Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Tim Holtz April tag

Phew! I've got my April tag done and only had to change a couple of things to take part.

To see all the details and inspiration pop over to Tim's blog.


I haven't got the metallics distress paints yet, they are waiting for me to pick up in California, I ordered them from Linda at The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Why there I hear you ask? Well I shall be off shortly for a fortnight's holiday, staying with our friends just outside Los Angeles and will pick them up and didn't have to pay the international postage. See there's a method in my madness lol. I am so lucky though as we were only there last August, but Ken wants to go whale watching after seeing a programme about them off the coast of Santa Barbara, so we have two boat trips booked, one from Santa Barbara itself and another from Longbeach, so wish us luck in finding some.


I digressed somewhat, but back to the tag. I used antiqued bronze and tarnished brass distress stains with the distress paints and had to work a bit harder to get the lovely smooshed and marbling effects, but I am quite pleased with it.


I don't have the plastic numbers so I used a metal one, my nib is one of my vintage ones and the corner is one of my own too, but they all took the paints well and I also added some Onyxite Treasure Gold.


Even these little watch parts are real ones given the same treatment as above.

Before I go I want to say hello to some new followers who have joined me lately, I hope you find some bits of inspiration as we travel on this creative journey.

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and I am off to see my Sis for the day.

Have a happy Tuesday and thanks for coming over to see me.

hugs {brenda} x0x



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41 comments:

Fliss said...

A really beautiful tag Brenda and the background effect is wonderful.
Lucky you to be off to the States too.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Helen said...

The tag is beautiful, Brenda! Hope you have a fabulous holiday and good luck with the whale watching, must admit I'd love that too.

Redanne said...

The background on your tag is so beautiful Brenda even without the metallic paint. A wonderful take on Tim's tag! Hope you have a wonderful time in California and that you get some magnificent whales! We saw them in Vancouver many years ago and they are wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

Sophie said...

Mein Gott, Brenda...
Wieder so ein fantastisches Tag mit so prächtigen Farben.
Ein toller Hintergrund und schöne Embellishments hast du immer.
Eine gelungene Szene!

Sophie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful take on Tim's tag, love every detail on it.

Jennie Atkinson said...

A gorgeous take on Tim's tag - I really really love those colours. My tarnished brass never looks like that!! I love all the embellishments too. Just a stunning make!

Kathyk said...

Your tag is fab and the effort of mixing the metallic stains is well worth it - love the Onyxite T.G. too (the only colour of T.G. I have too!!!).

Have a wondrous time in California

Kathyk

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous background on the Tag Brenda - Saving on the postage means you can spend more - Clever Girl!
Hus, Avril xx

Daniele said...

scrummy tag Brenda, love the vibrancy of the blue with all those wonderful bits n bobs, have a lovely holiday, lucky you cos you get to pick up stash enroute
hugs

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely tag, Brenda, with all of those bits and bobs. Hope you have a wonderful holiday...don't forget the gravol on the boat trips, just in case.
Joyce xx

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. Lots of interesting things to see. Hope you have a super time in the US. Hugs Rita xx

Margreet said...

Your trip sounds great, Brenda, exciting to go whale watching and I hope you are lucking finding some!
Your tag is marvellous!
xxx Margreet

Terry said...

Now I can see flying all the way to CA to safe on postage! Love it!!! I can't wait! I love your take on Tim's tag "with or without" all the products! Beautiful blues and love that dragonfly! I still don't have the metallic paints, but on the list! Hugs!

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

Love the tag! I spy a bit of the Time Travelers tag below and will have to check that one out too!

Have a great time whale watching! The entire coast is absolutely beautiful. Perhaps a drive up Hiway 101 is planned?

Peace,
Kay

Minxy said...

Oh sounds like someone has a fun holiday planned, Santa Barbara is lovely from what I remember {I was 12 when we went to visit my uncle who used to live there}
Loving the tag and all your 'own' additions.
p.s you may wanna check out my blog post today!!!

Fandhmum said...

Gorgeous tag, Brenda. Hope you had a lovely day with your sis,
Rosie x

Dagmar said...

The day is gorgeous and especially the fresh colors like them very much!

Karin said...

Beautiful tag, love the colors!

Lisa Jane said...

Gorgeous colours and i love that dragonfly - i hope you have a wonderful holiday , sounds fantastic
Lisa x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful background effects, its a fantastic tag.
Yvonne

Juls said...

Gorgeous!! Hugs Juls xxx

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I love that watery background, so fluid and of course all the details on your tag.
Brenda, if I happen not to visit you before you leave for your travels, have the most amazing trip.
Wishes
Lynne

Sandy said...

Hey Brenda Brown - so much fun to follow you!!!! Your tag is so pretty and the background divine. I love the blue and silver - neat!
Sandy

Sandy said...

One more thing -- you have a grand time in California and I hope you get to see some whales and take some good pictures and let us see!!
sandy

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

What a details Brenda and what beautiful. So much to see, very nice combi and colors too.
lovely greet
Marja

inkypinkycraft said...

I love yourctag, not done mine yet! The colours and background youbhave achieved are amazing! Hope you have. Fab time away!! Hugs trace x

debby4000 said...

Fantastic tag, brilliant artwork.
luv
Debby

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a BEAUTY Brenda! GORGEOUS!

Astrid Maclean said...

Oooh, I love those colours!!! Fabulous take on this tag Brenda, I adore it!!

hazel said...

A wonderful take on Tim's tag, the colours are lovely.
Your holiday sounds fab, enjoy your time away.
xxx Hazel.

Ephemera said...

Hi Brenda, absolutely beautiful tag, the colour palette is so gorgeous. Have a fabulous holiday and I'm sure you'll squeeze in a spot of crafting with Terry too. xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Your tag is divine! I'm so excited for you to have the visit in CA. Whale watching is at the top of my list and I admire Ken for jumping right to after seeing the program. I also admire your shopping/saving plan!

craftytrog said...

It's beautiful Brenda! xx

Buttons said...

A gorgeous take on Tim's tag here Brenda. Love it. Hugs, Jenny x

butterfly said...

A fantastic take on the tag, Brenda - it's really beautiful. Hope you have a fabulous trip to the US... crafty shopping beckons, I suspect!
Alison xx

Alexa said...

Your trip sounds fabulous - not jealous at all!!! Wonderful tag - and hope you have a great trip! xx

Gerri Herbst said...

Simply gorgeous. The distressing colors are beautiful. love the little metal bits too. I am finally starting to get back into commenting and thought of you. Working full time and moving really took me back a bit!

Chris Warner said...

A gorgeous tag Bren. Great composition. Chris xxx

Annie said...

Brilliant take on Tim's tag Brenda. I love the colours and the embellies. Have a wonderful trip to US and I am sure you have located a Michael's store.

CRafty Hugs

Annie x

Zoe said...

Beautiful as always, Brenda!!! Really like your go on the tag!

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Stunning tag, I love the images, especially the dragonfly and the colours are just so gorgeous
Lindsay xx