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Thursday, 18 July 2013

Tim's Tag July 2013

Hello Friends

This is a scheduled post as I am off on my holidays, visiting my Son and doing a spot of  'chicken sitting' and enjoying some family celebrations.  I did my tag a week ago but wanted to post something whilst I was away.

Of all Tim's tags I found this to be the most challenging, we do not celebrate 4th July here in the UK but we do have troops abroad, like many other countries, so I wanted to create something to celebrate our heroes, on both sides of the Atlantic.  My own lovely Brother spent nearly 40 years in the Canadian navy and saw a lot of action over that time so it is a fitting tribute to him too.

I pretty much followed Tim's recipe for colours and techniques so I won't go into too much detail, as you can see for yourself where the similarities are.  You can see Tim's wonderful original HERE.



I had great fun with the brayered background, it works so well and creates the most wonderful finish.  I will definitely be using that one again.


The crackle technique with the stain on top looks amazing too, the colours remain so rich and vibrant.  I just love this heart and wings!


Of course I had to use the Remnant rubs too and I did a bit of random stamping in the background.


And of course, it would not be me if I did not put a big bow on the top to finish off!  Love how the vintage seam binding takes the stains.

Hope you like it!  I will be dipping in and out of blogs, as time and internet connections allow whilst I am away, but if I miss you I will try to catch up when I get back in a week or so.  In the meantime take care and have lots of fun creating and if you are in the UK hope enjoy our rare Summer!

Big hugs, Anne xx

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful Anne,love the design and gorgeous colours.xxx

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  2. A great tag , you have done a great job! Hope youbhave a wonderul time, enjoy! Hugstrace x x

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  3. Your tag has taken my breath away Anne. It's Absolutely Wonderful. I love all the vibrant colours and the brayered background looks superb too. I dearly hope you both enjoy your holidays and its lovely to be able to catch up with family. Enjoy. Speak Soon. Hugs Rita xx

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  4. Very pretty!
    I love how you made it fit your needs, too :)
    Hope you are having a nice visit!

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  5. Oh Anne your tags are simply fabulous! love everything about it hope your having a great holiday huggles Sue xx

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  6. WOW!! This is stunning Anne. A truly wonderful design, I love the colours and your detailing is just amazing. Definitely a fitting tribute to your brother and all our heros.
    I hope you are having a wonderful holiday
    hugs Sue xx

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  7. Your tag looks fabulous, Anne. I have to try the brayering technique. It reminds of old barn wood. :)

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  8. Great take on the master's tag Anne, it looks fantastic! Both the brayering and the crackle have worked so well and I love the background stamping!

    Hope you are enjoying your holidays, chickens and all!

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  9. Fabulous Anne - but I always know I'm going to see something good when I visit your blog. Enjoy your break and chicken sitting, lol! Karen x

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  10. Love the brayered background and the gorgeous bright colours on this tag Anne. Hope you are enjoying some lovely fresh eggs from the chickens and having a relaxing holiday. Love, Margie x

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  11. Gorgeous background, love the colors!! The sentiment is perfect for the tag and I love the charm and ribbons. We have chickens too! Laying and roasters (they are in the freezer) We have someone come by when we are gone, they die so easily. Enjoy your day!!!
    Hugs Kelly

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  12. Fabulous take on Timmie's tag Anne, Beautiful colours & design...Have fun with the chicks...relax & enjoy your break.... Hugs May x x

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  13. Wonderful tag, Anne, very best of luck with this one too.
    Have a wonderful break
    Rosie x

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  14. Fabulous tag Anne, love your take on this months theme.
    Have a great holiday, make the most of the break, and enjoy the weather. Hugs ..... Linda xx

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  15. this is fabulous Anne - an absolutely wonderful take on Tims tag - I'm struggling with this one - I've got an idea that I think I'll end up going with but it will be so unlike Tims it bearly seems sensible!!! Still - at least it will be done - I must do them all!! Hope your holiday goes well - big hugs Rachel x

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  16. Another fantastic Tim Tag, Annie!! You must be his best student ever! I love all the wonderful details!! I also love how you display your photos in the frame with the fantastic "sponging" around the edges. We must talk about that some time, mentor o'mine! Have a sensational holiday, my friend, love to the family and have a special whoop-it-up Saturday! I'll raise my glass from afar!! xxoo Mwah! Darnell

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  17. LOVE LOVE LOVE...hey did I say I LOVE this? I LOVE that you turned this into a HERO make! Brilliant! Awesome take! PINNING!

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  18. Hi Anne, I love this take on Tims tag, great idea to remember our heros abroad. I am struggling with this tag too, will have to sort out mine this weekend. Have a lovely holiday. Hugs Mo x

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  19. What a beautiful tag - such vivid colours.
    Popped on here to say have a safe and happy holiday but it seem syou may have left. If you pick this up - have a lovely time and stay safe,
    Hugs, neet xx

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  20. A beautiful make Anne, It is hard with the not celebrating the 4th July but I think you have captured the spirit of the event perfectly. x
    Have a fab trip away, Ill look forward to catching up with you when your back x

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  21. Do hope you're having a wonderful time away... and in the meantime what a great take on Tim's tag - vibrant and full of texture and detail.
    Alison x

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  22. Surely hope you enjoy your time away, with your son, and that you're all recovered well so that you can thoroughly enjoy your holiday. Loved this beautiful red,white & blue tag. I'll zip over to TH to read the specs, but yours is gorgeous. All the elements are so very patriotic, and supportive of the troups, doesn't matter what country they may serve. They all 'serve the world freedoms'. I always enjoy your tags better than TH's (but don't tell 'im I said that!). Hugs & have a good time.

