Wednesday, 29 May 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - second entry

The sun is shining its a beautiful morning and here I am, as promised, with my second tag for May and linking to Tim's 12 tags of 2013 where all the details can be found and where Tim demonstrates the techniques and shows how he put his tag together. There is also some amazing inspiration with the other entrants too, lots of beautiful colour, styles and designs, I always marvel at the different interpretations and I often say to myself, 'why didn't I think of that?'. 


Tag - Unforgettable

So you know what? Again, at first, I was not overly happy with what I had achieved with this tag, I liked the mix of stamps (still do) but I overdid the background and I didn't put enough rub-ons on. The effects were quite dull and drab.


What I did do though was have an inspirational moment as I was drafting this post and went back and added some white pen to lift some of the areas more. Yay, love it now, it looks so different. Shame I didn't get a before and after pic.


This is much more a shabby chic interpretation and I love the colours. By the time I had finished this tag made me very happy.


 Supplies used -
Distress Stains - Antique Linen, Weathered Wood, Brushed Pewter, Tattered Rose.
Distress Inks - Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Tattered Rose, Antique Linen
Archival Ink - Black, Blue Violet
Stamp sets - PaperArtsy HP1005, Stampin' Up Nature Walk, Artistic Outpost Ephemera Backgrounds
Rub-ons from my supplies


I am entering this into the Artistic Outpost Referral Programme - I am not sure it will qualify as it is not mostly AO stamps but the background one is.

I am off doing an alcohol inks beginner's masterclass today. I have designed a little book everyone can keep their samples in which will serve as an aide memoire for the future.

Have a wonderful day and rest of the week and if you are celebrating something special have an amazing time.

hugs {brenda} x0x


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25 comments:

Lillibelle said...

WoW! It´s a really gorgeous tag with many wonderful, great details. I like it very much.

Netty said...

Beautiful tag. Am so envious of your sunshine.......we have rain and more rain.........grrrr Annette x

Juls said...

Gorgeous love all the white highlights, really makes it pop!! Hugs Juls xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Another wonderful tag with great details. So much so see.

catherine said...

This looks so beautiful Brenda. love the imagery and the colours
x catherine

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Wow, Brenda, your tag is gorgeous, I love every detail on it

Dagmar said...

Oh this is so incredibly beautiful again - this many details out there to discover - a wonderful work!

Astrid Maclean said...

Super, super cool Brenda, I absolutely love this one, stunning and those white highlights certainly make it pop! Wonderful tag and I love just how different it is from Tim's! Brilliant all round really!!

Hope the class went well!

Karin said...

Wow this tag is gorgeous!
Groetjes karin

Daniele said...

I think the background is amazing, love the blend of colours and the stamps and rub ons, perfect combination
hugs

Buttons said...

Love this version Brenda, subtle colours and a great idea to do a double layer tag. Hugs, Jenny x

Amanda said...

Brenda a great take on Mays tag love the subtlety of it, I love adding white highlights and yours really punch your tag
Love
Amanda x

cheryl Baker said...

oh this is one brilliant tag hun,love the softness of it and just love the stamps you have used,perfection hugs Cherylxxxxxxxxxx

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag Brenda ! Love the colours and the white pen is the perfect touch ! Sue C x

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Terry said...

I did not know you could enter twice! Another beautiful tab and I do love the softer color palette! Hugs!

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, this is gorgeous! I love the soft colouring and the white detailing is wonderful. This is one gorgeous tag! Hugs, Anne x

Anita Houston said...

I TOTALLY LOVE the softer version!!! The neutrals and whitewashy look are most excellent, and really make the images just pop off the tag! Love the way you've backed it as well! Fab take!

butterfly said...

It's so pretty, Brenda - subtle and delicate - a real beauty! The gorgeous hedgerow plants and natural elements are wonderful against your fab background.
Alison xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Just amazing Brenda. I love the colours and your choice of stamps ...... Well all of it!! Great use of that paper artsy negative stamp - will be borrowing that one !

Ellie Knol said...

Brenda, I just SO love this tag! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

I think it's stunning. Love all the lines especially those flowers on the right, in the filmstrip. Off to pin...

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. I love your interpretation of this tag! From the muted background to the pop of white and the flower over the filmstrip...all very creative
Dot x

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda. This is beautiful. Gorgeous muted colours.
Rosie x

Chris Warner said...

Sorry Bren, I'm playing catchup with commenting. This is beautiful. What a fab palette and a great mix of embellishments and images. Chris xxx