Monday 26 August 2013

Tim’s Tag for August

You know I definitely work better under pressure of time limits which is why I am often on the line for getting projects made. Of course that’s difficult when you have workshop samples to get done. But for today I am showing you my take on the Tim Holtz tag for August and all his instructions and inspiration can be found on his blog HERE.
I have used his techniques for masking and stamping but rather than a tag I have made a tag book. I used a giant size 12 tag and stamped both sides so that both the outside and inside of the covers were decorated.
The colours of distress paints I used for the background are – salty ocean, victorian velvet, walnut stain, picket fence and antique linen. And for the background stamping I used both distress inks and distress markers in aged mahogany, weathered wood, pumice stone and frayed burlap and also used coffee archival for the main images. At first I thought this background was far too busy, but once I had got used to it I really quite like it.
These show how the tag forms the front and back covers and I used tissue tape coloured with distress satins and distress inks to tie the little book up. The pages were sewn in using the sewing machine.
I dipped some of the pages in DI and added some little butterfly stamps and some tissue tape.
Hope you like my variation of Tim’s tag. Now having got back into masking again I can see me using it a lot again in the future.

Today Tim is due to land in England. ready for the two days he has booked at PI. Welcome to the UK Tim and Mario. Wednesday is the retail day training and Thursday is the workshop day. I am so looking forward to meeting up with Jenny – Pushing the Right Buttons -  again, we are doing the Thursday morning workshop together, but I will also get to meet Rita – RMG Creations, Annie – Curious and Crafty Treasures  and Alison – Words and Pictures - in person which will be a real treat. I think Sue – Stamping Sue Style -is also doing the morning session. Anyone else out there I know going to be at either days?

I hope you have had a good bank holiday weekend in the UK, enjoy the rest of it today.

Thanks as always for your visits and your comments, it is amazing how we can make such lovely on-line friends and then to meet some in person is one of life’s treasures.

Take care.

hugs {brenda} x0x


Anneke said...

I just love the variations of Tim's tag. ik like the vintage, old look of it too. Thanks for showing Anneke.

Gio said...

It have been an honour to met you you, Brenda. And I hope to met again.

Can't wait to read a recap from the Tim's day!

Your tag- book is gorgeous, such a fresh idea!!

Suzi B said...

FabUlous!.... gorgeous tag book... love the colour choices .. well every thing realy, :)
Enjoy the workshop, look forward to seeing what you all get up to.
Suzi B x

Clare Lloyd said...

fab project Brenda. sounds like a fabulous week ahead then, what with meeting sir tim and some crafting pals. x

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely creation, got to use so many different stamps. Have yourself a wonderful and exciting week!
Joyce xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely take on Tim's tag Brenda, love those warm brown tomes and your mix of stamped images . Enjoy your workshop. Tracy x

Elly said...

I'm already on my knees concerning the colours of distress paint you used for the background. Your stamping is the cherry on top!!(:o)

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous take on Tim's original Brenda! I agree the background stamping is fine and not too busy at all because there is enough contrast with the masked (foreground) stamps.
Love the idea of the tag book and the way you have sewn in the pages!

Have loads of fun with Tim and the others,I'll be thinking of you all and can't wait to see all the photographs! See you Friday!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

fantastic tag Brenda :)

Amanda said...

loving this little tag book and your stamping is fab love how it all seems to blend together, hope you take it to show Tim when you see him this week. Wishing I was joining you all have a fabulous time can't wait to see what you all make look forward to all those posts.
Amanda X

froebelsternchen said...

what an amazing project!

Candy C said...

Brenda...your take on Tim's August tag is absolutely gorgeous. I so love your use of color and collage of stamping. It's just a feast for the eyes! Absolutely gorgeous little tag book! I am wishing I was in the UK right now to see of you lovely ladies of such great talent in person! So cool. get to see Tim and Mario again would be a real treat. Have a wonderful time. <3 Candy

Annie said...

