Friday, 3 April 2015

Watercolouring for Tim's April 12 tags of 2015, Jane's Journal style

Yes I know, 2 posts in 2 days, unheard of for me but I had such a great day of crafty play yesterday that I thought it would be ideal to get my April card version of Tim's tags under my belt.  This month Tim has really explored his more delicate side and designed 2 gorgeous floral watercoloured tags. Here they are

All the details of the techniques are over on his blog post here.

Now I know that I often struggle with not having all the products he uses but this time I was well and truly stumped with which stamps to improvise with. I don't own any long stemmed single flower stamps at all. I sorted through my stash and the only large floral stamp I have is a tulip but I did and very old floral bouquet Penny Black stamp .

I love colouring using many different mediums; Promarkers, Inktense, Prismacolor and watercolouring. I also have few Distress markers so I was very limited by my colour ways. I chose a yellow/green/red colourway for the tulip stamp and a red/blue/yellow one for the bouquet.
I stamped the images onto mixed media card and then made a wash of colour as Tim did using my ink spritzer.



I used distress pens and ink pads using a detailer pen to colour my images.
I decided to leave the image below for another day as I wanted to concentrate on the tulip card and these things take a long time to come together. I had a very multitasking day..every time I went upstairs to cut or get things I did a bit more cleaning...I go the whole of the upstairs cleaned yesterday!


For the first time I coloured some seam binding with the same inks to make matching ribbons....oh my goodness, what fun this is and I will definitely be doing this more often.

Instead of plain Kraft which Tim used as his backing I decided to give my cards an embossed background. I embossed my Kraft card and using my finger applied some bronze gilding paste to the raised areas.


Tim also cleverly die cut and inserted  his sentiments but as I do not have his shadow dies again I improvised with a birthday sentiment I have.

It was then time to put on my creative hat and bring all my elements together in my card design.

This is my finished card.

You can see that I made some "faux" stitching around the focal as I don't have easy access to a sewing machine.
a couple of close ups, I love this hand dyed ribbon

and for me, instead of a star, a touch of bling in the corners ;0)
and one last arty shot


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz' 12 tags of 2015 April
Frilly and Funkie put a ribbon on it
The Emerald Faeries spring flowers/Easter
Creative Inspirations anything goes
Natalie and Amy frame it
Noor! anything goes
The Artistic stamper flora and fauna
Country View use Kraft card I used this for my embossed background
Our Creative Corner colour your world, spring
Craft stamp, take a technique colour

Thanks for looking at my April card version of Tim's tag. Thanks Tim for your limitless creativity and for exploring another, more feminine side of it...more please ;0)

Back again very soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

23 comments:

  1. Lovely Jane, I love tulips and your card is so pretty. The ribbon is such a good idea! The other little posy image is beautiful too, looking forward to seeing what you do with it. I love Tim's flowers too.
    Have a lovely weekend my friend, Happy Easter,
    V x

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  2. Beautiful Jane! Love your tulip and your embossed background is gorgeous! Great job with the seam binding, those colours work really well together! Wonderful version of Tim's tag! hugs :)

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  3. What a simply beautiful tulip card lovely Jane! (birthday girl) I have been buying tulips at the food store lately and so this card is just perfect for this time of year! That Tim Holtz sure is a talented guy! So happy you had a productive day yesterday and time to play. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! I'm going to Amy's first wedding gown fitting today, so off to Boston soon : ) xoRobin

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  4. Your certainly super organised and what a great version of Tim's tag this month and very inventive. Your faux stitching looks fab, along with a great background to show off your pretty Tulip.
    Hope your lucky,
    Julie xx

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  5. Beautiful great version of Tim's tag . The dyed ribbon is stunning on your card

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  6. Hello dear Jane,

    Lovely, lovely card, tulips are always my favorites! And that faux stitching is a great idea - you really do not need a machine for that, I am going to copy that :) even I have machine(s) around, thank you!

    Have a wonderful Easter-weekend!

    Yours,
    Mia

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  7. Lovely card! The watercolours look so pretty!
    Thank you for playing with us at Take It, Make It Challenge! ♥

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  8. wow - that was quick work Jane - wonderful take on Tims tag - can't wait to do this one - fabulous x

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  9. Lovely card, I love the ribbon! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  10. I love your card and the way you painted the tulip!
    Beautiful job Jane, thanks for sharing the creative process ;)
    Have a beautiful celebration tomorrow!

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  11. Your April tags are so pretty Jane and your card is beautiful! ...the hand dyed ribbon is a lovely addition and makes it extra special ;)
    Hope you're enjoying the Easter break,
    Susan x

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  12. Love your take on Tim's tag - a great colour scheme and I see Abandoned Coral goes very well with Mowed Lawn!!

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  13. Fabulous creation with lovely colors and design. Love background. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations. Agnieszka DT

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  14. I loved the different techniques you used for this project. Happy Spring! Thank you for entering it in our challenge at Our Creative Corner. xxx Laurie Moore

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  15. Gorgeous tags and card, you have colored the flowers so beautifully!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Artistic stamper this month.

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  16. LOVE your take on Tim's ideas here Jane. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

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  17. Great take on Tim's tag. Love the watercoloured images. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  18. This is just gorgeous,thanks for sharing with us at Country View .xxx

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  19. Great take on Tim's tag. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge. Linda xx

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  20. HI Jane, I always look forward to your Tim Holtz style project. Such fun and very creative. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK for our Anything Goes challenge.
    Tracy x

    Owner - Noor Design UK


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  21. Great project! Thank you so much for playing along with the Colour Your World challenge at Our Creative Corner! xxx

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  22. This very pretty. Thanks for sharing at Noor! UK
    Hope you'll join us again.
    HUGZ Fleur xxx

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment; I really enjoy reading every single one of them.
Jane x