Sunday, 26 May 2013

Practising Tim's 12 Tags of 2013 - May

I'm back again.

At last I have now been able to have a play at Tim's May tag. You can find all the details HERE on Tim's blog if you haven't already tried it for yourself yet. I love the way the rub-ons resist the distress stains but I didn't achieve the look I wanted, for instance I didn't get the mottling effects and the colours didn't blend as much as I would have liked them to, so you will see in a couple of days time that I had another go at this one.

Tag - Capture Life's Moments




I didn't have the enamelled tag so I used a large metal brag and gave it several coats of picket fence DP with a remnant rub in the middle. The clock was also given a coat of the same paint and then black stazon rubbed over the top to make the numbers and outline stand out more.


Once completed the rubs had resisted the stains and left some white areas but they didn't look balanced so I used a trick I had found worked so well on my second tag (to be seen in a couple of days), you'll see what I mean when I publish that post.

I also made this into one of my extended tags, which seem to have become a bit of a signature now, I love the extra size they give me to frame the tag and to provide additional room at the bottom that adds to the space I can use.


Supplies used -
Distress Stains - Festive Berries, Wild Homey, Peeled Paint, Weathered Wood. Broken China
Distress Inks - Mowed Lawn, Picked Raspberry Evergreen Bough, Dried Marigold
Distress Paint - Picket Fence
Archival Ink - Black
Memento Ink - London Fog
Stamp sets - all Tim Holtz - Mini Classics, Classics #2, Classics #3, Way With Words
Remnant Rubs - Elements, Numbers


It was a great day again with Andy Skinner at the Stamp Attic finishing our books to show the techniques we have learnt with him over the past couple of months. I shall see him again at The Craft Barn on Friday where we are doing a Gelli Plate workshop.

I hope you have had a great day, the weather has been fabulous hasn't it?

Thanks for popping by.

hugs {brenda} x0x

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34 comments:

butterfly said...

Already love this one - fab vibrant colours and great stamping - so can't wait to see the promised follow-up!
Alison x

Gram's Treasures said...

This is lovely, Brenda! I really like the colours in it.
Joyce xx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Perfect tag Brenda, loved it!

Buttons said...

Love this version Brenda. Funny how we are not happy with our own work but others love it! Great idea to use the clock. Hugs, Jenny x

debby4000 said...

You may not be happy with it but I think its fabulous.
luv
Debby

Astrid Maclean said...

Well, to me this one looks fabulous already, love the colours and the other elements you have added... but now I really look forward to take number two!

Crafty Lark said...

I also love the vibrant colours and your interesting post. xx Flora

Redanne said...

Hi Branda, I think this is wonderful, love the rich colours, the run-ons look amazing - if you are not happy with this one, I am really looking forward to seeing the next one! Hugs, Anne x

Claudia said...

I love the colours, wonderful tag.

Chris Warner said...

Love the way you've bought the imagery of this one together. Nice vibrant colours, has a good feel of summer and energy to it. Chris xxx

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
You are too hard on yourself, I don't care if you have not achieved the mottled look, what is produced here is glorious. Your palette is strong yet it has warmth, your mix of stamps all balance well, along with the metal elements, it makes for a very interesting Tag... Love it.
Smiles:)
Sue

Amanda said...

Hi Brenda this has turned out brilliantly (I really need to play along) love all the improvisation bits.
Love
Amanda x

Candy C said...

Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for your very sweet comments you left on my blog this morning. I'm so glad that you liked the new and improved craft organizer. :) I am glad that I stopped by your blog. Your Tim style tag is awesome! Your work is always so good though; gorgeous choice of colors, style and design on everything that you do. You really should answer our DT call, if you've got the time to devote to it. I think you would be awesome on the DT. The call was announced on the 23rd. There is info about it at Simon Says Stamp and Show on the sidebar, if you're interested. Thank you again for your lovely comments! <3 Candy

Lillibelle said...

Your tag is soooo gorgeous Brenda. I like the great details and the wonderful colors you've chosen.

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Your colorful tag is awesome, love all the elements you've combined.
Hugs Anja

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love the colours and the clock! Great tag! And may I second what Candy has said,

Lucy x

1CardCreator said...

Stunning tag Brenda! ~Diane

catherine said...

This looks brilliant Brenda. Love the colours and choice of images
x catherine

Daniele said...

what a great background you have created, love the vibrant colours
hugs

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a wonderful take on Tim's tag, a gorgeous creation.

scrappymo! said...

Another great take on Tim's tags. I will watch for the "white: secret on your new tag post!
The colours on this one are so vibrant and inspiring!

Anita Houston said...

Awesome tag!!! I love it!

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely take on Tim's tag.

inkypinkycraft said...

A fantastic tag!! Love it! Hugs x

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love the colors and the stamping. The words on the bottom are fun, offset like that!

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful! Love the colors and the stamping. The words on the bottom are fun, offset like that!

Julie Steed said...

Gorgeous take on Tim's tag!

Tincan Crafter said...

Lovely bright colours,nice design and great choice of stamps and images. I had to bust out my Bob Marley Collection after viewing this. Hugs!

Ephemera said...

Such delicious colours and terrific stamping, just love this tag. X

Terry said...

Brenda, you know I am loving your Tim tag - much! I battled a little with the rubs, but I love how you used yours! The colors and image choices are fabulous! You are making me jealous that you are so close to Andy to take his classes! Seriously, any trip I make to the UK will be based around an AS class! Hugs dear friend!

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi - its me again - thank you for leaving such a sweet comment on my blog this morning. I am still loving this tag of yours. One more day until we get to see the new challenge at the TH blog - I'm way excited.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, love the combination of elements and colours. Valerie

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful tag Brenda, Even with you gone on Vay Cay you still manage to get more done than I do. LOL
Hope you had a great time away
Hugs Lynn

Jeannette said...

WOW,Wonderful tag,great details and beautiful colors on these,Love it!!!

Greetings Jeannette