Friday, 19 August 2016

Technique Remix Time - August

I can't believe it's been a month since my last blog post! It's been a great summer but now it's time to get back in the craft room. Before I start working on Creative Chemistry 103 I wanted to get my tag for Tim's Technique Remix Challenge for August done. 

Check out Tim Holtz's Tag here.

Here is my take - I decided to go for a shabby garden look.

Before I did the Brayered Stain technique I stamped an image from the Mixed Media 2 stamp set from Stampers Anonymous. I used Old Paper Distress Paint to stamp it on to my tag.

I chose 3 Distress Stains to brayer on to my tag next - Victorian Velvet, Bundled Sage & Spun Sugar.

I just love how the Distress Paint stamped image resists the stain.

Before adding my elements I used my round blending tool to add some Bundled Sage Distress Ink to my tag. I forgot to take a photo of that step.

I used the Lattice Framework Die for the next technique. I die cut using chipboard for the main part and some pattern paper, cork & canvas for the insets. 

My flowers were made by layering two die cuts (one cardstock & one patterned paper) from the Tiny Tattered Florals set. I like the fuller look of the flower that this gives me.

I adhered a sentiment from the Casual Talk sticker pack before layering my Tint Tattered Floral over some Garden Greens die cut.

The theme for my take was inspired by the Shabby Garden Mood Board over at the Anything But Cute challenge blog. The mood board reminded of my grandma's garden on the farm but especially her lovely pink roses. 

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  1. That's a gorgeous take on the August tag!
    should really get cracking on mine! x

  2. What a great take on Tim's tag, julia. Beautiful background, great colors
    and i love your flowers.

  3. Beautiful Julia and love that you added the paint resist before brayering the stain, lovely touch! Deb xo

  4. You certainly did create a wonderful background and those teeny roses are an absolute delight! Thanks so much for joining in our Shabby Garden challenge at Anything But Cute. Anne xx

  5. This tag is stunning Julia!! Your tiny tattereds turned out perfectly! I always love the colours you choose for your projects!

  6. Gorgeous and that cork board in the die cut is a genius and wowzers idea! This tag is stunningly awesome sauce! Fantabulous details and design. ~Niki

  7. An absolute stunner of a tag Julia! Beautiful take on Tim's tag. Love how you filled in the frameworks diecut. Nicola x

  8. Very pretty tag. It works perfectly for both challenges.

  9. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your take on Tim's tag!! The flowers look amazing!! The background is fabulous!! Love this!! Thank you so much for playing along at Anything But Cute for our Shabby Garden challenge!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. Your tag is absolutely divine! A winner.


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