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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Tags of 2012 - June

Well it's halfway through June and it occurs to me it might be time to mosey over to the 12 tags of 2012 and see what Mr Holtz has to  inspire us this month. Here is Tim's tag:






First I tried out the marbled/mottled backgrounds using the materials at my disposal. Unbelievably, I do not yet own the picket fence distress stain so I try and improvise with a chalk acrylic. Quite pleased with the result but I'm a little pinker than I should be perhaps. That'll be the Fired Brick I chucked in to liven things up!!

I'm going to have to make my own flower embellishment. Grudgingly looked in my material box (don't go there..) to see if I had a piece of organza I could use. Nada. Then I recalled I had one of those little drawstring bags floating around the craft room. So I chopped it up and stained it along with some vintage ribbon and (just in case) some flowers I'd found on an old hula hula costume ( I kid you not). It did occur to me that this might have been a bit premature as I am not yet sure what colour this tag is going to turn out ......

Chose a different TH stamp, but one that had the 'photography' words on to randomly stamp the background. These tags are definitely going to  be pink!! Did a bit of 'stressing' (as my dear old mum calls it) round the edges with Black Soot and Vintage Photo.

Watched the Vid with delight as I have tried this technique before and actually posess some of the nibs (though not the holder). Tim's photo was so cute I decided to go with it but with no photopaper to be found had to be content with a decent graphic paper. The tinting went well I think, although it was hard to spread the ink because this was not a coated paper. I wet the nib with water to help me move it around.



Nearly there, I had to go my own way with my embellishments - I even got out a needle and thread to that organza... not entirely successful LOL, in fact not happy with the flowers at all -  a bit of alcohol inking, distressing, embossing and generally mucking about with bits and bobs in y stash. Just don't have the variety of things to load them up as much as Tim does but here we are.
Had to re-colour the ribbons......


I'm still not sure about the pink though!!



10 comments:

chrissies said...

Those are terrific Cindy and I just love the pink. You have worked hard on all of them and made them special

Love Chrissie xx

Allthingsinky said...

These are Fab, Love the colours and the images on the tags.Bernice...

Redanne said...

Hi Cindy, I really like your take on Tim's Tag and I think the pink goes really well as it picks up colours from the rest of the tag. Great colouring on the little girl too. A x

Shoshi said...

Wow Cindy - gorgeous tags! I think the pink is fine, because it's well toned down by the more grungey browns. Always good to experiment! Love your approach of substituting something else in the absence of the Picket Fence DS. (Worth getting that one, though - a useful tool in your arsenal.)

I love your approach of tags-within-tags - beautifully dimensional, very creative.

Shoshi

Ildiko Cseh said...

WOW Hun I need your dabbers I have none ;-(, but do have almost all of the distress inks only 1 or 2 missing and abt to buy the summer and spring collections. The tags are gorgeous
hugs
Ildiko

Trudy said...

fantastic love all the bit &bobs on them..x

Chris said...

Hi Cindy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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SusanLotus said...

Stunning!

sally said...

Just taken a look a June tag - like seeing how you improvised "picket fence" I have finally ordered some. So now I'm off to see some more of your work. Happy crafting. Sally

Kate said...

Oh, I love these backgrounda! Your tags are magnificient! You are so talented!

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