Saturday, 28 September 2013
Hello everyone. I'm sorry my visiting has been sluggish lately... it's all about moving house round here at the moment. I'm so looking forward to the point when I'm free to play in Craftyblogland again!
I am managing to squeeze some crafting in - I think I'd go completely spare if I didn't.
Yesterday I came up with a sequence of sorting stuff, filling a box, five minutes crafting; sorting stuff, filling a box, five minutes crafting and so on, and in that way managed to get my Tim Holtz September tag done.
I had such fun playing with the stencils. Regulars will know I rarely craft without a stencil in any case, so this month's inspiration from Tim was a joy to play with (although I did wreck two attempts by going one step too far before finally arriving at this one).
Because I'm getting to do very little freestyle crafting at the moment, I decided to allow myself my favourite colours for this tag: blues and browns - yay!!
But that's really my main departure from Tim's creation, so if you want the making-of details, I'm going to direct you over to the how-to post of the master himself.
In the meantime, I'm just going to share a few close-ups and colour details of my version, which made me very happy in between the box-packing.
Embossing paste stars giving lovely dimension and texture to the tag...
Love the Picket Fence Distress Paint resist effect (the horizontal stripes are the DP) against my Distress Stains of Weathered Wood, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire.
I'm enjoying the Prima Chalk Edger in white at the moment too, so I used that with the rays stencil - moonbeams slanting across the sky anyone?
Layering up the stencils for depth, I did go as far as Black Soot...
... but then overlaid the stencil again and went over it with Vintage Photo.
The edging is Vintage Photo too, of course.
Vintage Photo on the Chitchat stickers too, along with a bit of Chipped Sapphire, and Chipped Sapphire Distress Marker around the outside.
I followed Tim's lead with the Papillon butterflies...
... adding some of the text from the same set.
Stencilling on the crinkle ribbon - very cool idea.
And a type charm: B for butterfly perhaps? I would have done A for Alison, but the As are all black, and I wanted a white charm.
A couple more Idea-ology bits - a trinket pin and a pen nib, and we're done with a tag that I really enjoyed making.
Thank you, Tim, for yet another fabulous piece of inspiration.
Will do my best to hop around and catch up with some of you soon... and I should be back on proper form in a few weeks. Happy Crafting all!
I'd like to enter this as my September tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013
And at Country View Crafts the challenge is to play with Layers - plenty of them here!
I love layers!