Wednesday, 13 July 2011

What's on my WW? my Tag it On - tag

Another Wednesday - and today I am combining both my posts - Tag it On and What's on my Workdesk Wednesday.  I know I shouldn't but I'm going to!  So for more fab desks round the world, pop to Julia's for a great big hop round the world.  but before you go, you want to see MY desk!  No new stuff this week - shock!!

A couple of bits of WIP for Grungy Monday - stalled in the making! A spare grungepaper Eiffel Tower that I will do something with soon... and my Tag it On Tag - and in the background is the pot I made last week, now holding pens and stuff!
So, this week at  Dragons-Dream Tag it On -  our Dragon herself has chosen the theme - Tim Holtz style. Well, where to start, so many things to choose from!  That was my only problem this week, I admit last week's did challenge me a bit!

I embossed my tag with a texture fade after inking the folder with dusty concord, so the ink sinks into the embossed image.  I always get these round the wrong way, I intend to have the embossed not the debossed side as my main side but actually I like it better this side!


I die cut Umbrella Man from grunge paper and coloured him in dusty concord - should have used the distress stain, don't ask me why I didn't... forgot!  Stamped the text on some watercolour paper and cut it out, added some idea-ology and fixed it to the tag.

Finished the tag with the little birds from the QVC special stamps.
Hope you enjoy this week's theme and come dream with the team - when you get back from your Workdesk hopping, find time to check them out - and please join in!

42 comments:

NatashaMay said...

Great tag! Love that man with the umbrella. :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Always love that umbrella man. Saw him as a die a few weeks ago. It's a lovely addition to your tags, that's for sure. And that background is beautiful. I agree that the debossed side is probably my favorite, too.

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I love the tag. And why not combine the posts?! The angle of your workspace today looks almost as if it's been raised up...onto a table?!

Minxy said...

Long time no visit {sorry bout that} your space is looking very neat today, and i just love the tag, i have that fade but haven't used it yet, it looks fab :
Happy wednesday
hugs Minxy x

jude said...

Absolutely love your tag once ive done the woyww round will pop by and now mojo's back may just come and join in!
Happy creative wedensday
hugs judex11

Wipso said...

Lovely tag. :-)
A x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

great tag, and your floor, sorry desk looks very tidy this morning! :))
Happy woywwing!
Jennie # 10

Lulabelle said...

Great tag!
Happy WOYWW!

Neil said...

Thanks for sharing your space, have a good week! I love your tag, brilliant texture.

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Great tag you've made. Specially love the texture in it. Have an inspirational WOYWW. Bye, Franka

Dragon said...

This is a fabulous tag again this week, Helen... you have made a great background and it seems to go really well with your man... great dream, teamie!!!
Frankie
xx

Zoechaos said...

Smashing Tag, love the debossed splash and the dusty concord scheme. XOXO Zoe

Fuchsia said...

Super tag!

Happy WOYWW

Neet said...

Great tag. Thanks for sharing, so nice to visit you. Hugs, Neet x

Toucan Scraps said...

like your pen and pencil pots, and the tag is fabulous

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I really like your white pencil/tool holder at the back of your desk - particularly the scrolls and flower. Just my cup of tea!! Your tag is fab too. What is a debossed splash (see Zoechaos' comment) ??!

sasa said...

Loving the grunge there - is that the floor or we progressing vertically....and how are the bruises? Great texture on your tag!

JoZart said...

Love the tag and the answer to the quote is "YES"!!! as I really would. Suze Weinberg always says, "Leap and the net will appear" and I'm with her!
Love JoZarty x

Cathy said...

Great tag.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

The Crafty Elf said...

Your tag is wonderful and great texture and detail. Why not put your posts together - great idea, right? Happy WOYWW ;D

Spyder said...

ohoooo I want to get some grungy stuff, Isay that every week and still haven't see any near me, ok, go on line, yes, but I just don't know what to buy, and I'd love tp 'feel' it first, your Tag is just brill!Happy Crafting! HaPpY WoYwW
((Lyn))

flutterbycrafter said...

Great tag, I love your umbrella man, he's gorgeous xx

Mrs A. said...

Love your tag. The background effect looks super. Hugs Monkey & Mrs A.

Janet said...

Great tag. I love your background texture and colour. A wonderful tribute to Sir T of H.

Janet xx

Angie said...

I really love this tag and all the elements that go together so well ...and the finish too.xx

Twiglet said...

Must remember Jo's saying - "Leap..." I love your tag and sentiment.

Pam said...

LOve your tag,Hugs Pam

butlersabroad said...

Wot, no new stash then??? I'm leaving in a huff with that lovely tag....

Hugs
Brenda

MvM-design said...

Lovely tags!!
Happy WOYWW and thanks for sharing ;-)
Hugs Marleen

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a fantastic tag, love the umbrella man and the background.

Wanda said...

Love, love, love it! Very effective background as a setting for umbrella man. A great tag teamie!
Wanda xx

ElizabethR said...

Gorgeous tag I love the embossing folder and it's another one I don't have! Love Elizabeth xxx

scrappystickyinkymess said...

I love Umbrella Man too, but I really like that embossing folder. Looks great as a background.

Happy WOYWW

Mary Anne

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen........and.....shock horror...nothing new on your desk... are you feeling OK....lol

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Helen and I agree with Netty, what no new goodies LOL. Look forward to seeing your grungy Monday piece too. Tracy x

okienurse said...

Great tag. I am the same way with the embossing folders I don't know which way is up! I do love the TH embossing folders cause they emboss so much deeper then the other brands. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #52

Faye said...

Beautiful tag, Helen. I love the umbrella man. Your textured background is wonderful.

Carola Bartz said...

The tag is VERY Tim - I like the background very much. I also like the other tag that is lying on your desk, great colors.

peggy aplSEEDS said...

that is a wonderful tag with a great tag. what if indeed. and i love the Eiffel tower image! thanks for sharing!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi there Helen thanks for popping over, and really love your tag do love the man with the umbrella and one day might don one of these but not any stamps of Tim Holtz to do it.. or do I mm think have the sparrow one somewhere!! well maybe I might! thanks for sharing and happy WOYWW, Shaz in Oz.x

nerllybird said...

Yep - that's a pretty wide brief! The tag looks great though, well done.
Helen S

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous tag - very TH and the sentiment is certainly thought-provoking. Your desk is covered in nice stuff - love the Eifel Tower. Hope you are enjoying your weekend. Elizabeth x #99