Monday, 31 March 2014

Tim’s tags for March

By the skin of my teeth I have finished my tags to link to Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 – March edition.
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Tim demonstrates his smudge stamping technique, creating two gorgeous collaged and layered tags that look so different with the bold and faint designs. Although I have followed the same steps to create mine, I added something a little different at the beginning. My large set of these gorgeous bird stamps still haven't arrived but I do have the Nature Walk set with the smaller versions, so I cut down two size 8 tags and then did this step first.
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I stamped the large bird (without legs) onto the card first……
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…… masked him off using Post-It notes.
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… and then carried on with the steps Tim shows us.
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I don’t have the spritzing tool yet so I masked and blended my inks, covered the rest of the image up and spritzed with a home made DI spray.
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Love these vintage Spring tags this month.

Hope you had a lovely Mother’s day in the UK and have a great week ahead. I am getting really excited as I am teaching a full weekend of workshops in Wales next Saturday and Sunday, I am so looking forward to it.

Take care.

hugs Brenda xx

27 comments:

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous...this is the one I am trying for my first ever. I am not trying to finish it for his deadline...just of r me and maybe eventually your challenge...lol

Yours is fabulous. I so love that bird and nest and feather!

Gram's Treasures said...

What's that saying....no grass grows under her feet? That's you...on the road again! Hope you have a great time. Love these tags, perfect for spring.
Joyce xx

Joan Heath said...

These are Fabulous Tags, as always. Love both of them. Not heard of smudge stamping before but looks fun. Good luck with the weekend, hope it goes well. Have a good week xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful tag and stamps, glad you managed it at the last moment! Valerie

Margreet said...

Love your touch of Tim's tags, Brenda, so beautiful....wishing you a wonderful week!
xxx Margreet

debby4000 said...

Fabulous tags, great technique.
luv
Debby

Dagmar said...

I love your Tags so much! Have a great week, hugs Dagmar.

Redanne said...

Adding the bird is such a great idea Brenda and really 'finishes' the tag off beautifully. Your tags are stunning, I love both of them! Hugs, Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Love the addition of the bird to the nest Brenda, both your tags look wonderful!!

Chris Warner said...

Beautiful tags Brenda, love the birdie sitting on the nest, just where it should be! lol Chris xxx

Deborah said...

perfect tim tags, brenda :-)

Jeannette said...

Wow,your Tags are stunning,Love the bird with the beautiful soft colors,love it.

Greetings Jeannette

ElizabethR said...

Beautiful tags and images, love how the spritzing softens them. Wales is lovely and warm today!! Elizabeth x

Netty said...

Beautiful tags Brenda. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful tags, great images. Love the birdie.

Meggymay said...

Two beautiful tags Brenda. Sounds like you are going to be busy,
Yvonne

Jane said...

These are great Brenda and such lovely stamps. Enjoy your workshops, sound like fun and nearly time for our one ..can't wait. Hugs xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

gorgeous tags Brenda xx hugs x

Annie said...

Your tags are stunning Brenda....... Great improvisation too x I adore this smudged technique. Have fun at your workshops and safe journey too

HUgs Annie x

Sandy said...

Wonderful tags Brenda - I tried my best to smudge but it just would not work for me. Such a happy addition using the music.
Sandy xx

Paper Profusion said...

Fabulous tags Brenda. Nicola x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Great 2nd generation impression~! xx

Coco said...

Two great tags Brenda, they are gorgeous. Hugs, Coco xx

Jools Robertson said...

Both of these are beautiful, love the stronger one and the ghost effect one is just so delicate
The colours you have used a gorgeous, love how you have done the feather, lovely

Jools x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Brenda
So beautiful and there is a lovely delicate nature to the tags.
Sorry I haven't managed to visit recently.
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

I do love this version of Tim's tags Brenda. You've definitely made it your own. Jenny x

Marjie Kemper said...

So nice to see your spin on the March tags... amazing what a subtle change the smudge effect has. I do believe I now need that feather stamp!