Friday, 14 February 2014

February Tag

Hi Everyone,

I have just finished my February Tag well ahead of time for once and it being Valentines day today, I thought it would be a good time to showcase it.  Most of the techniques are as Tim did in his excellent tutorial which you can view Here .

 Mine differs in a few ways the first being the colour.  I love seedless Preserve and as you can see I have used this as the main ingredient for my tag.  I mixed the background up a little by having the hearts lighter than the surround (a mix of Milled Lavender and Frayed Burlap, clear embossed and then Seedless Preserve DI rubbed over the edges.

Like Tim I have used the Chalkboard technique for blackboard at the back, and mounted a heart onto it cut originally from corrugated cardboard torn back a little, painted with Distress Paints and then a few dabs of glossy accents over parts of it and sprinkled with Seedless Preserve Distress Glitter. I just love the way we have all these Ranger products now in all the colours and they all blend so well.

I used the chalkboard technique again for the Tiny Phrases sentiment.

I wanted to put a couple of little kisses onto the tag and found this little xoxo amongst the chit chat stickers which with a little DI fitted into the bottom corner of the blackboard perfectly without it being to loud. 

I don't yet have any industrial stickers in my stash so I used metal tape onto card and ran it through used the Vintage Lace decorative strip to create a border.   I used Distress Paint onto a word band and rubbed it back with a wet wipe so the words matched the project, and this was attached using my tiny attacher.

The heart charm was from my stash, I filled it with glossy accents and sprinkled distress glitter onto it, let it dry and then used distress paint to colour some linen ribbon.  Can you guess where the 14 came from ??
It was one of the little numbers from the Tim's Remnant Rubs backed onto a tiny square of self adhesive linen.

Now if you tuned into my tag last month you may remember that I had decided to do a little atc to go with each tag so I could display it in my wall unit which Anne bought me last year, so here is my little February atc together the one I did in January.
So there we are, I hope you all have enjoy lovely Valentines evening   with those who are very special to you.  Thank you as always for visiting and your very lovely comments.
Hugs Mo xx  



  1. Gorgeous tag Mo and your atc collection is building up as stunning. Happy Weekend. Nicola x

  2. Wow - what a fantastic take on the February tag - that heart is out of this world wonderful, and I love the French text as your chalkboard feature - just beautiful, Mo!
    Alison xx

  3. I too, love your take on Tim's tag Mo, it is fantastic and your ATC is really beautiful too. The Seedless Preserves works so well for a Valentine creation. Happy Valentine's Day to you both. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Hi Mo - what a wonderful take on Tims tag - I'm hoping that my stuff arrives from Simon says stamp so I can get mine done but I suspect i should just get on with it. I love that you're doing ATC's too - what a lovely idea - by December that case will look amazing! Both tag and ATC are amazing Mo - thanks so much for the inspiration - big hugs Rachel xx

  5. Stunning tag Mo, love your colours and that chalkboard centre with the other sentiment over it looks fntastic too. I so love the idea of the matching ATCs, they are going to look brilliant altogether at the end!

  6. Loving your version this month Mo and I'm so impressed you are doing matching ATC's too! That display is going to look magnificent come December. Jenny x

  7. Just beautiful, Mo. I love your colour choice
    Rosie x

  8. Hi Mo! Your Tim tag is really pretty! I really like it because you have used Tim's chalkboard technique in you background rather than the focal point. I have not seen that application ver much and I like the interesting contrast it gives with your beautiful textured heart. You have done a beautiful job! I also wanted to thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog. I am so excited about the new Tim based challenge blog and being able to visit with wonderful people like you who love vintage! Hugs, Candy