Friday, 31 July 2015

Flowers For You

Hi is Tag Friday over at A Vintage Journey Blog, where the Creative Guides are sharing their inspiration/techniques. HERE

My tag background was created using Tim Holtz Paint Resist technique from his Creative Chemistry 102 online class. Out of respect for Tim I cannot share his technique with you but CC102 can be accessed at any time if you have already joined. You can also still register for the course, which is very worthwhile. Like I say you can go back to CC101 and CC102 at any time once you have registered/ paid for the purchase.
The Distress Ink colours I used are this year's releases, Mermaid Lagoon, Twisted Citron, Fossilised Amber, Abandoned Coral, the edges of the tag were inked with Gathered Twigs. 

Tim's Sizzix Lattice Framework die was inked in Twisted Citron DI, which is now a favourite of mine and I edged the frame with Vintage Photo Distress Marker. 
Tim's Sizzix Thinlit die was cut from Ranger Kraft Card stock and could be sanded if preferred.

The tattered Floral Bigz die from Sizzix was cut out of paper and inked with Fossilised Amber DI. The flowers were layered and attached using an Idealogy 
The little butterflies were made from a punch die purchased in Hobbycraft and Tim's Tissue Wrap was inked in Mermaid Lagoon  DI and attached to the top of the tag.

A close up is shown below x
The current challenge at AVJ is Destinations and you still have time to enter.
As always there is a prize for the randomly drawn winner and Pinworthy badges for the Top 3, with a chance to be Guest Designer on AVJ.

Take care and have a lovely weekend. I am off to London to attend a Wendy Vecchi workshop, but most importantly to meet up with my very talented crafty blog say hello if you happen to be there......I would be delighted to meet you xx

Take care and Huge Hugs

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  1. Annie, I love that paint resist background and the flowers looks so gorgeous! Beautiful it is! Hugs!

  2. Wonderful bold flash of greens on this pretty tag Annie - the background is lovely with all the numbers - a beautiful backdrop for you lovely flowers and die cut trellis! Julia xx

  3. Fabulous tag Annie, love the background and great colour choices!! Thank for the reminder about the Creative Chemistry classes, I could do with a re-visit...

    Hope you have great fun this weekend!! I'll be thinking of you all!!

  4. Quite simply gorgeous Annie. I adore this blend of colours and resist. Jenny x

  5. Ooh, scrumptious use of the new colours - and the white numbers resisting look amazing. What a fabulous tag, Annie. And yes, thanks for the CC classes nudge - never did get through them.
    Alison xx

  6. Gorgeous tag Annie! Love the colour combo and the resist background is so wonderful!! happy weekend :)

  7. Beautiful tag Annie, love the vibrant colours and that gorgeous background.
    Soooooo looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. Have a good trip down.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  8. Hi Annie!! Happy Tag Friday!! Oh, your tag is so bright and happy and I love those yellow tattered florals!! So fun and lively!! I love my CC 101 & 102 classes, too and I go to them all of the time :) :) Have a GREAT weekend!! XOXO-Shari

  9. LOVE that background...the colors are wonderful! I often revisit the classes too!

  10. Love those CC classes!! And your tag -- gorgeous use of Tim's paint resist technique. Aren't those butterflies truly "beautiful"? Thanks for sharing this with us Annie :) -- Mary Elizabeth

  11. The outcome of your tag is sensational Annie! What I love are the warm Summer colors (that are currently driving me into hibernation as I do not play well in hot temperatures) but they are mixed with the slight hints of cooler colors that promise of better more amiable weather for me!! :) It's GORGEOUS!!
    Lisa x

  12. You have used such a gorgeous mix of vibrant colours Annie which work perfectly with that fabulous background technique. Just wonderful. Have a fabulous time in London. Jennie x

  13. gorgeous colours Annie - I love this - the numbers look brilliant! Big hugs rachel x

  14. Wonderful tag Annie, love that background technique, will have to revisit that one! Have a wonderful time at Wendy V's workshop with your friends, you lucky girl you! Deb xo

  15. Ooooh another person using all the fab new colours I haven't got! Love this Annie. The Tim technique looks amazing too. Lovely to meet you at the weekend, thank you for your company, baby wipes and lovely smile! Nikki x

  16. Hi Annie! Thank you so much for the very sweet comments you left on my blog. I am so happy that I visited your blog this morning. Your tag is beautiful. I love your choice of blending the new Distress Ink colors. They are beautiful together on your very cool tag background. You have done Tim's products proud with the addition of his die cuts. As your tag says..."beautiful".

  17. Oh my! Don't the new colours look great together on your fabulous tag!! Hugs, Chrisx

  18. "Beautiful"...oh yes, it is! I love the new colors on your tag, and you've done a fabulous job with the Paint Resist technique! That lattice die cut just pops off the background and those little dimensional butterflies are adorable!


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