Tuesday, 26 May 2015

By the skin of my teeth....

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well!
Don't know about you but this month seems to have flown by even faster than others... I suddenly realised I had not done my Tim Tag yet, - ouch, only a few days left, so here we go:
I loved Tim's tag this month, you can see his original HERE.

Such cool techniques, but of course like usual I did not have half of the stuff he used, so it was improvisation all along the way.

I did not have the Burlap Textured surfaces stuff, but I did find some burlap, only much lighter in colour. I glued it onto a # 8 tag with Ranger Matte Medium and when dry trimmed the edges.
I had a pale background in mind, so after my texture paste had dried I still added a thin layer of watered down gesso:
After that I encountered problem number one, - I had no good ephemera pieces left, but I did have some vellum ones. As I did not want a vellum effect, I chose a few, glued them onto white paper and when that had dried, cut them out. Voila, just about passable....

For the rest I pretty much followed Tim's technique, just substituting products.
Here you can see one of the ephemera pieces. I do not have the mini flower die yet, so that was not an option. I have various other ones I could have substituted, but in the end decided on just one burlap flower to match the background of this month's tag.

I chose this gorgeous lady from the photobooth images as I thought her lovely light coloured outfit would suit my paler background. I did some very light red photo tinting, but the effect has gone lost on the photo. I also decided to put my ribbon on the top and as you can see added a couple of little roses from my stash.

Now regulars may remember that I made a little pocket book in January to hold my tags, and every month I create a double page to go with the tag, so here is this month:
I used the Correspondence Paper stash for my backgrounds,  white washed with watered down gesso.
Some stamping and stenciling was added. The word Fragile was cut from one of the papers.
On the other side I added another photobooth character. I'm sure this young man is dreaming of the beautiful lady on the tag.....
Well, there you have it, that's one more month done....

I am linking this of course to Tim's May Tag

That's it for now, after a very quiet month it's going to be quite busy here in the next few days, so hopefully see you soon again.
Thank you for visiting like always!

37 comments:

  1. I love the idea of a book to hold the tags and yours is wonderful.. The tag is gorgeous with the wonderful burlap and the shading you added to it Astrid

    Love Chrissie xx

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  2. Hello Astrid,
    Your Tag relates an earthiness and the palette is wonderful, your placement of the elements and your texture juxtapose perfectly. Great looking Tag.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  3. Fabulous tag, Astrid ! Next stop June !
    Corrie x

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  4. Beautiful May tag Astrid, adore the inspired addition of the hessian flower, and of course always wonderful to see the corresponding pages in your pocket book! Ruth x

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  5. Gorgeous tag, Astrid! I really love the light burlap, it goes very well with the overall finish, the colour of the ribbon and your embellishments! Good luck with the challenge, I hope you win ;) xx

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  6. Really beautiful tag Astrid. So full of detail and texture and love the treatment on the burlap.
    Such a wonderful tag book too.
    Wishing you lots of luck.
    Fliss xx

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  7. Gorgeous tag with so many lovely details and so much texture. Hugs, Valerie

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  8. Hi Astrid, lovely tag. Bet the little tag book is looking great now.
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  9. It really is a beautiful tag Astrid, I love the softer coloured background and your wonderful embellishments set the tag off beautifully. Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Oh, Astrid, I can see so many clever ideas here! Your take on Tim's tag is stunning! Love that mesh stencil and your gorgeous flower! Absolutely beautiful background and amazing embellishments! Awesome tag book full of wonderful details! Just fantastic!
    Hugs :)
    Branka xxx

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  11. so beautiful astrid - really delightful tag - really pretty and the corresponding pages are fabulous! Hugs rachel x

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  12. Such a gorgeous tag Astrid and the little book page is just wonderful. Love it! Jennie x

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  13. My comments are boring...I guess....another gorgeous creation with all the mixed media that fits so well together Astrid. A great tag!!
    Greetings, Alie

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  14. Beautiful interpretation of the tag, Astrid! I love its uniqueness! The little pocket book section is perfect for this tag.

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  15. Astrid - your tag is absolutely gorgeous! and an awesome take on Tim's tag. I really like your burlap background and the photo looks wonderful.

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  16. your burlap backgraound is fabulous , so soft! your tag is amazing and your book absolutely wonderful! BArbarayaya

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  17. Absolut stunning work on both the tag and the holder again here. I love the pale look you gave it and every little detail just fits soo well here too. You are simply genius when you make these tags, they´re sooo awesome and beautiful, and what a beauty it´ll be, when the book is all filled up.

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  18. Beautiful work Astrid ... That tag book is going to be a treasure!

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  19. Gorgeous Astrid! I always look forward to seeing your version of Tim's tag and you never disappoint! I love the subtle stencil design in the back, so wonderfully soft and vintage! The vellum worked out great, such a glorious rendition! hugs :)

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  20. Oohhh!! I always love your take on Tim's Tags and this one is no exception!! The vellum worked out really well and I love the lighter background. Your booklet pages match it beautifully too .. absolutely stunning Astrid!! I'm hoping to get at least one Tim's Tag done this year. I actually started the one for January but that's as far as I got .. LOL!! Hopefully I'll have another go soon!! Looooveeee this one!! xx

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  21. hi Astrid stunning as always. love the image. hugs Debs formally from Lylac Sparkles xxx

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  22. A beautiful tag for May and I always enjoy your improving! I love your design and that little burlap flower is I think is better than the paper flowers and no die required! The pages are stunning as well! Love this collection! Hugs!

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  23. Totally laughed out loud at your comment about the young man dreaming of the beautiful lady on the tag - so cute Astrid! I think your tag is SUPER fine. My fav part is the burlap flower - it's just perfect. But, of course, to me - the whole tag is perfect - really lovely. j.

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  24. How very lovely, stylish and romance included ,Astrid. Wonderful with your light tones and sepia ones, spied up with the beautiful lilac . The tag is gorgeous, and the holder just fits prefectly with the young man, waiting !
    Hugs, Dorthe

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  25. Beautifully done as always - you amaze me with your creations.

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  26. So lovely, you really spoil us with your talent. The tag is beautiful and your booklet is a treasure. Big hugs Sue Balawajder

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  27. Beautifully made as always and I'm loving how your tag book is coming together.
    Julie x

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  28. LOVE your tag...and you still have lots of time left...lol! Gorgeous pages in your book too!

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  29. Another gorgeous tag! Love all the texture and fabulous details!!

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  30. Beautiful makes Astrid!!
    I love that tag!1 You really rocked it out for a last minute!! Gorgeous! xoxo
    ps...and yes, this time is flying by "(

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  31. Gorgeous take on Tim's tag Astrid, love your burlap flower and brilliant idea to mount your vellum images onto cardstock. And love that sentiment, words to live by! Your tag album page is wonderful as well, love the white wash effect on the correspondence paper and the addition of the young man's photo was the perfect touch.

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  32. Gorgeous work, Astrid! Love the variety of texture!

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  33. Ooh, lovely - the warm honey tones with just a hint of plum (now that really does sound delicious!) are wonderful, and I love the collaged pages in the album too. Another brilliant Astrid-isation of the Tim inspiration.
    Alison xx

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  34. Brilliant take on Tim's tag as always Astrid. Where is this year dashing to with such speed? Nicola x

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  35. I'm a little slow, but have made it here, phew. A wonderful take on Tim's tag. Lovely photo booth image too. Karen.x

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