Thursday, 19 March 2015

Tim's March tag

Hi everyone and thanks for coming by!
Today I am sharing my version of Tim's March tag:
I followed Tim's techniques pretty much exactly. I just used different colours and embellishments, even though the main stamped image is the same. All the techniques can of course be found on Tim's own blog here
The paint colours I used were Vintage Linen, Wild Honey, a bit of Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo.
I don't have the new word layering stencil, so I used an old one and instead of using gold detailed embossing powder I used copper.
I chose some copper coloured embellishments to go with it, A token with the word Cherish and a Roman numeral, adhered over a bit of Ideaology measuring tape.
I left the embellishments quite minimal, because the butterfly image is quite prominent and I don't wanted my tag to get too busy....
I wanted to deepen the colours of my butterfly a bit further and used a Faber Castell Big Brush pen for that. I also went around the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.
I also created a few little splats by sticking a brush into some Peeled Paint Distress Stain Spray and then flicking it across my tag.

Regulars might remember that I made a booklet to keep my tags in this year and each month I create a new page background for that month.
I try to convey the mood of the month or match the colours of the tag. The March page is a double page, - here is the other side:
I enjoy making the backgrounds to these pages almost as much as I enjoy making the tag itself.
For those new to my blog, the link to the original booklet description is here if you are interested to see how I made it.

Well, thanks for visiting today. It's going to be pretty quiet around here for the rest of this month as I am off to the States for the next 10 days, but I hope to at least visit you all occasionally.

I am adding this to Tim's March Tag challenge
Thanks for coming by like always

50 comments:

massofhair said...

Have a WONDERFUL TIME Astrid, don't think you need reminding lol! Beautiful Tag and i do love copper over gold it is much richer and brings out the richness of your colours so well. The butterfly is beautiful and can see why so many have fallen in love with it. Your Tag book pages are awesome as well, i am always in awe of your talents as you constantly inspire me :-) xxx

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Beautiful!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag and booklet! Valerie

Jane said...

The booklet and tag are gorgeous Astrid what a wonderful keepsake this will be. Enjoy your trip x

chrissies said...

Very beautiful tag Astrid with lovely ideas. How lovely that you make the pages in your book to match the Tim tags.

Have a great day

Chrissie x

brenda said...

More lovely inkiness Astrid, a visit here always sends me off in an inspiration spurt - shame I've got to work today.

B x

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Astrid. Ein herrliches sonnen-gelbes Tag mit Schmetterling.
Der Frühling ist da :-)

Herzlichst Sophie

Inkypinkycraft said...

A gorgeous take on the tag and in colours you do so well ! Xx

Ros Crawford said...

Your version is so beautiful!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Brilliant tag Astrid! Love the neutral palette choice and the chicken wire on your coordinating album page is such a favourite of mine!! I am just loving your take on Tim's tag!! hugs :)

Paper Profusion said...

Super tag Astrid. I especially love your idea of keeping the booklet and this March page looks wonderful. Enjoy your trip! Nicola x

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful colour choices, love the final result! Gorgeous booklet page for the tag. How clever! X

Maryanne said...

Love your colors here, Astrid. By this time of the year I love yellow! Have a great trip to the States.

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Astrid. The colours are really beautiful and reminds me of Spring. Another sunny day here again and long may it continue. Hugs Rita xxx

Patty O'Malley said...

Love your tag and the book to keep it in! Have fun while you're over here!

Dorthe said...

A beautiful butterfly tag, in the sunny tones, matching the copper adds so well. and such wonderful pages to keep it .
Hugs, Dorthe

Sue Balawajder said...

I am new to your blog,your tag is beautiful as is your booklet page.I enjoyed your quote of the day,enjoy your trip to the U.S.

Sue Balawajder said...

I am new to your blog,your tag is beautiful as is your booklet page.I enjoyed your quote of the day,enjoy your trip to the U.S.

bockel24 said...

beautiful tag, Astrid, I especially like the brightness of the butterfly and how you´ve placed the embellishments!

Kathy Bradley said...

Astrid,
Another beautiful tag. I really like the colors and the items you used for texture. The butterfly is quote lovely as well. Thanks for sharing.

Terry said...

Love those warm colors and the butterfly should take center stage! Great take on Tim's March tag, Astrid! Enjoy!

Meggymay said...

Another stunning tag for your book Astrid, the butterfly is beautiful.
Yvonne

suziqu's thread works said...

