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Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Tim's Tags of 2013: August - 28th August

Good evening friends,

Wow two posts in one day! Well with my back problem in July I never got last month's tag made, so I was determined to play catch up and make my tag for August!

This is Tim's tag:

This month the theme is travel/journey so the option was wide open to choose the destination that means the most to what to choose? I have strong family links in the USA and we are just about to embark on our road trip; I really love our very own London..but then there's  Venice! With Tom's dad coming from there and our frequent visits to this city over the past 30 years, it does feel like a second home. As soon as we set foot in this beautiful city, I just want to absorb everything. Of course Tom and I are lucky; we know where to go to avoid the tourist traps, all the little galleries where the art is free to ponder and the alleys are tranquil.

So Venice had to be the theme for my tag for this month: it is rather a hurried project this month..I'm still battling to finish presents to take on holiday and get completely off the ground with cards for my next craft fair, but hey no panic, it'll all be fine :) !!!

I followed Tim's tutorial to colour the base of the tag, using distress inks instead of the stains he uses (I didn't have the colours). The technique puts ink on your mat, spritzes the tags and then rubs it in the colours to totally coat it.

Next I stamped Rialto Bridge (stamp by Debbi Moore) and made a mask of it. I covered it with the mask  before stamping the diamond edging stamp. The Venice stamp is also from Debbi Moore, but 'Ciao Bella' is an old wooden stamp from my stash.

The mask and Venice Lion are both made from Art Moulds using my melt pot and I had to add a bit of lace as a nod to my favourite of the islands, Burano, which is famous for its lace.

Thanks for stopping by - you can view Tim's complete tutorial at

I'll be back tomorrow.

Love and Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Great tag Carole and love your art molds they are great embellishments...great colours too


  2. Fabulous colours on this great tag Carole. Great memories for you. Christine xx

  3. Hi Carole,
    firstly you are a lucky girl to have a hubby from Venice, and the info he has of that beautiful city. I am very envious, not of your hubby. lol. But being able to go to Venice to visit his family, and see that beautiful city. Always wanted to go there, but hubby is not a traveling man. I think with his health probs he is scared to venture out of this country.
    Now down to your tag great colouring and stamping. Love the mask you made with your melt pot.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  4. Love your beautiful tag Carole, the colours are gorgeous, love the added lace and the mask is beautiful! I love Venice too, only been once but know it well through Donna Leon's books (a bit random I know but they describe Venice so well!). Hugs, Anne x