Sunday, 21 September 2014

September tag of Tim's 12 tags of 2014


Well, with 10 days to go before Tim does his next tag, I have managed to get mine together!
I don't seem to have any light colours to do this technique with, so I played around a bit to see what would happen using the colours I have in my stash.  I used stonewashed, sunshine yellow and citrus.

I do have some of Tim's remnant rub offs, but opted for some old real Letraset from days gone by...oh the things we hoard from our student days...they are so old, they did not rub down well, but looks good as a background here.

I opted for gears instead of butterflies which kind of reminds me of a song I used to sing a lot and this is the chorus:

Like a circle in a spiral, like a wheel within a wheel
Never ending or beginning on an ever spinning reel
As the images unwind, like the circles that you find in 
The windmills of your mind!

My first try was a complete wash out...but would have been good to die cut the butterflies if I had the die as the colour took over and there was no resist at then I tried again and it was better, only I was left with a lot of the alcohol blending solution on my stencil and tried using it to make a print and guess what?  It WORKED perfectly! Though I decided not to use it for this tag, I will use it as a background for something else which can be seen below.
It was really great to learn another technique, I will add this to my CC101 and CC103 tag ring of sample techniques for when I am stumped for ideas.


  1. Hi there Belinda ...i love your tag too......i have been good to read your blog......i loved your hats and your messy fact i love messy can feel the action taking place...i see you post on twitter now...i need to hook up onto twitter too...keep well...our lovely warm sun is on its way down to you lovely people...i feel a chill in the air. xxx

  2. Hi Belinda,

    I love your tag! Good for you for using what you have!! Too many times we think we need what's exactly required and end buying something that we may not use again.

    I like the lyrics of the song you used to sing. They would be perfect for a journal page!


  3. This is gorgeous Bella. I love the idea of the cogs. Mine have been working overtime recently!

  4. I love how your tag turned out using what you have. The gears look great... love the colours of it too....

  5. No consolation whatsoever but I struggled with my first two attempts (lol) but I love the way yours turned out, it looks amazing! The cogs are such a great idea and work perfectly with the head. Love this. Anne xx

  6. Belinda I was sooooooooooo excited to see that you commented on my September Tag and on the Guest Post I did over at OCC. I am such a huge admirer of all the steampunky things you do! Thank you for telling me that you liked my tag, coming from you - that was like winning a prize. I am really sorry that it took me this long to come by and say thank you, but I am on holiday in the Berg right now. I love the Berg so much that when I am here I dont want to do anything else except revel in the dreamy quality of this magnificent place. Today we hiked to a waterfall and then went swimming in the clear, clear pool - what bliss! I would love to meet you too the next time you're in Cape Town - or if you come down Natal way - let me know. I think you would loved the Midlands Meander, I always think its the most crafty part of the country!!!!

  7. The cogs are a fab touch Belinda. It took a while for me to get the hang of the technique too! ;-)

  8. Just catching up with this. Love your version of Tim's tag, especially the blend of background colours. Jenny x


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