypso is beautiful and the bird pictures are fabulous too!! TFS!!! Have a great day,
Hugs Gerda

SewPaperPaint said...

Oh my gosh, Lisa! Your tag is an artsy dream! WOW! I am so in love with it, just keep trying to get the image to enlarge (and it won't) but I've tried three times because I'm dying to touch and feel and inspect here. LOL! Fabulousa! and magnifico! Love this and love your creative style. Hugs, Autumn

msmith434343 said...

Oh, wow!! I LOVE that tag! So awesome! I love those shots of that gorgeous blue and the yellow and orange - dreamy! Love the bird pictures - the Finch and Woodpecker are my favorites! Thanks for sharing them :) Have a lovely day.

lisa808 said...

Great take on Tim's tag. In fact, yours is even nicer!

Samra said...

Awesome tag Lisa! Love that flower and stamped face image! Great take on Tim's tag my dear!
Happy Sunday!
Paper Talk with Samra

Margik said...

What a fabulous tag, Lisa! Love all the details, design, texture and especially the fantastic combination of colors. Brilliant as always!
Calypso looks so adorable! I really love cats.
Beautiful birds photos too!!!
Hugs, Mar

Pam said...

What a beautiful and creative art inspired tag! Such detail! ........ I love your beautiful photos! That American cat bird tree certainly attracts cats, LOL! Calypso is gorgeous, and his fur colors and pattern is just beautiful! I love taking nature photos!

jimlynn said...

I could have put a tag together like this and it would have been awful looking - yet yours is stunning! Wow! So pretty!
Love all the photographs too.

Kathy Krug said...

Love seeing what you do with the tag challenges, Lisa. You never disappoint.
fabulous job and I see you are enjoying nature. thank you for sharing it with us.

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, your tag is stunning! The colors are so striking and each element adds to the wonderful story being told. The heart charm is of course one of my favorite parts, despite being a relatively minor detail. (Although no detail is ever minor, in my opinion!) Gorgeous work as always, my dearest Lisa!
Your pictures are gorgeous! There is nothing lovelier than nature... and what a treat to even see sweet Calypso! Hug her sweet little self for me! :o) Thank you for sharing so much beauty with us and have a sparkly day. :o)

Hugs and blessings,

Sukie said...

Your tag looks amazing! So many fun embellishments, love the mixed media design! The flower is gorgeous too and I love the colors of your tag! Thanks for sharing those gorgeous pics, you are very good with that camera! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday!

Lori Kobular said...

Lisa your tag is awesome! I love the colors and all the different medias you used to make it! I also love your bird pictures and your cat is absolutely adorable! We are cold here in NJ, too, today! I sure hope it warms up soon!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Stunning tag Lisa, I love the colours and that fabulous arrow, beautiful pictures too
Kevin xx

Redanne said...

Oh I just love your take on Tim's tag Lisa, the face is beautiful and you have done a great job with the flowers, love them!

I enjoyed very much seeing the photos of the beautiful birds.... until I got to your cat! Calypso is gorgeous, what a beautiful face she has! I have to admit, she has stolen my heart.... Hugs, Anne xx

Karen said...

Love the bird pictures. Your tag is totally fabulous!

Scrapper69 said...

Oh WOW! Another FABULOUS Tag Lisa! It's stylish, Chic, and Stunning! Fabulous details - I wanted to ask you what you do with your tags once the annual Challenge is over with? I don't remember reading it or maybe I forgot - Just Curious - And I do LOVE your Bird Pictures - these turned out so cool too! You are so lucky to see such fabulous bird's in your backyard! Sorry the weather has been crappy for ya - Hoping it warms up fast! Have a wonderful day! :)

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abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Love all the details on your tag! Great pics too! Carri~Abusybee

MaryH said...

Some gorgeous details on this tag, and the face lends such an air of mystery as well. Love all the dimensional embellies, the wonderful color and embossing. It was neat the way that you did the sections of color - so much interest, and with the metal tags, the lush ribbon tie..just so pretty. Enjoyed your birds so much, and that is one beautiful woodpecker. He looked bluer than the ones here...ours show a blacker body, but the red head showed magnificently. We have some of these same birds! Such fun to watch, and what a great photographer you are as well. Hope the chill goes away. It's in the 80's here. Have a great week. TFS & Hugs

April said...

I am just loving your bird pictures - they are looking great. Your tag is so cool. I love how you take so many different elements and colors and use them all to come up with a piece of art. I wish I had that talent. Have a great week.

Sherrie K. said...

Fabulous tag Lisa! The background is so colorful and love all the pretty little details you added! Great job on this! Yes, it has been cold here to, BOO! Only in the 40's for a high...crazy weather!
I love all the awesome pictures of the birdies and of course your sweet little Calypso~Adorable!
Hope you have a great week and hope the weather warms up, hehe!
Sherrie K

Createology said...

I do so enjoy T!m and his technicolor tags. Your tag is amazing and really looks T!m perfect. Beautiful birds and great photos of them. I adore your "Tree Cat Bird"...she is very pretty. Calypso is a really fun name.

