Monday, 24 June 2013

Tim’s tag for June 2013

I've had a play today and used Tim's June tag as my inspiration. I had already painted the dragonfly a couple of weeks ago and although I like the effects, my response to it wasn't enough to fire me up and take me on a journey with it. But today was different. If you haven’t played along yet you can find all the details on Tim’s blog. Not only will you get Tim’s fabulous make, you can see all the other amazing entrants too.

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I decided to use the dress form from the sewing blueprint set and followed Tim's guidance with regard to painting and aging it. I used a size 10 tag to fit it on.

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The background - the same - by changing the colours, following Tim's processes but then adding a couple of other colours, I achieved a look I love.

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The dress form painted up nicely and I kept it fairly light and so pleased I did as I think it contrasts well with the background.

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I also played with the piece of watercolour paper I had left over after I had torn it off.

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Here’s the bottom of the tag before I added it.

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I used one of the small cotton reels that my dear friend Terry gave me when I went to California in May, aged it with walnut stain and wound it with some thread that had also been rubbed past the blender with ws on.

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Supplies

Distress Markers – aged mahogany, victorian velvet. worn lipstick, crushed olive, pumice stone, vintage photo, walnut stain

Distress Paint – peeled paint, antique linen, barn door

Distress Stain – tumbled glass

Distress Inks – brushed corduroy, walnut stain

Water brush, chain, pin, reel, thread, ribbon

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Here’s the dragonfly I did before.

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Have a fabulous week and remember ….

‘Art is the only way to run away without leaving home’ – Twyla Tharp

Not that we really want to leave home – just escape sometimes???

hugs {brenda} x0x


43 comments:

butterfly said...

Absolutely gorgeous colours and inky effects in your background tag, Brenda, and the watercolouring on both images is beautiful. Wonderful take on the tag.
Alison x

Rita said...

Magnificent tag Brenda. The colours are glorious and I love the stamping. Hugs Rita xxx

Kayla Turner said...

I love the color combo you used! the pink and the green look really summery and espically for June! I love the background! and the dress form where you used the same color pink as you did in the background looks incredible!

sally said...

I see you're still having fun with this theme :-)

Sally

Amanda said...

Love the colours you have used on your tag and I love the softness of your image against it, looks fab! (As does the dragonfly)
Love
Amanda x

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful tag creation

debby4000 said...

Fabulous.
luv
Debby

Samantha Read said...

You must get fed up with me saying your work is gorgeous!! This is gorgeous though :)
Wishing you a lovely day, Sam xxx

Von said...

Fab tag :) and yes the dress was the perfect choice :)
Von ♥

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...I'm with you, this background is gorgeous! Love the colours and how it turned out. And the saying by Twyla Tharp is so true - it keeps us sane lol
Dot x

Monique said...

I love this Tag. The dress form looks great. I really like all the subtle color shades you used on it. The added extra piece of water color paper looks fabulous.
xx

Kathyk said...

Simply splendid - a gorgeous combination of colours and images

Kathyk

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely glorious background Brenda, the colour combo is stunning. Lovely colouring and a great take on Tim's tag x

Deborah said...

I love your version, Brenda, and that mini cotton reel looks brilliant.

Buttons said...

Love the dragonfly but I can really see why you got fired up by the dressform watercolouring. What a fantastic take on Tim's tag Brenda. Hugs, Jenny x

nefertiti said...

Wow!!i love your work Brenda! marvellous tag!!!bisous

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful take on Tim's June tag, Brenda. The colors are just delightful and I love the sewing theme. And the spool of thread is the perfect finisher!

Hugs,
Linda

Redanne said...

I really do like your take on Tim's tag Brenda, your colouring of the base card is fantastic and I love the dress form too. Hugs, Anne x

Margreet said...

Being in my craftroom is often enough as escape...there is no urgent need to leave the house...I think only fellow crafters do understand...
Your tag is fab as always...great techniques!
xxx Margreet

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Beautiful colours and gorgeous stamps Brenda, love it! hugs Heidi x

Netty said...

terrific tag Brenda, especially love the background you created, hugs Annette x

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous! Love your color choices and the gorgeous background.

Chris Warner said...

A gorgeous combination of colours and a fab design. A great tag Bren. Chris xxx

Fandhmum said...

This is gorgeous, Brenda. I absolutely love your background,
Rosie x

Karin said...

Beautiful and the background is fabulous! Groetjes karin

coco said...

Fabulous tag, I really love it !!! Coco x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous inky backgrounds, its a fantastic tag.
Yvonne

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Gooooorgeously inky my friend! Love the colouring with the markers - mine should arrive any day now - yay! Gorgeous tag. Enjoy the rest of the week! xxx

Juls said...

Love it!!! Hugs Juls

hazel said...

Your tag is wonderful Brenda - the background is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous and I love the little cotton reel. Elizabeth x

1CardCreator said...

Stunning tag Brenda, I love the way you made the background paper too, it looks fabulous! ~Diane

inkypinkycraft said...

This looks great , lovetheimage and the colours you have chosen! Hugs x

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous stamping and gorgeous inkyness! Love it hugs Karen

Terry said...

Oh that background has me drooling here! Nothing I love more that an awesome background for a beautiful focal point! Love this tag - tons! Hugs!

Julia S-W said...

Fab tag Brenda! I love what you've done with the inspiration from Tim's tag. Your colours are just beautiful. Did I dream it or have I seen your tag pinned by Tim on Pinterest?? Clever thing you!!
Love the quote at the bottom of your post.
Hugs, Juliaxx

Alexa said...

This is lovely Brenda - that little bobbin is an inspirational finishing touch. Hope you are keeping well ... x

wintonrosepapercreations said...

Lovely tags Brenda. I like the background with all the writing too. Karen.x

Anita Houston said...

GORGEOUS take! I absolutely LOVE your background! The image is FUN too!

Katy said...

Your tag is gorgeous! I love the stamps you used and the spool of thread! Thank you for stopping by blog :)

craftimamma said...

Wow, love that inky background Brenda! Gorgeous earthy colours and lots of lovely layers. Super tag!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Paper Profusion said...

So beautiful Brenda!! Gorgeous, gorgeous working of those colours and techniques. Nicola x

Julia Aston said...

What a delicious background you created for your dressform tag - love the colors and stampings - and the little spool at the top is the perfect accent! The coloring on both tags is wonderful!