Friday, 30 August 2013

Finding Mr Mojo–Tag 4 and Tim Holtz workshops

This tag was inspired by Tim's May tag 2012 (check out his blog for the full details of his tag), but I changed mine as I went along -  as you do!! It is a sample for Crafty Individuals who have new stamp sets just released and of course I love lighthouses so had to use this set asap. Please check out Jean’s blog to see the stamps and see the other DTs amazing inspiration.
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I started with a tag that had been prepared from left over inks and stains from another project and stamped the numbers from the CI – 397 plate using cobalt archival ink.
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I glued scrunched up blue tissue paper over the top and stamped the lighthouse and painted in using distress markers. The picket fence is perfect for colouring up the lighthouse itself.
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The seagull was stamped separately on inked card, cut out and edged with walnut stain DI.
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I added two wooden shapes both painted with white acrylic and this one stamped over with some of the names of the 31 areas used in the BBC shipping forecasts, as was the border that can be seen a couple of photos above.
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Thought  would just add a few photos from the retail day and consumer workshops that Tim did this week. Firstly though I have to say it was just an amazing experience both from having Tim take the sessions and having him teach us about the products and how they work but also because I got to meet up with quite a few blogging buddies too, which was wonderful. So to Jennie (Buttons), Rita, Annie, Sue C, Jennie Boxall, Alison (Butterfly) thank you for an incredible time meeting up with you all and having so much fun. In fact Wednesday night we laughed till we cried.

Wednesday photos – beware you might need a cuppa to get through these lol.

Meeting Tim was fab.
and Mario ...
and Dyan.
Tables laid out ready for the day.
Tim teaching.
One of the 15 tags we made, this one just started and using remnant rubs,
Dyan teaching us how to use the Dylusions sprays.

Thursday's photos



Rita and Annie came down Wednesday....
Thursday's workshop - Sue, Jennie and me with Mario.
Tim teaching.


Jennie getting inky...
and Sue,
My work station. with tags in progress.
Our table (photo taken by Tim)
Us three getting stuck in (photo taken by Tim)
me getting bits ready to embellish the tag book (photo taken by Tim)

Just an incredible two days.


So today I am off to Swindon for the weekend where I will be with Alison again and more crafting friends joining in a 2 day workshop with Anna Dabrowska also known as Finnabair. (Photos to come next week). How lucky am I?????
Enjoy your weekend whatever you have got planned.
hugs {brenda} x0x

45 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...wow, you are certainly in the right place at the right time at the moment. It is super to look through the pics of you girls enjoying your days!!! Lovely tag too Brenda ~ I love the tissue paper look.
Dot x

clare said...

Oh Brenda, you lucky things. Looks fabulous at the workshop! Love the tag too.

inkypinkycraft said...

wow some amazing times and memories I am sure! These photos are fab and what a wonderful way to treasure yout Tim memories and blog friends meetings! wow enjoy your next round of crafty fun! cannot wait to see all your makes hugs trace x

Jane said...

Oh Brenda how amazing...great that Tim took some photos for you too. Loved all the photos so much, you look like someone who has just won the Lottery, you lucky girl. Loving all the tags, I am going to have a play at some point. And now you get to play again today..how great is that! Have fun and safe journey back. My card has been so admired by all.....you are so talented ;0) x

Tincan Crafter said...

Wow Brenda, the tag is so amazing - I love the colours and textury background - I am a big sucker for texture. Secondly how awesome that you got to meet and take pictures with Tim, Mario and Dyan. I bet that you are just in your element right now. Lovely tag!

Kathyk said...

Looks BRILLIANT, Brenda, have a wonderful time at Snazzys - say "HI" to Val

Kathyk

Paula Whittaker said...

Wonderful tag - and wow how envious am I of you, doing a workshop with Tim and now with Finnabair....Have a super weekend x

Von said...

Brill photo's Brenda ! what a fab time you were having :)hope you have some energy left for the next one see you soon :)
Von ♥

Crafty Lark said...

Helo Brenda, what a fab post, love your tag makes and great photos. xx Flora

Rita said...

Good Morning Brenda. We had such a wonderful time over the last few days and of course Wednesday will stay in my memory forever. Your are all such special people and for me I learned so much. Your photos are fabulous and We will blog ours when we get home. Still on a high this morning. Hugs Rita xxx

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, I love your tag, the lighthouse looks fabulous! Great sets of photos, thanks so much for sharing them - what a great experience for all of you! Hugs, Anne x

PS - Enjoy Finnabair and thanks for trying to contact me, it was just not to be.

Buttons said...

Superb tag Brenda. Love the ideas of using the wrinkled tissue background for the seashore sky and using the shipping forecast names.

Can't fully put into words what a special time it was at the workshop with you all. And who knew Tim was such a talented photographer!! Is there anything that man can't do?! Have the best time ever this weekend. Huge hugs always, Jenny x

Gina said...

Not lucky...well deserved :D Looks like you had, and are going to have a fabulous time at these workshops :D XXX

Suzi B said...

Love the tag Brenda, lovely reminder of summer days.
I'm envious of your fabulous Tim workshop enjoyed with crafty friends....big sigh from me :)
Suzi B x

Glennis said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful time with Sir Tim!
How I would have loved the opportunity, but I don't think he will ever come here.
I love your tag too, those new CI stamps are great

Eileen said...

