Friday, April 23

Sensible and Informative :0)

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It struck me earlier that some bloggers out there may not want to read the nonsense that I write! They may in fact want to know what I actually used and how I actually made something. So ... I am not going to mention the fact that it is only 56 more sleeps until I go to Ranger U and I won't be sharing the second verse of my song ... which goes ... I'm going to Ranger U ... I'm going to Ranger U ... Eeiiiaddio ... I'm going to Ranger U ... yes I know it is very similar to verse one but apparently there has to be a song writer's hook to get other's to sing it ... and I am pretty sure my hook is ... I'm going to Ranger U.Tag12304

OK ... sensible and informative ... I used Scattered Straw ... Rusty Hinge and Forest Moss and blended them together. I then used a mask and blended Brushed Corduroy over the top. I removed the mask and stamped Tim's flourish in Gold acrylic dabber and then Tim's shabby french script stamp in jet black archival. Finally I added one of Tim's ornate frames with an adage ticket and a Jenni Bowlin butterfly.

So apart from the butterfly all the products are Lord Tim of Holtz's ... you know Tim ... the man that could slay two dragons while standing on his head and reciting Macbeth word for word with just a long legged brad and a sprinkling of distress embossing powder ... What??? I reeeeeally tried :0)

Have a good weekend everyone!

32 comments:

Allyson said...

Gorgeous tag Linda. Do you think you could repeat the words of the song one more time, I don't think I've quite got them yet:0)

Allyson xxx

Debi said...

Linda, I enjoy the nonsense(as you call it) that you write. I enjoy laughing along with you, reading your stories, and there is part of me that lives through you when it comes to Tim Holtz. So don't change. If you do it won't be you. Awesome tag... You work is so stunning!

Dan said...

Where are you going? :)

Cath Wilson said...

I love what you write too, Linda - lots of fun to brighten a dull day :) Keep it up, but by all means tell us how you did it!!!

Angie said...

I love what you create ...verbally and visually .... seriously and nonsensically ... just love the blog.

The tag is so beautiful ...how I wish I could get my inks to blend so smoothly.

The Inky Minx said...

Ok i think i now officially hate you..... I WANT TO GO TO RANGER U... you ubber lucky ickle minx you
Fab fab tag BTW *double handed cheek pinch*

Net said...

That's lovely!

You jammy thing! How'd you manage to wangle a trip to Ranger U! That was where you said you were going wasn't it? ;))

TinaB said...

stunning tag !!! you carry on singing hun xxx ........ poor John :-) xxx

Helen said...

Wonderful tag, that script stamp has got to go on to my wish list as I don't have it yet (sacrilege I know) I adore the colours you've used.
I'm glad you only gave us 57 days notice of your countdown!!

Sid said...

Fab tag ! & what are you like? lol

June said...

Lol you know you are totally mad lol but one day closer and i am sure we will all be as mad as you are by the time you get there hehe.
love this tag, great work on the background and loving the colours you used they created beautiful light
hugs June xxxxx

Julia Dunnit said...

That is a gorgeous tag, and I love the sensible section, coz I can skip it and only have to come back to it when I'm ready to completely coopy your work. Are you going to Ranger U then?

Rosie said...

I really REALLY like this - absolutely beautiful, I'm a sucker for vintage browns and greens. Why are you so good at this when I'm not??? Snot Fair.

Kate said...

Can I ask if the tags/paper you use are semi-gloss? I'm finding my distress ink is staying where it's put and not blending over the project as much as I would like.

thanks

** Kate **

craftytrog said...

Fabulous piece of art Linda! Your hands must be permanently inky! x

Crissi Harvey said...

love the tag, and love your nonsence,oops i meen love all the things you write about :-)

Joy said...

Love your tag and love your style, don't ever change Linda xx

Angelnorth said...

Sorry Linda - not sure I caught that. Where is it you're going? :haha: Not jealous at all, nooooo! Hope the ash cloud is behaving by then, it's a long way to travel by boat! Another fab tag too, great job!

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Linda, you're song is in my head now, catchy isn't it? Love the colours you've used, keep writing just the way you do, that's what we keep turning up for, plus the gorgeous artwork, Judith xxx

butlersabroad said...

Hhm, I only come here for the nonsense that your write!! And no, I don't want to know how you made something because that would then make it sound really simple, like something I can do when I know I can't!

Pop over to my blog sweetie and read todays post (Saturday), I have a little TH story of my own that you may get a kick out if! I howled with laughter when I saw this on another blog.

Hugs
Brenda

craftimamma said...

Linda, the tag is wonderful and the 'how to' very useful but ................ you are simply priceless, Lol !!!

Lots o'Love
Lesley Xx

Kathy said...

It's great to know what you used - not that I could ever make anything like this - but I'm easily tempted with new colours and little stashy bits and bobs

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Nonsense and tutorials together please!!! Love the tag..xx

Lottie said...

You never cease to make me laugh and lift my soul - and your art, craft, tutorials, and songs - ain't half bad either.

Now how many hours and seconds is it until you be in the arms of Lord Timothy?

Val said...

Wow - lucky you - Ranger U!! Linda - your stuff is BRILLIANT - just love it, and always really interesting to see what you have made.
Hugs
Valxx

IsaNorris said...

Stunning tag linda!!!
isax

Lori said...

I love this tag! The colors are gorgeous, and all the Timmy stamps are lovely! Did I hear you're going to Ranger U? I thought I heard that somewhere....can't remember where though....

Claireliz said...

Linda, that tag is gorgeous, did you say you were going somewhere? lol
x

Dawn said...

I am always interested in reading yr blog hun stunning tag!

Love Dawn xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Never abandon the humour please, we love it! Fabulous tag of course! :)
Anne xx

Glen said...

I love that word - 'BLISS' ... it seems to sum up a dream of some kind....like perhaps if one went to Ranger U or something like that...do ya know what I mean? LOL. *Ü* I love the colour combo of this tag Linda. TFS. ~Glen~

Tracy said...

Love your tag Linda, great attention to detail and thanks for the instructions. enjoy the rest of your weekend, whats left of it. Tracy x x

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