Tuesday, 15 April 2014

April Tim Tag

Yay I’ve got my Tim tag for this month done in plenty of time.
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I followed Tim’s process pretty much to a T except I used rusty hinge distress paint with walnut stain distress ink for the background …..
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…. and I added three flowers with antique linen distress glitter..
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I just adore the trellis framework die and I coloured mine in broken china adding different inserts like Tim showed us including a hessian one. (Top tip here - lightly spread some wet glue over the hessian you want to die cut to make it stiff so that it doesn't fall to pieces when you die-cut it. My favourite general wet glue is Evo-Stik wood adhesive from B&Q, it dries clear and is very strong).
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The mottled effect of the spritzed distress ink over the distress paint is fabulous.
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With rusty hinge and broken china distress inks for the ribbon and a philosophy tag with antique linen paint to colour in the words, it's finished - oh apart from some coloured twine and string through the tag hole..
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I have to say I really loved making this tag and going back to the pinecone die to make the roses.
Have you made yours yet?

hugs Brenda xx

39 comments:

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful Brenda. I must start doing Tim's tags myself!

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colours. Have a lovely day, hugs, Valerie

Deborah said...

A lovely Tim tag (that trellis die is gorgeous) and a great tip (I have wood glue!) Cheers :-)

sally said...

Lovely tag Brenda! I'm so wanting that trellis die...but methinks I'll have to wait awhile :-( hope to get to making my tag (with what I've got) today/tomorrow.

Sally

Jane said...

This is a lovely colour combo on a gorgeous tag Brenda, rusty hinge must go on my list of colours to add to my distress inks. Your glitter looks great on the flowers and I am glad to see you added another flower...2 just didn't look right did it...I ended up with 5! Can't wait for some inky play next week..not long now xx

Redanne said...

This has been my favourite tag this year - you have chosen wonderful colours for your, love the three flowers and the trellis... now on my wish list. A beautiful take on Tim's tag. Hugs, Anne xx

Elly said...

Beautiful tag, Brenda. I love the flowers with a touch of distress glitter.♥

Joan Heath said...

Beautiful Tag, love the colours and the roses are gorgeous xx

Astrid Maclean said...

It's gorgeous Brenda and a super take on the original!! Having seen this one irl, I just know how pretty it is, I adore your flowers, that bit of glitter on them really adds that special touch!!

Jennie Atkinson said...

A wonderful take on the April tag Brenda - I just LOVE the trellis and all the little background pieces - fabulous x

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Brenda, love the shades you've used and the added glitter to the roses really makes the difference.
Avril xx

Kaz said...

gorgeous xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic take on Tim's tag, love all the details. Mine is still on my to-do-list.

Juls said...

WOW!!! Love it!!! Hugs Juls

Nicole Wright said...

Awesome take on April's tag! I really have to get on mine.

Samantha Read said...

Utterly gorgeous!!

Gram's Treasures said...

Gorgeous, Brenda, and I really like those colours. Wonderful detail.
Joyce xx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Brenda. I love your take on Tim's tag...and the texture in the trellis die looks fantastic!
Dot x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, great textures.
Yvonne

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is lovely, Brenda!

Lucy x

Deborah Wainwright said...

I really love your Tag Brenda great job x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This is fabulous dear Brenda! I love it!so much details and textures..just
PERFECTION!

Netty said...

Fab tag Brenda and love the added lattice diecut. Annette x

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

Terry said...

Beautiful take on this month's tag, Brenda! I love your pinecone roses and the lattice is gorgeous! No, have not started mine. Enjoy and sending hugs.

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful tag, Brenda. I love the seam binding and the beautiful, distressed roses. Julie Ann xxx

Joanna said...

Beautiful tag Brenda. I have seen it during the day. I thought to try to make one! That will be the first one. I am not confident with paints but I have recently bought TH papers so I thought to have a go. I am now just trying to make the roses. I have this die for a long time but I was only using the twigs. Have a nice evening! Joanna

Karin said...

beautiful tag, love the flower on it! Groetjes Karin

butterfly said...

Brilliant, Brenda - colours couldn't be more up my street, and all those fabulous textures on the lattice are amazing. Love, love, love your take!
Alison xx

Fandhmum said...

this is lovely, Brenda, I can see you really have enjoyed making this, it shows
Rosie x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Wow, pure vintage gorgeousness. Fantastic tag Brenda. The lattice background looks great and I love the pine cone roses :) xxx

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, (don't tell Tim, but I think you do his tags better than he does, lol) ~Diane

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A gorgeous rustic appearance to your card - it is stunning Brenda.
Wishes
Lynne

Buttons said...

A beautiful version Brenda. Love that idea of adding Distress Glitter to the flowers. They look gorgeous. Jenny x

Karen Petitt said...

Beautiful tag Brenda - absolutely stunning! Love the texture, the colours, every little detail is fantastic. Have a Happy Easter Karen x

Chris Warner said...

A fabulous tag Brenda, love the little quirks that make it yours and make the difference. Chris xxx

Anita Houston said...

Love you take! The glitz on the flowers are wonderful too! Gorgeous!

Jools Robertson said...

Beautiful tag, just love the trellis die cut and the colour is lovely
It just seems to work in any colour, the centres look fab cut from different finishes
Love the finish on the flowers too, such an array of textures

Jools x

Tincan Crafter said...

Thanks Brenda for leaving such a kind comment on my blog today. I have not been around the blogs recently so I missed this one - but I am glad I caught it now, this one is a winner - I can feel it in my bones.

Sandy said...

Beautiful tag with such pretty colors. I am pea green with envy over your flowers. I have not mastered mine yet - I am all thumbs!
And they aren't even green!!
Sandy xx