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Sunday, 8 June 2014

Tim Tag June 2014

It's that time again, where is this year going?  Time for Tim's June 2014 tag.  You can see Tim's original HERE.

This month Tim uses his monoprint watercolour technique with stencils.  I decided to use a different stamp set to Tim but otherwise the techniques I used are the same as his.  Click on the photos for a better view.


I used my current favourite stamp sets, the Nautical Blueprints and Mini Blueprints 6.  I know I have used them a lot recently but I do love them.  For the background I used Distress Watercolour card, Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress Ink through the Speckles stencil and dried this with my heat gun.  I was not 100% happy with the coverage (and this was my third attempt!) so I then took the Stripes stencil and Peeled Paint Distress Ink and repeated the technique.  I thought the stripes had the look of reeds and I was much happier with the result.


The sentiment was stamped with Black Archival Ink.  I stamped the seahorses onto the base by using some tissue tape to cover up the parts of the stamps I did not want to show, again in Black Archival Ink.  The seahorses were stamped separately on some more watercolour card, coloured with with Peacock Feathers, Squeezed Lemonade and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, fussy cut and then added to the card, raised up with some silicone glue.


I added a seahorse charm from my stash using an Idea-ology Ring Fastener and coloured the seam binding in Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Inks.  The ribbon was tied using the Paula Cheney method that Tim describes in his post.  I love this bow and it is so easy to create!

I made a second tag, for my friend Ali, using the same techniques.  I used the same colours (plus a little Squeezed Lemonade) and omitted the Stripes stencil.  The tag base looks quite different but I love both bases!


I am linking this up to Tim's 12 tags of 2014.

I am also adding this to my wonderful friend Darnell's NBUS challenge.  Darnell has reached 500 followers (not surprisingly as her blog is fabulous).  Darnell is offering some brilliant prizes, including Country View Crafts  for her UK followers, she is a very generous lady!  The rule is that you should use some Never Before Used Stuff.  My entry is made with Ranger's Distress Watercolour card - something I have not tried or used before - it is amazing stuff!

Thanks for looking and I hope to see you again soon.

Hugs, Anne xx

56 comments:

  1. The combination of the 2 stencils has made a fabulous background Anne - I love it. Nikki xx

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  2. I agree with Nikki...the two stencils combined give a fabulous feel to this card. You were right about them giving the feeling of reeds.
    This is a wonderful tag...full of the mystical feeling that seahorses bing...and containing the texture from your inking techniques and the fussy cut raised seahorse.

    Gorgeous!

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  3. They are both gorgeous Anne. I love the backgrounds you have created, the colours are perfect and the seahorse images are beautiful. The way you have coloured the seam binding looks so effective too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  4. Beautiful Anne! Love both of these the colours at fresh and lovely and each time I see your sea horses I get more and more tempted! Xx

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  5. wow wow wow...absolutely gorgeous...love the colourways and oh boy I need that stamp set now...hugs kath xxx

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  6. This is just gorgeous.xxx

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  7. Love both of your tags Anne .... the colours are gorgeous and perfect for the job. Great backgrounds too, really like those stripes on the first one. Have a great week ..... hugs Linda xx

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  8. Two amazing versions Anne. I'm drawn to the stripes on the first one and love the way you've teamed both with the nautical blueprints. Jenny xxx

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  9. Both of these tags are gorgeous Anne and what a brilliant idea to make them with the seahorses, beautiful. The seahorse charm is a great finishing touch as is the shell. Fab! Chris xxx

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  10. Another great project Anne, just love the colours
    the best bit is that you have done one for me, can't wait

    Just back from 2 fab weeks in Florida with the kids, so will get back to some crafting
    hugs ali xx

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  11. Oh! just beautiful Anne, love both of your tags, you have really captured the feeling of your sea horses swimming through the sea weed in their watery world. I like T!ms tag this month but I like yours better !!!
    Glad you liked the ATC just a small way to repay, and thank you for your RAKS
    Hugs Lottie x

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  12. Gorgeous Anne , the background works so so well with the seahorse and I love how!you have repeat stamped with the smaller image and I adore your little charm. Gorgeous bow too. Tracy x

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  13. Absolument superbe ! Coup de cœur

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    1. Thanks so much! I have tried to leave a comment on your blog but was unable too. Your work is beautiful!

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  14. wow Anne - this is truely beautiful - I love these stamps too and will have to get them very soon - they are stunning. I'm loving the techniques on this tag and am looking forward to having a try later on this week if all goes to plan! Love your colour choices too - fabulous and the stripes really do look reed like - a real stroke of genius! Big hugs anne! Rachel xx

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  15. Love this tag with the Sea Horse... so very nice... BUT... I love the look of the double tag... very nice and makes the smaller one even more important.... love that look... very nicely created... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  16. I love the colors, my favorites! I thought the tag was corrugated and then it is a stripe stencil! wow you did well with making it dimensional. Beautiful background and the bigger green tag is a gorgeous compliment for it!
    Hugs xxKelly

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  17. HI Anne, this is gorgeous..I love the colours and the sea horses are beautiful, I can see why it's a favourite stamp set! Hugs Carole Z X

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  18. Those sea horses look three dimensional. I really thought they were attachments. Loe the background, love the colours and love the subject
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  19. Hi Anne! Your stripe stencil is PERFECT for the background of your seahorses - this technique makes the stripes look like running water! Your colors are gorgeous - cute little seahorse charm in the corner too! I didn't end up finding Eileen this weekend - we were so busy demo'ing, I couldn't get outside to look for her trailor - and I didn't happen to see her walk by at all (!) drat!

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  20. Hi Anne, great tags, gorgeous colours.
    I can see why you love the stamps so much.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  21. Both absolutely fabulous, Anne. I love anything with a sea theme, and I love your colour scheme and those luscious backgrounds... Absolutely gorgeous.

