Monday, 29 July 2013

Tim's tag for July

Hi everyone, I'm back from my fabulous holiday in France, where I climbed a mountain to watch the Tour de France  pass by - I have the blisters to prove it and it was marvelous! So for Tim's fab challenge for this month I thought I would adapt his tag to celebrate Chris Froome's fantastic win for Sky and Britain!
To see Tim's great tag see here where he acknowledges the fallen fire-fighters of Prescott with a patriotic tag using some great techniques. Here is my acknowledgement of the great win by Chris!
Firstly I made the brayered background as per Tim's instructions. Then I die cut the Eiffel tower which is near the end of the race but decorated it with two little Union Jacks. I then stamped two bicycles and the words 'you're a star'. The label has well done Chris by a patriotic button and an arrow and a star given the same crackle treatment as the Eiffel. The No 1 comes from his rub-ons and the ribbon was stamped with the same 'you're a star' quote. I downloaded the Tour emblem and glazed it with Crackle accents to match.
I have to tell you all, I was on the telly! We stood near a hair-pin bend that was favoured by the camera, so when we staggered back to the chalet to watch the high-lights there we were!
They went by so fast that I didn't catch Chris but here is one of his fab team mates. There were so many people there, it was like a carnival.
We stayed at St Jean du Alps that had the ruins of an Abbey nearby. Beautiful! What more can I say.
We walked here early one morning with dew in the air and the sun coming up.
Stunning lakes where we sat with our dearest grandson while his mum and dad chucked themselves down mountains on their bikes!
Absolutely fabulous meringues, look at the colours in these! They tasted divine.
Back to work today, it goes so quickly. Hope you are having a good week too!


  1. Great tag Mum! You'll have to use it in the Tour montage :) xxx

  2. It sounds like you had a marvelous time in France, as well as the perfect inspiration to create your unique and beautiful tag using Tim Holtz's techniques. I can see you using it in a memory album about your trip to watch the Tour de France. Blessings!

  3. Looks like you had a fab time, super photos and love your tag! Carole Z X

  4. Hi Barb, your tag is fabulous, wish I had thought of using Chris and the Tour on mine now! I am still excited about his win and a little envious of you being in France to see it this year, it must have been an amazing experience. Love your photos too. Hugs, Anne x

  5. A fabulous take on Tim's tag. Thanks for sharing the photos. The meringues look very yummy.

  6. Thank You for dropping by and following Me.What a wonderful time You must have had,sounds marvelous. Your tag is very nice too :)