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  23. Absolutely beautiful Anne, your red and blue is so rich and vibrant and the heart and wings a fitting adornment. Love how you used the remnant rubs as well.
    Enjoy your break, have fun chicken sitting and seeing your family, you couldn't have chosen a better time to go.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  24. Hi Anne, what a lovely take on Tim's tag and a great idea! When we were making cards with children for Armed Forces Day a few weeks ago, I was thinking that we should do more of the same for our troops. My Dad was in the Royal Canadian Engineers! Have a fab holiday, shame you don't live nearer you could have come a chicken sat for us when we are away (lol), I hate having to 'board' them (being silly aren't I?!)..enjoy! Carole Z XX

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  25. Wow! Anne, wunderbare Werke hast du inzwischen schon wieder gestaltet.
    Ich komme garnicht nach, mit kommentieren.
    Ich habe soviel Obst im Garten zu ernten und fertig zu machen zum Einfrieren.

    Danke für deinen lieben Kommentare, ich freue mich immer sehr darüber.
    Umarmung und liebe Grüße

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  26. Fantastic make Anne. I love the background and embellies. Have a lovely time at your son's and best Wishes on Saturday x

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  27. Hi Anne,
    I love this tag the colours really stand out, great choice.
    Although we don't celebrate 4th July there are alot of Americans still live around Lincoln who do and they would love this.
    Angela x

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  28. Hi Anne. This is a great tag. Love the brayering for the background... a technique I certainly don't use enough. Have a great holiday and weekend. Cheers, Di

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  29. Hi Anne. I adore your take on Tim's tag, especially that vibrant heart. Enjoy your well earned rest and have a wonderful holiday (sending you an email). Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  30. What a lovely take on Tim's tag. Just popped by to wish you a happy birthday for tomorrow - Saturday...hope I've got that right! Have a lovely day. Lindsay x

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  31. I love this interpretation of Tim's tag. The colours are beautiful and vibrant. Love the heart and wings to replace the flag and the heroes banner with the crown. Your signature "big bow" is a wonderful topper. Hope you are having a lovely holiday and birthday, Anne.

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  32. ...how gorgeous is this Tag Anne! yummy crackled heart and wings, fabulous background, love all the inkings and the ickle 'love' charm...in a word stunning!...Mel:)xx

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  33. Just seen on Jenny's blog it's your birthday. Hope your having a great day x

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  34. A lovely interpretation of Tim's july tag Anne! Your work is always so beautifully done. I love your background and the winged heart is gorgeous. I hear on the 'blog vine' that it was your birthday yesterday, i hope you had a lovely day and that the fun continue ! With love from Toni xx

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  35. Sorry for only reading today that I missed your birthday yesterday Anne. A very Happy Belated Birthday - hoping you are having a fantastic birthday weekend - you surely deserve the sun shining on you! Hope you are having fun with those chickens etc and that you and David are fully well again.

    As for your tag - well this is yet another of your exceptional pieces. I LOVE the intense colours and much prefer your take to Tim's. It is stunning!

    Sorry for being missing from blogland - I've been fairly scrambled by this heat but at least am getting a tan. Again, have a lovely time away with your loved ones Anne. Nicola x

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  36. Hey Sugar! You are probably still on vacation. I wanted to pop in and tell you how wonderful your tag is. Oh Anne - I fractured my right hip so I am down and out for a while!! I hope all is well. Tell me, just how does one chicken sit?
    X0 Sandy

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  37. Hello my dear, i hope your having a wonderful time, chicken sitting thats sound like fun, anything on a farm is wonderful. Your tag is beautiful, so vibrant,love the dripping red, the heart and wings look fabulous, thanks for sharing, big hugs..

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  38. Incredible and so stunning and vibrant colors in your tag,,,,Anne,,,,,,A gret tribute ,,,,,,,,horayyy for Anne............wowwww.

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  39. great tag...happy vacation and come back safe to craft some more and share with all of us your creations
    bibiana

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  40. What a Great tribute to our Hero's no matter where they live.
    Hope your having a wonderful Vaycay!
    Hugs Lynn

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  41. Hope you are having fun with the chickens Anne. Fab tag, love your interpretation.

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  42. A gorgeous tag Anne and a great tribute to your Brother and the troops. Absolutely love your heart and wings, the colour is amazing! Have a great time with your family! Chris xx

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  43. Hope you are thoroughly enjoying your vacation & time with family. Thanks for taking the time to leave such sweet comments! Hugs & hope you are feeling tip-top now.

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  44. I love how rich and vibrant the colours are on this tag. The heart and wings look like sweeties (candy) and I want to eat them!!! THank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment - you put me in such a good mood because of it!

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  45. Your red white and blue looks amazing. I couldn't for the life of me get those wonderful streaky patterns happening, despite several attempts at varying my technique. And your colouring of the crackle makes my attempts look like dishwater, lol. Isn't it funny how the same products in our hands give us such differing results. I'll be taking careful note of how you use your embellishments too now that I've given myself a challenge to use them in something that I make. ;) Your tag turned out great, well done.

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  46. Beautiful! Love the background, especially, and the rubs. Hope your family time was lovely.

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  47. Anne, I had a chance to visit the rest of your blog and all your work is simply wonderful. I absolutely love this tag, such rich colors and the brayered background is fabulous. I also just became a follower of your blog through both Google and Bloglovin' so I can come back and visit you often.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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