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Monday, 17 March 2014

Tim Tag March 2014

Hello and welcome!

I had it in mind to something completely different than Tim Holtz did this month, as I normally do not have all the required items.  But, this month I had purchased the stamps Tim used, albeit the mini set so I decided to go with what he did.

Doing this tag reminded me of growing up in Canada.  Each year we had a two week idyllic holiday on Manitoulin Island in the northern part of Ontario.  We stayed in a log cabin and there was a lot of forest around where my Brother and I would go to 'collect' things.  I would collect dead moths, broken bird eggs and feathers - I thought I was going to be a world famous Ornithologist when I grew up.  I would race back to the cabin and 'pin' my finds on a board and number them............. those were the days!

So, on to my tag.  Like Tim, I did a main one and a second generation one, just as Tim did:


Because my stamp set is the smaller one, I used a No. 5 tag.  I followed Tim's instructions so I won't repeat them all here.  I stenciled over the tag as Tim described and then stenciled over a No. 8 tag and mounted the smaller one on top.  This gave me a little more space to add the jute string and the word band.



I used different colours of Distress Ink for my feather stamping (Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs and a little Scattered Straw) and also for my vintage ribbon at the top and colouring the word band using Peacock Feathers Distress Paint.



I do love the look of this second generation stamping, although mine dried quite quickly and my 'smudging' did not work as well on the second stamping.  I added Tissue Tape to both tags, just as Tim did, I love the effect it gives.

I just wanted to tell everyone too, that I have stepped down from the Our Creative Corner Design Team.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time there, it was a great experience.  I will miss my team mates (although some of them are also on A Vintage Journey, so I have the pleasure of working with them there.  Thank you to all my blog friends who supported OCC, they have some amazing challenges coming up which I hope you will join in.

Thanks for looking, hope to see you soon.  Big hugs, Anne xx

42 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous Anne and so perfectly aligned with TH's tag. The way you matched up the stencilling on both tags is immaculately done. That stamp set looks so appealing! You will be hugely missed from OCC. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Nicola x

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  2. My goodness Anne, what a delightful tag. The colours are fabulous and those beautiful stamps are on my wish list. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Beautiful tags as always. Love your use of the mini stamp set and all that Peacock Feathers. Elaine x

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  4. Such beautiful tags, Anne - I love the mini versions you've created, and they look so cool mounted on a second tag layer - so clever! Gorgeous stamping, and the turquoise ribbons work perfectly with the tip of the feather.

    We will miss you at OCC, but I'm glad we still get to Journey together in a Vintage manner!!
    Alison xx

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  5. These tags are stunning! I love the theme, the stamps and colours are gorgeous! I loved reading about your memories of Canada. My Mum was born there as my Granddad was Canadian so I heard lots of stories from my Grandma and Granddad's ranch before they came to England when my Mum was about nine I think.

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  6. Hi Anne, Your tags are beautiful, the smaller tag nested on top of the larger one gives a lovely depth. Great memories of your days in Canada sound like you had some very enjoyable times. I managed to do my tags yesterday as well, great minds think alike. Mo xx

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  7. These are stunning Anne, how lovely to evoke such special memories for you and thank you for sharing them with us. The images and colours are so beautiful. I love the subtle look achieved by the second generation stamping.
    Big hugs Sue xx

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  8. These are fabulous Anne, both so attractive in the way you have used the number 5 tag and mounted against the bigger one. The latticework stencil has become a firm favourite of mine, it looks fabulous with the colours you have used.
    I think you are going to be greatly missed at OCC, but so glad you are a part of AVJ with Tim, Tim and more Tim lol.
    Have a great week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  9. Anne,
    How beautiful your tags are, they are so evocative and I especially love that they brought to your mind memories of idyllic holidays, that is so special.
    The second generation tag is equally beautiful to the first.
    Sometimes we all know within ourselves when the time is right to step down from a DT even though our time spent there has been special, I am sure this is how you feel about OCC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. beautiful memories Anne - and perfect for conjuring up this pair of tags - they are wonderful! I do hope everything is okay with you - big hugs and can't wait for Port Sunlight xx

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  11. Wozza you certainly rocked this one Anne

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  12. Anne, I love your double, double tags! The richest of the colors and the use of those stamps (a favorite here) on the smaller tag is brilliant! Love these! I have no doubt that you will be missed at OCC, but I am thrilled to be with you at AVJ! Hugs!

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  13. beautiful tags as always Anne. the childhood holls sound lovely, the log cabin would be a perfect place to spend some time.

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  14. That is very, very clever, Annie (and Tim)! An awesome way to get two tags made at the same time and I like that they are different in terms of the intensity. A+++ once again, if Tim were to ask me! You are the best student!

    It's late here as I'm staying up to make sure a planned thingie gets posted okay at midnight, so I'm not as sharp as I am during - oh, never mind, you know that's just an excuse, I can't fool you.

    So, anyway, in your post where you said, "This gave me a little more space to add the jute string and the word band.", well, I scrolled and looked at the tags looking for the word "band." It only took me a second to realize what you meant, but I laughed out loud and thought you might get a kick out of it, too!

