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:

  1. 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

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

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

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. 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

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  7. 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

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  8. 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

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  9. 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

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  10. 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.

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

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  12. This is beautiful Astrid! Nicola x

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

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

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

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

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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  19. 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

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

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

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  22. 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

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

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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

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

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  27. Very beautiful! The texture is fab.

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  28. Beautiful tag Astrid - love the tag on tag format!

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  29. 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.

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  30. 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

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

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