13 Mar 2014

Big Bird Tag

Here is my take on the 12 Tags 2014 March  I had none of the stamps Tim used so using a selection I thought would work I "improvised" to make my Tag.  I love learning the new (to me) techniques Tim shares during the 12 tags Journey and I really enjoyed this one. 
I have used the same colour distress inks, distress markers.


I stamped the bird in walnut stain and tried the smudge technique which did work ish....then following instructions I coloured in the rest with distress markers wild honey and tumbled glass blended out with water.  I inked up a flourish stamp instead of the feather Tim used and used 3 colours of distress ink, tumbled glass wild honey and rusty hinge which did look lovely at the top of tag ...I say did because you can hardly see it now as it has disappeared under the mask area....
I followed the same technique again as Tim using my distress marker spritzer for the first time.....It has been in the packet since Christmas..........have to say it is easy to use and I am now addicted and have sprayed everything that was on my desk at the time, not because I got it everywhere oh no.....just because I could........I had great fun lol.......anyway back to tag, I moved the mask slightly and spritzed another colour.  Tissue tape was burnished as instructed with my nail I like how it has become more transparent and the birds wing shows through.......must remember to do this each time I use the tape! Lastly I added bakers twine and a piece of Idea-ology which I applied ranger dabber to first .  Ribbon was dyed with the same inks as above.

I shall link this tag to Tim's blog and also to A Vintage Journey Challenge #1 a new challenge blog where I am sure I am going to enjoy playing.

12 Tags 2014  March

A Vintage Journey Challenge 1   "Anything Tim"

25 comments:

  1. Lovely tag Maggie, love the background and the bird! Valerie

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  2. Great tag Maggie, lovely colours and Tim's technique worked perfectly. You should enter it into A Vintage Journey xx

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  3. Fantastic Maggie -love the colours you have chosen for this tag

    Chrissie x

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  4. Oooo, love this, haven't seen/used this big bird for ages - how grand this looks. Great choice of colours too! Fab! Chris xxx

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  5. Hi Maggie, your tag is beautiful, what a great combination of colours and I just love that beautiful bird! Thanks for your visit and lovely comment. Thanks too for joining in our Anything Tim challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne x

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  6. Maggie...your tag is lovely. You have just proven that you don't have to use the exact stamps that Tim uses to create a beautiful tag using his technique! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! It is much appreciated. Enjoy your weekend! <3 Candy

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  7. Hi Maggie..........A great take on Tim's tag and wonderful improvisation...lucky you having the spritzer...it is still on my wishlist !! Your background looks fabulous and the colouring of the bird stamp just completes the look. Thank You for hopping on board this fortnight at A Vintage Journey challenge and can I also thank You for the sweet comments you leave on my blog, which are very much appreciated. Have a wonderful weekend

    Annie x

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  8. Yay, great to see you traveling with us Maggie, thanks for sharing on A Vintage Journey.

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  9. Wow! Love, love this tag - fabulous use of the big bird, and the colours are magical. Wonderful take on Tim's tag, and thank you so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison xx

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  10. Ooh, it's so beautiful Maggie!! Love your background and the bird, gorgeous tag. Hugs, Coco x

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  11. I am glad to hear you love that "Spritzer" as I don't have it yet and have wanted to hear all the review! Your tag is gorgeous and I love the bird you used! Happy you have joined us on our first journey at A Vintage Journey! Also want to thank you for sharing my blog candy and your comment! Enjoy!

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  12. Really nice tag! Love the colors! Congratulations on your Win at Tim Holtz! :)

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  13. Congratulations on your Tim win Maggie! and thanks so much for joining us for the journey at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x

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  14. Hi Maggie. Congrats on being named as one of the winners of Tim's March tags! Well deserved! <3 Candy

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  15. CONGRATULATIONS! Your tag is fabulous - especially the colors.
    Sandy xx

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  16. Congrats on your Tim's win Maggie!

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  17. Beautiful! Congratulations on your winning entry! P.S. I love my spritzer too!

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  18. Your tag is a stunner Maggie! Congrats on your win too!
    Alison xxx

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  19. Well done on your win Maggie! Anne x

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  20. Congratulations on your Tim win Maggie, so well deserved xx

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  21. Wow! Awesome tag Maggie - this is fabulous Karen x

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