Wonderful pictures Brenda.. thanks for sharing your day I'm not jealous MUCH!
Have a super time at the Swindon Workshop .... Good to see happy crafters having a good time! Life is good for me too ... still busy as normal!
Eileen xxxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous photos of your wonderful time Brenda, how lovely to see you all together as well. And now a weekend with Anna D - wow how fantastic. Thanks for sharing it all.

PS Your tag is beautiful!!!!

Monique said...

Looks like you had lots of fun =).
xx Monique

Deborah said...

Glad you all such a brilliant day with TH and got to meet each other in the flesh. Loving the tag - the blue tissue is perfect for it.

Rebekah said...

I love your tag Brenda the blues are so soothing! I am completely green with envy over your class with Tim and getting to meet the guys :( I really need to be taught how to use all those products to their best and I would have been swooning at meeting Tim soooooooo jealous!!!! Hugs Rebekah xx

Terry said...

I just love seeing pictures of people I know! Love these pictures, Brenda and can't wait for more! The tag is stunning and love the tissue paper, which is always great fun to work with! Enjoy your inky weekend! Hugs!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

a wonderful tag Brenda! I love the texture and the colors a lot!
What a great event! It seems it was a lot of fun and much to learn and interesting ... enviable!

Daniele said...

lots of lovely inkylicious tags, looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful work, and now you're off to another workshop .....one lucky gal
hugs xx

Sandy said...

What I don't get is why is it the people who are already very talented with lots of good makes get to do these workshops. Seeing pictures of you makes you more of a real person to me. If I am pea green with envy, it is your up and coming weekend. I love "Finnabair" and have watched some of her videos. All of this and I haven't even mentioned your tag. A wonderful tag and I love the background. I hope you will take pictures of this weekend. I have a lot of respect for Alison - she has an amazing family. Wish I could be a fly on the wall! Oh Brenda, you are so lucky!!
sandy

scrappymo! said...

How wonderful! You must have had such a fabulous time!
:Love your take on this tag. The lighthouse and use of the BBC shipping forcasts is brilliant.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, really lucky you. Seems you've had wonderful days, thanks for sharing the photos :) I'm sure you'll have fun again the next few days.

Meggymay said...

Wow, it looks like you had an amazing time, super photos and more excitement to come.
Your tag looks fantastic.
Yvonne x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi there Brenda, so lovely to see you all happily together and have more pics of 'faces to names'. Have a super time at Finnabair workshop. Nicola x

nefertiti said...

Amazing tag Brenda and thank for sharing the photos, wow!!!!!!fabulous days!!!!!!!bizz

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

I am sure you didn't want the time to come to and end and also to say Goodbye to all the friends you met. So glad you shared the photographs.
As for your tag - beautiful use of that new CI set. We are so lucky that we get to play with their stamps.
Wishes
Lynne

Sue Butler said...

Hello Brenda
If your mojo has not returned by now then it is lost.... Envy does not come close to how I feel at present, living at the bottom of the world can be a huge disadvantage when it comes to occasions such as you have had the past few days, this is why I am so very thankful for bloggers like yourself that create and share, so that the unfortunate souls like me can also learn some of the techniques you have learnt even if we never get to meet the very talented ones. It would be a sad day indeed if this did not happen....
Great Tag by the way.
Smiles:)
Sue

Karin said...

wow it sounds like you had fun, nice photos and a great tag!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes karin

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, what a fabulous experience to be able to take one of Tim's classes and especially great to share with so many blogging buddies! Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos - great tag too. Love that wrinkled tissue paper technique and the way the background stamping shows through.

Hugs,
Linda

kay said...

Hi.loved your photos and I agree it was the most amazing workshop ever and Tim and Mario so lovely. I attended the afternoon workshop and there are pics on my blog x

pearshapedcrafting said...

It was great to spend some time with you - I haven't laughed so much for ages! It really was a great workshop and look forward to see in how your book looks in the future! By now you will have had a day of fun again - lucky you!! Love your tag BTW! Chrisx
ps piccies on my blog

Sophie said...

Oh, Brenda, du Glückliche :-)
du hattest eine wunderschöne Zeit, man sieht es...
Das ist ja ein Traum mit TH zu arbeiten, wundervoll.
Ich beneide dich...
Umarmung von Sophie xx

Shirley Chillman said...

I enjoyed browsing through the photos Brenda you must still be in 7th Heaven. Truly a fabulous week can't wait to hear all about it. Fabulous tag sweetie.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Gerri Herbst said...

I am so absolutely jealous...to take a class with Tim is on my bucket list! Looks like you had an amazing time! And what a fun tag too, reminds me of New Jersey light houses!

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic photos! Love to see blogging buddies as well! With all that technique you learned I'm sure your mojo is now soaring! Love your tag too...one of my favorite techs!

Mrs.B said...

Looks like you had a fabulous 2 days Brenda - and great photos to treasure.
Avril xx

Fandhmum said...

Thanks for the lovely pics, so pleased you all had a great time
Rosie x

butterfly said...

Fabulous photos of the Tim days... and a delicious tag too - brilliant post!
Alison x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wow, what a fab experience! And loving your lighthouse tag!

Lucy x

kateri said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing class with TH. I'm not sure what Mario does but he takes a wonderful photo. I'm trying not to be envious, just grateful that you're sharing :) It looks like you did some amazing work and had a blast with your friends. Good on you.

Marjie Kemper said...

What awesome photos! I love seeing so many of my blog friends together and I know you all had just a fantastic time with Tim, Mario and Dyan. So glad you had the chance!