Sunday 17 June 2012

TIm's 12 Tags of 2012 - June

Trying out Tim's June tag has been on the back burner for a couple of weeks as I have been busy, busy, busy!  Sometimes there just aren't enough hours in the day are there?  I loved making this tag as I love the look of vintage tinted photos and am actually lucky enough to have couple of family photos with this colouring added.  Also as today is Father's day when I was selecting a photo to work with I was drawn to this one of me and my little brother sitting on my Dad's knee which must have been taken about 45-ish years ago now.  Making it has bought back many happy memories of my Dad who was always full of fun and loved life.  I don't remember posing for this one and I've just asked my Mum why she wasn't on it and she seems to remember that it was a Dad's photo shoot arranged by the Sgt's Mess (my Dad was in the Army).  So quite possibly it could have been a Father's Day event which is cool.  My brothers face makes me chuckle he never did like posing for a photo and still isn't keen!  Hi Paul x

I chose to colour my photo using Stormy Sky and Dusty concord and coloured our very cute home knitted and matching cardigans (maybe that is why Paul is so grumpy!)  I wanted a bit of each colour on my tag.  I didn't have them in the stains so I improvised.  I loved the effect that using the Picket Fence gave to the background and will definitely do this again.

I coloured my ribbon with Stormy Sky distress ink and a touch of vintage photo.  I dried the ribbon and then stamped it with a floral Tim stamp (sorry I didn't write down the name of the stamp set).

In this photo I am starting to look at what Tim has done and am thinking about how I will interpret the design.  This, as I am sure all of you will agree, is somewhat dictated by the materials you have and have not in your stash of crafting goodies.  For instance I did not have a file tab nor did I have the cute film strip ribbon but I did have an old negative that did not have any photos on and I though I could make that into a tab of sorts.  Things are starting to take shape.

Then all goes haywire and I have pulled out all sorts of things as I get the design straight (you wouldn't believe there was anything other than turmoil in my head looking at this mess!)

Now to stick stuff down!  I have stamped the flower stamp with Vintage Photo on the side of the tag and then attached the negative to form the tab.

Matted up the photo next and added my bit of tissue tape to pretty up the tab.  Punched a hole for my ribbon after adding another snippet of the negative.

I coloured my roses with the Dusty Concord and attached them with pearl brads (I only bought them yesterday and they are the perfect colour don't you think?)  I added leaves punched from more negative and I am definitely keeping the resulting remnant.  Saving the negative if you will pardon the pun!

Final steps - my versions of the bling paper clip Tim used I added bits of old earrings to mine and then some gem stars to the tops.  I added my metal word strip which I recoloured with brown acrylic paint and then I rubbed it back to reveal the word and added a teeny tiny blue gem, tied on a bow and job done!

Thank you to Tim all the way over there in Australia!  I am loving joining in with your 12 Tags of 2012 challenge.  Anyone popping in wanting to see more fab tags inspired by Tim please click on the link.

Thanks for popping by and I hope your week is full of opportunities to craft x


  1. All the effort you put in to your work is worthwhile. Fabulous results.
    One I made earlier today

  2. Gorgeous tag, love how you tinted your photo!

  3. Oh wow your Tag is also very BEAUTIFULL!!!!
    Love your background and the vintage photo!
    Thanks for your loveley comment on my blog!
    Kind regrads Patricia

  4. I love your take on this tag Helen, especially the negative strip and what you did with the ribbon, fabulous! x

  5. Beautifull tag Helen! The photo is just perfect and negative strip ... super!
    Thanks for stopping by and hugs from Slovenia!

  6. Love your tag, the colors are awesome, love your leaves, so very cvreative !

  7. Wow Helen, your tag is fantastic. Love how you have used old negative film, I might go search mine out, there are bound to be some empty ones. I used a stamp on acetate for mine but the stamp is a tad too big really. The sentiment of your Dad in the photo for Father's day is lovely too (wish I'd thought of that aswell). Your word "delight" is very apt as the whole tag is delightful. BJ

  8. This is great, Helen, I love the colors of the tag, and how you added color to the sweaters. Great idea to use the film negative! Now I am off to look at Tim's tag. Barb

  9. I love your heartwarming tribute tag to your father. As a father of 2 girls, I can trully appreciate it. Blessings!

  10. Your tag pops right out of all the entries, because of this beautiful photo !!! I love it.
    Greetings from Holland

  11. Great tag! Love your photo tinting...I really love how you used the old negative! Especially on the top where you would put the ribbon/string thru..A great creative idea!


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