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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Tim's Tag August 2013

Hello Blog Friends

It is that time again, Tim has done four tags this month which you can see HERE.  For once, I actually had two sets of the stamps he used, but for those who follow me regularly, you will know that I am totally obsessed with the Chemist set of stamps, see here and here to see how I used it, so I just had to include him. I have made two tags, as you can see here (click on the photos for a better view):



I won't go into too much detail as I basically followed Tim's tutorial and did lots of masking.  The tag on the left represents a wonderful holiday we had in Canada a few years ago, when we went on a fabulous steam train journey in British Columbia.  It is one holiday we would love to repeat over and over - nothing exotic or tropical for us!  The word band says 'Enjoy the Journey' - we certainly did.  The base is coloured with Broken China and Frayed Burlap Distress Stains.


For my chemist (have I said how much I love this stamp set?) I used Tea Dye and Broken China Distress Stains.  This set is ideal for masking, the stamps are quite large.  The word band says 'life is about creating yourself' - I have visions of a mad chemist trying to re-create another being in his laboratory..... is that better or worse than selling arsenic to a lovely steampunk lady?  I think it will be an ideal stamp set for Halloween creations.  I know he does not really fit the - where would you love to travel to theme - but Tim did say we could just use stamps that are our current favourites  - this is certainly my current favourite.



But I didn't stop there, I created two more tags because I was enjoying rediscovering masking so much.



I was not quite so happy with these, the butterfly one does not really show off the masking as well as I would like and I think the airplane one is perhaps a bit too bright, although I made sure the airplane was flying over North America to represent our visit to Canada again.  Still, the tags will not be wasted.....

I can't wait to see what Tim comes up with us for next month. I really hope he enjoys his trip to the UK this week too and that he will keep coming back again and again (please!).  Just sorry I will not be there this time but hopefully friends say hello for me and will take lots of photos and I will be watching Mario's BTS.

Thanks so much for looking!  Take care and I hope you are enjoying some crafty time.  Big hugs, Anne xx

49 comments:

  1. Wonderful tags, both of them Anne! Such clever use and spacing of the stamps!! Great take on Tim's original!!

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  2. These tags are very pretty. Love the colours you
    have used. Great job. Thanks for showing, Anneke.

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  3. Brilliant choice of colours. Love them all.♥

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  4. Beautiful tags Anne,love them.xxx

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  5. Hi Anne
    I am loving all four of your tags and I think the one with the red and blue is fantastic the colours make it pop for all the right reasons.
    I love the colours you have used on the first two and your masking skills are fantastic
    Great tags
    Ria

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  6. Good Afternoon Anne. What a joy to see these stunning tags. I love them both and would find it hard to choose one against the other. The colours look so divine and the whole tags are gorgeous. Every day I keep thinking of you and ever hopeful that maybe through a cancellation you managed to get a place on Timmy's course, then I woke up from my dream. But we will definately take lots of pictures so you don't miss out. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. Hi Anne well what gorgeous tags! your images always pop right off the page your work is stunning i love it huggles hun Sue xxxxxxxxxxx

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  8. So very lovely, as Rita says a joy to look at. Anne all of them are gorgeous but personally I prefer the last two. I just love how the red and blue pop and yet the lovely soft and subtle use of colour on the butterfly tag, my absolute favourite, calls me back to look at it again and again. Will go check out Tim's creation as I've been very rude and not visited for a while! Have a lovely weekend Karen x

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  9. Wonderful tags Anne, love all of them

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  10. They're all fabulous and I will openly admit that I have stamp envy. I don't have any of these sets...yet. Beautifully done. ;)

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  11. Your tags are wonderful Anne. I love how you trip to Canada inspired you to create one of them and of course you favourite stamp used to great effect. The colours and designs are fantastic.
    hugs Sue xx

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  12. A wonderful collection Anne and your Canadian inspired tag is such a lovely idea. Such a great collection of tags.
    Isn't it so funny that particular stamp sets can totally grab our imagination and we cannot stop inking them up, always such fun when that happens.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  13. Have to say I wondered what had happened to your amazing peacock feathers tag, but there it is, still with us - phew! Funny how we both changed our minds about how to do these tags, but I agree, it got me right back into masking again. Do love your new tags and of course Mr. Chemist. Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  14. Wow..These are just fabulous Anne. LOve the first one of your Canadian Holiday. I would love to take a train there. Spent a week in Vancouver and went up to Whistler several years ago. We took the train from Seattle, which we also loved, along the coast to Vancouver, going through the Peace Arch. AMAZING !!


