Tuesday, 25 March 2014

March Tag - Double Take!

First of all thank you for joining me today and a huge welcome to new followers! It is really lovely to have you here on this exciting journey.

I was absolutely thrilled (to put it mildly!) to have my February tag chosen by Tim as one of the monthly winners and I can't wait for my prize to arrive which is a set of the new release stamps. Thank you Tim (and also thanks to Mario and Inspiration Emporium too). 

Now it is time to share this month's tag which involves a fabulous new stamping technique

smudge stamping!

You can get all the details HERE on Tim's blog with regard to the technique.  And here is his tag - just fabulous! and I soooo love those stamps.

As usual I didn't have the stamps, distress marker spritzer or the embellishments (other than tissue tape) but that doesn't normally stop me having go.  So here is my take on his tag:

I used a number of Tim Stamps and Distress Inks:

Flourish : Crushed Olive
Tape Measure : Brushed Corduroy
Butterflies : Fired Brick and Dusty Concord
Text : Black Soot
Vintage Photo in the background using the Latticework Layering Stencil 

I do love the effect of smudging - both the first stamping and then the second generation, but I must admit to loving the second stamping - it is so soft and delicate and the colours are just so wonderfully muted without even trying.

As we are nearly at the end of the month there is not much time to join in but I do recommend you have a go if you haven't already.

Thank you for visiting.

Jennie x


rachel said...

a great take on Tims tag Jennie - lovely colours xx

Maggie said...

Gorgeous take on Tim's March tag Jennie, I also improvised with the stamps but loved the techniques also congratulations on your win with your February tag well deserved.


ElizabethR said...

Both are so gorgeous, but I like the second one as well. The colours are just so soft. Elizabeth xxx

Maryanne said...

Congratulations, Jennie, on being one of the winners! Your take on this month's tag is beautiful. I love the colors you've chosen! I agree, the second generation is so soft and lovely, but the original is wonderful too!

Artyjen said...

If only there were enough hours in the day I'd have a go!
Love your take on the tags....sooooo pretty :)
xoxo Sioux

Redanne said...

You were certainly a worthy winner last month Jennie and the tags you have done this month are delightful, I love the butterflies and the gorgeous colours you have used. Anne xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Really, really gorgeous Jennie, love your Tim inspired makes, great adaption! Those butterflies look so lovely coloured like that! And enjoy your stamps when they arrive!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Well you've really rocked this technique Jennie I adore the soft colour palette and the butterflies with the background stamps and the text right down to the perfectly placed tissue tape , fabric and film strip. Beautifully composed and completed xx

Chris Warner said...

This is a beautiful design Jennie and what a fab take on Tim's tag! Chris xxx

butterfly said...

These are stunningly lovely, Jennie - I love the stamps you've chosen and the colours are so, so pretty. Wonderful take on the March inspiration, and congrats again on that February win - enjoy the new stamps!!
Alison xx

butterfly said...

Forgot to say... lucky you with a wood-turning husband!!
Alison xx

Aspiring crafter said...

Congrats Jennie on your win!
As usual I love the colours you have used on the tags -so pretty -I always like your take on things!

Paula Cheney said...

Once again, beautiful tags Jennie!

Margaret said...

These are beautiful! The images are layered perfectly and I love the filmstrip piece at the bottom. The ribbon is lovely as well!

Inkypinkycraft said...

lovely soft colours you have used, great tags x hugs x

Mary Elizabeth said...

Jennie ... I loooooove these tages. Your take on Tim's March tag is one of my favorites. I love the colors that you used, the soft stenciling and that filmstrip at the bottom is such a fabulous addition. Gorgeous!! -- Mary Elizabeth