Sunday, 29 December 2013

Tim’s Tags for 2013 – December

I am just managing to squeeze in the last tag for 2013 inspired by the amazing Tim Holtz. What a year of inspiration he has given us again and lots more fabulous products, techniques and ideas, don’t you just luv him?
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I have used frosted film a couple of times on my Christmas creations – the frosted rustic lantern was one of them so it was great to see it appear on Tim's tag being used with Wendy Vecchi’s ‘clearly for art’ and what a marriage they have made, I just love my frosted flower.
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I have followed Tim’s techniques but used different colours, dies and stamp.
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The background was made using iced spruce and dusty concord distress stains with shaded lilac DI blended through the harlequin mask.
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The sentiment stamp was stamped in embossing ink and covered with fine black EP.
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The flower was made using the tattered florals die and I also cut a couple of petals and the leaves from the tattered flower garland strip die and also used some of the flourishes in Bazill cardstock from the same die.
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I covered the flower petals with blue violet, watering can and plum archival inks and used watering can with olive on the leaves.
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Can you see my special little touch on the leaves? So easy to create a bit of texture on the film when it has the harder base behind it, all I did was run my scalpel over it to create the veins before I heated them and then rubbed them over with the inks, neat eh?
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A pretty brad and some scrumpled ribbon finish it off.
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Thanks Tim for sharing your wonderful unique ideas and for your continual encouragement and inspiration. I am looking forward to seeing what you create for us in 2014.


New Year's Eve on Tuesday and we are hosting a small party as usual, but this year I wanted to do something different. I trawled the internet for a NYE Murder Mystery game but to no avail, so what have I been doing the past 10 days inbetween family, presents and meals? Yes I have written my own and produced all the invites, character profiles, instruction sheets and the secret booklet to play from on the night. I just hope it works!!!

Don't forget there’s a new challenge over at Country View Crafts on Wednesday with a new theme for you to join in with – oh and by the way my workshop class is filling up, if you want to come and have a fun filled inky day with me don't miss out, book soon. It will be a day inspired by Tim’s fabulous products, lots of idea-ology and creating a fabulous mini tag book. I live near Camberley in Surrey and I can get to the venue in just over the hour, so take a look and see if you can make it too. I would love to see you there.

Have a great week.

“For last year's words belong to last year's language 
And next year's words await another voice.” 

hugs {brenda} x0x

44 comments:

Marci said...

What a beautiful tag! The colors are so stunning. Love the quote and the flower.

Marci said...

Oh, and that leaf! Thanks for the tip.

Joan Heath said...

Gorgeous tag. Elegant, love the colour of the flower. Looking forward to see what creations come next year. Happy New Year to you and the family xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, and love your colour combo! Valerie

Jane said...

This is exquisite Brenda...I would love to have a play with this frosted film. Such delicate colours and a touching sentiment. Your murder mystery evening sounds just fabulous and even better that you have made it...what fun. We are going down to S'ton to see the new year in with Miss Daisy;0) And finally I have some great news......I am coming to your workshop..woop woop. I found out that I can travel by 1st Capital Connect virtually door to door from our local train station so let's just pray that there is no snow,wild winds or flooding on 23rd! Happy New Year to you and yours and looking forward to sharing more creativity with you in 2014, hugs xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda...huge congrats on making it all the way with Tim's tags!!! A truly great effort. I think my favourite bit on this one is that drop-dead, gorgeous, flower! Love it!!!
Have a wonderful party for NYE and see you on the other side.
Dot x

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, that is a total stunner! Love the gorgeous flower and the lovely sentiment.

What a creative mind you have - to create your own game AND then do all the prep over Christmas - you are one clever lady! Hope you have lots and lots of fun playing it. So wish I could do your class - maybe one day. Have a wonderful New Year's Eve! Hugs, Anne x

Sue C said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, the flower and leaves are gorgeous ! Hope you have a good time tomorrow night, look forward to hearing how your game works out ! Sue C x

Chris Warner said...

This is beautiful Bren and what great flower and leaves - love the technique! I hope you had a great Christmas, all the best for 2014! Chris xxx

butterfly said...

Tee hee - just posted mine, even closer to the deadline than you!!

Such a beautiful, thoughtful take on the December tag, Brenda, it's lovely.

Hope you are having a lovely Christmas, and wishing you a wonderful 2014!
Alison xx

Karin said...

gorgeous tag!
Have a creative 2014!
Groetjes karin

Jennie Atkinson said...

Another fabulous take on Tim's tags - such wonderfully soft colours and oh the flower! Just all comes together to make such a stunning tag. I really hope to play along with the tags next year.