    The OCC challenge will miss you!! Have a great day, my friend! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  15. P.S. Sorry, I'm honestly not trying for the longest comment in history! I just forgot to mention that I loved your memories of your childhood cabin and collected found objects with your brother! It's no surprise that your enormous talent was developing throughout your whole life!! xxoo D

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  16. wow I love your tags Anne and what wonderful childhood memories to go with them! It sounds wonderful. I love how you have created these tags they are gorgeous. so sorry to hear about OCC, you will be sorley missed , but thrilled that I am lucky enough to be on a team with you xx hugs hugs x trace x

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  17. Beautiful tags - your Canada memories are lovely. I love it when crafting reminds us of past memories. Hugs, Jacky xx

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  18. Hi Anne great tags, love all the miniature bits and pieces of the stamps, blending and colours Great tip about adding another tag onto a base one, looks great. The log cabin sounds lovely, happy times x

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  19. These are gorgeous Anne - am lovin' your take on Tim's tags, fab! Chris xxx

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  20. Stunning takes on the original Anne, love how you finished yours with the butterfly tissue tape, very clever and it looks gorgeous!

    Loved reading about your childhood in Canada, it sounds idyllic! Lastly, - we will miss you at OCC but so glad we share AVJ still...

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  21. Anne...you have done such a beautiful job on these tags! I love them both. You can really tell which is your first and second tag. Beautiful job on the technique! X, Candy

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  22. Your tags are splendid Anne - how in the world could anyone do any better I ask!
    I could not get mine to smudge for love or money. I truly love what you did. As I am into a sharper contrast, my favorite is the first one. What a great idea - a double tag -- hmmmmmmmm.
    Sandy xx

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  23. Gorgeous job on the tags Anne, I didn't attempt the smudge one...But I love yours...That log cabin sounds Divine....Have a happy rest of the week... Hugs May x x

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  24. Gorgeous tags Anne, lovely lovely colour palette and I love the ribbon. Wonderful take on Tim's. Tracy x

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  25. Hello Miss Anne, both of those tags are gorgeous,, love the 2 tags together, I couldn't say which one I like the best, excellent job on Time's tag. I thing Manitoulin Island is the most beautiful place in Ont. and am so happy you have all those wonderful memories, thanks for sharing, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

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  26. These are beautiful tags Anne, I prefer them to Tim's ( sssh don't tell him!)... Lots of hugs, Carole Z xx

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  27. How beautiful these are Anne! I also love the Peacock Feathers colour. It's a shame you're giving up OCC, your input is always a huge inspiration, but it's good not to spread oneself too thinly.
    Thank you as always for your kind comments on my Flickr. Loving hugs, Mo :o) x

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  28. Hi Anne, sorry if this comment appears twice but it just disappeared and I wasn't sure if I'd pressed publish or not.
    I love your mini versions of Tim's tags ..... they're soooo cute! And what a clever idea of mounting them onto larger ones .... they look fab! As usual mine are still in the 'thinking about it' stage ...... hugs Linda xxx

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  29. Very pretty!
    I absolutely love that color blue!

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  30. Oh these are great Anne, I love these stamps and I think you have scaled down Tims versions beautifully and I love the colours you have chosen. I love both versions, I guess that this technique could be used for a card and matching paler tag for the present! Hugs, Barb x

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  31. As always, delightfully Tim! Love these smaller tags & the miniature stamp sets you've employed on these pretty tags. Actually, I think I prefer these to the larger sizes. They are so much more delicate. Love the way you've done the feather. Enjoyed reading about your summer memories too. Isn't it lovely to still be able to remember? TFS & Hugs.

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  32. Wonderful colors and tag design.

    Hugs Diane

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  33. I love that you showed the tags side by side Anne it really shows off the smudge stamping technique and the way you have composed all of the elements is truly lovely :). I adore that stamp set... I have the mini set too and it's my.new fave!

    Any*

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  34. Love the story of your youth....so special! This is a great stamp set! Gorgeous set of tags here!

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  35. Gorgeous tags Anne I don't have the stamps there are on my wish list well my want list lol.
    Becky

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  36. You have made two beautiful tags Ann, love the way you mounted them! Chrisx

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  37. Beautiful tags, Anne. I especially love the way you've colored the feathers.

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  38. Love your story of where the inspiration came for your fabulous tags.
    Julie x

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  39. Hi Anne, love the snapshot of your young life in Canada, it sounds idyllic and really makes your tags more yours than Tims if you know what I mean. I like how you layered the tags, great idea, and the peacock coloured feather. Both tags are lovely but for me I like the subtlety of your second generation tag.
    Hugs Lottie x

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  40. Gorgeous tags Anne. Sorry I'm a bit late commenting but I know you understand lol!
    Happy crafting, Angela xxx

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  41. Great take on Tim's tag. Absolutely loved reading the little snippet into your life when you were a wee thing Anne. The log cabin and surrounding forest sounds such an idyllic place to be brought up in. Bet you wished you had that board with all your finds now!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  42. Gorgeous Tags Anne - I really love the mini tag mounted on the larger tag it looks fab. You did a wonderful job with the stamping too. I am quite glad that there are no pinned moth exhibits as embellishment ;-) Great memory though. Hugs Helen x

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Your comments are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

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