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Hi, Welcome to my Blog. I'm an avid crafter; Scrapbooking, Cards, ATCs, Tags, Altered Books, Art Journaling, Décopatch, Knitting, Crochet, and Embroidery amongst other things. I live in Surrey, UK with my husband and son. For exercise I play badminton and I have been Geocaching since 2009 and now and again Pokémon Go. Recently I got back to Ballroom and Latin Dancing too. I run a UK based on-line papercraft group.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

TH#5 - May Tag

Yay, Tim's May Tag at last - YIPPEE. Always quite challenged by these due to stash requirements, but love to try my best to emulate as far as possible with my limited supplies but limitless imagination!

So what did I have this time? Ummmm well I did have a manilla tag, although having the die now I could easily have cut my own! No appropriate stamps so didn't bother with the tissue BUT did remember a printed vellum pack I bought some time ago and as luck would have it, pattern pieces and dress forms - excellent!

Just bought some printed measure twill tape - that will do nicely and I even got the sewing machine out to sew it on! Old white plastic cotton reel duly cut in half in husband's workshop with BIG saw!!! Now that was FUN! Tried to cover the plastic with ink and embossing powder but fortunately the string does most of the job nicely.

Used some flowers left over from my wedding (all those years ago!) inked with the Spring colours and just dunked in ordinary embossing  powder as neither have UTEE nor melting pot!

Made the coat hanger out of a brass paper clip and the dangly from a fragment and more of the vellum. The round stamp is all I had round and again had to stamp and emboss as I only have black archival. 

Think the lady who appears behind the flowers is quite cool, complete fluke though, who'd have guessed?

22 comments:

Cis-sy said...

Hi!!
I really like your tag!!!
And the story behind is so funny! ;) hope tim would do the januari-tag this month also....

Cheers, Cis-sy
(from NL)

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

What a great tag.

Karen said...

A gorgeous tag! I love all the different elements that you have added to it, it looks fab! Karen xx

Sherry said...

What a fab job you did with your tag - it's fun improvising especially when the end result looks as good as Tims! Love that the lady is behind the cotton reel.

Thanks for the email, I hadn't seen his tag, but just did so. I hadn't thought of actually stamping onto the pattern tissue paper before, must try that.

I've been playing with my latest die this morning, the Tim vintage typewriter one, love that.

Thanks again for the link xx

Dana D. said...

Terrific tag. You did such a good job finding in your stash things that really worked. Awesome!!

Sue said...

Great tag. Good to see that you, like myself, do not have all the little bins 'n' pieces however it does make you think 'outside the box'. Really like the way you made the 'coathanger'. I enjoyed this one & looks like you did too. Sx

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Lovely interpretation of Tim's tag. You improvise well! Charlotte

Redanne said...

Now that really is inspired! Sawing, dunking, bending - you have done a brilliant job and I love you tag! I saw somewhere where you can take a small aluminium pie dish (Mr Kipling maybe) and put embossing powder in that, heat from below til melted and - who needs a melt pot anyway.....Anne Rx

PS - I don't have anything either but I am still going to have a go. My April (winning!) tag was a complete hotch-potch so good luck to you!

Winnie said...

Such a cool tag. Love the images and the women in the background are great! Love the use of the measuring tape ribbon the way you used it... The way you made the hanger was cool!

Carole said...

this is lovely :)

Kate said...

What a beauty! Love that dress form. Everything about it is so vintage and pretty

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very nice tag.

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...loVe your take on Tim's Tag...this theme is so nice with all the elements towards sewing, I'm starting mine in the next few days, where does the time go!?...Mel :)
You've made some loVely inspiring pieces so would like to follow you :)

misstreez said...

Love the way your tag looks with all your improvised materials and embellishments.

Linda said...

Love this tag - great job! You were brave cutting the cotton reel, I decided against it. Love the way the lady is peeping from behind the flowers, what a great accident. xx

shirleydb said...

Love you work and the delightful way you improvise, that's art!
Keep it up!

sandee said...

YOU WON!!!!!!!!!!!!! woo hooo, doing the badminton dance! waving hi and cheering from the hills of North Carolina :)

Winnie said...

Congrats on being a winner for May!! Lovely tag...Can't wait to see your June one!

Rachelle said...

i had to drag my sewing machine out, too, but was glad i did! it gives it a great look and reminds me to use my supplies - big and small! great tag! congrats <3

Tracey Sabella said...

What a fab tag. Love the way you used your stash to create this!! Congrats on being named a winner for the May Tags of 2012!! ~ Blessings

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Sandy said...

Congratz on the win. Sandy :)

frenchpossum said...

This is an Amazing tag..That you have fashioned without a lot of supplies..It gives hope to those of us that stock pile all sorts of Tim Holtz and other goodies..But never quite put them to any great use..I hope someone sends you some supplies..and you can really let your hair down..What a wonderful Tag you have made..Well done..
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