Friday 14 February 2014

Tim’s Tags for February x 3

Happy Valentine's day to everyone. Before I take you through my tags I would like to say how excited I was yesterday morning to get a message from my friend Jenny congratulating me on a getting a Blogworthy link from the one and only Tim Holtz for the Valentine tag I posted just this week (Here if you haven’t had a chance to see it yet). It is a wonderful accolade to be recognised by Tim for the projects you make and I really couldn’t be more proud. What is even more special is that Jenny too was mentioned and Trace as well who are both great blogging buddies and it was lovely to see them receive the same special honour in the same post, great one girls.

Tim’s tag for February is a fabulous layered piece consisting of inks, embossing powder, chalk, glitter and and stickers. Full details can be found on Tim’s Blog.
I decided I would follow Tim’s technique with the products he used and then play with the other new CHA stencils and some more stamps from the Random Quotes set to create different designs.
This was the third tag I made and I have to say is my favourite made with the brand new doily stencil.
I used tumbled glass, pumice stone and frayed burlap stains for the background and peacock feathers, evergreen bough and tumbled glass inks through the stencil.
Some washi tape, embellishments and chit chat stickers.
I also used three different distress glitters on the butterfly.

The second tag I made used the lattice work stencil.
I love the design of this one, the pattern has a north african feel to it to me.
This is one of Mario’s hashtags he uses on FB and I used the vintage lace strip die for the top and bottom borders.
The ideaology star was ‘painted’ black with a promarker pen …..
… and the silhouettes covered with black soot distress glitter.

This is my copy of Tim’s original which has a wonderful vintage feel to it.
I love the hearts with shades of different reds …..
…. and the fabulous chalkboard technique used with the stamp.
The glittered heart and industrial stickers are great embellishments.

I am linking these to Tim’s tags for February.

I hope you have a fabulous Valentine Day, we went out last night so will be staying in tonight, but we don’t need a special day to have a cosy night in front of the television!!!

Enjoy your weekend, I hope you get to have some crafty time and if you are going to Stitches in Birmingham, let me know and maybe we will catch up with each other.



Unknown said...

Congratulations on your News. Love the Tags, the green one is beautiful. Different colour for you but has worked well. Enjoy your Valentine night in, probably best place with the current weather conditions. xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag, love how you made it, and congrats on getting recognition from Tim! Hugs, Valerie

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations again Brenda!

I love your Tim tags, especially the first (I have gone a bit different on mine too but that's the fun of it), the background is just stunning. Love the other too. Have a lovely evening in. Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Happy Valentine's day Brenda! I love your different takes on Tim's original and the exact copy is very impressive too! It is so interesting to see how his techniques can work in different colour ways and the gives a totally different feel to the finished piece. Stunning work like always my friend and big congrats on your blogworthy, so well deserved!!!

Jenny Marples said...

So pleased for you on your hugely deserved Blogworthy Brenda, and now breathing a sigh of relief. Why? I actually reached for the same doily stencil and ink colours for my Tim tag this month and then had a rethink. Thank goodness! Couldn't have bettered your version!!! In fact I adore all three. What a talent you are. See you Monday. Jenny xxx

Claudia N. said...

Hah, I tricked my server who still does not find your adress, but with google having your page translated to German (and back to English because I could not read the "German version" without laughing) I now can read and even comment. Yay!

The doily tag is my favourite too but the other tags are awesome too :) A wonderful three-some of Valentines! Beautiful!

Claudia x

Deborah said...

I saw that on tim's page yesterday, Congratulations! :-)

Zuzu's Blog said...

i think the first is my favourite. love the colour choices etc... and congratulations Brenda. lovely to be recognised as a blog worthy link ;)

massofhair said...

Three stunning Tags, congrats on your Blogworthy link you must be thrilled:-) xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOL, it didn't take you long to break out the stencils :) Looks like you had a ton of fun with them. Wonderful work - I especially love the tag made with the Doily stencil. Fabulous colors!


Terry said...

Wow, you got those stencils quickly!!! Love those stenciled backgrounds. All three tags are gorgeous and certainly not ordinary! Congratulations again my BW friend! Hugs and Happy Valentine's Day!

