Friday, 30 May 2014

Fun Birthday and Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - May


You won't be surprised to read that I've been playing with Distress Inks again.  I inked the cloud stencil (TCW) with Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Stormy Sky, spritzed and laid onto my card base, with the lower portion masked off so that I could add some Salty Ocean and Antique linen for sea and sand.  Added some splashes of water for a ..erm, water effect, and some stamped images from a magazine freebie set.  The sentiment is from the new release at Winnie & Walter.  I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Add Ink - watercolour

Winnie & Walter - Join In To Win

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes

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Continuing with Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014, here's his tag for May:


The idea is to use all those bits of TH ephemera that you're holding on to (which assumes that you bought some in the first place).  Actually I have some of those genuine nibs somewhere in my attic from my pen and ink drawing days.  But they're in my attic.  So I used what I had to hand.  I love the shadowpress panels but the sales blurb mentions that they are specifically for use in just about every machine bar Cuttlebug.  Anybody tried them in a Cuttlebug?


A pale imitation of the master's, but it's all about having a go.

14 comments:

  1. Really like the first card! :)

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  2. Such a lovely scene, it looks more like a painting than a card :) ur tag is awesome !!

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  3. What a fun beach scene, Shirley ... and your gentle, feminine tag ... I prefer yours to his! Anita :)

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  4. Love your darling beach scene, Shirley - won't be too long now for all of us to be there! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  5. Such a fun beach scene Shirley, love that cute seagull..:0)Thanks for joining our watercolour Challenge at Just Add Ink.

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  6. Well bring on summer! What a great scene. My fave is the water-sprinkled sea. What a perfect detail.

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  7. This is a lovely summery card - definately gives a happy warm birthday wish. Chantell JAI

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  8. Fun card and amazing take on Tim's tag, Shirley! Your card makes to long for a trip to the beach :)

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  9. Gorgeous birthday card, Shirley. I LOVE the sand and the sea; great colours, and they look so realistic. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

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  10. LOvE your card! Great job on the clouds and the ocean and the sand! And the images are so cute!
    Your tag is so pretty!

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  11. Yep, I'm with Anita...I much prefer your tag to Tim's tag - yours has a 'softer' look that is so pretty!

    Great beach scene - the gull is so cute! Awesome inked sky!

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  12. What a fabulous beachy scene. You've achieved a great look with the techniques you've used. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink.

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