Hello to everyone - regular visitors and new followers, it is always lovely to have you joining me. Today I am sharing Tim's February tag and yes … you could be mistaken for thinking that I have got the wrong month! As February 14th had past I thought I would do something completely different and chose to use the word travel and papers from the Destinations stack.
Clicking the link HERE will take you to Tim's blog and all the details for making the tag.
I have followed his technique with the collaged and shabbied background and used similar horizontal elements. There are a couple of hearts in there and some sewing and I had some fun with the new Special Delivery Rub Ons which arrived just as I was finishing the tag.
I may have gone a bit overboard with the Picket Fence Distress Paint but I quite like the really vintage feel to these papers, which are very bright in reality. So a good technique for toning down some of those papers which we might not use.
I love the new Flashcards and think they are going to be a great favourite. They have a lovely soft surface which takes sanding and the Distress Inks well.
And I love the new Typed tokens.
And I have to confess that the sewing was not done on a sewing machine. I am indebted to my very clever and talented friend Jenny Marples of Pushing the Right Buttons for passing on the tip about using a Dressmakers Tracing Wheel to make the holes and a black pen for the stitching. It works a treat! Thank you Jenny!
I am actually very pleased with the way this shabby vintage tag turned out and love the collaged background technique and shall be using it again I am sure.
I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxed Sunday - it is bitterly cold and windy here with occasional snow showers so I am looking forward to a relaxing afternoon with my knitting and some music.