Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Tim's tag for February

I actually made this tag on Valentine's Day following Tim's process steps but making a few changes as I went along.


The background had been started earlier in the week, but the rest of the tag just came together so well.


I really wanted to play with colour with this technique so I actually chose papers to fit in colour schemes and made up four basic backgrounds........


.... and this is the one I chose to use - pinks for Valentine's Day.
  

All the embellishing was based around Tim's design, I added lots of Victorian Velvet distress paint to all of them to bring the colours in together. You can just see some touches to the inside and outside edges of the frame. The lady is from the Lost and Found paper stack.


I really enjoyed playing with the arrow and heart. Tim used a felt heart on his tag but this one was die-cut from foam, stamped with potting soil archival ink and a little gathered twigs distress stain smeared over it to take away the bright vivid pink that it started out as. The wings are little charms from my supplies also altered with VV distress paint and then a little picked raspberry stain baked into it with the heat gun.


I have just received Tim's new set of Watercolor stamps with some gorgeous butterflies on it, so I played with distress stains on watercolour paper to create this little beauty.


Finally I shabbied and shadowed the tag background as Tim shows us to do ....


... and created my own design.


Thanks Tim for another wonderful tag and background idea. I shall certainly be making more of these, they are great fun to experiment with. I am off to link this one on Tim's February tag blog post and to take a look at the other entries where there is always more inspiration in abundance.

hugs Brenda xxx

21 comments:

massofhair said...

Great Tag Brenda:-) xxx

Nikki Acton said...

Beautiful tag, wonderful embellishing! Nikki x

hazel said...

A wonderful tag Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Redanne said...

Your backgrounds are always 'to die for' Brenda, I love this one, it is a great take on Tim's tag and the heart and arrow are just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful version of Tim's tag Brenda! Your backgrounds are fabulous and I love the little wings on the heart! hugs :)

Annie said...

Totally agree with Anne .....your backgrounds are indeed stunning.
Wonderful details Brenda x
Tfs and hugs Annie x

Annie said...

Totally agree with Anne .....your backgrounds are indeed stunning.
Wonderful details Brenda x
Tfs and hugs Annie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Stunning work as always Brenda and I'm loving the pink.
Julie x

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully Holtzian in a shabby feminine way. Nicola x

crafty creations said...

Brilliant interpretation of Tims tag Brenda - all the backgrounds you created are stunning - looking forward to seeing what you use the other 3 on

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Divine!
Love the colour, the image tucked into the frame, the way you incorporated the heart onto the tag and all the little touches.
So beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous Brenda x

butterfly said...

Lovely feminine take on the February tag - the butterfly is so beautiful (just received those stamps but haven't had a chance to play yet!), and I love the other backgrounds too - can't wait to see what they become!
Alison xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely fabulous take on this month's tag Brenda. Your backgrounds are wonderful and I can't wait to see what you do with them. I love the softness of them all. I have just done my tag and I loved the whole process of the shabby collage. Jennie x

Buttons said...

Love all of the colourways and this Valentine's one has come together beautifully. Jenny x

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful Brenda, all of your backgrounds turned out wonderfully and love your February tag!

Juls said...

Beautiful :-) xx

LauraVi said...

Love those wings on the heart and the warm butterfly ! Background is perfect!

Anita Houston said...

Wonderful rendition...love the wings!

Caroline said...

Thanks for lovely comment! So excited to win, was my first entry :) I love your tag - the VV on the frame and the metal embellishments looks beautiful. I loved how you dropped the foam heart from the arrow too.