Tracy said...

Your photos are stunning..and it looks like the kitty is enjoying the view as well, teehee
Your tag is awesome!!!
I like the crinkle cut metal trim at the bottom of your tag.
I haven't even checked out the tag challenge for this wonder I do mine on the last day, lol.

A Casa di Ale said...

Spettacolo, magnifico lavoro...poi io adoro Tim ..
Ti auguro uno buona giornata
Ciao da Ale

Pawsitively Creative said...

Splendid design for the tag! I am in awe of all the colors you used that work so cohesively together! Gorgeous and fantabulous! Magnificent design and much better than the original, IMHO. I do have to say that the star is your amazing picture of the very rare and sly AmerIvan Cat Bird! These creatures are elusive and aloof and hard to take a picture of. Well done dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

Vintagehandmade said...

Lisa, you rock Tim's challenge with this fantastic tag! So many different elements and awesome colors beautifully put together creating an amazing piece of art! Great work!
I love your stunning photos! Big hugs! Branka xx

MiamiKel said...

Aw, hi Calypso! Sweet baby!! What gorgeous photos - I love seeing this new addition to your blog, too! And the tag - oh my, so vivid and rich with color .I love the subtle look of the face in the newsprint surrounded by rich colors and the embellishements - it looks like it was a lot of fun to make! Hugs!

Darnell said...

You know, of course, that your absolutely brilliant bird photos just made everything else in your post fly out of my brain! Awesome photography, Lisa!! And to finish the bird photos with your pretty cat - especially with him in the tree and at the bird bath ~ PERFECT!! I have a huge smile! Oh, and my gosh, your Tim Tag? There really are no words. This defies superlatives except to say WOW, well done!! Hugs, Darnell

Electra said...

Beautiful, beautiful work!

Kathy Salido said...

Wowzers, more amazing bird pictures, and your kitty is beautiful!! I love your tag, and I actually think it is prettier than Tim's!! Love the vibrant colors and the face stamp you used has a softer, more feminine feel than the one he used :)

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful tag - love the beautiful colorful background and lovely flowers - great job as always thanks for sharing!!!

Nana said...

Awesome tag. Love all the textures and that face is striking. The flowers and heart really finish the tag off perfectly. Beautiful pics. Can't say which is my favorite. I love birds and cats.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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Ranjana's craft blog said...

Beautiful birds. Beautiful tag too. Loved the arrow in that.

Pamellia said...

Wow Lisa, love your version of Tim's tag. So wonderfully bright and cheery!! I love the row of birds on the wire up in the top corner, so perfect for your post today! lol. Now about those bird photos, wowwwww!! I've never seen a red-headed woodpecker or a thrasher before, and as you know, I have only just seen my first american goldfinch the other day. Chickadees are one of my favourites, I just love listening to them sing!! I sure do love your american cat bird!! HAHA!! That really made me laugh this morning! I have to say, I am enjoying your bird pictures, I do hope you will share more with us in the future! hugs :)

Leslee said...

You do have a beautiful edition of Tim's tag! I do believe I prefer yours! I love your colours and the lady is s little more subtle! great bird photos! You don't see red headed woodpeckers here. We get flickers and downies! I will have birds up later today! I am surprised they come around with your kitty out there!

Migdalia said...

A fabulous tag my friend!!Love the beautiful colors, fun texture and the pretty flower too. Awesome pictures!!Saying hi to.. baby Calypso!
Have a blessed day my friend,
Crafting With Creative M

yyam said...

LOVE your beautiful much eye candy on a tag!
And I love your bird are so lucky to have them just out your window! I will have to go to the Bird Park to see

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Stunning! I love all the beautiful colors and wonderful embellishments, especially that arrow (very eye-catching).
Your photos are just fabulous, such a beautiful variety of bird friends! And, Calypso sure looks like she has her eye on a couple of those beauties!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh gosh my friend your tag is freaking AWESOME! I love all the delicious colors and layers of texture!!! Such a wonderful job! And thanks for sharing the photos. Those birds are pretty beautiful and your cat is definitely a cutie!!!

Shelly said...

I just love your TH tag! It's gorgeous, love all the texture and color. The stamping and stencil is just so AWESOME!
Have a terrific day!

sarascloset said...

Lisa, so sorry to be late to see this beautiful take on Tim's tag, but it is better to be late than never! You've really done a great job with the elements suggested on Tim's tag; I love your choice of stamps (I almost used that face!) and stencils and your colors blend so beautifully together! You are a real natural with these mixed media techniques, which goes to show your versatility as an artist! I am picking this as one of my "winners"! (I always do that to see how close I come to Tim's list.) Well done!

I am loving your bird photos; each bird is lovely in it's own way, and that brown trasher has stunning eyes! I've not seen any goldfinches yet this year, and it seems we are not seeing many different species at all. I sure do wish I had your photography skills, though! Thank you for sharing yours with us! Big hugs!


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