Friday, 17 March 2017

Wrapping up on St. Patrick's day

Hello and a very Happy St. Patrick's day to those who celebrate it. Today coincides with my 2nd DT inspiration piece over at Country View Challenges. If you missed my first piece do have a look here at my more feminine take on the theme.
Our theme for this month's challenge is "Inspired by Tim Holtz".All the details can be seen here. You might even be lucky enough to win the £20 voucher which is up for grabs to a random winner.

As promised for today's piece I have gone "traditional Tim" with a tag, lots of grunge and brown but as well as a tag I have made some matching wrapping paper.  For the background of my tag I used the number stencil and some distress ink. I then added some letter using gold embossing paste.

I had lots of left over die cuts from my first card so this time I added black paint to my piece of weather clock die. I also added treasure gold to my embossed focal

I then put my tag together, adding a few remnant rubs.
 For the matching gift wrap I used the same stencils and just used distress inks on brown paper. ...I tried to keep to the same pattern across the paper.

and here is the set.

and a close up.

I would like to enter my tag and paper into the following challenges;

A Vintage Journey all aboard
Creative Artiste 3/3 anything goes mixed media
That's Crafty 2/3 bling it up
More mixed media anything goes
We love to create 1/2 anything goes

The sunshine continued yesterday...bliss... however we are forecast that some colder weather is on its way, just in time for the weekend. I will sign of with some more daffy photos I took whilst walking down to Dotty's yesterday with some new Mothers' Day cards.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a lovely weekend whatever the weather.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Love your grungy tag Jane, it's brilliantly put together. The plaque and number really pop. Now here's something spooky as I am writing this comment a notification with your name just popped across my iPad screen!!! Have a wonderful weekend xxx

  2. I just love your grungy tag Jane, the gold embossing paste provides a lovely contrast. Such a great idea to making matching paper too - a very thoughtful way to present a gift! Thanks so much for joining in our All Aboard challenge at A Vintage Journey. Anne xx

  3. I do love these grungy tags Jane....brilliant work!
    Have a wonderful weekend my friend and happy St Patrick's Day!!
    V x

  4. Who will be the lucky who gets this fabulous tag and gift set? The daffodils are beautiful too! Have a great weekend! xx

  5. Your grungy tag and matching wrapping paper are fabulous, dear Jane! Like this idea very much. Here the daffodils are not blooming yet, I´m looking forward to, when I see your photos!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Evelyn xx

  6. Gorgeous tag! I love the thick rows of daffodils.. beautiful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Brilliant tag and wrapping paper Jane! Totally Tim... Love the metallic details, very realistic looking! xx

  8. Love that gorgeous grungy tag, Jane! And what amazing daffodil pictures...such a wonderful view. Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  9. Nice! Who'd have ever thought that tags could be such an interesting art form? Enjoy your flowers. I've been sucked back into winter.

  10. You always think of everything Jane!
    Love that tag and the matching wrapping paper you've created there!

  11. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at More Mixed Media. Hope to see you again next time.

  12. Loving your Tim style tag Jane! The gold texture pattern works so well on the neutral background and I love your work with the faux metal bits. Way to use up some leftover die cuts, I really need to try and do that as well. Your photos are just so lovely today, wow on all the daffodils (another one I need for my patio)! As I look outside and it is snowing as I type, I find I am really starting to get anxious for the spring weather. sending hugs :)

  13. Beautiful work and tag in tim's style is superb! Thanks for joining us at Creative mixed media artiste Blog
    Dt – Roshini - march challenge

  14. Wow this is gorgeous!The daffodils look stunning too.Thanks so much for joining us at We Love to Create!
    Claire xx

  15. Love your tag design. Thank you for sowing your steps. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  16. Lovely tag and flowers..... you are so far ahead of us!! Just now spotting Snowdrops and crocus.
    Here's to spring and family birthdays. (My eldest brother celebrated on Sat.) Belated wishes for dear M.
    Anne D.T.xx

  17. What a fabulous tag and love the coordinating wrapping paper Jane, a truly personalized and wonderful gift! Thank you so much for sharing your birthday creations with us at A Vintage Journey for our 3rd birthday! Deb xo


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