    Back to the tags as I am easily distracted...think I am trying to avoid the ironing !!!!! I love the butterfly one and the plane representing your Air Canada flight.

    Take care

    Annie xx

    The chemist is wonderful Anne and you can tell that you love it x

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  15. ...these are great Anne, super colours and love your triple maple leaf signage...Mel:)xx

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  16. I always look forward to your monthly TT posts, Annie. These are so fantastic! As always, you create with such care and attention to tiny details. I love that they are very personal for you, too! Kevin and I have been blessed to have visited British Columbia twice and we say the same thing about going back. I'm not sure what it is like now, but 25-30 years ago it had such a quiet rustic charm that made it even more of a paradise than just the breathtaking scenery.

    I'm sorry you are missing out on Tim this time, but I am sure he will be back. And I'm still crossing my fingers that you will be called in last minute from the waiting list due to cancellations! Ever the optometrist! No, wait, that doesn't sound right!

    Hugs! xxoo Darnell

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  17. More incredible creations from you Anne! I hope to have a go at one of Tim's tags one day. I think I need to learn a little more about masking first. What set does the compass come from please Anne, I've been searcing for one for a wee while? An acquaintance is going to see Tim when he's here and then she's doing a class in a craft shop in the next town. I'm hoping I'll be able to go but I'll have to wait & see. :0) xx

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  18. Great tags Anne - all of them are superb but my favourite is definitely the airplane one. Bright it may be but with that background, the plane looks as if its going to fly right off the tag! Love it! Margie x

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  19. Anne - I am not late getting here - all those people above me are early!! Four tags and all are grand. As for the chemist, I am starting to believe you have a crush oh him. Well I can hardly blame you because he is quite handsome. Now I understand your deep seeded thoughts about the arsenic. The previously mentioned lady is very pretty and trim. Was it you that put the arsenic within her reach? Ahhh- Halloween with the Chemist, just be very careful Anne. He lures the innocents in with that dreamy eyed stare and then POOF your gone. Just like me!

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  20. Fantastic masking Anne, these are a gorgeous set of stamps and its so lovely that you have made them personal to you. Love the images and the colours. I still haven't got my Chemist yet, hopefully soon.
    hugs {brenda}x0x

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  21. Masking is fun...I agree! LOVE the chemist! You can tell he is your fav of the moment, and I so understand why. Love all 4 of your beauties! Fabulous takes!!!!

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  22. your tags are gorgeous and I too love the chemist set, so cool that tag! Like you I am sad not to be part of the wonderful workshops Tim is running and will be hoping for all the news from friends too, but hopefully like you, Tim will return and we will get our chance to be taught by the crafty master! hugs trace x

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  23. Just hopped over from Jenny's blog for a mooch and wow such amazing tags off to scroll down and see what I have been missing.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  24. fabulous takes on Tim's tags as always Anne...mine is still on the drawing board...so disappointed you didn't get a ticket for the UK event but promise to give Tim and Mario a big hug from you...hugs kath xxx

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  25. WOW!
    Du hast diese schönen Stempel so kunstvoll eingesetzt.
    Es ist mir immer wieder eine große Freude deine Werke anzuschauen.
    Wundervolle Szenerien und farblich perfekt.
    Großartig, liebe Anne

    Sophie
    Danke für deine lieben Kommentare. Ich freue mich immer ganz besonders darüber xx

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  26. My word Anne. Didn't you have fun!Love all of the tags but the chemist is my fave. Will be sending for them when I get back from holidays xx

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  27. Your my kinda girl, no hot exotic for me either:O).You've done a BRILLIANT job on the tags, of course your Canada one is gorgeous, I looooove the plane one not to colorful for me. Might I add as good as the masters, thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week...

