Monday, 13 May 2013

Travel The World ~ 12 Tags of 2013

Hello friends!!

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and you're now ready for another week full of creativity!! I know I've got plenty to keep me out of trouble, so I'm hoping Mr Mojo won't let me down and that he'll treat me well all week long!!

But before I start anything I just wanted to pop by to say hello and to share my latest little creation. Now, as you know Tim Holtz launched his latest tag for the 12 Tags of 2013 at the beginning of May and as always, it was full of inspiration and oozed lots of wonderful techniques. So, over the weekend I thought it was time to get inky and this is my take on Tim's fabulous tag! As always, I hope you like it...

Now, I hadn't got some of the elements that Tim used on his version, so...for my tag, I used one of my favourite images, the Umbrella Man from the Creative Muse stamp set. I combined it with stamps from the Stampers Anonymous Classics 1 and the Ultimate Grunge set.

I must admit that I am now addicted to these rub ons, they are just amazing. I've used rub ons in the past and because of them breaking up and the pattern not transferring properly, I stayed clear of them but these....they are FABULOUS and they transfer perfectly!! Really, really wonderful! (Can you tell how much I love them?)

The final component that I didn't have for this tag, (at the moment) are the enamelled tags, so I had a good think and I came up with the idea of using a Fragment piece, painted white, adding some black around the edges and then adding a smidge of alcohol ink onto the surface. I think it worked...didn't it?

 I love the tie dyed effect that the Distress Stains have given the seam binding.
To complete my tag, I added it to a piece of corrugated cardboard, ripped from some old packaging! I painted the board, added my tag and then as the finishing touch, I made it into a wall hanger by attaching a piece of wire, which I aged with Distress Paints!!
So, there you have entry into the 12 Tags of 2013 Challenge and I can't wait to read all your comments. Thank you so much for all your visits over the last week and to all my new followers!! I love seeing all the new faces and I can't wait to get to know you!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and that the sun shines for you!
See you all again very soon...bye for now!
Love Emma xx


  1. Yes it worked wonderfully!
    Well done on yet another marvellous creation.

  2. This is just beautiful, Emma I love it!

  3. I think you've sent us all to TH Tags! I can't get in for a nosey. But I can see, from this piece, that your talents are growing exponentially!

  4. Wonderful take on the May tag. Your coloring blending is fabulous. And yes, the fragment charm painted white worked great. Thanks for sharing.

  5. wonderful wonderful wonderful....when are you going to be part of Tim's DT then?? You blinking well should be part of his design team over here because you use his products with such loving enthusiasm

  6. I love that you made your tag into a wall hanger Emma. Nice twist. Great idea for the enamel plaque too. I love how this challenge makes us so inventive!

  7. Its lovely and perfect for hanging, lots of interest. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Lovely tag!
    I found your page from Tim Holtz blog and i must say that you make very pretty things....


  9. ...beautiful work Emma, I too love umbrella man, this is a gorgeous piece of crafting...Melxx :)

  10. Absolutely fabulous take on the May tag, Emma - I'm another umbrella man lover (as well as corrugated card, of course), and your colours are delicious!
    Alison x

  11. Fabulous as always Emma. The mix of stamps and textures is amazing and the blend of colours you always use is beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us again,
    Claire x

  12. This is gorgeous Emma, Love the colours you've used.
    C xx

  13. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! Your tag take is amazing, but backing it on the corrugated is a BONUS!!!!

  14. Stunning Emma. I love the texture of that background and the colours are gorgeous and of course, who can resist Mr Umbrella man!
    Hugs Lisax

  15. Beautiful! Love that you somehow managed to use every color of the rainbow in this tag! the dimension is wonderful and the display?! What can I say? AWESOME!

  16. I love the corrugated card backing -- perfect! Your take on Tim's tag is lovely.


Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

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