It is hard to believe that February is nearly over! This is just a quick post to share my Tim Tag for February. You can find Tim's wonderful original tag HERE.
While I am here, I would like to thank the DT at Indigo Blu for choosing my project here, in their Top 3, it is always so uplifting when others like your work! Thank you ladies!
I wanted to use my new stencils to create my tag, I love the size of the new stencils, they fit perfectly onto a No. 8 Ranger tag.
I applied some Tea Dye Distress Stain to my tag first, as Tim did, to give a 'base' colour to work on. I used the Monoprint Technique with the 'crosses' stencil and Distress Ink in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo and Broken China. It turned out a little darker than I wanted so I did not do an extra layer of stencilling on my version.
Using the 'word' stencil I applied Ranger Texture Paste followed by Ranger Copper Embossing Powder, following Tim's Embossed Texture Paste Technique, the Copper is a beautiful rich colour.
I chose and added my embellishments to finish off my tag.
Many of you know already, but I was incredibly lucky to see, meet and take a class with Tim Holtz at CHSI Stitches show this week. I think you all know how much I love Tim and his products but after meeting him I have a new-found respect for the man. He is just the nicest, kindest and friendliest people you could ever meet - such a talented and knowledgeable young man. Mario is just adorable too, nothing was too much trouble for either of them.
We had a choice of projects to make, I just love the young man and his dog and I used 'time 4' to represent Time for Tim. I have some wonderful memories of the day, not least of which was time spent with two of my crafting besties - Kath Stewart and Jenny (Buttons) Marples.
Kath, me, Jenny and the 'Professor' himself at the front.
And as if that was not enough, I went back on the Monday and visited Tim on his demo stand and he kindly posed with me for another photo, it was early and quiet and I had him all to myself for a whole demo, how lucky was I??
It was lovely to meet up with some of my AVJ Teamies too, Brenda Brown and Nikki Acton, DecoArt's Julia Stratford-Wright, the fabulous Andy Skinner, Nikki's lovely friend Cathryn, Enfys and Hina from Fiskars, the wonderfully talented Kassa Hayseldon, also, Kay, Alfie, Elizabeth and Cheremane, all from IndigoBlu. I also got to meet the lovely Trish Latimer from Craft Stamper and Fran Seiford from Stampendous. Apologies if I forgot anyone! Thank you to all of you for making the visit even more special!
If you have got this far, thanks for looking and I hope
to see you again soon! Hugs, Anne xx