Sunday, 28 July 2013

Cabinet Card for Tim’s Tag July 2013

This is my representation for Tim’s tag this month and it really challenged me. I think my creative thought processes are slowing down as I spent two weeks on both playing and creating till I am now happy with this version.
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I love the brayered background, but this is my third go at it. I think I have mastered it as I have started a tag too and this layer went on first time. Here I have used the cabinet die and layered over the cabinet die frame made with the small cabinet card movers and shapers die.
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I considered all the elements in Tim’s tag, the theme, the techniques, the colours, the materials, the design etc., etc. and included them in my creative processes.
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I also used the small easel die to ensure it stood up well and I used greyboard for all the elements so that it is sturdy.
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Here you can see the baked porcelain on the frame, the red and blue which is synonymous of both the Union Jack and American flag and therefore the close links between our two countries. The stars stamped alongside the tissue tape, the ‘thank you’ sentiment for all people who serve our country both here and abroad and also for Tim who provides constant inspiration in my now totally creative life, the stencil clip depicting number one for that’s what he is and the Union Jack stamps to represent our wonderful country.
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But having taken the photos (many more than are here) I really felt something was missing and I added two more things to it.
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The crown, although slightly larger than I wanted, but again as a representation of Tim but more-so a thank you for our hard working Queen and family and a congratulatory symbol for the birth of our new royal baby George Alexander Louis born to Prince William and Kate on Monday 22nd July.
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The other addition is the gold (Treasure Gold) added to the metal pieces and around the edge of the cabinet card.
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Here you can see the glorious mix of red, white and blue.
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Thanks Tim for another awesome tag, now I am looking forward to seeing the one for August and meeting you too. I have been so lucky as not only am I doing the Thursday workshop I have also been given a place on the Wednesday of that week which is the retail day. At last my opportunity to be taught by the king of grunge and then I will definitely have met my goals for this year. 
If you would like to see Tim's tag it is on his blog in all it's glory, or click the link from my sidebar.
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. 
hugs {brenda} x0x

36 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

AMAZING! I love all on it Brenda!

Paula Whittaker said...

A wonderful take on Tim's tag.

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, I certainly struggled with mine too but yours is stunning. I love that you used the cabinet die and stand, that makes it unique. I love everything about it! Hugs, Anne x

Jane said...

This really is stunning Brenda, you have put some much thought into using all the elements. I am fairly new to using Tim's products and I love to see your inspiration. How lucky you are to be attending one of his classes, please take lots of photos ;0) Have a restful and creative Sunday x

Deborah said...

Love your take on the tim tag, Brenda - and it's good to see all those jubilee-themed stamps are still getting some use.

Rita said...

Absolutely Stunning Brenda. I love the idea of the stand too, very unique. Hugs Rita xxx

Fliss said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda. A fave shape of mine and the inked elements look fabulous. Love the crown embellie too.
Hugs Fliss and apologies to take so long to get here. xx

Kathyk said...

I see you have used the fab Stampers Anonymous sentiment set and frame too - great isn't it? LOVING your entire tag and reckon that the crown really IS the crowning glory!

Kathyk

Meggymay said...

Brilliant tag, love the shape and the patriotic design.
Yvonne

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely detailing and wonderful colours! Hope you are having a great weekend.
Joyce xx

Martina2801 said...

I love your British creation, dear Brenda! Now I'm looking forward even more to my 5th London visit in August. Well done!

Amanda said...

You have definitely mastered it!! Looks fab.
Love
Amanda x

stampdiva said...

I do like the brayered background.
Wonderful.
Brenda, it is fabulous to read that you are on your way to achieving your creative goals for 2013.
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

Fantastic take on the tag, Brenda... and how cool to get to play for two days in a row with the man himself!! Fantastic news.
Alison x

Buttons said...

So glad you persevered with this Brenda. It has turned out beautifully and I love the addition of the frame. And how fantastic you get to go on Wednesday too! What an opportunity indeed. I'll be picking your brains for info when I see you :) Jenny x

Fandhmum said...

Wonderful, Brenda
Rosie x

Glennis said...

Fantastic interpretation of Tim's tag,. I am so envious of you and your opportunity to meet the man himself. I am sure we will never see him here!

Tincan Crafter said...

Brenda - I love it - I love the frame and the crown and the Union Jack is one of my favourite flag designs (I know its weird to like flag designs - the whole piece is a unique, original take on the Tim tag. Plus you could totally send it to Kate and William to congratulate them on the event of the birth of little Prince George Alexander Louis!

Mrs.B said...

A wonderful 'tag' Brenda, love the use of the Cabinet die.
Avril xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

I can't imagine your crafty thought process ever slowing down Brenda - you always come up with the most unique and fabulous creations, and this one is no exception! Absolutely LOVE it!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful tag Brenda. I don't know what Tim's tag looks like but I really like what you have done. I hope you will take tons of pictures during Tim's class. So many of us will be living through you!
Sandy

inkypinkycraft said...

what a great make and wow enjoy those workshops with the man himself!! hugs x x

hazel said...

A fabulous take on Tim's tag, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Astrid Maclean said...

Wow Brenda this is totally amazing! I love that you have taken the techniques and colours and made the whole thing totally your own! All the different elements work so beautifully together, and I adore the gold edging, wonderful take on the master's one!

Have a fantastic time at the workshops (I am trying very hard not to be jealous) and I look forward to seeing what you will make and hearing all about it when we meet at the end of August!

Claudia said...

Wow this ist wonderful.

Karin said...

gorgeous, love the golden edges!
Groetjes Karin

Karen Petitt said...

That's absolutely stunning Brenda! I love the background, the shape, the crown - all stunning! Am green with envy lol! Enjoy your classes Karen x

Terry said...

Love your cabinet card, Brenda! What a fun take for the July tag and such a wonderful tribute to the newest little Royal! I am so excited for you and meeting Tim and be sure to take many pictures. Well a few as you will be busy creating! Hugs!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, that's a gorgeous take on Tim's tag.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is super, what a great creation, Hope alls well with you, Love Hazelxo

Gio said...

Very beautiful and original, Brenda. Love your interpetation!
So....more pictures for us about the big event, pleeeeease! :-)

craftytrog said...

This is fabulous Brenda! xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love this, love the crown at the top!

Lucy x

Anita Houston said...

Fabulous design and take! Love the shape and the British theme! The crown is perfect!

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! Love the crown and clip holding the sentiment.

nefertiti said...

Very original! You used great colours not usual for me. Bravo!!!