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Friday, 24 May 2013

A Timmy(ish) Tag For May

When Tim posted his tag for May my first thought was 'can't do that'. I don't have the rub-on's and I don't have the stamp (yes I'm the one that doesn't have it lol) and with Chris at Uni I'm on a spending ban (except for the essentials like the Distress Paints, well I did hold out for a few months :-)
So this is my 'inspired by' Tim tag for May.
I've used some old rub-ons, and a combination of Distress Stains and DI's for the background.
All of the stamps are Artistic Outpost from the Paris Exposition plate. As usual when I was half way through I looked at it and nearly threw it in the bin, but then I added a few of the silver rub-ons and it seemed to tie in a little better. That's the thing about Tim's tags, if you keep on going they always turn out OK in the end :-)
I don't have any word bars so I used a microscope slide and coloured with alcohol inks. I love the way Tim dies his own ribbon. I have seam binding in loads of colours but it never looks as vibrant as when you die your own.

This is how it should have looked Mmm maybe next month...
I'm also linking this to the Artistic Outpost May referral programme.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your Bank Holiday weekend  - why is it always my weekend to work when it's a bank holiday, just lucky I guess! xx

15 comments:

  1. I think it's great to improvise Sue and I prefer to see everyone's unique take on Tim's tag rather than an exact copy. Fabulous use of the AO images too. Love the embellishment . Thanks for joining in our Referral Program. Tracy x

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  2. Wow Sue. I tend to agree with Tracy. I love your take on the Timmy tag, you made it your own and I love it. Hugs Rita xx

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  3. This is so cool, Sue - I love all your improvisations, and especially those stamps (the Paris Exposition is next on my wishlist!)... Thanks so much for playing along at AO with this great take on the TH tag!
    Alison x

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  4. Love your version of the May T!m tag Sue, love the vibrant colours and the images you've used.

    With Chris at Uni are you still going to the Dome in a couple of weeks?

    Sam xxx

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  5. Ooooh ..... this is fab Sue. Love the colours and all the detail. The stamped images look great. When I first saw this months tag from Tim, I wasn't too sure either, but I gave it a go. Like you said, they always come good if you just keep going.

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  6. Love the colours you've used on the tag. I think I've only got seam binding in black and white. I always dye my own but the black never comes out dark enough.

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  7. Beautiful tag, love the colors and all the details on it, its a unique piece and i like it more than tims one, haha.
    Groetjes karin

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  8. I Love your tag! Who's Tim?? Valerie

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  9. Yesterday, I saw the TH tag for May and loved it! Today, without reading one word of your blog and a quick look at your tag, I knew it was "Tim" inspired!! So, you are totally successful! No "ish" about it! Love it, Sue!

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  10. This is so beautiful and vibrant and vintage and all things gorgeous - so glad you didn't throw it in the bin. I so often have a moment like that too. I haven't done a Tim tag yet. Well done, yours is great, really inspiring. x

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  11. Gorgeous inspired by Tim tag and dare I say it even better than the real thing...

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  12. I really like your tag. I think that it's wonderfully creative. Beautiful!

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  13. Fabulous tag again, I love the vibrant colors you put on it and all the nice details, either rub'ons or stamps the result is perfect !!! And how cleverly you bypass the products you don't have (or have yet !)... Good work ! Coco xx

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  14. A gorgeous take on Tim's tag. Great colors.

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  15. Love your version Sue. Love how you've improvised here. Hugs, Jenny x

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Thank you so much for your comments x