Tuesday 19 February 2013

Tim's 12 Tags of 2013 - February

What an incredible two days I had at the Stitches trade show, so many people I knew and could chat to, which really surprised me. One of the highlights was meeting Buttons {aka Jenny}. See photo below.

But first I am buzzing after my win for the January 2013 Tag and have ordered some distress paints for my prize - can't wait to have a play with them.

This months tag gave me problems and this is the second try at it. The first I tried to re-create the Queen of Hearts and enlarge it from the mini one I own, but I didn't perfect that. I did learn how to print on tissue paper though. Tim's tag can be found HERE.

I so love the dramatic red and black combination Tim has used and wanted to use it so it had to be plan 'B' - use one of the sewing stamps (it's the only large blueprint set I own apart from the Christmas ones lol). 

Nor do I have the seasonal coredinations, so back to the drawing board, but the bingo texture fade came out top and hey presto adding my own computer generated words helped as well.

So another step nearer my 2013 goal of learning new techniques.

Some photos from the weekend.

A new stamp range at Paperartsy with designs from Lin Brown - yay these are just gorgeous Lin.

Some new minis coming out.

Kerry demonstrating PanPastels.

Jill Tuck from The Stamp Man demonstrating her frantage techniques.

Andy Skinner demoing and talking to potential customers on the Decoart stand.

Some of my samples on the Crafts Too stand (I also had some PanPastels pieces on the Premium Art Brands stand).
Which ones do you think were mine? A clue - there are 6 of them.

And even bigger clue - these three were mine, and I was asked to use Marianne dies - so not me lol.

And here is Jenny/Buttons and myself. Thanks for having your photo taken Jenny. If you haven't seen her blog, she creates the most amazing art and can be found at Pushing the right Buttons.

I wish I had taken more photos to show but I spent far too much time chatting. (Who me????)

I hope you have had a fabulous day. I did another workshop this morning so it's been a busy few days for me. Back to creating and blogging tomorrow.

hugs {brenda} x0x



catherine said...

Fantastic tag Brenda. i have some new paints and want to try them out soon. Great photos and certainly looks like you had a great time
x catherine

Unknown said...

Looks like you had a fab time hon. x

Redanne said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda - love your 'adapt and overcome' approach to the tag. I think you will love your new paints, they really are fabulous to use.

How lovely that you got to meet the wonderful Jenny, in person! She is one very talented lady and a lovely blog friend.

Thanks for showing us the photos, I would never have guessed that it was your work with the Marianne dies, but the samples are beautiful. Anne x

Meggymay said...

Great tag and some super photos. Sounds like you had an amazing few days.
Yvonne x

Rita said...

Hello Brenda. How lucky were you to get to the Trade show and meet up with our blog friend Jenny. Both of you are a great inspiration to lots of crafter's including myself. Your work is amazing Brenda. I have given you a mention on my Blog as I have done my first shadow box using your tutorial. Looking forward to your next project. Hugs Rita xx

For got to say your Tag looks Super and the colours are wonderful. R

Terry said...

Hi Brenda and Jenny! What a fun time and the cherry on top is meeting another blogger friend! Brenda, your take on Tim's tag is amazing! You are just so clever in how you used that spool! Love it! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Such a fabulous tag Brenda.
Thank You for sharing the photos, it looks such a fun time, actually that should be FUN lol.
Jenny is so inspirational so it was lovely that you shared that particular photograph with us.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful take on Tim's tag.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Wonderful sewing tag, beautiful decoration.

Jenny Marples said...

First off your Tim tag is superb Brenda. Using the cotton spool was inspired. Oh, and it was VERY easy to pick out your delicious pieces. They were even more stunning in real life if that were possible!
It was so special to meet up with you and find you are just as wonderful in person. Thanks for the photo (gosh, do I look that washed out or is it your healthy glow?) It was time I will treasure. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Brenda and looks like you had an amazing time huggles hun Sue J xxx

Shirl said...

Well done Brenda, beautiful tag.

Great seeing the photos and I can see a fun time had by all.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Finally we get to see a photo of Jenny! She's a beauty as are you! What a fab show...looks like! Fab take on your tag...love the thread!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

Your take on tims tag is gorgeous, not done mine yet!
How lovely tobave your wonderful work displayed and meet such lovely people! A lovely Picture of you and Jenny! Hugs trace x

Von said...

What you chatting to much Brenda lol :) what a fab day you had :)
Hugs Von ♥

Juls said...

Fabulous tag, glad u had a gr8 time at the show, hugs Juls

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love seeing all your photos of your trip to Birmingham. so glad you had a good time. I love your tag. Love the dimeension on the cotton reel. Hope to see you maybe next week,

Lucy x

Unknown said...

Love the Things you did for the show and love the latest too. Glad you had a good time. Chris xxx

yoursartfully said...

Was lovely chatting to you at the show Brenda and thank you so much for your lovely comments about but stamps and dies.
Sounds like you really enjoyed the show.....it can be a bit bonkers but it's so much fun!


froebelsternchen said...

fantastic idea and great composition!

cathylynn said...

Your tags are gorgeous! I'm a new follower and really inspired by your art!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Daniele said...

great tag Brenda, congratulations on your win, nice to meet up with you, I am rather pooped though, I got to be paint/water monitor with Leandra at her workshop, so at least I got to make the panel using all the new stamps.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous take on the tag Brenda! Such a shame I missed you at the Stitches. Were you there on Sunday? You're so lucky to have met Jenny, too. So when are your planning to visit me in Ox? ;)) xx

Netty said...

Loving your latest tag and thank you for sharing these great photos Brenda. Glad you had such a super time, x

toni said...

Love your tag , great work thinking outside the box, the stitches show certainly looks like fun how lovely to meet up with fellow crafters x

Gio said...

Ciao, Brenda, gorgeous Tim's tag interpretation...with a twist!

I see you had a great time at stitches... just little envy here :-)

Words and Pictures said...

Congrats on your January win (if I haven't already said so!)... Love your take on the Tim tag for this month - great adaptations! And lovely to see your Stitches pics - isn't Jenny just lovely (met up with her at NEC and had such a great time)?!
Alison x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your take on Timmy's tag!! And super photos from stitches!! Specially love the one of you and Jenny!

Anonymous said...

Fab tag! Love all the great dimension!

Almo said...

Hi Brenda, just popped over from Jenny's blog and must say I love your Timmy Tag for February, how original to use a cotton reel. I struggled with this tag too and ended up with a queen of hearts hand drawn as I didnt have a stamp. Congratulations on your January win enjoy your paints. Hugs Mo x