Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Tim's tag for July at CVC

What's on my desk?

Although Tim's tag was inspired by the US celebrations for the 4th July I originally wanted to keep to the red. white and blue theme and make a UK patriotic tag but it didn't work out. So I went a bit more vintage.


Using mini blueprints 4 I chose the vintage desk items and followed Tim's directions to colour up and make the tag stamping onto watercolour paper and using distress markers and a water brush to colour them in.


I applied micro glaze like Tim shows us, it does a brilliant job of sealing the distress inks and I love the distressed effects that can be achieved when you paint inks over it.


My design changes here with the addition of remnant rubs and ideaology.


I will link you to Tim's blog where you will be able to see his patriotic version and all the process steps that you can follow if you want to join in his monthly tag contributions.


Thanks for popping in today.

hugs Brenda




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21 comments:

Mary Elizabeth said...

Ooo! So glad you didn't go red, white and blue. Just caught sight of this on my blog reader right as I was getting ready to crash for the night and thought I'd pop by. So glad I did! I LOVE it!! Gorgeous vintage-y goodness. And I love the remnant rub sentiments you found for each frame. Wonderful take on Tim's tag! Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Paradise Lost said...

I love the vintage feel to your tag! Gorgeous work!
~~julia~~

Annie said...

Love your take on Tim's tag Brenda..those blueprints look great and I love that vintage feel.

Looking forward to seeing you on Saturday

Hugs Annie xx

Nikki Acton said...

Great version, wonderful tones achieved. Inspired to get some of the glaze now. Nxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous take on this month's tag Brenda. Gorgeous vintage hues and great use of those blueprint stamps. Jennie x

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Lovely vintage take on Tim's tag Brenda, love your colour palette and those great blueprint stamps. Can't wait to get some of that micro glaze, love the effect you get with it.

Meggymay said...

Love your vintage version Brenda. Looks fantastic using those images.
Yvonne

Gina said...

Loving those blueprint stamps! :D XXX

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome tag and use of the blueprint stamps!

Inkypinkycraft said...

this is gorgeous x i went vintage too and neutral ...just to blog mine ! better late than never xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, love the vintage co,ours and imagery, very striking, Tracy x

rachel said...

this looks fab Brenda - I love the vintage tones - looks awesome! Hugs rachel x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Like your tag very much - great colours and detailing.
Wishes
Lynne

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely adore your vintage version Brenda, great take on the original!!

Joi at RR said...

This is WONDERFUL Brenda. Love the way you used the mini blueprints and the colors are PERFECT. FABULOUS take on Tim's July tag. j.

Shari Trumbull said...

Completely love your vintagey take on Tim's July Tag, Brenda! This looks like a winning tag to me!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

hazel said...

A fabulous vintage take on Tim's tag Brenda.
xxx Hazel.

Anita Houston said...

I'm sorry but I cracked up when you said "it didn't work out"...when referring to making a red, white, and blue tag! I've imagined a scene where it went up in flames!!! LOL! I SO have those types of craft days too! LOVE LOVE LOVE your vintage tones, and the images are wonderful! Gorgeous tag...may be my new favorite!

Paula Cheney said...

I'm sure glad you chose another color combo because this tag is great. What a great idea Brenda.

A Pink said...

Such a fabulous vintage take on Tims tag! Brenda A real eye catcher and hopefully worthy winner x

that crazy chick said...

Brenda, this is absolutely lovely. The colour pallet is vintage, aged to perfection.