Friday, 10 January 2014

Me and You

I think I must be starting to think of Valentine’s day with a title like this.

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My tag uses stormy sky and brushed corduroy distress inks with the spritz and flick technique to make the background. Over that I used Tim’s dot fade mask and blended through more of the same colours.

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Here is the collection of pieces I gathered together to make up the design I had in my head.

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The photos are from the Tim Holtz paper stash 8 x 8 Collage. The moth is from another of his set but can’t remember which one. Notice I didn't use the key in the end, although it looked ok in my head it didn't have the space it needed when I put it all together.

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I used scraps for the photo mounts and other little embellishments.

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The little pieces made up a small banner across the centre.

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Are you beginning to think of Valentine's projects? We no sooner finish one festival and we are off on another.

What do you think of all the goodies Tim has been showing on his blog that will be showcasing at CHA? Oh my gosh, I am so pleased I got some craft vouchers for Christmas so I can buy some when they arrive. I just love the new butterfly and bee sizzix dies, made specially for me!!!! (I wish!).

Be inspired and creative.

hugs {brenda} x0x

41 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I even love just the background...
you made a fabulous tag -

wonderful Brenda! Happy weekend!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous vintage collage, and I love the background too!

Yes... little bit scared of how many things I "need" from the new releases!!
Alison xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Love your tag, you have put it together really well. I'm not going to even look what new things Tim has, I can't buy anything, and don't want to make my mouth water for nothing! Hugs, Valerie

Joan Heath said...

Love this tag, the colours are beautiful.The photos are lovely. Have seen the things Tim has got to come out - Oh my, I feel a spending spree coming on when they arrive in this country!

Daniele said...

such a lovely grungy romantic tag Brenda
hugs

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous collage Brenda and what an array of colours which all work so fabulously together. I love that you can put things out to use like that - I am not that organised and I seem to be hunting around in drawers and boxes the whole time I am creating. Perhaps I will try your method.

Just loving all the CHA sneaks - my wish list is getting longer and longer! Have a lovely weekend x

Deborah said...

Wowser, Brenda! One of my favourite things you've made. Just love the scraps and the colour choices.

Jane said...

What lovely ideas for your tag Brenda, I love the paper frames around the photo. Yes Valentine's is around the corner and then Easter....LOL. I do love the changing seasons. I agree that the new TH range looks amazing I love the heart and flower stencils and the small round blending tools and small distress ink pads. So exciting xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a brilliant tag Brenda! Love the collage and the background is perfect for it! Hmmm! Tim's new stuff - I fear a budget crisis coming on!! Chrisx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful tag with gorgeous elements. Perfect for Valentine's day.

Redanne said...

A beautiful collage Brenda, just love the beautiful background and those little banners are just perfect.

The new CHA releases are amazing, I love the dragonfly and the fabulous seahorse. I have already done a pre-order for some of the releases...... there is no hope for me and my new year's resolution... Hugs, Anne x

Elly said...

Aahh..love it and honestly i don't really miss any stamping (:o)

Netty said...

Love your grungy romantic tag Brenda, enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

Karen Garrard said...

This piece is just BRILLIANT Brenda. Love the background and color selection. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x wintonrosepapercreations.blogspot.com

Gram's Treasures said...

Another fun tag, and one can tell that you really enjoy making them! If the weather stays warm enough, it looks like we are going to get a couple of days of steady rain. See, now you can have our snow...fair is fair now.
Joyce xx

2amscrapper said...

Brenda, I just love the look of this!

Von said...

Wonderful layering Benda :)
Von ♥
Have a good weekend

craftimamma said...

Love your tag Brenda! The colours and background are gorgeous and all the different elements are perfectly balanced.

