Friday, May 31, 2013

May Tag

May tag - sounds like a washing machine.  :)

I apologize for not posting much this month.  I've been busy painting rooms in a house we purchased, trying to stay ahead of the carpenter installing trim (which also had to be painted).  Each day I've been getting more tired - tired of cleaning brushes, tired of paint on my hands, tired of painting the trim a pristine white only to have it covered in sawdust and filled with nail holes as it's installed.  I know it is part of the process but after applying some 34 gallons of paint I am just plain tired and ready for a change of pace.  So a couple of Sundays ago I decided to take time out for some 'art therapy'.  I kept it simple, following Tim's instructions and not straying too much from his design.  It felt good to have ink on my fingers instead of house paint!

The theme for my tag is the trip we took last fall to England and Paris, France.  I used the rub-ons from the sheet that reminded me of things we saw and experienced.  The enamel tag with the eye represents me looking at and seeing these things.

Here are the products I used - all Tim Holtz.  Some of them were items I received in my March prize package so it was fun to put them to use.

We had a great trip, spending time in London, the Cotswalds and Paris.  We saw a couple of musicals in London, toured the Palace, saw the Crown Jewels, photographed thatched roof cottages, visited the Roman Baths, spent a day at the Louvre in Paris and went up in the Eiffel Tower.  It seems so long ago but then I just have to look through my photos and I am reminded of all of the wonderful things we experienced.  Can't wait to go again!
Garden at Hampton Court
Bath, England

Chicken Tractor

Blockley, England residence

Stow in the Wold Pub

Thatched Cottage in England

As always, thanks for stopping!


  1. I love your tag too!!!!!!! Thanks a lot for your lovely comment on my blog. Have a wonderful day

    1. So glad you stopped, Patty! Lovely to hear from you.

  2. I really love your tag, and what a great idea to create it as a memory from your trip to England and Paris :-)

    Thank you so much for your kind words on my blog!

    1. Thank you, Anne, for stopping and leaving some love.

  3. Hi Cathy - your tag is lovely and I really like that it also serves as a holiday memento! Sorry you've been having a torrid time with the house painting but I'm sure it will be well worth all the effort. Hope you can get some more time out for Tim's June Tag too! MMx

    1. Hi Maisie - so nice to see you here again. I should be able to take a break in the painting later this week. The weather this spring has not been nice at all, so it has actually been a good time for getting the inside work done. It is a glorious morning today, though, so that should improve my outlook! :)


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