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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Tim's Tags - February 2013

Hello Fellow Bloggers

This has been one of the most challenging of tags that I have been involved in!  I have mountains of Tim goodies but I did not have the items required for this month's tag.  I have the Distress Inks of course, but apart from a Valentine embossing folder I was really scratching around to find something to use that would even remotely resemble Tim's gorgeous tag which you can see here, for all the details and it is also pictured below.  I did not really want to use a playing card as a substitute and in the end I employed the 'Adapt and Overcome' as my lovely blog friend Kath Stewart would say and I have to be honest, I really enjoyed the process.

Tim's Tag:


My tag looks quite different........


I did the base exactly as Tim did his.  I then used my TH Valentine embossing folder and embossed some TH core-dinations card stock, sanded down the words and ripped a small piece for the bottom.  I took the thinner embossing folder (hearts) in the set, embossed more card, again ripped some, cut out the small hearts after sanding and added them to the strip.

The white piece is cardstock hand cut out to resemble a playing card, it needed this to make the hearts stand out a bit against the red background.  I added the crown and the larger heart from the heart wings die and the smaller heart from the Mini Hearts set.  I added some ripped dictionary page showing the words 'queen' and 'of hearts' to mimic Tim's Queen of Hearts playing card. The edges were covered in Black Soot DI to make them pop a bit more. (If you look closely enough you can see my name on the right hand side of the ripped page too - only just noticed that)


I added the stamped hand to the bottom, on white and mounted this onto black card, then wound black and white twine around the tag.  The hanging  'I heart you' piece is made from a clear plastic oval, to which I have added an oval of paper coloured with Festive Berries DI, chit chat stickers added and then glued to the plastic oval with Glossy Accents.  I gave the edges a faux metal look by dabbing around the edges with Silver Mixative Alcohol Ink and attached the piece with a jump ring to the twine.



I finished the tag off by folding up some tissue wrap and threading it through the top of the tag.

I would like to enter this tag into Inspiration Emporium's challenge - Spread Some Love...

Well, I hope you like my improvisation!  If you do visit it would be lovely if you left me a comment so that I can return the compliment.  Thanks for looking.  Hugs, Anne xx

45 comments:

  1. Anne I like everything about this tag, great improvising gal.
    Happy crafting
    Elaine

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  2. Hi Anne, I love your version of Tim's tag! It's bright and colorful! My favorite part is the crown!! You did a fab job making the most of what you had in your stash!

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  3. Like it? Is it okay to say, or is it too Timcroligious, that I like it better than Tim's! I love that the Queen of Hearts (Anne!) is subtle and your hearts are so vivid! I heart it!! xxoo Darnell

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  4. I think it looks great, and you did very well adapting, although I think you should have outlined your name too!! Queen Anne! waving the queenly wave from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  5. Anne I love your take on Tims tag, it is wonderuly vibrant and has some very clever ideas! Hugs trace x.

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  6. Hi Anne loving your gorgeous adapt and overcome tag...real thinking out of the box fabulous stuff...hugs kath xxx

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  7. Love your take on the tag, especially using the tissue paper as a tag string! It couldn't have been any more adorable, Anne! xo Pam

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  8. WOW!! This is amazing Anne. I love the way you have used the dictionary page, the wonderful colours and all the textures.
    Hugs Sue

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  9. Well done Anne, great fun when you improvise and I'm sure Tim will approve! I love your 'adapt and overcome' phrase, I will make a point of using it! X

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  10. Great take on Tim's tag Anne. I think it make you think more when you have to adapt an overcome due to missing ingredients. The resulting tag is gorgeous.
    btw the postie has just delivered the lovely stencil paste you sent me, thanks so much. I will need to wait until after work to play with this though.
    Alexandra x

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  11. I've started mine but like you it's improvisation all the way - I don't even have the embossing folder!! Might give up having seen your brilliant tag. You've done a great job and I love the idea to use the dictionary definition.

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  12. Oh, I see beautiful art on your blog!

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  13. Good Morning Anne, I adore your version of Tim's Tag. Specially as February is for Valentine's Day too, and your tag looks perfect and I'm sure Tim will be proud of what you have done. Hugs Rita xx

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  14. Quite different from Tim's but absolutely fantastic! I'm struggling with this one too (having set out with such good intentions!), but you've created a really brilliant alternate take. Love that central heart with the text across!
    Alison xx

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  15. Oh my giddy aunt...love your tag Anne..yes it's different to Tim's but no less AMAZING!!!
    Yes I can see your name on it too....brilliant and I am a huge fan of hearts.
    Thank you soso much forfor your lovely comment on my altered books,it means a lot to me.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xoxo

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  16. OMG, love the birght colors,,,and the fantastic idea to place a crown over the heart,,,,,,,woww,wowww,,,, what a incredible tag,,,, , the stamped hand is sao funny ,you did Anne

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  17. It's gorgeous and I prefer your tag to Sir Tim's lol, shss don't tell him!! Elizabeth x

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  18. Oh Anne, I love your version of Tim's tag. The more I look at it the more detail I see which delights me. I am so impressed with how creatively you used things like the plastic oval. I thought it was a charm with a metal edge until I read your description. Beautiful composition and texture. My favourite detail is the outlined words on the heart...so clever!