    Shoshi

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  22. Sorry that I'm only just getting here, Annie! My subscription to your posts doesn't land it in my email box for a full day or more after the posts are published. These tags are again so stunning! You know I just swoon over those colors together, but it's your ability to put JUST the right amount of this color with that color and JUST the right splats and splotches in JUST the right places that makes you such an artist! And, of course, love, love the seahorses, and those stunning bows. Perfection, really! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  23. I love both tags, and especially the bow ribbon! Lys.

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  24. Two Gorgeous tags Anne, I really like the effect you have got on the first one with the striped stencil over the speckles stenciling, and adore that little charm. I think Ali will be super chuffed to receive her seahorse tag, . Mo x

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  25. Bravo Miss Anne, both tags are exquisite, I'm drooling over the green one, and the blue and green, superb, I agree with Miss Darnell you blend those colors perfectly, and loooooooove the seahorse, those bows are spectacular, thanks sooooo much for creating these, buckets of inspiration for me, whaaa can't find my desk, lol, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS ))).

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  26. Thanks for your visit and comment, Anne, and especially for your encouragement re our retirement! Other people say you adjust financially too, but at the moment it looks pretty bleak!! Thanks also for your good wishes for our holiday. Not long to go now!

    Shoshi

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  27. Yay! Tim's tag post!
    And I love it!!! So pretty. I love the seahorses and beautiful colors :)

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  28. Hi Anne, I adore your take on Tim's tag...& your tag for Ali the backgrounds are amazing..Love the stamps you used the seahorses are beautiful... Have a happy week... Hugs May x x

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  29. Both tags are gorgeous, Anne... I love the double stencilling of the speckles and stripes, such a brilliant watery look, and the seahorses look magnificent. Brilliant take on the June tag - I love them!
    Alison xx

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  30. Clever take on Tim's tag Anne both are very different from most I have seen. Lucky Ali to be getting one of your tags I am sure she will adore it. Shirl x x

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  31. Both tags are so very pretty Anne and I love your bow. The colors of the sea. When you love something a lot you should use it a lot. Kind of like the Velveteen Rabbit!
    I don't know if I told you or not but we are quite busy this summer so I will not be posting until the fall but I will try to peep in when I can.
    sandy xx

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  32. P.S. Thank you so much, my dear friend, for your head-swelling compliments, for linking your stunning tag to my NBUS Challenge, and for spreading the word to your readers! I appreciate it and you very much!! Mwah! Darnell

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  33. Wow that background is just perfect and brilliant all rolled into one, thanks for explaining how you did it, it does look awesome and that seahorse stamp perfect. Thanks for sharing. I don't know if you are linking with the desks but thought I would pop in and say hi anyway and I am glad I did.

    Happy WOYWW
    Eliza & Yoda

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  34. I like the background that you created for your pretty seahorses. Just took a peek at the link...thanks so much for sharing.

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  35. Love your tag and how you created it. Beautiful.

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  36. Hello Anne,
    Your tag is delightful. It works so well with background seahorses and sentiment forming a delightful cohesive piece.

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  37. Gorgeous take Anne! Love the greens, and you are rocking this seahorse! LOVE the background!

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  38. Great designed tag and love the colours. I had to close down Memories to Keep due to a hacker, so my new one is up and running with a candy...if you want to join up and join in please do so.xxx aNNie xx



    The Journey is the Start

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  39. I love those colors! Very pretty!

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  40. Beautiful, I love the background and the colours are brilliant!
    Rebecca.

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  41. This a wonderful take on Tim's tag Anne. The background stencil you have used looks amazing. I'm running behind thanking you for your visit and very kind comment. I think it's amazing you have actually been to a sacred place where Titanic passengers are now resting. I love those sorts of places and find them very interesting. Glad you liked my piece. Thanks again. Karen.x

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  42. Anne, both tags are amazingly gorgeous! The backgrounds and those bows are to die for! I live in the desert and it is and has been pretty hot and your beautiful tags took me to a much cooler place! Ali will love her gift. Hugs to you and have a beautiful weekend!

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  43. More fab tags. And #2 is perfect for Darnell's NBUS. I'm loving the seahorses, and I liked the 'reed background' very much. Also liked #2's speckle bkground equally well. Those ribbon bows are beautiful, and love the colors you created. How amazing that you had just 'the right' charm to add more enhancement to your seahorse tags. Beautiful tags, just as always. TFS & Hugs

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  44. Beautiful tags Anne! Those blues and greens are absolutely luscious! The full-size Nautical Blueprints will be my next stamp set purchase. You made them look just gorgeous!!

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  45. Both tags are wonderful! I love the seahorses which look glorious on your fabulous backgrounds xx

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  46. Ok, so how on earth did I manage to miss this one.... Both tags look absolutely amazing, you have the technique down to perfection, - absolutely stunning!!!

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  47. These are both beautiful tags Anne full of the promise of warm days by the seaside. I love both backgrounds and the wonderful colours you have used. xx

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  48. Fantastic backgrounds. Love how you make the seahorse stamp come to life every time you use it.
    Julie x

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  49. What a great summery tag for June! love the sea horses.

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  50. I came to visit via Darnell's NBUS challenge - and I am in awe! This tag is absolutely incredible - INKcredible! - and I could not love that quote more. Beauty!

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  51. Saw you at NBUS, looooovvvvee this!

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  52. Both tags are amazing! I love the seahorses, and especially the colors, but that ribbon just sent me out to buy some! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  53. Great take on this month's challenge, love it.

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  54. Gorgeous tag Anne - the stencilled background works perfectly with the lovely sea horse stamps - love it! x

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