I'm not sure if I'm glad I haven't yet had time to check out ANY of the new releases from CHA, lol! At least I don't wish for what I haven't seen. I'm sure I will be having a look very shortly though and then the wish list will benlonger than my arm ;D.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

Beautifully designed, so well thought out and perfectly finished. I love it! Almost finished the Valentines stuff, and heading firmly into spring/summer flowers right now! Don't get me started on what I need from Winter 2014 CHA - a remortgage may be on the cards at this rate!!! Jenny xxx

Annie said...

Fabulous tag Brenda x I adore the vintage feel and the gorgeous collage you have created. Like you I can't wait to get my hands on Tim's new products.

Best wishes
Annie x x

Karin said...

wow a fabulous vintage tag!
have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes karin

Margreet said...

Gorgeous tag and I love the way you showed how you created it...curious to see what you will buy for new goodies!
Enjoy your weekend!
xxx Margreet

1CardCreator said...

This is beautiful and I do agree, the butterfly dies are gorgeous, and made for you I am sure! Have fun with your vouchers! Big hugs, ~Diane

Barb Cady said...

This is a great tag, love the background! Congrats on your vouchers hope you have fun choosing! X

Barb Cady said...

This is a great tag, love the background! Congrats on your vouchers hope you have fun choosing! X

Julie Ann Lee said...

So beautiful and nostalgic! I love it! congrats too on your Funkie Junkie win! Julie Ann xx

Meggymay said...

Fabulous vintage collage tag. Some of Tim's new items will be on my wish list as well.
Yvonne

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

They actually look as though they could have been sweethearts.
I like the romance of your tag but with a grungier colour palette.
Wonderful!
Wishes
Lynne

Joanna said...

I like the background. And the banner too. Beautiful tag.
I have seen TH new products and I think the doily stencil will be my first ever stencil ;) I like it a lot.
Have a nice Sunday. Joanna

Sandy said...

What a neat collage on a tag. Hey wait a minute, that male type person looks like a boy I was in love with in High School but the woman looks like my mother! Your background looks great!!
Sandy

Terry said...

I have not seen on new Tim release item that makes me want to lose $$$! Well one can dream!!! On the subject of dreaming, your tag is romantic and dreamy! Love how you combined all those vintage elements and that background is GORGEOUS! Love those big splats! Happy Weekend! Hugs!

hazel said...

A wonderful tag Brenda, the background is fabulous and the images are lovely.
xxx Hazel.

Fandhmum said...

Beautiful tag, gorgeous background
Rosie x

Gio said...

oh, it's so sweet, Brenda! No no too early for Valentine projects, doesn't it? ;-)
Love love the new stuff from Tim, as every year. I'm looking forward to see your pieces using them!

Coco said...

Wonderful composition, I love your process and the perfection of the result!!! And Tim is going to deliver a butterfly and bee die, really??? Well, I have to see that more closely! :-)) Hugs Brenda. Coco xx

Jools Robertson said...

The colours on this are stunning, so many details and embellishments! Such a lovely vintage feel to it

Junibears said...

Dear Brenda, your work is so fabulous. And I think you are improving all the time. I have known you for a goodly time now and have always been delighted to follow your art journey.
My very best wishes and love to you. June xxx

Samantha Read said...

O wow Brenda! Loving all the layers and details on this, fantastic. Have a good day, hugs, Sam and Poppy xxx

nefertiti said...

Gorgeous tag with a lovely background! bizz

Candy C said...

Brenda...your vintage style Valentine tag is stunning. I so love the distressed edges of everything and the very vintage look you've achieved with your tag. The colors are amazing. Love the scuffed up edges of the photos and the torn edges of the paper scraps you've matted them on. Love the black and white rick rack...how cute! Love the mottled blue-ish backgorund and the filmstrip running up the left side. Really a lovely piece. I also wanted to thank you so much for the sweet comments you always leave on my blog post. Leaving Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is bittersweet. But, I am so excited for what may be out there for me; just waiting round the bend. Here's to a creative and fun 2014! <3 Candy

Marjie Kemper said...

I love everything about this - colors, texture, placement - WOW! Off to pin...