Sunday, 11 January 2015

Tim's Tag

Just thought I'd share my entry for Tim's January tag. All the instructions for the original can be found here . I was restricted by my colours of distress glitter, paints and stains and what would work well together. It was either vintage photo or pumice stone. I know I love brown but I wanted to do something different....


....the end result is a very grungy almost industrial look....very different to how it began, and very different for me.


I decided that pumice stone had a slightly pink tinge so put that with milled lavender paint and brushed pewter stain. The placement and use of different alpha parts was straight forward however I just couldn't get the colours to work for me.
It started out as a very much lighter project but the light coloured paint and glitter just didn't pop as they do on Tim's tag. It underwent several changes and I used some dusty concord and pine needles DI as well. I had several mishaps including overdoing the picket fence and silver splattering, which is when I walked away from it.....temporarily.


This morning I went back to it with fresh eyes and decided that to make it pop the background had to go much darker. I used a water soluble pencil around the edges of the words and although you can't really see the lilac and green tones it is what it is and at a stage I'm happy with.


I did think about the words I put on and had included  'don't give up have courage to be different', not realising how appropriate they would be! First tag of the year completed.

As always thanks for stopping by, it means a lot that you take the time to leave comments and I always enjoy reading them.

18 comments:

  1. This is going to be a winner for you Ruth,the textures are amazing,loving the industrial feel to it as well. I thought this months tag was a particularly hard one as well ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  2. WOW ,I love it Ruth,
    Love the grungy look, the wonderful splatter effect, and the dark metallic look you achieved. Also the qoute, which is so true, alwayes !! Your tag is gorgeous !!
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  3. Hi Ruth, this is a fabulous tag and I love the way you used the words, I have some of these but just don't seem to be able to get going with them. Pleased you like my fabric playtime, wait till you see the Tyvek sample!
    Happy crafting, Angela x

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  4. Wow Ruth, this looks fabulous, love how you've used the glitter without it being blingy xx

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  5. And it is another Wow from me too Ruth! You do 'different' so well - I love the wonderful metallic finish you have created and the splattering is wonderful. Love your choice of words too, this is a great take on Tim's tag. Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. And another from me Ruth! I'm still trying to decide whether to join in with the 12 tags. . . . I just love the colours of your tag and the 'just enough' level of bling. A real beauty of a tag.
    Juliaxx

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  7. This is all kinds of gorgeous.... I love everything about it!! What an amazing take on his tag, the glitter, the splatters, there stars.. I love it all xx

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  8. A really great interpretation of the original Ruth! You have done wonders with the products you had available! Love this colour combo and the whole design looks super!

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  9. What a great techniques on this tag, Ruth...you can start the new year in a sparkling way!
    Greetings, Alie :-)

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  10. Amazing Ruth! It certainly doesn't look like you were restricted with your products, this looks like a well thought out and perfectly executed piece! I love the silver and grey palette! Wonderful version of the first Tim tag of 2015!! until next time, big hugs :)

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  11. I just love your work, I am very inspired by it.

    Thank you
    Jessica

    be sure to visit my blog too:
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

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  12. I like your Tag better than the original, yours is more balanced and fits together perfectly Ruth, you have definitely given TH a run for his crown.

    Hope you win, you should win, yes you should win! Silver and grey are some of my very very favourite colours. It's a YES from me:-) xxx

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  13. LOVE your tag Ruth! The colour is amazing and the background fabulous. Karen.x

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  14. Awesome take on Tim's tag this month, Ruth. Love your grungy texture background, I am happy you did not give up and came out with this outstanding tag!!

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  15. So much texture and the colour is beautiful! Love the grungy look! Xx

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  16. I love it! Popped right out. WINNER!!!!

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  17. Wow, that is a super awesome tag!

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