29 March 2013

Hop to it!

Hi everyone and welcome back. I really appreciate your company and the fact that you join me/comment even when I get too snowed under to reciprocate straight away. So, I had some quiet time very early this morning and managed to create my March Tim Holtz Tag for the latest edition of the 2013 challenge - I know, fashionably late with this as ever.


Are those shadows again? Oh yes, the sun shone for a short while so I hopped into the garden to grab some photos (seriously woman! how many times can you use that gag?)


I started with the tag background, created by combining some digital images from Nicecrane Designs. It's called Creative Peter Rabbit DSL and contains four black and white images which can be resized and coloured however you want to.


I chose to spritz my background with some homemade brown ink (a combo of red and green Jenny Bowlin inks) which, when extra water is applied, mottles to a colour not unlike DI Victorian Velvet. Then I painted the bunnies with said DI Victorian Velvet, plus Stormy Sky, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen. The tag edges were finished with Walnut Stain, of course.


I pretty much used Tim's ideas for die-cutting the centre panel and filling it with silver tinsel (coloured with Espresso and Stonewashed alcohol inks). Some dyed seam binding and a DI Stormy Sky banner/sentiment worked well together. The flowers/leaves were cut from an aluminium pie tin, coloured with DP Victorian Velvet, Wild Honey and Peeled Paint. To finish I created my own fringing and die cut a leaf to place under the seam binding bow at the top (one of my new Sizzix Thinlits - need more of these).


Hop (really?) you like what I've done here:) I'm entering it into the current Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge -  Tags as well as Tim Holtz' challenge (which is the reason for this one being a tag, not a panel like my previous TH entries). It will also be entered into the current Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - Quoteable.

And with this I really do hope you all have a happy and restful Easter filled with whatever makes you smile (which of course could include chocolate;) Hugs, Jenny x

41 comments:

  1. Love your hoppy jokes - and also like the idea of combining traditional Peter Rabbit with the TH shabby chic sort of look - brilliant.Have a good weekend and hopefully some more of the sunshine without the frost and chilly wind!!

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  2. Hi Jenny, I love your Peter Rabbit and friends background and those leaves with the sizzlets die. I must try the aluminium pie tin as I think it might be easier to work with than the used drinks cans I use, as the aluminium is quite tough. I was fasionably late too, just in front of you:) Hugs Mo x

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  3. These little studious bunnies are adorable! Gorgeous background mix and can't believe how fabulous the pie tin has worked out - loving all these inventive tips from you! Wonderful tag Jenny. Hope that you are recovering well - Health and Happiness to you this Easter. Nicola x

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  4. Oooh loving your take on this months T!m tag Alison. I've not had time yet, but you've inspired me to re-visit - thank you

    Sam xxx

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  5. A really sweet tag Jenny and those little bunnies are adorable. A beautiful background and embellishing too.
    Our bunnies were hopping about the garden earlier as we too had a bit of sunshine and my hubby sometimes hops about to get them excited so your hopping made me smile.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Hi Jenny! You're so sweet. Thank you so much for your sweet comment that you left on my blog. I love your little Easter tag. Love the Peter Rabbit paper in your background. So cute mixed with Tim's elements. Have a wonderful Easter. <3 Candy

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  7. What a wonderful tag, I love it

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  8. I love your tinsel egg, so clever! Great bunny images for the tag background. Lovely Spring feel to Tim's March tag! Happy Easter to you and my the Sun shine a little longer next time! Hugs!

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  9. Great take on Tim's Tag Jenny and brilliant improvisational too.
    Hope you have a fabulous Easter too, with lots of chocolate.

    I am hoping to craft Saturday though I have been busy on a few other projects.

