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12 Tags of 2014 – April

My life seems to have turned into a juggling act where I feel like I am on a bit of a treadmill always trying to catch up.

So today I took some me crafting time to do my Tag for this month, sadly I do not as yet have any of the new dies, cork sheeting or Tattered Pinecone die (believe me it has been on my wishlist for a while now)

 

Tim’s Tag showcases 3 techniques this month, the first with Distress Paint and tissue tape, one with the new dies, and the last with the tattered pinecone rose.

So I had to get really creative with it. I like to include at least 2 of techniques that we have been taught.

 

Here is My tag

 

My Tak on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014

My Tak on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014

I started with the background and used stormy Sky Distress Paint and a mix of the blue inks and ye olde vintage photo, the paint does not stand out as much as I got a bit confused and forgot to mist before I set them oh well live and learn I am still really happy with the finished product so all good.

I then Die cut a Quickutz boarder die I have out of thin chipboard as well as some pattern paper and a piece of mirrored sheeting to fill in some of the hearts. I used my blending tool with vintage photo on the patter paper (which is from the Prima Pad Almanac) and misted it to tone it back down. I also painted stormy sky onto the thin chip and blended a little vintage photo over the top.

I coloured some Crinkle ribbon with my blending tool and misted it, dried it and added it along the bottom with a tag, and some blue paper string. Along with an Idea o logy Key.

I then cut out some small royal roses from the same paper I used in the heart, added some vintage photo to the back and over the pattern as well as the edges. Decided where I wanted them

and Viola this months Tag. Well not quite it took me quite a long time to do I really struggle with tags. I don’t know why but I find them harder than making a card or layout. So what sounds simple actually took me a good few hours to sort out and execute.

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A little Tattered Inspirations

I am so lucky to be on the guest DT for Tattered Inspirations. Every parcel you receive from Carol’s etsy store is like getting an amazing gift no matter how small your order is. It is packaged with a lot of love and care.

I was so happy to have two kits to work with a blossoms and a valentines kit. Here is what I got including the extras and wrapping:
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The first thing in my mind that I wanted to try was Claudine Helmouths techniques with Multi Medium and transfering images onto fabric.
I love how the images turned out and the addition of the burnt edges gave them a more romantic old world charm.

Inspired by Donna Salazar’s work with Corrugated cardboard and my love of recycling I turned a box flap into an album. (you paint one side of the flap with water let it seep in and peel back to reveal some or all of the corrugated card underneath), I painted it white and then used matt multi medium and glittered each piece before sticking the flat sides together.

Then it was just a matter of choosing quotes and assembling my wee album with some jump rings. I then pulled out my score board and made a lovely red box for the Album to sit in and viola a valentines day gift of a lovely romantic sort for someone very special (it could easily with the changing of a few quotes make a lovely mothers day gift or friendship gift.)

So here are the pics

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and with a little cranberry colour wash and some leftovers here is a card I made as well

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If you have already signed up for the newsletter you would have seen both of these things featured in it.

A bit of Shabby Chic

Recently I participated in Two swaps (though was lucky enough to get the same partner for both which was a great blessing to my budget),

The theme for both was Shabby Chic, one was a card box filled with 5 cards in set themes. The other was a box swap (I tried everywhere to find a box the right size but just could not find one so I added in another small box and a small tag album to make up for the size as well as a few extra goodies for my swap partner)

So now that they have arrived I can share the pics with you all.

Here is the card box and cards:

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and here is the two boxes and matching mini Tag Album

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I of course had to gold leaf a little, and one of the cards is also on Jellybean Scrappers for a monthly Inspiration Challenge.