Hi Brenda :-) love your little tag book and I love the masking x

Will be so great to meet up and lovely to meet Sue in person too as I am an avid follower of her wonderful makes too x

See you soon

Annie x

Words and Pictures said...

This is an absolute beauty, Brenda - such pretty, delicate colours and I love the detail in the many layers of stamping. Gorgeous inky effects on those inner pages too - simply lovely altogether!

So looking forward to Thursday - hope you have an amazing day on the Wednesday too... definitely envy you all those tags and techniques!
Alison xx

Karin said...

Beautiful tag book. I had to make a few of tags too for this months tag. lol
I'm so looking forward to Thursday mornings workshop and will be there with Francesca and Kaz
Hopefully we will get a chance to say hello. :-) I'll be wearing a badge

Glennis F said...

Beautiful book Brenda - how I envy you at the workshop - have a great time

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous take on Tim's tag Brenda.
Don't think I need to say 'have a great time' as I'm sure you will. Look forward to seeing some pics.
Avrik xx

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
I am so envious that you are able to do classes with Tim and also meet up with so many blogger friends.
I am impressed with your Tag book, the multi stamping looks great and it certainly has T.H. signature all over it and I do not think it is busy either.
Smiles :)

Claire said...

Hi Brenda, I love your little tagbook,gorgeous stamping and such a clever idea. I'll have to have a try at making one of those. Have a wonderful time at the workshop,
Claire xx

Daniele said...

wow all that stamping, fabbie mini album, another brill make Brenda

Jenny Marples said...

Such a completely different take on Tim's tag Brenda. Love the delicacy of the background colours and the mix of layered/masked stamping. Not long to go now!!! Hugs, Jenny x

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, I love your take on Tim's tag, it is fabulous, not too busy at all, great masking and a wonderful mix of colours. Love that you did a tag book too.

Hope you all have lots of fun at the workshop, hope you will all take loads of photos to share with us! Hugs, Anne x

Tincan Crafter said...

This is tooooooo gorgeous. What a lot of detail and WORK - must have taken you forever to cut out all those individual masks etc. I think that this is a winner! Big thumbs up from me and a vote if I had one!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous tag book.
Hope a great time at the class with Tim.

Deborah said...

Amazing tag book and a fab example of masking (you have more patience than I do!)Enjoy your Tim workshop.

craftytrog said...

Beautiful stamping & masking Brenda!
Have a wonderful workshop with Tim, & hopefully Anna will be well enough for the weekend classes too!
Alison xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh Brenda, this is to die for! The stamping and colors are really really sensational and I love your tag book design. I love using the jumbo tags and this is something that I will have to think about making in the future. Thanks as always for the awesome inspiration!


Anonymous said...

I love your book tag, it is very stunning. I'll have to try that one of these days.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous tag book Brenda and a super take on TH's actual tag.

Have a WONDERFUL time!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Love your tag book! Look forward to seeing you on Thursday - I'm on the morning workshop too! Lunch? Chrisx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How, such a wonderful idea and great take on Tim's tag.

Karin said...

gorgeous tagbook, love the colors and the choice of stamps! Groetjes Karin x

nefertiti said...

Your tag book is fabulous! great vintage look!!!!bizz

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Awesome card and fabulous take on the tag! Love all the stamped images!

Terry said...

Nope, don't like you take on Tim's August tag - LOVE IT! I did a folded giant tag for last Halloween and have wanted to do others, so thank you for the inspiration! Love the images!! Hugs!

Shirley said...

I can see you really enjoyed making this one Brenda. Wahoo some sewing lol.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

scrappymo! said...

I love the vintage, collagey feel to this wonderful book. The soft dreamy pages inside are a delight!

One more for my must try it list. I have a large tag book already cut. I just lack the confidence sometimes to stretch to try new things.
Now that I am home, I want to try to cross some things off that list.

Marjie Kemper said...

What gorgeous stamping! Love the layered/collage stamping and I am so happy you got to meet so many crafty ladies while Tim was in town. Can't wait to read all about it!