Sunday, 31 January 2016

Mix It Up with Tim

 
For his tags of 2016 Tim is re-mixing two of his tag techniques from previous years to bring us new ways of using them. I am sure this will be a blast bringing together old and new ideas to create something completely different and to start us off he has given us chalkboard and industrious metal to work with.


So as Tim has mixed things up a bit so have I.


As you can see I changed the colours and I used pine needles distress paint for my industrial pieces but I also added a wash of black distress paint over the top to get that industrial patina look.


I also reversed the chalk and background colours making my coffee cup more in keeping with the real ones you might get in mine and Tim & Mario's favorite coffee shop. Still using chalks I even added a bit of green colouring to the cup and although not totally clear int his picture the tiny cog has been altered with alcohol ink and copper treasure gold.


The background is Tim's mesh stamp and produced with the chalkboard technique the same as the coffee cup.The word band was first coloured with pine needles distress paint and then antique linen (using Tim's technique for distressing the bands) and I also added some treasure copper to the edges.


I changed the normal string or ribbon for some hessian ribbon painted with the pine needles and black wash and then stapled on with the mini attacher.


Yay, having missed the last three tags at the end of 2015 due to the pressure of additional workloads I now find I am catching up and getting back into the swing of my own schedule at last. Thank goodness as I have so missed joining in. Thanks Tim for a great start to the new year with the technique remix and I am now going to go and link to the January post on your blog.


Have a great Sunday and I'll see you tomorrow with my DT sample for the beginning of the new challenge at Country View Challenges.

Happy crafting.

hugs Brenda xxx

21 comments:

Jane said...

What a great tag Brenda...I love your mixing up ideas and techniques. I can't believe we will be on tag #2 tomorrow. Hugs xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Wow, Brenda! Your tag is sooooo cool!!! I love it!!!

Angela Radford said...

Fantastic Brenda, love it, Angela x

sally said...

Love the creativity here! That coffee cup embossing looks really good in those colours :-). New tag tomorrow & I shall not have managed January so I'll have to try & catch up in March when I get home....


Sally xx

Jennie Atkinson said...

A brilliant interpretation of this month's tag. Love the colours on the metal and the coffee cup embossing. Wonderful. Jennie x

Nicole Wright said...

Ohhhhh I love the coffee theme! Great idea ;) The embossed green is fantastic too. Just squeaked it!

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !
Corrie x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This looks sooo cool.. I love the super patina touch ... great!
oxo
Susi

Mary Elizabeth said...

Hi Brenda!! I so understand how life gets out of control sometimes. Doing some recovery of my own schedule as well these days :) Anyway, I think that the "ode-to-caffeine" theme of this tag is absolutely perfect for joining back in to Tim's Tags. Caffeine really makes the world go round. Love the pine tree distress paint for the industrious technique. It's such a fantastic background color for your tag.(It goes so well with the green colored chalk for the coffee cup -- Wow!) And what a great idea to use the mesh stamp for the chalkboard technique. Sweet background for the cup. Love this!!!!! Great take on Tim's January tag. Hugs -- Mary Elizabeth

Bobbi Smith said...

Love your version Brenda, the coffee theme is perfect! Happy Sunday to you too! Bobbi xxx

Redanne said...

I love the way you changed your up Brenda, the green and black work well on the industrious technique and I just love the coffee cup with the green chalk, it looks amazing! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

brilliant work Brenda - great take on Tims tag! Hugs rachel x

Meggymay said...

Wonderful combination of techniques Brenda, the tag looks fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Susan Lankford said...

Very cool tag...love what you've done with it!

Anita Houston said...

Love your coffee take, and especially the green I the metal!!! Adore this!!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your interpretation of Tim's tag Brenda, what a great idea to use the coffee theme! Deb xo

butterfly said...

Fab take on the January inspiration - the greeny patina is so cool, and I love your reverse chalk coffee cup... craving one now! Looks like I'll be sitting the tags out this year, since I'll be away from my desk for at least half of them... ah well!
Alison xx

Theresa said...

This tag is FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE IT!!!

Candy C said...

Brenda...your tag is super cute. Love the Starbucks style cup with the metal embellishment. That ties is so well with the embossed coffee cup background and the word stick. I also love your choice of colors and the cardstock background behind the coffee cup. That really sets things off so nicely. You have a really keen eye for contrast and style, girlfriend!

trisha too said...

Brenda Brown, my bloggy friend--it's good to see you on the facebook, but thank you for stopping by the blog, I appreciate it!

What a great tag, all the rich colors and textures, very fine.

:)

Amy Lou said...

Wow! I love this tag!!