Friday, January 29, 2016

12 Tags of 2016 Remix - January

I've waited until the last minute...again...to get my January tag done for Tim's new 12 Tags of 2016 "Remix". Isn't it such a cool idea to do a revamp of the old tags so we can get into the techniques again and refresh?!! He's a brilliant mind that one!!! So, I've dug through my old tags to refresh my memory as well, and here is my November tag from 2013, and my January tag from 2014.  At first, I thought I would just combine my two tags, but since the November tag had leaves and acorns, I didn't think I would use that theme for a New Year's tag...right?!! So, I started playing with the techniques, as he intended, and came up with this. 
It's not my favorite...can you believe that? I LOVE the background, and that is one of my favorite techniques, BUT I don't think the numbers were a good choice for the chalk technique. Oh well...live and learn.
Once I did the Industrious Metal background, I wanted a bit more color, so I dropped Ranger's Alcohol Ink on some of the sanded places. Then I inked over the raised bits with some Wendy Tree Branch Archival. On the chalk portions, I wanted a clean look around the border of each one so I used a Hickory Smoke and Festive Berries Distress Marker to define the edges of all the designs, hoping I would like it better. Yeah...not really. Then I mounted it onto Metallic Kraft Core.
 
 
Can you believe it's the end of the month?!! There is so much to do and so little time! Off to work now!!!

Supplies:


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

24 comments:

  1. Anita this is stunning!! I love how the colors give the tag depth, and you contrast is awesome!!

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  2. Well, I think the numbers are an excellent choice and I really love that you changed up the layout! Couldn't think of a more appropriate beginning to a new crafting year. I personally think it's GORGEOUS!

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  3. i love this technique too!! your background is amazing.. i love the idea of adding the alcohol ink and archival ink to the raised bits... makes me want to make a new one!!

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  4. Wow, this is fabulous Anita! I love the effect you achieved on the background, such a great eroded metal look! Love it. hugs :)

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  5. Really pretty tag, Anita. That encourage your hopes and not your fears should be everyone's mantra while creating this year. I love how you incorporated the embossed metallic clocks of your background with the clock face ideaology. That looks very cool.

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  6. Oh WOW I love your version for this months Remix! All that metal and hardware is awesome! Always an inspiration:)

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  7. Oh I love that background, Anita! What a great time embossed tag! Love this!

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  8. What a superb interpretation Anita - I love your tag and aren't you just a typical artist being hard on yourself (we all do it lol).
    hugs Brenda xxx

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  9. I like the tag - and the numbers!!

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  10. Oooh, fabulous tag Anita! Love how you incorporated the year with the blackboard technique on your fabulous embossed background! And you are ahead of me in making Tim's tag, I haven't even started yet, eeeks! Thanks for the reminder time is running out! Deb xo

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  11. I think the numbers were a great idea, the chalkboard technique looks amazing and the industrious element of your tag is really fabulous, love the mix of colours... Anne xx

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  12. Wonderful!! I really like your inking, and those numbers are superb! xxx Lynn

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  13. You may have made us wait until the last minute Anita, but it's been worth the wait!

    Sally

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  14. What a brilliant idea for an amazing version Anita! Love it. Jenny x

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  15. Such a cool choice of theme for the tag - and I love how you've embedded the clock into that fabulous industrial background.
    Alison xx

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  16. Very cool Anita! And I love the numbers!!

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  17. LOVE your take on Tims tag Anita . The background is fab as are the numbers - they work perfectly . Great theme too
    x

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  18. Your work is perfect for what I am attracted to ~ numbers, gears, metal-textures. Gorgeous!

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  19. Numbers are so cool! I love so much your tag, wonderful interpretation with alcohol inks! BArbara

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  20. Oh my, Anita! Your take on Tim remix tag is stunning! You always come up with something totally amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  21. Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your unique take on the tag. Very inspiring! :)

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  22. Wow, that's a brilliant tag, great start :)

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  23. Anita...how in the world did I miss your tag??? I think it's MARVELOUS!...and I like how the #'s look...kind of like they look corroded...Another thing is that background...Really AWESOME...I have been wanting that texture fade for some time! I know I have been to your blog before...I am a big fan of your creative side!!!!
    Love!!!! (OH and thanks for leaving some "LOVE" on my blog)!

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