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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
But having taken the photos (many more than are here) I really felt something was missing and I added two more things to it.
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.
The other addition is the gold (Treasure Gold) added to the metal pieces and around the edge of the cabinet card.
Here you can see the glorious mix of red, white and blue.
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