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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Tim's Tag August 2012 - Sentimental Journey

Hello lovely Blog friends!

Hang on to your hats now because I don't say this very often but despite my 'Do Not Have' list being three times longer than my 'Do Have' list I am really quite happy with my tag this month.  There, I have said it now.

I did a week long search for that lovely frame stamp that Tim uses on his original tag but I gave up, a little disgruntled and improvised, or as my lovely Blog Friend Kath says - I did an 'adapt and overcome' - love that expression and I suspect it is true for most of my blog buddies where Lord Tim's products are concerned.  If I ever win the Lottery I am going to buy two of every single thing that man has ever made.............I will probably need an extension to my craft room - lol.

So here is my tag:


I did have the embossing folder so what I did to make the frame is this.  I used the embossing folder to emboss onto white card, I then cut the frame out, used black embossing powder over it and heat set it.  I knew it would then be a perfect fit.  I used the folder to emboss the tag and I cut the wavy bit at the bottom from plain card, freehand and attached it to the bottom. I used the paint technique that Tim used and then I used DI's to colour over the top, distressed the edges with a distress tool and then wiped with a wet cloth over the whole tag.

The flowers and spikey leaves are cut from the Tattered Pinecone die, the other leaves and twigs were cut freehand.

The silhouette of the lady was taken from Joanna Sheen's Dancing with Shadows CD Rom and I cut it to fit the frame.  I added pearls to her neckline as they were already on the picture and I quite liked the look. 

To finish off I coloured some vintage ribbon with Tattered Rose DI, scrunched it up, added a TH safety pin with a pearl drop and a key.  The words on the frame say 'Sentimental Journey', hence the name in the blog title.  My final step was to spray the flowers and leaves with Perfect Pearls and voila, there you have it.

I hope you like it, I thoroughly enjoyed making it.  If you do visit I hope you will leave me a comment and I will always try to return the compliment, where possible.  Thanks for looking - Crafty hugs, Anne xx

25 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks wonderful to me Anne! I love how you describe your journey to make the tag and I'm going to keep my fingers crossed that you win!!
    Love your idea about winning the lottery - think mine is very similar to yours although my husband might not have the same view!!
    Juliax

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  2. ...Anne this is a super Tag and a perfect take on Tims August creation, loVe your embossing and super colours and your flowers are luscious too, great idea for the cameo a loVely design...superb as always...Melx :)

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  3. Hi Anne........this is beautiful. I love the embossing and the silhouette is gorgeous. I am going on hols so dont know if I will have time to enter but this is certainly fabulous. I did not makeover the blog, if you scroll down you will see that it was 1st Floor Flat. Take Care Annie xx

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  4. OK Anne, this is perfect so once again I don't think the rest of us stand a chance! Sir Tim has a bit of a thing about your tags and I'm sure he's gonna love this one too (especially if you're promising to buy two of everything, lottery win dependant of course!) Love the pearls on your silhouette, the flowers, the fab background, oh heck well all of it really! Glad to see Mr Mojo has come home. Hugs, Buttons x

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  5. Hi Anne, what a beautiful tag, I'm sure Sir Tom is going to be wow'd by it too! Love the embossing and the colours and the lottery, yes sounds great but I would also buy some lovely light and airy studio space to house it all! Carole Z X

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  6. I love it when we adapt and compromise becasue then it is truly ours! Your tag is terrific Anne! The cameo works so well with the greenery and little bits!

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  7. well Anne your adapt and overcome tag is truly gorgeous...I know it can be a bit stressful but so much fun and I'm with you on the lottery win...what fun we would have shopping...hugs kath xxx

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  8. Morning Anne,
    This is beautiful, very elegant and has a lovely vintage feel about it. (I think it's better than Tim's - sshh don't tell him I said that !) Love the colours and what a great idea for the frame, clever girl. The silhouette looks gorgeous and the little pearls are a nice touch.
    Like you, I don't have everything on the list (again!) but I'm sure I'll have fun giving it a go. Take care xx

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  9. Beautiful Anne, love the silhouette and great colours.xxx

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  10. Beautiful indeed! I love that you added freehand greenery to it instead of using totally diecut materials. And the frame is great... I'm all for the improv!

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  11. Half the fun is trying to obtain a decent likeness when we do not have the supplies don't you think? LOL
    Great tag.
    xoxo Sioux
    Thanks for your lovely comments on The Artistic Stamper posts....it makes the faffing about with all the photo's so worth while ROFL ;)

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  12. Gorgeous Anne, you did a fabulous job on the August tag! So if you win the lottery and buy 2 of everything, then can I assume you'll be sending me the extras? lol waving hi from the sandy beaches of Florida ;0

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  13. Beautiful tag Anne. I'm always so impressed by what you create.
    ps - I loved all the beautiful cards you helped Lynn and her other friends create at the Doodly studio the other day :0) x

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  14. wowser Anne - that tag is really fabulous - no wonder you are happy with it!!! Amazing way to make the frame - you're so clever! Big crafty Hugs Rachel xx

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  15. Brilliant - absolutely brilliant! Gorgeous - absolutely gorgeous!! I don't know what else to say Anne. You are so darn good at this - I love your tags!!!!!
    Sandy

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  16. It is so fabulous! It must have taken you ages, you are so talented xx

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  17. You adapted and you overcame! What a great take on the tag, adaptations and all. I love the patina on your embossing - just wonderful!
    Alison x

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  18. It does seem to get easier not to worry about not having the actual supplies and to just have a go doesn't it? Love your take on this month's tag. BJ

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  19. Anne what a beautiful tag its gorgeous I love it well done Hugs Elaine

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  20. A lovely elegant tag anne, it really caught my eye as i was scrolling through the entries for this month. I think everbody has really excelled at this project so many beauties x

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  21. thanks for your comment on my blog, this tag is so elegant and fine very eye catching

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  22. Gorgeous take on Tim's tag! Love love love your silhouette...she's beautiful! Everything is so elegant...fab florals as well!

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  23. I love this tag, silhouette and your flowers are very good.

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  24. This is a stunning tag, live the way you have made this! Thanks for all the lovely comments you have left while we have been away, trying to catchup now!!! The mean a lot! Hugs trace x.

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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