Monday, August 25, 2014

12 Tags of 2014 - August

Hello everyone crafty! Can you believe it's not the end of the month yet, and I have already created my tag for August for Tim's 12 Tags of 2014?!! The words Tim wrote on his blog this month moved me so, and I had to get started earlier. If you haven't read them, I copied them here. Tim said...
"our style is as unique as our individual personality, the art we make is an expression of that, and sometimes we simply have to follow that creative muse…

muse /myo͞oz/: to become absorbed in thought or dreamy abstraction

now usually i have a pretty good idea of what i want to create before i start the tag each month since i try to feature a new product or design with a seasonal theme.  however this month i didn’t plan a thing, i just gathered some of my favorite stamps, stencils, idea-ology findings, and distress products in a pile on my table.  i wanted to create something for the art of it.  this tutorial will give you a glimpse into my creative process (however crazy it may be), and you will see that like anyone else who creates, i change my mind along the way, think of new ideas that probably should have been done before something else, but nevertheless i just keep going until i’m happy with the end result.  i’ve learned long ago to embrace my imperfections and that sure makes creating so much more enjoyable.  so whether you’re obsessed with distress, or clean and simple is your thing, perhaps your happy place is bright colors, heck maybe even glitter is your sparkly obsession, this month i challenge you to create showcasing your own creative muse.   it doesn’t get any better than that…t!m"
I was moved because even Tim, and we all know how great he is, doesn't have a plan before he sets out, and he even has mishaps along the way, but he just goes for it anyway until he is happy! He fulfills his muse! Art doesn't have to be perfect and all that matters is that you are happy with the end result! There are no mistakes in Art! Set yourself free, create, and be happy! That can apply to every area of our lives!  I needed to hear that (again and again) because I get bogged down in the planning of it all, and trying to make too many people happy before I make myself happy. Creating Art shouldn't be that way...after all, we are the ones creating it. Right?!!
Anyway...enough of what goes through my crazy mind. Here is my take for this month's tag, and I followed Tim to the letter, just using my own favorites along the way!
 
 
 
 

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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!


32 comments:

  1. Great interpretation Anita. Love your colour choice and detailed texture, plus your embellishments. Fab! Nikki

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  2. Love your EARLY (lol!) take on Tim's August tag! Did you cut out the gold-ish flatware at the top or are they a purchased embellishment? They look cool! I haven't used this set much...time to change that!

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    1. Tim gave the whole group in Italy the mini tarnished utensils. I should have put them in my travel journal but I used them here instead! I wish I had more...lol!!! Thanks for asking!

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  3. Your tag is GORGEOUS, Anita! So many things to look at!

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  4. Such a stunning tag...great details Anita!

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  5. oh wow - it´s so fantastic - so many details to find!!! I love what you have done ;o)
    Hugs Dagmar

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  6. Utterly beautiful Anita. I love everything about this - the cutlery, the rose, the way you've tied the elements together at the bottom, my fav colour combo and all that delicious stencilling - you are a creative genius. Pinned! Jenny x

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  7. I don't ever have a plan and it has always been that way! When I was younger and worked and had two kids, always had a plan. Now, life just happens and so does everything else! Anita, I love your tag and all the beautiful unplanned details. In fact this really rocks!

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  8. Hello Anita,
    Once again you come up with a creation that catches the eye, the old cliche ' Art hasn't got to be perfect' would not apply in this case, as I think this Tag is perfect in all aspects of design composition and the elements of choice. It is just gorgeous.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  9. Fantastic tag Anita! Great colour, great background, great image. Love it! Karen.x

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  10. What a beautiful tag Anita, I love the stamps you chose and the embellishments are all perfect here. Beautiful colors as well, well done!

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  11. Seriously beautiful Anita, exuding gorgeous warmth and amazing depth. Love the cutlery embellies. Nicola x

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  12. I love the stitching, so much detail. Great tag.

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  13. Anita, I love your tag! The pensive look on the woman's face draws my attention at first! I like the colors and the multiple layers of texture, zig zag stitching, Twine, and embellishments! Appreciate your view that art need not be perfect and it should be fun! I have a dear friend who always says, there are no mistakes, just creative variations!!! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity! Hugs, Laura

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  14. So clever of you to cover her with tape. It makes her face stand out. Please tell Tim we need him to make those utensils in his idea-ology line...

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  15. Your tag is s stunning, love the colours, the cutlery, the rose..well I love everything about it x hugs x

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  16. Brilliant take on the original!!! I totally love the colours and embellies you used, - fantastic tag!!

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  17. Oh wow! This is a beautiful interpretation of Tim's tag Anita! I love it!
    Alison x

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  18. Your beautiful soul shines throughout this work of art! I love the repeated images and shapes. I love the contrast of light and dark colors. I love that deliciously inky ribbon!!! Both sentiments are perfect for this tag. You just added so much texture, so much dimension, so many layers of beauty.....just like your beautiful soul. Truly, a magnificent piece!

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  19. Oh Anita! I absolutely love this. What gorgeous colors and textures. I love this stamp set. I adore how you highlighted the stamped face on the tissue tape. Oh ... beautiful. And the cutlery, stitching and tiny rose all make for one amazing tag. Love this to bits! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  20. Such a fabulous tag Anita.....so many wonderful details to look at and I love the colour combo
    TFS and huge hugs
    Annie x

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  21. Oh how beautiful Anita! The colours are gorgeous, I love the face and the tarnished cutlery looks fantastic on your beautiful tag..... Anne xx

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  22. Wowza, Anita! love this tag and all the goodies on it! So much to take in and so beautiful!

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  23. Очень непонятная композиция, если честно... Моему уму непостижимо....

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  24. Wow amazing tag! I love all elements:) The colour and texture of background is really stunning. Fantastic aged cutlery and that colours are so wonderful. Oh and stamps and the face on tape are fabulous:)
    Greetings Asia:)

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  25. fabulous tag Anita! Love your take on Tims tag - so cool!!

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  26. Gorgeous colours and embellishments...awesome take on Tim`s tag!

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  27. How cool is it ?! I really love it - fantastic details.

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  28. What a Gorgeous and rich tag, Anita! I LOVE the colors and the 'silverware' setting is so Wonderful!!! Ummm, I'd be surprised if Tim does not pick this as one of his winners! I'm calling it now!! :) Thank You sooo much for coming over to my blog, Anita and leaving such nice comments! :) XOXO-Shari

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  29. It's absolutely beautiful, Anita. The colours are passionate, vivid and gorgeous. I love the distressed metal, and the lovely image choices. Completely adore it!
    Alison xx

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  30. Your muse took you in a wonderful direction Anita, this tag is stunning.
    hugs Brenda xx

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  31. Stunning tag!! Love the details and colors! Thank you for visiting my blog after the Marjie-feature!

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