Saturday 8 August 2020


Angie McKenzie who organises our Joy of Sets Blog Hops has a great challenge for us this month - all about Fonts.  I've been in a bit of a mixed media mood lately playing with lots of Tim Holtz goodies.  I've done a tag for our hop this month as Christmas is coming lol!  I know but it does get here quick and there's so much else to be doing I like to get my crafting done early.

I started off by covering my tag in some Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium - I then added some papers which were actually very old sheet music I had in my piano stool.  They were fraying and torn so I gave them a new lease of life.  I also used some free download collage papers from Shawn Petite including the green piece that looks like a clock.  I used a Tim Holtz wreath die to cut this out of the clock and added the bird on top.  He is a die from TH called Feathered Friends and I used some of the papers to make his body and wings.  I coloured him in maindly red as I love robins at any time of year.

The Peace letters are from the new TH Shadow collection - I coloured in some paper first with some TH Distress inks and then cut out the letters.  The Joy font is from TH Holiday stamps and the sentiment is from TH Idea-ology.  I used some SU suede ribbon and some burlap and thread I had in my stash for the top of the tag.

I don't have a sewing machine and probably couldn't even use it if I did so my stitching round the edge is done by ink - can't you tell lol!  There is also some Glossy Accents on the bird just to give him a bit of pop.

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JoAnn Pollock said...

Great way to use old music sheets

Mo Rootes said...

Loving the grungy vintage look of your tag Fiona x

Jill Chapman said...

Great project!

Nigezza Creates said...

Great tag, I am just getting into mixed media and I love it, I love using old music and books and distressing, stitching is great!

Lisa Mackey, Chase And Main said...

Mixed media is my favorite theme of all time and your tag is stunning! Great inspiration Fiona!

Angie McKenzie said...

Amazing tag, Fiona, featuring the mixed fonts! Your color palette reminds me of my the first ink pads I bought... so you had from the colors! ;)

Rochelle said...

Beautiful Fiona. Love the colours.