Monday, 15 February 2016

February Tag

Hello all you lovely people, thank you for dropping by.

Tim's February tag is a technique remix of stenciled Monoprint and  Embossed Texture Paste, you can see all the steps from the master himself Here and below is my take.

I started by using the monoprint technique with the dot fade stencil and frayed burlap distress ink straight on to a tag.  I then used Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans through the bubbles and the stripes stencils to add layers.  The edges were distressed and inked with Chipped Sapphire.

I chose the eye chart stencil to use for my texture paste for no other reason than it was the only stencil of Tim's that I owned that I had never used.  The texture paste was sprinkled with Pumice Stone distress embossing powder. 

The photo is one of my friends when she was 18,  I love the way it just Captures the moment.  The year was 1960 a time when more people were able to afford a family car and were enjoying day trips.  Ladies were finding they had more time away from the household chores due to new time saving gadgets like hoovers and washing machines. With this in mind I decided the chit chat 'Freedom' word was a good word to sum up the mood in the photo and the era. I used a journalling ticket for the frame of the photo, cutting out the centre and using my crop-a-dile to punch extra holes so as to  make it look like film strip.  

I used Stormy Sky distress marker and Tim's photo tinting technique to make the car blue, not sure if it was blue originally but I think it makes the photo more interesting.

As you can see from the background I have just taken delivery of the lovely new Dapper 12 x 12 paper pad so I am going to have some fun playing with this in the next few weeks, watch this space!
Bye for now
Mo xx


  1. Completely fabulous! I love the subtle colours and framing of the photo - what a great image. Lovely take on the Feb tag!
    Alison xx

  2. You really could not have chosen a better photograph for your beautiful tag Mo - great choice of stencils too! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Really fabulous photo and tag design.

    Hugs Diane

  4. Well, it's taken me till now to get here but so glad I didn't miss this! Your tag is brilliant and I love that you have used the photo of your neighbour! I love the frame you have made for her! Hugs, Chrisx

  5. I love your take on Tim's tag. Your colour combo works beautifully together as does the film strip with your beautiful photo, Excellent.C.xx

  6. FABULOUS! take on Tim's tag this month! Love those colors and I do LOVE that car! Wonderful paint job!