Sunday, 8 July 2012

T!ms July Tag

Here is my take on T!ms July tag:


I actually finished it sometime last week but have been too busy to blog - am hopelessly addicted to some British fabrics I have at the moment that I am making into 12" blocks for a blog hop I am taking part in on Wednesday - check back then to see them all (yes all - am about to start my eighth one! also I have finished my Alice In Wonderland bag too and it's even been out in the rain already! - will blog about that later in the week).

For this tag I used:  Kraft card and Picket Fence stain, Red and Blue core cardstock, Glossy card, Red Pepper, Stream and Pearl alcohol inks, Jet Black archive ink, City Of London Stamp is by Artistic Outpost, the 2012 is done with white and black card and then coloured with a silver metallic rubon and I used the Upon A Time sizzix die to cut them out.  I used one of T!ms metal discs which I used the silver rubon again to tie it in with the numbers and then Black dymo tape as I don't have any metal pieces that say "Come On England!".  I finished the tag with red, white and blue twill, those cute little union flags cut out from a piece of ribbon and a piece of muslin that I dyed with Barn Door and Broken China stains.

I wasn't too keen on how the alcohol inks turned out - bit too blotchy for my liking - so I had a play with plain cardstock and distress stains and came up with this:

which I actually prefer.  I don't have T!ms fancy air gadget so I have to rely on a trusty old straw and just hope I don't dribble!  Much prefer this effect though as I love the spidery lines the stains have created - have no idea what I am going to use this for as I can't see me finishing it to put on a card so it might just have to go in my book of experiments!

Can I just say a big hello to Quilt Happy and Elanva - thank you both so much for following me.

Thanks for looking - Rained in and Busy Sewing from Solihull

Oooh edited to add that I have just uploaded this to T!ms blog and it's nice to see lots more British themed tags on there now!

9 comments:

Bernice Hopper said...

Fabulous cards. Looking foward to seeing what you're up to with the fabrics.

May said...

Love them... what a brillant idea for the tim tag... Fabulous... Hugs May x x x

Buttons said...

It takes a lot of playing to get this technique right doesn't it?! I binned two efforts! But these have worked well and I love the images you have chosen to go with them. Hugs, Buttons x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Two wonderful pieces.

Samantha Elliott said...

Great tags there Nicola. Being British and proud of it is so "in" this year!

Elaine said...

Love your tags and great choice of stamps. Goes to show that we in the UK can celebrate too!!

BJ said...

Great tag, love your take on the British theme, the stamp you have used is FAB. The ATC is cool too and all the fabric stuff you have posted aswell. Just love all the patriotic stuff around at the mo. BJ

Winnie said...

Such a nice piece. Love the fabric and the twine! Your fireworks turned out great with the straw. This is perfect to celebrate the opening of the Olympics this year.

BJ said...

Just to say I haven't yet tried my blowy thing on alcohol inks but did on sprayed stuff and it works at all angles but isn't that cheap at over £11 but I guess what you pay for. BJ#79 Oh and I still love your finished tag.