Sunday, 3 May 2015

Tim's Tag for May

I think Tim's tag this month is the best one so far this year.  Not particularly technique ridden, but just a nice tag.

As usual, I didn't have many of the items he used, like photobooth photo or flower dies, nor the burlap surface so just did my own thing.

I have some burlap (sack cloth in other words) so cut out a piece using a tag as a patern.  I did the same with some double sided tape sheet and used that to stick the burlap to the tag.

I went through my ephemera trying to decide what to use, and came across a card that was originally the backing for a mock school badge.  It had a 'school report' so that, along with an old school photo of my son that I came across in a recent tidy up, was the starting point for my tag.

I used Tim's cargo stencil with the texture paste, and coloured it with ink from a cracked pistachio distress pen.  I tried the photo inking technique that tim used, but it didn't work.  I think my photo has a different coating and it didn't take well to ink as it became sticky.  But live and learn.  I used it anyway!

I used a flower from my stash, which went with the pistachio colour, and used a pen nib instead of an arrow to go with the student theme.  The 'stitching' is from a rubon sheet by 7 Gypsies.  The 18 I cut from an ephemera ticket. Tom was 18 in his final school year.  The picture of him is in his prefect blazer with yards and yards of gold binding lovingly sewn on by yours truly.  He's 24 now, been through university, got his Honors degree and is now a graduate building surveyor. :-). So the Small Talk I used relate to his future. (I LOVE these stickers).

All done.


  1. I love your tag and how you improvised with materials on hand. I also appreciate the fact that you used a "real" photo instead of a stock image...much more meaningful.

  2. Great take on Tim's tag and it's good that you've made it more personal to you!

  3. What a wonderful and personal tag! Your son looks very dapper in his blazer. Two thumbs up to you for sewing all the gold! Adding the pen nib and other school touches makes this tag so special! Awesome sauce! ~Niki

  4. I loved the photo! It is perfect.