Pinterest

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Tim Holtz Tag for July - British Theme

Hello Fellow Bloggers,

A big thank you and hello to my latest followers, I am so glad to have you along and hope that you will find something of interest on my fairly new blog.

Well, I cannot tell you how many times I have started this tag and had to throw away the result!  I love the technique with the alcohol inks but I don't have one of those cans that blows air so I had to improvise.......by that I mean I took a trip to Macdonalds and got a straw (and yes I did buy something first - lol - they do make nice tea).  I huffed and puffed and blew and blew some more and this was the end result that I liked well enough to put on my tag!



I had to do a British theme (and why not with all the exciting things this year) because I do not have a Statue of Liberty stamp.  How lovely that we share a red, white a blue tradition with the USA.  I followed all the other processes that Tim used except for the picture and the ribbon but I had this very appropriate ribbon in my stash so used it.  I stamped the Papermania Big Ben and the Artemio flag and bus onto card, coloured and cut them out and then placed them on the tag.  There are two little charms on the top, one is an umbrella to signify all the rain we have had and a crown to represent the Queen's jubilee, so I think I covered all the bases! 

As ever, I am not totally happy with it but I do like the effect of the alcohol inks in the background, looking a little bit like fireworks.  I found it quite a challenge but I really enjoyed it, with the possible exception of all the huffing and puffing, I really must invest in one of those cans.  I added 2012 to the flag and Olympics to the bus to celebrate our forthcoming event - not long now.......can't wait! 
If you visit, I do hope you will leave me a comment, I love to read them all and will aways try to return the compliment, if at all possible.  Enjoy what is left of the week........Crafty hugs,  Anne xx

31 comments:

  1. Came to visit from WOYWW but I had to look at your finished tag. How wonderful your version is. Its fantastic that your straw worked what a great result. Your big ben looks great sitting there just a lovely tag, well done. Thanks for the visit to my blog for WOYWW. Sandy :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a terrific tag, Anne. I had a laugh at the idea of you puffing with a straw. The final result is a lovely splash behind the images and I like the little details about the year & the Olympics.
    Ros.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love that colorful background splash!! It's probably good for your lungs to huff and puff. For art, I mean.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Perfect! Anne, I just love this terrific tag. Your alcohol ink splatters worked brilliantly and the stamps you used are fab. I love the charms you used too! This tags really sums up our year in Britain doesn't it?

    ReplyDelete
  5. fabulous anne...I love your London themed tag...I'll let you into a little secret...I didn't fare much better with the can of air...not my most favourite tag...hugs kath xxx

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love your tag and your idea with the straw is brilliant, what a superb effect. Loving all the little details...great piece of work! Carole Z X

    ReplyDelete
  7. Good splatting Anne!!! Who knew McDonalds had a crafting use!! (although I have seen coffee cups flattened and used to make mini albums before).
    Many congrats on your Penny Black win - superb entry as ever (loving the metal flower). This winning thing is becoming a habit of yours!! and well deserved too. Sending you best wishes and crafty hugs, Buttons x

    ReplyDelete
  8. Fabulous Anne, lovely design, great splat.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. fabulous tag Anne - it really looks like you made a good job of that huffing and puffing - and I'm sure its the best work ever done using a straw from macdonalds! Thanks for letting me know about the 12 tags idea - I will investigate further and may try to join in come August! Sorry to hear about Robert too - my mum used to talk about him a lot and she'll be very sad when I pass on the news. Big Hugs from here - Rachel xx

    ReplyDelete
  10. What a wonderful celebratory tag Anne! We have seen news here of how lots of London is being spruced up for the world to see very soon so I am sure the red, white and blue will be on every street and corner.
    Your attention to detail and storytelling is terrific.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love this Anne, great job. And well done with the straw, looks great. xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. Well, I don't know why your not happy Anne. This is sensational. I was in stitches at the very thought of you huffing and puffing through a straw, so top marks too for making me smile this morning. Time is catching up on me Anne and still got lots to do before our holiday. Enjoy your day. Hugs Rita xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is great - well done on the blowing part for your background and the patriotic stamps you've achieved. Smiled at you using an umbrella charm - hopefully soon it will be a sun shade!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. This is a fab tag and lve the fact that you have used lonodn images to complete it,this is a great take Tims tag Anne love trace. X

    ReplyDelete
  15. Take a second look Redanne - your tag is fabulous and I think your technique with the straw is brilliant!! I love this tag! When I am able to make cards and tags again, I am definitely giving this a go!! Right now I can't even get down to my craft room!!
    Sandy

    ReplyDelete
  16. ...loVe your firework burst of colour Anne, I think this one has got us all in a tis!...& your GB theme is super, the red & blue look striking against the bright white, well done Anne, tis a superb take on Tim's July Tag...Mel :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love the British theme cos thats where we live. I love the stamps (I not got any british stamps)and i love ribbon.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Anne what a fabulous tag well done its super Hugs Elaine

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is the best Tim take!!!! I love the English theme!!! That bus is perfect and so adorable...wow!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Hi Ann - I too am feeling light headed! You did a fab job though and you are right they do look like celebratory fireworks. Lovely tag x

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oh it is super, especially the huffing and puffing bit. BJ

    ReplyDelete
  22. wow, thought I had left a comment before but I don't see it anywhere...I do sometimes wonder about my computer, or blogger...? Anyway, your tag is stunning, loved the British theme, it works perfectly with the USA colors ;) waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great tag Anne. The ink does look like fireworks & I think you should be proud. Only just started mine - one day to go!! Finding the puffing bit quite exhausting too! Sx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Oh my goodness I think you have won again. Check out Tim's Blog in case I am seeing things. BJ

    ReplyDelete
  25. Congrats on your win! It is a great tag. Perfect timing with the Olympics in full swing!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love this very British take on the tag - I struggled with the technique as well, ended up using an empty asthma inhaler! - but yours has worked out so well in the end, well done!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Well don Anne, many congratulations. Hope you are as excited as me!! Sx

    ReplyDelete
  28. Anne! You won! I'm so so happy for you! Happy Dance!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Congratulations on your win with this one! :) I'm doing a happy dance too, just in my head only. lol :D

    ReplyDelete
  30. Congratulations Anne!!! I was so pleased to see your name up there this time - your July tag was fab!! Well done you x

    ReplyDelete
  31. wooo hoooo, you won! Awesome girlfriend!! I didn't notice till now! lol You are soooooooooo lucky!!!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

Labels

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...