Tuesday, 10 June 2014

June Tag

Hello Everyone,

Just a very quick post here to show you my June tag entry, see Tim's original Here where he shows you exactly how to create the effect.
 I chose to use just three colours through the Dot Fade stencil for my tag, Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed, and Picked Raspberry, but when this is spritzed with the water, the colours blend and it looks like I have used many more.
 As the Swifts are flying high as a kite in June, I thought it fitting to use this lovely bird from the Bird Feather Plate for my main image.  I also purchased the Random quotes plate with the intention of using the same sentiment that Tim has on the original, but as happens so many times when crafting, I changed my mind! same stamp plate different quote.  
 My cog started out one colour, before I decided to 'leave ordinary behind and use all three colours this time using distress paint.  I found the numbers brad just the right size for this cog, and then the cog sort of developed into a sun with little dots of paint making the sun rays. 
 The ribbon was dyed scrunched and tied with the same technique as described by Tim.
 I distressed the edges of the coloured card with black soot before attaching it to a tag and going around all the edges of the tag with Gathered Twigs.
Believe it or not I did use all three colours again on the bird, but with the water they are so subtle its difficult to pick out the Raspberry, I quite like it soft though as it does not lose the detail. 
Here is my little atc for June, same techniques but this time using the Classics 17 Plate and the Lattice work stencil

 And Finally a nosey at my atc hanger so far half way there already!  
Hope you enjoyed your visit, please do leave a comment, they mean so much
Bye Bye for now
Mo x


  1. Great tag take on the original and as ever I adore your alternative ATC version. That collection is shaping up nicely! Jenny x

  2. Gorgeous tag and I love the ATC idea very much!


  3. brilliant tag and ATC Mo - I love the tag especially - and thats my favourite quote you chose there! Brilliant colours too - I was wondering why I was getting confused with the CC3 challenge - but having looked at your tag I know why - its page 48 for this one and page 49 for the cc3 one I think - I hope! Sorry rambling now! Big hugs Mo - this is brilliant xx

  4. Great effect on your colourful tag Mo and a wonderful interpretation of the original!!

  5. I love your tag and ATC! The colors are fantastic.

  6. Wow, wow, wow Mo, this is my favourite tag so far, by a mile, I love how it looks like you have used lots of different colours on your background and the bird looks stunning the way you have edged it. I cannot wait to see this one in real life - it is a stunner. Hugs, Anne xx

  7. No... Your tag is beautiful! I love the effect you got by spritzing your stenciled distress ink colors with water...very cool! Love the colors, your black stamped sentiment and that fabulous bird. Your June ATC is also very pretty and looks fantastic with your other calendar ATCs. Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, too! <3 Candy

  8. LOVE your take! The bird backed in yellow is wonderful, and LOVE the background! Fabulous!

  9. Love this Mo. The wonderful, colourful background and the beautiful bird are a fabulous combination and a great take on Tim's June tag xx

  10. This is gorgeous Mo, love what you've done with it and you've used that fab bird image too - love it! Chris xxx

  11. Mo what a great take on Tim's tag. I LOVE that bird!
    I also wanted to say THANKYOU for your visit and kind words. Happy crafting! Karen.x

  12. Wow - terrific take on the June tag, it's so bold and vivid! Love the ATC too... adorable.
    Alison xx