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Saturday, 30 January 2016

My take on Tim's Tag for January 2016

Well there is  just time for me to add my take on Tim's tag for January 2016, where he is revisiting some of his previous tags and techniques....
I never fail to be inspired to get inky ...
I have followed his lead but played around with some of the elements to create my own tag inspired by his version...
So for all Tim's wonderful details...click here ....
and without further ado ..here is my take, inspired by Tim's..

So I decided to play with a layered smaller tag on a larger tag for this one...and created the background for the large tag using the chalkboard inspired technique but using a stencil instead of a stamp...

Then I added my size #8 tag ,, using industrial metal piece of the tag...and layered onto my base tag..

Some chalkboard style stamped embellishments...and well wouldn't be me if some idea-ology didn't find its way in here too.. a girl can never have enough idea-ology!

To complete the top , some seam binding dyed with pumice stone and the gorgeous hickory smoke...some mini staples in little kisses.. and yes more idea-ology ...

To make this wonderful gent stand out I edged with a smidge of black soot distress paint...

and a smidge more idea-ology ...

well hopefully I haven't forgotten too much of this blogging lark and hoping with a fair wind I may be back soon....

I will be linking my tag up to Tim's tags and do hope I will manage to do all 12 this year ... but who knows - I've made a start x


  1. Oh Trace this is SUPERB!!! Jenny x

  2. Great to see you creating again Trace, - fabulous take on Tim's ariginal!!
    Hope you are keeping well! xxx

  3. Lovely to see you back Trace. Great tag too! Even if you only play as and when you can, it will be lovely to see you here. xxx

  4. so lovely to see you in blogland Trace - this is fabulous - I adore it!!! Great layering and beautiful use of the techniques. I do hope you are keeping well! Big hugs rachel x

  5. Fabulous take on Tims Tag Trace. Love the use of the stencil in the background. Karen.x

  6. Love this take Trace, very original and totally you.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  7. Fabulous take on this month's tag Trace and soooo lovely to see you crafting xxxx

  8. I love your take on Tim's tag Trace, especially the two tag idea - and it is lovely to see you here again! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Great seeing you back! Love your gent on here. Great take.

  10. Love all the text and script stamps and elements here - fabulous layers of lettering! This is such a cool take on the January inspiration, and it's wonderful to see you had time to join in. I'll be sitting this year out by the look of it, since I'll be away from my craft desk for at least half the tags... ah, well!

    Hope you'll find the time to play along some more, as it's always a treat to see your work.
    Alison xx

  11. So good to see you joining in Tims tags! Trace
    Your take is absolutely fab and a big reminder of how much I LOVE your creativity . Big hugs x

  12. Good to see and hear something from you! Loved seeing how you made this one; it looks great! Keep well and enjoy the little things! Hugs, Gerrina

  13. thanks so much to everyone for your kind comments they are very much appreciated xx

  14. Nice to see you back. What a lot of detail you put in to your work, lovely!


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