Sunday, 14 June 2015

Scottish Gent - 12 Tags of 2015

Well I had no intention of doing Tim's tag today but I got an idea in my head and just kept running with it!

With very little in the way of the required stash (not even the layering stencil!) I had to be rather inventive and I know I am way off piste with this one, but it was a lot of fun. I feel it has a sort of a Jack Vettriano feel to it! (Apologies to JV!)


For all the details of Tim's tag and the techniques they are HERE on his blog. I did do the tartan technique but with the Woodgrain Layering Stencil and I followed the concept of paper piecing - but that is about where it ended!


I have always thought the Festive Gent wasn't just for Christmas and so I decided to give him a tartan make-over with a little bit of help from Umbrella Man. Those Tiny Tattered Florals were just perfect - these are the smallest ones.


I needed a light background to put him on, so came up with this using Faded Jeans and Peeled paint, as in the tartan, but in lighter hues.


And so there he is - my Scottish Gent with a special delivery of a bouquet of flowers, which for me is always the #bestdayever.

Thank you for joining me (again!) today. 

Jennie x



18 comments:

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh my Jennie such a clever idea giving your Christmas Gent the umbrella and far nicer than Tim's tag this month, yours is so much more inspirational. Hope you win.
Julie x

Aspiring crafter said...

Love, love , love this tag Jennie!
XxxRuth

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Beautiful tag! Love the idea of a man with flowers.. :) x

Redanne said...

Wow, wow, wow Jennie, this is a fantastic take on Tim's tag - so very inventive - and so, so beautiful!! Hugs, Anne xx

Georgie C said...

Another stunning tag with that gorgeous background, I can certainly see the JV style! I love it! x

Rupa S said...

Such a brilliant make Jennie. I love the subtle, icy back ground and your Scottish man looks handsome. Love the way you have incorporated the technique here and the flowers always give life to your projects.

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Jennie, such a great idea and beautifully designed and made xxx

Marci said...

Your Scottish Gent is fantastic! Love his tartan and bouquet. The background is beautiful. What a great idea you had, this is marvelous.

Artyjen said...

Fantastic take on the original ;)
xoxo Sioux

Sue said...

I love this tag. The man is full of movement and could step right off the tag in all that rain!

A Pink said...

such a wonderful tag! Jenny with , like ya say a Joe Vettriano feel to it Such a clever way to use the festive gent n boy does he look dapper in his tartan n matching umbrella n Your tag background is absolutely gorgeous. xx

A Pink said...

such a wonderful tag! Jenny with , like ya say a Joe Vettriano feel to it Such a clever way to use the festive gent n boy does he look dapper in his tartan n matching umbrella n Your tag background is absolutely gorgeous. xx

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful, Jennie! What a great use of those two "male" dies - and your colors are fantastic!! I am totally enchanted with your background - it fits the piece perfectly! Thanks for a wonderful piece of inspiration!! xxx Lynn

Ruth said...

How stunning, inspired and brilliant. Love the way you do the background too...I'm struggling with this months so maybe I need to think much wider. Gorgeous gent! Ruth x

Shari Trumbull said...

Just Fabulous, Jennie!! I love your Scottish Gent and his tartan overcoat! Genius interpretation of Tim's tag, Jennie!! XOXO-Shari

Julia Aston said...

LOVE your version of Tim's tag Jennie! what a fun transformation of the Christmas gent! love the plaid!! Julia xx

butterfly said...

I adore your tartan gent! I love how the background has become the foreground, taking pride of place in his tartan coat and umbrella - fabulous! And it's another of your heavenly mixed media backgrounds - this tag makes me happy!
Alison xx

Karen Garrard said...

What a wonderful tag Jennie! Love the Gent with his umbrella and your background is just gorgeous. Karen.x