Have a wonderful night with the Murder Mystery! And thanks for all your wonderful inspirational makes over the year and your encouragement - I have learnt so much this year from you. Thank you.

With very best wishes for a healthy, happy and creative 2014. Jennie x

Terry said...

In by the skin of your teeth and absolutely beautiful, Brenda! Oh how I love that tattered flower and the color is gorgeous! What a wonderful tag and great finish to Tim's 2013! Wishing all of you a wonderful 2014 and have a great NYE party! Biggest Hugs!

sally said...

Love the colours that you've gone with for this tag - I'm going to have to get my hands on some of the film etc on my return in the spring and have a further play as some the tags posted have been truly inspiring.

Good luck with the New Year celebrations, all the best for 2014, I looking forward to further craft delights to follow :-)

Sally

Buttons said...

So incredibly clever Brenda. Love the veins on the leaves and that beautiful purple flower.
Most impressed with your game idea. I hope you all have a fantastic time playing it. Have a wonderful 2014. Jenny x

Glennis said...

This one is just stunning Brenda, the flower is so pretty, in fact the whole tag is - I love it.

Dagmar said...

ooooo wow - what´s a wonderful and lovely tag!
I wishing you a happy and creative 2014.
Greetings Dagmar

Sandy said...

You should love your flower - it is gorgeous Brenda. I am slowly finding my feet as to what is to my taste and what is really not me. I have to say - your tag is the most beautiful I have seen. Simple, gorgeous, well done and such pretty colors. Wonderful sentiment too.
What a smashing way to end 2013!!!!
Happy New Year Brenda!
sandy

Cathy Parlitsis said...

Visiting your blog is always such a treat, Brenda! You're incredibly talented! I love, love, love the tag! TFS!

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful as always Brenda

Wishing you a Happy New Year and looking forward to seeing more of your lovely art works in 2014

Hugs

Jools x

craftytrog said...

That flower is stunning Brenda! x

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning, stunning, stunning Brenda!!! I absolutely adore your take on this one! It looks so gorgeous with that colour combination and the ff and cfa look fabulous with the tattered floral die too, a real winner!!

Hope your party goes off with a bang and that your game works. You are so creative, - wished I could be there lol!

2amscrapper said...

What a beautiful flower ! Great fun writing your own mystery. Happy new year!

PetraB said...

Truly beautiful, love the subtle colours.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

So pretty - I might have to get some of that film!! Have a fabulous NYE party x

Annie said...

I adore your tag Brenda x it is stunning. Sending you and yours best wishes for a wonderful and prosperous New Year. Thank you too for your regular visits and comments on my blog. They truly are appreciated and I look forward to viewing your fabulous creations in 2014

Best wishes
Annie x

Coco said...

That's a wonderful tag with a fabulous frosted flower!... All my wishes for you in 2014 my dear Brenda, love, joy, success, and a lot of arty new makes that make us dream so much. HUGS Coco X

Mary Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous tag. Love your take on Tim's tag. Wow!! Wonderful color on your flower. Love the shape that you get from this frosted media. Congrats on your win on Tim's blog!! -- Mary Elizabeth

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Amazing, the whole tag is fantastic. Congrats on beeing picked :)

Buttons said...

Oh Brenda, so pleased for you! Jenny x

Scrapthat said...

Love your take Brenda! So pretty!!

toni said...

A gorgeous tag Brenda! Congrats on your win! A great start to the year! Wish I lived closer to take in your workshop just a little too far from the West Midlands. I shall have to wait until I retire ! Love the sound of your murder mystery makes, perhaps you'll let us see them after the party. Happy new year ! Toni xx

Redanne said...

Well done on your well deserved win Brenda!! Woohoo! Hugs, Anne x

Linda said...

Beautiful tag Brenda, I love the flower in the purple. Congratualtions on the win. xx

Tracy said...

Your tag is beautiful.
I love the flower and I did notice the veins in the leaves, thank you for sharing how you did that :)

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Beautiful tag! Congratulations!

Michelle from Mixed Media Art said...

Lovely Tag, Branda!

kittycandypaper.com said...

Love the purple! =^_^=

Terry said...

Congratulations my friend and so pleased to start off 2014 a winner with you! Hugs!

Rosetta Savage-Jenkins said...

Congrats on your Tim win. What a beautiful tag you have created.

Paper Profusion said...

Stunning tag Brenda - the flower and leaves are very beautiful. Congratulations on your win. Nicola x

Barb Cady said...

A well deserved win Brenda, fabulous tag, great colour, congratulations. X

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous tag, Brenda. The flowers are exquisite!

Sandy said...

Congratulations Brenda - an honor well deserved - beautifully done!!!
Sandy