Saturday, 8 September 2012

Tim's September tag..

How does the guy do it? Another winner, I can see me using the technique for this one to make male cards and covers for books for Christmas. Like so many, I did not have all the bits and bobs but I loved the design so much I decided to try and mimic it as well as I could. I enjoyed making the embellishments but have to say that his idea-ology range is amazing and if I ever win the lottery I am having a Tim room full of all his products!
So here is goes:
The metal background is done very much as instructed by Tim on his blog here and great fun it was too! Then came 'oh my goodness I don't have that bit' phase, so  -
Typewriter stamp in my stash too big, so I shrank image on photocopier and adhered and inked on grungeboard. Real dictionary that is a spare kept to rip up fastened underneath. Phew, had the mini film strip, but not the right pen nib, this is an old one in my bits box. No mini gears but I had the large cog die so cut out some of shrink plastic and then dabbed with pewter acrylic when shrunk, quite pleased with them. No metal number, this is a grunge one silvered painted. The light bulb is a bit on the large size and comes from hubby's garage, (shhh, don't let on) but see what I mean? Tim's little ones would have been much more fitting! Then I took a piece of jewellery fragment, added a typed letter and acrylic dome and fastened to the black ribbon that doesn't show up in the photograph.
Thank you Tim. May I just say how I appreciate having a tag to do a month instead of one a day on the lead up to Christmas? Much better, as I can take a bit more time!
I feel crafty today, may be back later!!! x


  1. Fabulous tag, think you've done brilliantly without having all the necessary bits and pieces.

  2. Great job on the tag, Barb, and love all the creative substitutions. I had to snicker when I read about you breaking into your husband's workshop, because my girls break into my studio too. Blessings!

  3. Love your interpretation Barbara, great work on the metal technique and beautifully embellished. Tracy x

  4. I totally agree with you! If I ever win the lottery, I'm buying one of everything TIM!! Great job on the tag--love the background and your improvised embellishments!

  5. A breathtaking tag with wonderful details.

  6. Hi Barbara what a fab take on Tim's tag. Love the background and embellies. TFS your newest follower Annie x