Monday 19 August 2013

Finding Mr Mojo

Well it looks like the weather here may warm up a bit more before the end of the summer.  It was over 40 degrees round the pool last Thursday, the hottest I have ever known it in Lanzarote, I love it, I’m a real sun seeker lol. So now I am trying to get back into the swing of creating and making – but I think Mr Mojo didn't pack his bag and come back home with me. I really don't seem to have any ideas in my head so I took inspiration from my friend Astrid who back in April/May did a tag a day to get herself going again. I have decided to go back to Tim’s tags of 2012 as I didn't manage to get them all made last year, and I am going to make another version of each one. I know this will give me the stimulus I need.
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Tim started his monthly tags in February of 2012 and this one was focused on Valentine. I have taken some of the techniques he used to create mine.
Resist stamping using distress paint and blending with distress inks. Check out Tim’s blog for the full details.
I seem to still be hooked on ‘hot’ colours after my holiday.
This is the first time I have used honeycomb paper. It has been in my cupboard for years and years and I shall definitely be using it again.
I also used the letters from one of Tim’s paper stashes to make up this sentiment. I realised I didn't take a separate photo of the bird on the branch which was also cut from a paper stash and coloured with distress stains and a little stickles on the bird itself.

Distress Inks – ripe persimmon, dried marigold, mustard seed, festive berries and walnut stain.
Distress Stains - rusty hinge, peeled paint, mustard seed and wild honey.
Distress Paint – picket fence, tarnished brass and walnut stain.
Onyxite Treasure Gold
Stamp from Tim’s Way with Words set
Dies – Bird Branch, vintage lace and sizzix butterfly #12
Other – honeycomb paper, lost and found paper stash.

So I am on my way to enticing Mr Mojo home, you will see more of these tags in the coming days peppered with my DT pieces and anything else I make for myself. Just got to get him home quick though.
Have a great week, I have a workshop tomorrow, seeing a friend for lunch on Wednesday and visiting Chris, my sister, on Thursday, so busy for me.
Take care.
hugs {brenda} x0x

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