Thursday, 13 February 2014

Brown is the New Black!





Hello Everyone and welcome, especially to new followers it is lovely to have you here!  

You might not have guessed but this is my take on Tim's February tag. I am not a great lover of Valentines I am afraid so I decided to follow the same steps but make it in a more vintage style.

Here is Tim's February tag and a link HERE if you want to catch up on all the techniques:



I used:
a Harlequinn Mask instead of the Hearts Mask
lace instead of the metal trim
a key instead of the arrow
and a flower instead of the heart 
using the Tattered Florals die 
(tutorial on the side bar!)




The Chalkboard is not quite so clear on the brown card but I still like the effect - and quite an apt quote I thought!

I did the whole tag with Vintage Photo Distress Ink applying different pressures to get subtle or stronger tones.



Thank you so much for visiting and all your lovely comments on my make for Frilly and Funkie!  I really do appreciate it.




24 comments:

Debbie said...

Much prefer your lovely "Non-Valentine" tag to the Valentines one. Gorgeous vintage feel.
Debbiex

Maryanne said...

I love your take on Tim's tag, Jennie. I love when someone is inspired by something but uses the inspiration in a totally different way. Your tag is beautiful!

Ana K. said...

Jennie wonderful take on Tim`s tag...great colours palette (just in my style) and beautiful details with lace and little key!
Thank you very much for living nice comment on my blog!
Hugs from Slovenia



butterfly said...

It's really lovely, Jennie - I love the subtle colour palette and that wonderful textured chalkboard panel. The ribbon is beyond fabulous!!
Alison xx

Aspiring crafter said...

I think this tag is very beautiful and the colour so pretty .
I must get this ink pad!
Your ribbon is stunning .
Thanks so much Jennie ,
XxxxRuth

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning take on the original Jennie (and probably more to my taste if I am honest!) Love the vintage colours you have chosen and how you replaced Tim's embellies with your own more vintage style ones! The chalkboard effect looks great on the brown too!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fabulous!!! I absolutely LOVE your color palette and your take on Tim's Feb. tag. The lace is totally gorgeous and the key is the perfect embellishment. Great minds think alike. I was just working on my version of the Feb. tag and had that Distressed Doily die out playing around with it for mine too, but I decided on butterflies :) This is really special, Jennie!

Hugs,
Linda

Brenda Brown said...

A beautiful, beautiful take on Tim's tag Jennie, I just adore this shabby vintage interpretation. Happy Valentines Day xx

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous and lve your take on the tag x hugs x

Redanne said...

I just love your gorgeous vintage tag and the brown gives the chalkboard technique a much softer appearance - it it beautiful Jennie! Anne xx

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE your vintage/shabby take on Tim's February tag....Beautiful!!

Terry said...

Such a gorgeous take on Tim's February tag! Love the brown, Jennie! Enjoy the weekend!

kittycandypaper.com said...

Lovely tag this month! The bow is my favorite! Love how billowy and full it looks.

Buttons said...

So excited for you Jennie!!!! A Tim tag award that is so well deserved. Bodes well for our Vintage Journey and rewards your fabulous version. Love it! Jenny x

Gretz said...

Gorgeous colours and gorgeous Tag!

MIYAKE said...

Beautiful Tag!!!!!!
Tim Winner! Congrats!

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations Jennie on winning on Tim's Tags this month with your beautiful tag! Anne xx

Louise Doxey said...

Yay,a fellow Brit winner! ;-)
Wow! This is just stunning <3 perfect and well deserved win
Lou x

sara j said...

What a beautiful tag...so many luscious layers...just a great take on the February tag. Congrats on winning this month. Well deserved!

butterfly said...

Oh, yay! Huge congrats, Jennie - a deserving win with this beauty!
Alison xx

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Your tag is one of my favorites. I love that you didn't use black cardstock. Congrats on the win!

Astrid Maclean said...

Big congrats Jennie and so well deserved, your tag is just beautiful!!!

Brenda Brown said...

Such great news Jennie, your tag is beautiful and so deserved this honour xx

Shaunery Wharton said...

Stunning!!! I'm in love... I think I have a bit a crush on you!
Congratulations!