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  28. Fabulous take on Tim's tag! I started mine a week ago and had to leave it - now it's gonna be touch and go whether I finish it! Hugs Carole Z X

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  29. WOW Anne, These are fabulous.... you have been busy....I can't pick a favorite as all of them I love... Great work as always... Hugs May x x x

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  30. Hi Anne a fabulous collection of tags there! I know what you mean about getting carried away, I love the masking technique as well.I love the way you've been using that chemist stamp, I never realised just how versatile it is well it is in your hands!We had a lovely few days at the fringe in Edinburgh, what a beautiful city it is. best wishes Toni x

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  31. Fantastic tags, Anne - I agree that the first two are really special... love your chemist, and the Canada train journey sounds as amazing as the tag! I do love the butterflies too (surprise - butterflies and words!)... I'm so sad you won't be there with us on Thursday...
    Alison xx

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  32. Wow, what a production of beautiful tags! Inky greetings, Gerrina

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  33. I think all your tags are wonderful, Anne
    Rosie x

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  34. Eat your heart out Tim Who? Anne's tags are gorgeous!Not sure about all the talk regarding arsenic Anne! Nasty stuff that is for sure! But keep playing with the Chemist and coming up with your colourful art because it is a lovely antidote to my tired eyes that is for certain.

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  35. Anne..your August tags are so cool. My grandson would love the train one. He's a nut about trains...has been since he was 18 months old and he's 6 now. But, he doesn't like the cartoon trains. He loves the real ones! haha Anyway, your tags are gorgeous. Love the colors and the stamping techniques you've used. They look awesome. Beautiful work, as always. <3 Candy

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  36. Are you on Tim's team?? You should be! Love the tags and you are so good at them. The colors are blended so nicely. I love the Canada one. The train image is one of my favorites and the colors are fabulous. I bet you are making more as I type! lol hehe
    Hugs Kelly

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  37. I love the chemist Anne, lovely takes on Tims tag! Glad you had a good time at Hels class, she's magic isn't she? Lots of hugs, barb xx

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  38. I always go check TH's tags _AFTER_ I see your version! So much more fun that way. I LIKE your bright card...it sparkles. I like all the tags, as you grab my interest in the ways you do them. (You recognize yourself as my muse in the flower tag I did recently?Should have done! LOL). I never know what to use tags for. You manage to make them so interesting, it makes me want to explore further. Loved ALL of these. I especially enjoyed the railway tag..nice to recreate a lovely memory. TFS & Hugs

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  39. It will be totally your fault if I break down and buy the chemist! Both of these tags rock the travel world! Love them both!

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  40. All are fantastic Anne - and I like the vibrant red the most as it seems so adventurous, though your railroad crossing is brilliant too - h'mmm tricky to decide! Superb masking at work in all! An especially big hug to you this week - Nicola x

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  41. Hi Anne,
    I always love your Tim tags, and these are a fabulous addition to the collection, even the bright one. Enjoy the rest of the week ..... crafty hugs .... Linda xx

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  42. Love these tags. I have been watching a clip of a train journey in Canada today and it looks amazing. What a lovely way to recall it for you.
    I adore the Chemist stuff myself - can't wait to buy these stamps - where did you get yours from Anne? I don't want to see your work again at the moment with these stamps in case it influences me because I admire what you do so much. You always create wonderful artwork.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  43. I actually love all of the tags!
    I think they turned out beautifully!! :)

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  44. Waw, waw love your tags, so much fun looking at the detail. xx Flora

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  45. That airplane one is not too bright at all...it is perfect! especially if it might mean you are planning a visit back to this side of the sea!

    Was your steam train ride on the Rocky Mountaineer? I think perhaps it might very well be!

    All your tags are gorgeous as always! Of course my faves are the ones that depict your Canadian holiday!

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  46. Just popped back to say I have slept and woke up to your blog still open on my reader...and just noticed the wee Canada banner! Brilliant!!!

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  47. Ha! I was just reading your blog when I got a notice you where commenting on mine, lol. Your masking technique tags look great. I also like that you added the outtakes. I had a few of them myself this month but it never occured to me to air them. I wonder what your mad scientist will be concocting next time we see him. :)

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  48. Wow! How fabulous. Especially loving the vibrant red and blue one.

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