Such beautiful artwork Astrid - you have a natural way of combining and blending colors that I so much love and this is just another example. The little book of tag pages is truly beautiful!
You inspire me in so many ways - I have recently added to my ink collection by visiting you here.
Thank you always for the inspiration. Also wanted to know where you purchased that gorgeous butterfly stamp.
xox Suzy

mamablitger said...

Astrid your tag is stunning. Love the warm colors you chose and combined with copper makes it even more fabulous. Love that you kept it rather calm ( not too busy ) and also adore your pretty booklet for the tags.
Thanks a lot for sharing and provide some inspiration. Lovely that you take time to share your art.
Hugs from Monica... Spain

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, simply stunning both the tag and journal- the color choice is brilliant! xoxo

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous Astrid...vintage and lovely!

Marisa Job said...

Another beautiful creation!! Have a great weekend!

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful, Julie xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's another wonderful tag, gorgeous details. Sorry for not being around during the last time.

Ruth said...

Love this take with it's warm honey colours and of course there's the added bonus of your tag booklet! Gorgeous as always Astrid! Ruth x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Astrid. Looove this tag! The butterfly is so eye-catching, I'm glad that you chose to let it shine. And your new page in your tag booklet made me smile...lots. Beautiful.
Dot x

Meihsia Liu said...

Love your gorgeous tag, Astrid. The colors and texture are so beautiful! :)

Klaudia/Kszp said...

Just love your version of this tag :) gorgeous!

Redanne said...

Oh bother, Blogger will not let me leave a comment, trying again...! Love your tag every bit as much as I love Tim's this month - which is a lot! Your is gorgeous in those warm colours and the holder page is equally beautiful. Hope you have a great time in America and that you get some 'me' time! Hugs, Anne xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

What a beautiful tag again dear Astrid, I really love your design and your colours!!
unfortunatly I didn't received your cards yet, I hope the Post has done his work!! I hope your received mine??
Have a nice stamping week!!
Greetings
Maria

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Beautiful take on Tim's tag Astrid, love your colour palette and how you subtly enhanced your beautiful butterfly image! And love your March page in your tag book, gorgeous. Have a safe trip and have fun!

Barbara Rankin said...

Your tag is beautiful, Astrid, and I love your book pages for your little mini album just as much as I do the tag! Always a pleasure to see your work.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous tag, I love your version and your book is fabulous, it's such a great keepsake to keep your artwork in. I love how you match the page with the tag. Have a wonderful day, Shirleyxx

butterfly said...

Lovely warm honey colours on your tag, and I adore the book page for this one - just gorgeous.
Alison xx

Sara Barker said...

Beautiful tag with your color choices, your minimal embellishments and a gorgeous book page to boot! I'm loving this! I hope we treat you well here in the USA. If you are near North Carolina, please e-mail me at caponatbellsouthdotnet. I would love to meet you! It's a big place, though! Ha! Ha!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Dear Asrtrid,
I'm excited, the tag is so wonderful, I love it very much and the booklet is amazing too.
Big hugs Anja

Sara Barker said...

Wow, Astrid can't believe you are practically in my back yard! I don't know why you can't get me by e-mail, so I'm trying you on yours.

Heather Jacob said...

perfectly perfect and spectacular colors and texture x

barbarayaya62 said...

Astrid I love your version of Tim's tag, vibrant and delicate at the same time! Beautiful tag! BArbarayaya

Vintagehandmade said...

Astrid, your take on Tim's March tag is stunning! I love your color combination and the chicken wire on your page! The booklet is fabulous! I love your amazing tag!
Hugs :)
Branka x

Ruth said...

Loving your softer colour choices on this compared to the original, and just adore your tag book....think I say that every time. Sumptuous take Astrid! Ruth x

Anneke said...

Beautiful Astrid. Thanks for showing, Anneke

Joi at RR said...

I could look at this tag and your pages forever Astrid. The colors have long been my fav combinations so it all just touches me with it's beautry. I wish my tag for March looked even a quarter as lovely as yours. Someday maybe - if I keep watching you! And I will. Happy traveling. j.

rachel said...

brilliant Tag Astrid - beautiful make x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Love your take on Tim's tag Astrid!! All of Tim's great techniques done with your own flair ... awesome!! I always look forward to seeing the next page in your little booklet too .. absolutely stunning!! xx

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