Monday, 8 September 2014

Tim’s tag for September–a note book cover

This is my first effort and because it went totally wrong I guess I’ll be trying another one soon. To see Tim’s tag and all the details as to how he made it pop over to his blog to be amazed. Once you’ve seen the process for the background then you’ll understand what went wrong and what I’ve done to this to salvage it.
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This is Tim’s tag.
I used Willow for the first layer and then blending solution and Lettuce through the stencils. Although it isn’t what I set out to achieve I do like the results  and carried on using it to make a cover for a sketch book.
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The leaves were given the same treatment as Tim’s butterflies.
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Stamps used – Bird Feather, Thankful Silhouettes, Classics #17.
Strip die – Autumn Gatherings
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Another great tag from Tim and more techniques to add to our tool box to use.

Thanks for stopping by today, have a great week.

hugs Brenda xxx

36 comments:

barbarayaya62 said...

Amazing project! Original way to interpret Tim's tag!I love this! BArbarayaya

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful note book cover, and I think it's good that yours is a bit different from the original! Valerie

Jane said...

I love this Brenda, you are too hard a critic to yourself, the leaves are wonderful too.Such a gorgeous note book cover. Happy September....a bit belated from me I know. Hugs xx

debby4000 said...

I think you front cover is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Dagmar said...

Oh Brenda - what a fantastic createt cover - it's so wonderful and i love them! Hugs Dagmar

Astrid Maclean said...

Hm, Brenda, no matter how hard I look, I cannot see where you went wrong (but then I have not studied Tim's technique in detail yet)... I absolutely adore the finished result on your notebook cover, I love the colours, lay out and textures you used and the end result is wonderful, in fact I like it a lot better than Tim's original tag...

Margreet said...

Although it went wrong I do love your cover!
xxx Margreet

Glennis said...

I always thought that there was no 'wrong' in creating art.
I love your project, Brenda, the colours are gorgeous

Sue C said...

Brenda your book cover looks fabulous! The background is great and the autumnal colours are beautiful. Maybe not what you intended but the end result is beautiful. Sue C x

Nikki Acton said...

Now I am with Astrid on his one. Tim, I love you dearly and your ideas are fab, but on this occasion Brenda has done it better! Great background and collaged book cover. Hoping to give the technique a go myself soon, have limited alcohol inks so goodness knows where mine will end up! See you later. Nikki xxx

Tincan Crafter said...

Oh wow, I love that you made it into a notebook cover. I think its absolutely perfect!!! Loved the birdy on the burlap ribbon and the autumny leaves are to die for. You have created something divinely awesome here. Also wanted to come by and say a huge thank you for faithfully stopping over at my blog and always leaving such lovely comments! You make my day - always!

Gram's Treasures said...

Well, I only see what you did right...this is gorgeous!
Joyce xx

Karen Petitt said...

It may not be what you hoped to achieve Brenda but it is gorgeous! I just popped over to see what Sir Tim of the Holtz had created and his tag is stunning but so is this. I do love to see what very talented crafters make from errors - it gives me hope that I might be able to repair some of my mistakes in the future Karen x

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Brenda,

All of your projects look amazing! I don't see anything wrong with the journal, it's beautiful.

I love the green colors that you used.

Peace,
Kay

scrappymo! said...

Even if it dod not turn out like you visualized, it is still fabulous! I like the lettuce for the stencilled colour...it has a bit of a pop to it.

Wonderful Note Book.

massofhair said...

Tim's Tag not inspiring, your notebook cover priceless :-) xxx

Annie said...

A beautiful notebook cover Brenda. The background is fabulous and I love the way you made Tim's tag your own. TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

sally said...

Nice to know that we can all be less successful than the master! I struggled because of my card & colours!

It's still a very nice rescue and a beautiful cover :-)

Sally

Aspiring crafter said...

Brenda, I think this book cover is so lovely!
Love all your elements , colours , layout and ...as for the background , think it's great!
Little work of art- wouldn't change a thing!
XxxRuth

Paper Profusion said...

Looks wonderful Brenda. If others mightily more learned than I cannot work out the probs then I'm not even going to try! Beautiful cover! Nicola x

Meggymay said...

Its a fabulous cover and everything looks so well together an the super base layer.
Yvonne

Faith W said...

Not wrong ! Never wrong! Different, but still A beautiful cover!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow Brenda, that a WONDERFUL take. Just love it.

butterfly said...

I love the layered effect in the background - "right" or "wrong"... and the finished notebook is completely enchanting.
Alison xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

a beautiful cover Brenda , love it x

JansArtyJunk said...

Love that you created it into a notebook cover Brenda. I think its absolutely fab!!! Love the birdy and the burlap.. beautiful!

craftytrog said...

Absolutely stunning Brenda! xxx

Anita Houston said...

Amazing and beautiful take! Love this so much!!!

Sue said...

Brenda this is so beautiful, I love these colours, and the finished cover is stunning xx

Terry said...

Beautiful take on Tim's September tag, Brenda! I love your color choices and of course that wonderful bird! Hugs!

Anna said...

This is beautiful!! Lovely interpretation of Tim's tag!

Buttons said...

You may think it's gone wrong but to me this is fabulous. I love the double colours of the lettering and the harvest bouquet you've added. Jenny x

Lucy Edmondson said...

The notebook is just exquisite!

Lucy x

Bonnie McLain said...

Love the NATURAL felling of this FANTASTICALLY CREATED MASTERPIECE... love it Brenda... stands out 100% in that line up on tim's site... beautiful... love it all... just perfect... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

Samantha Read said...

This is so lovely, and perfect for this time of year :)
Hugs, Sam and Poppy xx

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is stunning, love the beautiful pieces you used here, gorgeous, gorgeous! ~Diane