Wednesday 30 March 2016

Tim tag for March

12 tags of 2016 - March

This is Tim's tag for this month and I'm just getting in under the wire, so pleased I found a few hours yesterday afternoon to get my one done.

I followed both of the remix techniques but used different dies and found my own design which I actually really like. 

Following Tim's steps - see HERE to see all the details, I created the top layer and used two movers and shapers dies.

Then onto the media layer (see details from Tim's blog HERE) - I had die-cut the tag once but it didn't quite give me enough of the trellis to fit under the top layer, so I turned my tag over and found I could re-cut to extend it further - great find.

Here you can see how much extra trellis I managed to get - it was enough for what I wanted.

I carried on with the process steps using the new distress crayons and oh boy this technique is fabulous.

And then I added the embellishments. This is the best photograph of the tag showing it in it's truest colours and catching some of the brown (yes would you believe brown?) foiling. Having used a small talk saying I altered the wordband to reflect the same colours, black background - archival ink - and white lettering - picket fence distress paint. The photobooth lady was raised on thick foam pads and I used alcohol inks on the mirrored star.

Yay, I got it done and what a fabulous remix - thank's Tim, I just need to pop over and link it up.

Mixed media thinlits
Ranger foil sheets
Distress crayons set 2
Distress crayons set 3
Movers and shapers ticket die
Mirrored star
Ground espresso distress spray
Tarnisged brass distress spray
Ground espresso DI
Small talk
Photobooth strips

I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend, we had a family outing to the local Indian restaurant Friday night, a fairly quiet Saturday, Sunday was the Easter egg hunt in the garden for the girls ....

... with a family meal later and nine of us this time.

Saturday night and most of Sunday storm Katie raged, wrecking her havoc everywhere but we kept up the family tradition of having a BBQ ...

.... but ate indoors, again the family together. So all in all a busy but wonderful time.

See you back here on Friday with two post as A Vintage Journey and Country View Crafts will be starting new challenges.

Enjoy your week.

hugs Brenda xxx


Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful take! I LOVE the die window, and darker colors of crayons you gorgeous!

Doreen said...

Love your take on Tims tag,fabulous texture and clever use of the trellis

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the neutral tones you used instead of the bright colors. Fabulous tag. Sweet Easter pictures!

Redanne said...

Great tip about extending the die cutting Brenda and I just love the close-up of the crayoning - your colour choices are wonderful - and so is your beautiful tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Fantastic tag, Brenda! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend in spite of the weather!

Terry said...

Wow my friend, that is one great take on Tim's tag for March! So much to love! It looks like the Easter Egg hunt went well and all of you were able to enjoy some of the outside! Hugs!

Zoe Hillman said...

You've smashed this Brenda! It's simple but elegant and I love the overlaid photo. My favourite this month! <3

Nicole Wright Designs said...

I love your design for this months tag! Great share on extending those thinlits. Happy Easter... belated ;)

SewPaperPaint said...

I really love this, Brenda! What a great design and use of the techniques!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Brenda, I love how you used your chosen elements and the co,ours are just gorgeous. Love the aperture cut outs too and I always love corrugated card. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

A wonderful textured tag Brenda. Sounds like you had a lovely family weekend.
Yvonne xx

Corrie Herriman said...

I absolutely love this tag ! Fantastic... You might have made me go out and buy Tim's Crayons now.... after I had decided I didn't need them ;o). lol
How lovely to see your photos of the Easter celebrations !
Corrie xxx

sarascloset said...

LOve your take on this month's tag, and good for you getting it in; So lucky for us, because we got to see this knockout of a tag and learn a new tip on the Thinlits as well. Way to get extra use out of your dies! Hugs!

trisha too said...

So many layers and textures and rich colors, and it all adds up to gorgeous!

(We had an Easter bbq, too, how funny is that?)

Thank you for your visit, Brenda, I really appreciate it--I'm so busy doing house redo things, I barely get a chance to visit all my bloggy friends lately, and I do miss "seeing" you and all your beautiful art!


A Pink said...

Fabulous take on Tims tag! Brenda Love your choice of dies to create the apertures and such a clever idea too to extend the lattice work dies .
hugs x