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