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  19. So funny! I got so excited when I saw the title of your post in my blogroll. I love seeing Tim's tags and your version!
    I love your version of this one!

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  20. Well done! I like your version of TH Tag!
    XO SanDee1899

    http://www.sandee1899.blogspot.com

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  21. Absolutely loved your tag Anne and also your fab description of what you did to achieve it, great sharing. xx Flora

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  22. This is totally fab Anne!! love it hugs hun xxx Sue

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  23. LOVE your version Anne, especially those hearts, the crown and the dictionary fragments. You have certainly improvised beautifully here. Hugs, Jenny x

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  24. I love your take on Tim's tag! Fabulous.. Love the hearts. I'm hoping to start on mine tomorrow, hugs Carole Z x

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  25. Fabulous take on Tim's tag Anne, Love it... wonderful detail.. Beautiful hearts... Hugs May x x x

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  26. I think this is fantastic Anne - considering that you didn't have the stuff Tim used your tag is remarkably similar - can't wait to do mine - now I do have the queen of hearts stamp but I suspect my attempt will not be in your league!!!! Big Hugs and sorry again about not getting to meet you - two cafes - who would have thought it? xx

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  27. Your improvisation is Super, Anne! Why copy when you are fantastic at being an original!Love YOUR version. That Tim Holtz had better pop over and have a look - he too will be inspired.

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  28. I love what you have done!! Gorgeous tag.

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  29. Your interpretation is fabulous - very very cool indeed. Mr H. would agree I am sure! xx

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  30. Brilliant tag and post Anne! You made wonderfully clever use of your stock and it looks excellent. "Adapt and overcome" - I shall remember that! Nicola x

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  31. Different is good Anne and I love your tag - in fact I must admit that I like your tag better than Tim's!!! I really like everything you have done with your tag especially the hearts. Wonderful!!
    Sandy

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  32. Did I EVER like your improvisation!!! This is stunning. I was just at Sandee's and you & she are both just awesome with this tag art. What you did was just beautiful, and I did see your name (and queen too). Wow! Talk about personalizing your art...Thanks for sharing this, always love seeing what you do with Tim's ideas. (shh...don't tell, but I like yours better!) Hugs - (oh yes, how on earth did you have time to do this with your garage effort? !!)

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  33. I LOVE your tag Anne and how you highlighted the words is awesome. That's the great thing about doing Tim's tags you can make them your own.
    Hugs Lynn

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  34. Look at you already completing yours...right on! Fab take...love the heart and crown...totally yours! WOnderful take!

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  35. Love your spin on it... and I love the improv! Your heart is gorgeous - what a perfect piece of text you chose and so beautifully highlighted.

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  36. Love the way you were able to circle the words you used in your sentiment! Great idea.
    Your tag is wonderful!
    I am trying to take inspiration from all the tags i see blog surfing this month. I want to start making a tag a month...maybe not Tim's tags but some sort of a tag monthly.

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  37. Fantastic Anne and your adaptation came out fabulously! I really love your design, it's refined and elegant and so perfect.

    Same as you for this one, lacking just about everything actually :- D xx

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  38. Hi Anne love your take on Tim's tag. I will be struggling too but it's all about the fun as we know.

    I love the way you have used what you had available.

    Hugs
    Annie x x

    How is the renovation?

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  39. Ooh your tag is brilliant Anne!
    Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I appreciate the time it takes and your comment really made my day!!! Thanks and I hope you enjoyed the hop.
    Have a wonderfully creative Day!
    HuGs Kim x

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  40. Anne, this is fabulous as ever. I love how you've improvised, the hearts are a great idea and I love the torn book page. How clever is that to get your name on there too. I think I'm going to struggle with this one, I don't have the stamps, or the embossing folder. Oh well, I'm sure I'll come up with something! Have a great weekend. xx

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  41. This is such a fabulous take on his tag Anne! I love how you've improvised for all the different elements. Outlining the text on the white was an inspired idea. I notice there's a 'Q' before you name - does that mean we have to curtsey now and calle you Ma'am??!! I like the modern look you've achieved here too. Fab creation Anne. Guess who hasn't started their tags yet? (If ever at this rate!).
    Hope you are well. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Juliaxx

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  42. Hi Ann, I love your take on the tag, the cut out dictionary page is just a brilliant Idea and so lucky it had your name on it too. Can't wait for the next one can you? Sam

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  43. Looove this Anne, fab tag and love the dictionary page too, funny how we can use that for more than looking definitions of words....super design..xxx

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  44. Great take on Tim's Tag! Love that heart with the dictionary page! So cool! Enjoy the week!

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  45. So CREATIVE and Fun!! Thanks for Playing with us at IE!

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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