    Huge hugs

    Annie x

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  10. Wow, wow, wow, Jenny, I love your Tim Holtz/Peter Rabbit creation, a brilliant idea.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  11. Hi Jenny, this is such a pretty tag. Love the soft colours and the cute Peter Rabbit images. Hope the weather is kinder to you this weekend. Have a lovely Easter. Cheers, Di

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  12. So cute, Jenny - I love your inverted grasses creating that funky fringe at the bottom, and the tinselly egg looks wonderful nestled in amongst those lovely flowers - a really great take on the TH tag! Hop you have a lovely Easter (d'ya see what I did there?!?)... and now I'm going to hop it!
    Alison x

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  13. Great take on Tim's tag! Love the background with the bunnies! And that egg inside the frame it stunning too. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  14. HI Jenny. Wonder - ful on two counts.
    Splendid tag
    Fantastic that you have gotten some bright shiny Vitamin D - and how we all need it!
    Love your problem solving! That is what keeps me doing this gig!
    Happy Easter to you!

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  15. This is such a gorgeous tag Jenny, love the pinks, the flowers, the trim at the bottom and the wonderful bunnies. Love this tag! Hugs, Anne x

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  16. Love your take on Tim's tag Jenny! Great use of Ignacio's images and love the soft pastel colours

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  17. Fantastic Tag Jenny, love everything about it. Would never have thought of mixing Peter Rabbit with Tim Holtz but it works so well when you do it.
    Have a wonderful Easter

    Patricia xxx

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  18. Gorgeous Jenny, a delightful tag, the embellishments made from the pie tin are amazing. XX

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  19. Beautiful and so creative Jenny, love the design elements you have used.
    Have a happy Easter.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  20. Jenny this is a beautiful and accomplished tag..as always a stung make .
    hugs trace x

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  21. Oooh its lovely - love those stamps.

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  22. Amazing tag, so beautiful and I love how you photographed it in the trees. I really love the bunny images. You are so creative with your things, love that about you.
    Have a nice Easter
    Kelly

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  23. Wowwww Jenny ,this is a play of art my friend,,,,love your tag,,,,and what a great idea to use my Peter Rabbit picts on the background, I really love these aluminium flowers and leaves,,,,and all over the vintage effect,,,,,,,,,absolutely a delcious to watch.Happy Easter my friend,,,,,very well done.

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  24. Whew, was beginning to think you weren't going to make it...it was worth the wait, though! xxx Keren

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  25. Hi Jenny, a lovely Easter tag with your own special take on the challenge, best wishes to you and yours for a lovely Easter weekend

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  26. Oh,I LOVE your take on the march tag challenge, Jenny! Absolutely gorgeous make!

    Happy Easter from Vienna!!!

    Claudia x

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  27. Hi Jenny, lovely Spring/Easter tag, I love the soft pink, works on well for Spring. Love the bunnies and the die cut in the background. Beautiful touch of ribbon. Beautiful. Happy Easter. Tracy x

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  28. Such a sweet and creative tag, Jenny!

    Happy Easter, Alie :-)

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  29. Oh this is such a lovely tag Jenny! Fabulous Spring project and I really like your interpretation of Tim's tag for this month :). Hope you have a lovely Easter! Hugs xx

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  30. Fabulous take on Tim's tag.. Love the background Full of wonderful colours & design... Wishing you a Safe & Happy Easter... Hugs May x x x

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  31. Love your take! Love the egg shape and Happy Easter! The grass going the the other way is so cool, and love all those bunnies! Thank you for using your words with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  32. Greattake on Tim's tag Jenny. love the papers.
    Avril xx

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  33. Great tag. Love the background and the spritzing you did.

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  34. I wonder, did my comment come through - Gremlins at work here.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  35. I return as my comment definitely didn't come through. Here I go again lol
    Happy Easter Jenny
    Sorry for being absent but life got in the way those past few days however here I am.
    This is so adorable, beautiful colours so perfect for this time of the year and all those wonderful little details.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  36. Adorable Easter tag! so many pretty details to adore. Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  37. How cute and gorgeous this is. A lovely tag. Chris xxx

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  38. Adore your Easter themed tag ;) Thanks for playing along ath The Artistic Stamper tag challenge.
    xoxo Sioux
    Sorry not commented sooner but had a few days away with no access to internet! Yikes :)

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  39. Fantabulous work!!!! Absolutely love the images and your tag is a stunner. :) Love visiting your blog first thing in the morning. Goes wonderfully with my coffee...you really get me inspired!

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  40. Love the texture on that sweet flower and petals, not to mention the darling bunnies. Here's hopping at ya!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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