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?
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.
I have followed Tim’s techniques but used different colours, dies and stamp.
The background was made using iced spruce and dusty concord distress stains with shaded lilac DI blended through the harlequin mask.
The sentiment stamp was stamped in embossing ink and covered with fine black EP.
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.
I covered the flower petals with blue violet, watering can and plum archival inks and used watering can with olive on the leaves.
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?
A pretty brad and some scrumpled ribbon finish it off.

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