Hi Everyone......so 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.