Sunday, 24 August 2014

Tim's August tag

Hi everyone and welcome to all of you, but specially my new followers, thank you for deciding to follow along here!!

It's not often I publish in the middle of the day, as most of my posts are scheduled for either mid night here in the UK or early morning. This for once is an unscheduled post, fresh from the crafting table so to speak....
As the title suggests, it's my take on Tim Holtz August tag, though I have to confess, I made it a few days ago, but only now found a minute to blog it. Just as well, as August is speeding by at a horrible pace.

I'm keeping this short(ish) as all details can be found on Tim's Blog.

I followed all his techniques closely, but changed the colours, stamps and the overall design as back in January I decided to work with two tags, a #8 on top of a #10, to give me more room to play with.

I used the new Gothic stencil and Wendy Vechhi's crackle paste though you can hardly see the crackle on this quite delicate stencil.
I used the butterflies from the new French themed Framelets set, but as they were getting a bit lost against the tissue tape and other background elements, I stamped the larger one again and fussy cut it, just to pop out a bit more.

The film strip, overlapping both tags to hold the overall design together a bit. I decided to put my pen nib on top of the strip. I did stitch it vertically, but it's hard to see from the photo. I also added some tissue tape and more stamping to the background tag.

A word band, high-lighted with Picket Fence DP (I don't have the newer word bands yet, they're on the wishlist).
Remnant Rub words on the vial label. Believe it or not, I had quite forgotten which words Tim had picked and then when I looked I had picked the same ones, must have been there somewhere in my unconscious mind.....
A Philosophy tag and the way I usually finish my Tim tags with the month at the top.


Well, that's it pretty much, - oh I did not use the speckle stencil as I thought it might get a bit too busy in the background, so I used the Spritzer tool for some very subtle spots instead.

Linking this to Tim's August Tag.

Thank you for visiting and have a great week!

34 comments:

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Asrid! Gorgeous tag! I love the stencilled area of the small tag, so beautiful. The colours and textures are spot on as always. So inspirational! Thank you! Have a lovely day!
Ingrid xx

Fliss said...

This is just gorgeous Astrid. Such beautiful colours and amazing shabby chic texture.
Fliss xx

Ruth said...

Gorgeous Astrid, a beautiful take, love it.....as always. Ruth x

Anneke said...

Astrid this is so you. This peace of your work is so wonderful. There is so much to see and everything fits perfectly. Wonderful design. Happy crafting Anneke.

Heather Jacob said...

wow Astrid, you just keep pumping them out ... loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this one too . .. super duper fantastic.
love and miss you too xoxoxo

massofhair said...

Stunning Tag ArT, must get the gothic stencil as you have used it so beautifully here. Loving all your colours as always especially that pop of blue:-) xxx

Gitte said...

Beautiful Tag.

Karen Garrard said...

Oh My Astrid....this is just beautiful!! I love how you use the two different sized tags. Great idea. The butterflies are beautifully done. I LOVE the Gothic stencil, which is on my wish list. I love it all. I've only just posted my August tag and saw yours right next to mine so thought I would pop over.Karen.x

Evelyn Walter said...

This is again a very felicitous
work, dear Astrid! The use of the crackle paste with the stencil looks gorgeous, I like this very much!
Have a nice sunday!
xxx Evelyn

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag! Hugs, Valerie

Dorthe said...

It is fantastic, dear Astrid,
love the airy tones and the beautiful stenciled corner . A beautiful idea to fussy cut a butterfly in brighter colours , and the pen with the qoute is great !!
Hugs,Dorthe

SusanK said...

What a gorgeous take on Tim's August tag! So many elements to take in but all fit together so perfectly! And I love the idea of the monthly tab on top; I usually write mine on the back.

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely gorgeous Astrid, such a fabulous take on Tim's tag xxx

Paper Profusion said...

This is beautiful Astrid! Nicola x

Rita said...

Wonderful tag Astrid. As always the colours are perfect. Hugs Rita xxx

Corrie Herriman said...

Love your tag, Astrid !
Corrie x

Dagmar said...

Liebe Astrid, das ist ein super schöner Tag - besonders gut gefallen mir die Schmetterlinge auf dem extra Tag! Liebe Grüße, Dagmar

Jennie Atkinson said...

A fabulous take on the August tag Astrid Gorgeous colours and I wish I had thought of the monthly tag on the top!! x

May said...

Gorgeous take on Tim's tag Astrid, I adore the colours & texture you have created... Love it all... Hugs May x x

Terry said...

Being so intrigued with looking closely at all your scrumptious details, I realized I forgot the embossing powder part!! Love your "fresh from scratch" duel tag fabulousness. The colors are so rich and I can see that crackle quite well. Love this! Hugs!

Buttons said...

Loving the age and beauty you've got into this stunner Astrid. They may be Tim's techniques but you've definitely made it your own. Jenny x

Sue said...

Hello Astrid,
This is such a Tim Tag, has all the elements he is famous for and the palette with the texture is gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

JackieP Neal said...

Stunning my friend!! Every inch of this tag is simply stunning!! xoxo

Deborah Wainwright said...

What a brilliant tag. I love the colours and texture xx

Anonymous said...

This stencil is on my Wish List, in fact it has creeped up higher on the list after viewing your use of it on this most beautiful tag.
Wishes
Lynne

Anita Houston said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the tag on tag! The embossing is perfection! Absolutely stunning take!!!

Maryann Laursen said...

Absolut stunning tag here Astrid. I love how you made this one, it´s so gorgeous and just as I like it, and the colors are amazing for this one. Just perfect work hun.

Redanne said...

I love your gorgeous take on Tim's tag Astrid, the butterfly stamp looks wonderful and your stencilling is just perfection! Love this! Anne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous tag and I'm sure Mr Holtz will love it, would be very hard not too.
Julie x

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! The texture is fab.

Helen Allen said...

Beautiful tag Astrid - love the tag on tag format!

Shari Trumbull said...

WOW!! Love your Tim Tag for August, Astrid!! It's gorgeous and that butterfly looks like it's getting ready to flit right off your tag!! Beautiful creation! XOXO-Shari T.

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just when I thought I'd seen it all, I get back as far as this and again I am amazed at how you can produce so many wonderful projects! Gorgeous! Chrisx

butterfly said...

What a lovely take on Tim's tag - absolutely you following your muse and coming up with magic!
Alison xx

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