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Saturday, 19 April 2014

I Know I'm Late But I'm Coming To The Party

Good morning, you can certainly tell that it's the lead up to a Bank Holiday, 'cos it's SO cold and grey that Neil decided it would be a good time to strip the walls and decorate. So while most people are having a relaxing weekend we're knee deep in wallpaper paste - somebody save me!! Anyhoo Tim Holtz has made an amazing tag for April, and I was determined to play along, so here's mine.
I pretty much had the ingredients so followed Tim's instructions 'cos it was the techniques that I wanted to learn. I was so happy just after stage one - who knew that tissue tape, Distress Paint and Distress Ink looked so wonderful together. That was the problem, I didn't know. I've got the stuff but don't know how to use it all properly, so I've finally got around to signing up for Tim's Creative Chemistry! I know everyone did it years ago but I always said I didn't have time, bla bla but that bit of paint, ink and water did it, so I'll be making lots of tags (in between making cups of tea and finding wallpaper rollers etc)
The ladies over at A Vintage Journey are asking for Spring Flowers as the theme for the challenge this time, so while I'm against killing birds with stones, it did seem a good idea to combine the two :-)

Here's my pinecone flowers edged with a bit of white paint. The butterfly has also been splattered with the paint.
I've also been playing with some crinoline that I got from the Funky Junkie ages ago and never took out of the bag.
It's really difficult to get a decent photograph, but I'm very happy with what I've learned and can't wait to start on the 101.
Have a very happy Easter, and thanks for looking x
Edit thanks very much Jenny for pointing me in the direction of Frilly and Funky where the challenge this time is Flights of Fancy x

17 comments:

  1. Well Sue you know what they say, "Better late... " and my goodness that applies here. You are going to have a blast doing the Creative Chemistry classes as you get so much more info than Tim can fit into tag tutorials. And the best bit is you have permanent access so you can refresh the little grey cells when they lose their shine once in a while!

    Now for that tag, which is gorgeous. I love those beautiful flowers and thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey. And with another hat on (lol) as you've added a butterfly you could enter the current Frilly and Funkie challenge with this too!!! See, it was WELL worth taking time out from the wallpaper paste :) Jenny x

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  2. Love your tag, really beautiful. Have fun with the TH course, you lucky thing! And enjoy decorating!!!! Hugs, Valerie

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  3. you have made a beatiful example of Tims Tag with your own look to it. such fresh spring floral colours too. wonderful shabby chicness.

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  4. It's a fabulous take on the April tag, Sue - and like Jenny I'm betting you'll be a complete convert now you've seen the light!! So much fun once you start to play with confidence, and Tim's brilliant at giving you that confidence. Looking forward to seeing the results as you play...

    Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey with this beauty.
    Alison xx

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  5. Fantastic tag and good luck with the course-can't wait to see what you make

    Love Chrissie x

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  6. Fabulous tag. Love the details.

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  7. Happy easter to you too and your tag is lovely !
    Corrie x

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  8. Fantastic take on T!m's April tag xxx

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  9. Happy Easter to you and your family, Sue! Whether playing or working, you are doing something together! You have made a very beautiful tag for this monthly challenge, and I love it. Thanks, too, for the link to Tim's video!

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  10. Your tag is gorgeous! I hope the wallpapering is going well & you are going to LOVE CC101.

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  11. Just a wonderful tag, Sue, wow!!! Happy Easter to you and your family! xxx

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  12. You will love CC 101, Sue! Kind of as much as I love your Tag! What a pretty tag and great take on Tim's April tag. Those flowers are incredible! Hope your Easter was wonderful. Thank you for playing along with us at A Vintage Journey! Hugs!

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  13. I love our wonderful take on Tim's April Tag - your flowers are beautiful and I love the spring colours. Thanks for sharing your tag with us at A Vintage Journey for our Spring Flowers challenge. Jennie x

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  14. Sue...oh my goodness! Your tag is so lovely! You've done Tim's April Tag proud with your take on it. I love your flowers that you've created for your tag from Tim's pinecone die cut. They are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your tag with all of us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

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  15. Gorgeous tag with all the wonderful elements that create texture and the pretty spring-like colours. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  16. This is totally yummy, Sue! Beautiful colors and textures and I always adore this tattered pinecone roses. And I was delighted to see you using the crinoline - such fun! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at Frilly and Funkie.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  17. I spotted your tag entry on A Vintage Journey and had to come by for a closer look. I like vintage and I love pink so your tag looks perfect. Like you, I have always said I would but never do make time for T.H. Maybe you have just given me the nudge needed! hugs Mrs A.

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