Nothing like cutting it close right?! Here it is May 30th and I have just completed my May tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2015. But better late than never and I am so happy with how this tag turned out!
I won't go into all of the details on how I made it as Tim has laid that out beautifully on his blog (click here to read his tutorial) and I did have to substitute a few things on mine as I didn't have all the elements that Tim used but I still think it came out fine.
The first substitution was adhering some real burlap to my #8 hang tag as I don't have the textured surfaces that Tim used and then I had to go on a hunt to find a suitable photo booth picture to use on my tag as I didn't have any of Tim's Photobooth Vintage Photos either. I found a picture of this beautiful young woman on Tumblr and as soon as I saw her, her story started to come together for me.
The year is 1953 and this lovely young woman, who has just graduated from journalism school, is about to embark upon her career. She is principled and sincere and determined to bravely seek out the
truth of the stories she will write as she travels the world.
One of her guiding principles is to always be true; to herself and to the people who's stories she will share.
She is committed to telling the stories of the underprivileged and destitute of the world and shed light on the truth of their lives. The mirrored charm was added to represent her determination to always reflect the truth of what it is she sees and hears.
And although there will be many obstacles in her path, she knows that she will prevail if she just remembers these words that her Grandmother taught her - 'Ordinary people can do extraordinary things'.
As always, thank you so much to Tim Holtz for sharing his ideas and techniques that inspired this tag and thank you to you, my blogging friends, for stopping by to view my work. Have a wonderful Sunday and happy creating!