Kathyk said...

Well done on your well deserved "blogworthy" mench.

Today's pieces are pretty brill too, Brenda

Have a great weekend, hope the weather isn't too VILE where you are


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to you Brenda!
A beautiful collection of tags. Great stencils, the lattice design is especially pretty.

Jane said...

Oh wow Brenda I have just caught up with my reading...many congrats re your blogworthy link but I am not surprised as your work is just fab.These 3 tags are more examples of your amazing talent. Enjoy tonight, we have a dine in for 2 meal to celebrate ;0) Huge hugs and keep dry xx

Gram's Treasures said...

Great play with all the stencils and colours, Brenda, and congratulations...we know you are a great fan of Tim's.
Joyce xx

Netty said...

congratulations Brenda, so well deserved and am loving your tags.
Annette x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Great tags Brenda :)

Jools Robertson said...

Wow! Congratulations the Valentines tag is gorgeous very well deserved
I love the other two and especially the retro lattice and the Doilie stencil is beautiful, lovely colours with the glittery butterfly

Happy Valentines

Jools x

Paper Profusion said...

All three are brilliant Brenda and it's great to see the new stencils in action. Happy Weekend! Nicola x

craftytrog said...

A stunning trio of tags Brenda!
And, congrats on your Tim mention!
Have a fab weekend!
Alison xxx

Words and Pictures said...

All three are terrific, Brenda - fabulous to see those new stencils in action (still waiting on mine!) and wonderful colours from tag to tag. The first one is so pretty and the final one is brilliantly vintage grungy - perfect!
Alison xx

Rossella said...

Congratulations and beautiful tags,
see you Monday
Rosie x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous tags, congratulations on getting an accolade from Tim.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, both tags are fantastic. Especially love the green one.

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic tags, Brenda, lovely vintage, grungy look. Love the backgrounds!
Guess what? I will be at Stitches on Sunday. We must must must meet! xxx

nefertiti said...

Very beautiful tags Brenda, I love the first, very original and different !!! bizz

Mrs.B said...

Congrats on the Blogworthy link Brenda, well deserved.
Three great tags, and I love the doily stencil with those gorgeous colours.
Avril xx

Sophie said...

Wahnsinn, Brenda...
Deine Tags sind wieder einmal ein Traum. Die Hintergründe zum Niederknien...
Wunderschöne Werke.

Liebe Grüße

trisha too said...

Oh wow, that doily is pretty awesome, I see why it's your favorite!

Beautiful, Brenda!


Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Congratulations to the Valentine tag the post before it is really amazing. But these new tags are also so creative and inspiring, love them.
Wish you a nice sunday,
big hugs Anja

Inkypinkycraft said...

how late am I! these are gorgeous Brenda...i love all 3 , have to say the doily one is my fav but I love all three in their different ways! really fab tags x hugs x trace x

hazel said...

Fabulous tags.
xxx Hazel.

Cocofolies said...

All are fabulous Brenda, really perfect and beautiful. Love them all! Have a lovely week ahead, HUGS Coco xx

Gio said...

Yuor pieces are so far from ordinary, Brenda! And congrats for being mentioned by Tim. You simply rock!!

I hope you had a great time at Siitches!

scrappymo! said...

Congratulations! Well deserved.
your tags look fabulous. They are all wonderful but love the doily stencil one!

Karin said...

congratulations, gorgeous tags!
Groetjes Karin

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

These are all FABULOUS!!! I totally loved the one with the flowered stenciling! Beautiful takes!

Tincan Crafter said...

I meant to stop by and say congrats the other day when I saw your name in the blogworthy list. Ofcourse you're going to be in there - everything you do is fabulous!!! Thanks for taking the time to come over to my blog today - much apperciated!

1CardCreator said...

Sweet tags and a huge congratulations for the mention, that is BIG, and so well deserved too! ~Diane

Maryann Laursen said...

These 3 tags are just gorgeous to, and I love the sentiments, you´ve used for them too. All is soo true and a good reminder to all of us now and then. Stunning work as usual.