Friday, 13 March 2015

Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 - February

Better late than never right?  Well, I am so late with my Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 February edition.  I am not sure why I didn't get chance to make this tag in time to enter it last month... but here it is... sans stitching (hey, we all know I am completely useless with a sewing machine and will never master it no matter how many bobbins I bust!)If you haven't seen Tim's 12 Tags phenomenom, CLICK HERE to be transported on the back of a mahoosive bottle of Glossy Accents to his blog.  
 


As I mentioned, I am not a sewist, never have been, never will be.  In fact, it is true that Mrs Ives (HE teacher) actually dismissed me from HE and sent me over to the Woodwork and Metalwork class (boys only) because I broke three sewing machines in as many lessons.  Yes, I am a dolt and so wish I could get over this stupidity but alas, I fear it will always be that I sew by hand.



Anyways... there you go - instead of using stitching, I popped a twist of rusty wire around my heart - which was made from Sticky Back Canvas popped onto Grungeboard using Glue & Seal and then coloured with Fired Brick Distress Spray Stains and edged with Gathered Twigs DI.   This is another tag I really enjoyed making... the paperblocking technique is one of my faves and I loved using the Distress Marker to add darker shading and speckley accents to it... all very vintage.


Time for me to get a wiggle on - things to do, rubber to ink and all that... thanks for looking, hope you having a grand day.  TTFN

Hels x

7 comments:

Joanne said...

A sewist, you make me laugh! Brill idea with the wire to make up for your lack of machine skillsx

Anneke said...

Wouw I really love the combination of your quote and design. Thanks Reading your quote made me feel good.

Sue Balawajder said...

Love the vintage look,the heart is great and the quote is brilliant. By the way where oh where did February go to?? Big hugs Sue Balawajder (craftywaj)

Redanne said...

Your tag is really, really beautiful, your paper blocking is always wonderful and I love the fabulous rusty wire on the heart, the little pearls are the perfect finishing touch. Hugs, Anne xx

Theresa Pace said...

definitely worth waiting for. lovely Hels, hugs xx

Sara Barker said...

Very well worth the wait! Love your canvas heart and rusted wire. I had to giggle...I got suspended via my HE teacher! She wanted us to wipe our sinks dry after we washed dishes, and I told her she was nuts! The rebel I was in high school!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE the wire Hels...totally makes me smile! Gorgeous tag, even late...lol!

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