Sunday 20 January 2013

Tim's 12 Tags of 2013- January !

Hi good to have you drop in.  Having only started blogging last March I missed out on completing Tim's tags of 2012. I also missed out on meeting deadlines of others due to holidays, however, this year, I am going  participate and  make the complete set. : )

Tim posts his tag of the month on his blog  HERE, if you would like to play along.

Out of respect for Tim I will only discuss  the recipe where I have used an alternative technique or improvised to create January's tag.

On the tag below I used Tim's Scribble Stain Distress technique on the tag, which you can find on page 34  of Tim's first book, Compendium of Curiosities.

Prior to embossing,  I used Peacock Feathers and Antique Linen DI's with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

 I then blended some DI's ( Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky)  over the top to make the raised areas pop !

This is the first time I have used this SSD technique and I so love the outcome/colours.............. Don't you just hate having to cover some backgrounds ??

Below is the finished Tag.
I used Tim's rubber stamp on acetate to create the film strip and as I did not have any ribbon reel or  the vial labels.  I just used  one of  Tim's stamp's from  another collection, distressing the edge with the paper distresser and blending with Vintage Photo DI

I so love this tag as I particularly like this  grungy style.

Tim's sentiment below is so true......sometimes it's just to easy to remain in the same routine and we need a goal, challenge or dream to focus on. 

Isn't that blue/green of the Peacock Feathers DI just stunning !!

Here is my tag on another background as I could not quite make my mind up as to which background I preferred. 

As I did not have the stamp or Distress Stain that Tim used for the ribbon, I applied  another of his stamps, 
(TH Collection - Captured Moments - CMS 037) on card as  demonstrated,  then,  I applied Weathered Wood  DI on to my craft sheet and spritzed it with water, smooshing my ribbon in it. I did this a few times, drying it in between until  I was satisfied with the outcome. The ribbon was crinkly so I just ironed it to straighten it, enabling the stamping to be seen.

Thank you  for visiting and I look forward to catching up with you all soon. 

If you leave a compliment to let me know of your visit I will always try and get back to you,  it's always nice to see what you have been creating too as we all inspire one another.

Crafty Hugs

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  1. Hi Annie, I love your take on Tim's tag, the colours are wonderful, love the embossing and the stamps you used for the sentiment and ribbon. Wonderful improvisation, great result. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Great take on Tim's tag, your version looks wonderful.

  3. Fabulous take on the tag, Annie - lots more of us in the pot this year!! I agree about not wanting to cover up the background - the Peacock Feathers is such a brilliant colour...
    Alison x

  4. oh gorgeous colours and i love that sentiment
    Lisa x

  5. Wow that background is amazing! I can understand why you don't want to cover it up! Really pretty take on his tag! Hugs, Sandra

  6. I'm so with you on your background Annie. You've done such a superb job of it - such a shame to cover it but having said that the other elements work well here too. Love it hun. Hugs, Jenny x

  7. I'm so with you on your background Annie. You've done such a superb job of it - such a shame to cover it but having said that the other elements work well here too. Love it hun. Hugs, Jenny x

  8. Fabulous tag Annie I love the background, the sentiment and those cogs.
    Kevin xx

  9. Your background is fabulous, as is your completed tag!

  10. Annie..your January Tim tag is gorgeous! I love the deep, rich tones of your embossed background. They are wonderful and work so perfectly with all of the items that you've used to embellish the tag. It is a shame to cover up such a gorgeous background...but what you did looks fantastic! Thank you for your very sweet comments that you left on my blog. I really do appreciate your thoughts. What you said made my day. :) <3 Candy

  11. Anonymous1/21/2013

    Annie, it will come as no surprise to learn that the ribbon is my favourite! I love that you took the trouble to create your own and it is sensational as is the background, fabulously grungy.
    Off to have another peek as so much to absorb.
    P.S. Hope you are keeping safe and warm.

  12. I can't get over how new you are to all this, Annie.... you tag is fabalicious! Love that rich background and the gorgeous colors... scrumptious!

  13. What a Fabulous tag Annie. Such an explosion of beautiful colours and the finished is a joy to behold. Well Done. Hugs Mum xxx

  14. Such a creative tag Annie...the background is so lovely too!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  15. Oh that background is delicious! Fabulous take on Tim's tag! I so need to get going on mine! Yikes! Love yours!

  16. Awesome Annie, So glad to hear your going to play along. I try when I can.
    Love your background.
    Hugs Lynn

  17. Oh forget all that pink and pretty stuff I've had to do lately ... this is so much more ME!!!!! Just love everything about your tag ... the colours, the grunge, the style ... you've got me tingling with anticipation of getting out my inks and getting messy fingers! Love Debbie #69 xXx

  18. Wowwww I lovbe these all steampunk ornaments,,,,,absolutely a delcious to watch to get some inspiration..Thanks for your comments to The Doll House Collector at Alison Bomber' blog with my adorable doll sheet,,,so feel free to choose your favorite product from all my stuff for free e-mail me to

  19. I like the rusty patina look. I love rust and makes some cards with Original Rust.

  20. Well done on your win Annie, you so deserve it with your beautiful tag! Hugs, Anne x

  21. Well done on your Tim win Annie! Hugs, Jenny x

  22. Congeats...great tag! i enjoy your other creations too!

  23. Congratulations on being a winner!

  24. Congratulations! A great tag! Always like to be inspired, thank you!
    Maybe I should try!

  25. Congratulations on being a winner, your tag is fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  26. Gorgeous! Well done you on winning...I am working my way backwards as I am behind in visitng blogs and trying to catch up!

  27. Gorgeous background. Funny isn't it. We make a lovely background and then it gets mostly covered up!! Great tag. Congrats on the win


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