Sunday, 26 April 2015

April Tim Tag

I took inspiration from several different sources to create my Tim tag for this month - Tim's April post of course but also a couple of things on Pinterest caught my eye using heritage photos (see my Pinterest board Here).


I began by cutting the front of an an old book cover away from the pages to use as my base .....


.... and gathered the resources and materials I needed to put this together.


I chose to use different stamps to Tim as I don't yet own the beautiful flowers but I also wanted to use one of the photobooth images and chose this one to go with the saloon stamp.


I am definitely in USA mode (we fly Thursday - yay not long to wait now) and picked out the word adventure to use on my project. Looking through my other thinlits I noticed the holiday word set has wonderland in it and that I could cut off the piece I wanted to make up my sentiment ..... and so it started to come to life. Having cut the kraft card to size and cutting the slits in it as Tim shows us, I turned my card over and adhered a piece of red card so that it showed through the cut out word.


I stamped and watercoloured my chosen image using distress markers and a water brush using the Wild West stamp set.


I distressed the edges of the book cover and inked the edges, you can see it has this wonderful linen cover over it that distressed really well .....


.... and I also stamped the stars from the same stamp set, coloured a star with denim alcohol ink and added some star brads and rusty elements.


Finally I attached some rusty wire to two clips and clipped them at the top to make this into a little hanging.


I know this is not at all like the master's inspirational tag, but I am pleased with the way it worked out and it does use his techniques and a similar layout.


I shall be linking this to Tim's April tag post.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the weekend and have a great week ahead.

hugs Brenda xxx


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
Jawaharlal Nehru

20 comments:

Julia Aston said...

You really made Tim's tag your own here Brenda! love the thickness of the book cover and great red for your tag base - the wonderful wire and clip hanging - and your fun American West theme! hugs, Julia xx

Paradise Lost said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love your use of the book cover ~ so clever!
~~~julia~~~

debby4000 said...

Brilliant tag, great idea to use the book cover.
luv
Debby

Jane said...

What a great version Brenda....how ingenious to use the book cover and to use the land off the due cut. You must be counting down....how exciting. Have a wonderful break and I hope to catch up with you really soon. Huge hugs xx

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

That is so wonderful Brenda, love that you used the book cover and the saloon stamp is perfect for your sentiment! Have a wonderful trip ☺

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Redanne said...

You do such wonderful things with these old books Brenda! Your take on Tim's tag is absolutely stunning... I love the theme and how you used the words so perfectly to fit - I just love it all!! Beautiful work, as always.

If I don't get the chance before, I hope you have THE most wonderful trip to America, please give Terry a big hug from me. Hugs, Anne xx

hazel said...

A great idea to use the book cover to make a fabulous hanging - a great take on Tim's tag.
xxx Hazel.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Just amazing Brenda! Brilliant idea about the book cover and I love that you made it into a wall hanging! Great choice for your stamp, such an original version of Tim's tag! hugs :)

butterfly said...

Can definitely feel the USA influence on this one... love the book cover background, and the fab inclusion of the photo... a really terrific take on the April tag, with so many individual additions and twists.
Alison xx

Emma Galloway said...

Fabulous Brenda - love the use of the book x

S@ndy Diller said...

I really like this Brenda, I live in the wild, wild west so it really hits home for me. I always love the way you use those found relatives. Have a great week, S@ndy xx

rachel said...

truely awesome Brenda - beautiful x

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome wall hanging, Brenda! Love how you used the old book cover.

massofhair said...

Have a wonderful journey and adventure in the US Brenda!

Fantastic Tag, love the theme and the book cover as your base, fantastic upcyle :-) xxx

Mrs.B said...

This is fabulous Brenda, such an original take on the tag, love how you've made it into a wall hanging.
Avril xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

This really is a wonderful take on this month's tag Brenda. What a wonderful finish to your old book cover and I love all the wonderful elements. Have a lovely holiday in the US ! Jennie x

Buttons said...

What a fantastic version Brenda! Love the thought processes behind this and the whole Wild West angle. Have a fantastic time in the US (and if I can carry your bags for you then just shout!!!) Jenny x

crafty creations said...

Stunning Brenda - love the use of the book cover and the way you have put your own interpretation on it - I've just managed to blog my Tim's tag in time this month

Have a wonderful trip - hope you are taking an empty case for all the stash you MAY buy !!!

Anita Houston said...

Of course you had me at the red background! LOVE the saloon too! Fabulous take!