Here is my April tag, inspired by Tim's (see it here.) I used a woodgrain embossing folder with Hickory Smoke distress paint and distress ink of the same color. To mimic the idea of the paper mosaic, I covered a cardboard flower with embossing paste and pressed the pieces of cut up paper onto the paste to stick them down. Once the paste dried, I added Glossy Accents over the pieces of paper to make them shiny. I painted the flower with pale pink matte craft paint. I wanted to go with a bright color palette, as it will be used for a birthday tag; I chose colors that would complement the ones in the tiny pieces of paper.
I also wanted to say a giant thank you to Tim & Mario, and Simon Says Stamp for the generous gift certificate -- I was lucky enough to be one of the winners from March on Tim's blog. I, of course, immediately "invested" in more Ranger goodies -- a bottle of distress paint, a four pack of mini distress inks, an embossing folder, and a package of the round distress foam sponges.