I have made a tag for the Lots To Do challenge, the theme of which is Time. I am also including this one as another entry for the Objet D'Art Challenge as that is to alter a tag.
I used some Antique Brass CracklePaint - my new favest stash item - and painted the top part of the tag. Once this was dry, I stamped and embossed in clear the big clock from the Tim Holtz range of stamps. I then blended Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Peeled Paint Distress Ink over the top of the tag. I crumpled it slightly so the Tea Dye enhanced the peaks of the creases, spritzed water into the palm of my hand, then flicked the tag with it.
I used another Tim Holtz clock image and stamped using Peeled Paint, stamping randomly over the tag. I edged the tag with gold Krylon pen and then using an extra piece of card, made a little raised sentiment, also a Tim stamp. I tore the edges of this and used my Krylon on these too.
The flower is hand cut from a piece of Claudine Hellmuth's sticky canvas - which is also my favest new stash item LOL. I roughly sketched a flower, cut it out, stuck it onto some metal and then blended Aged Mahogany Distress Ink over the surface. Spritzing the flower with water really brought the colour to life, I dried this with my heatgun and then using black VersaFine ink, I stamped the little clock image randomly. The centre of the flower is actually a watch glass which I stuck on with silicone glue.
Finally, the "Time in a Bottle" is actually the mini vial which I filled up with bits and bobs from the insides of watches. I popped the cork into the top of the vial using a dab of Glossy Accents to make sure it doesn't come loose and then stuck it to the tag with silicone glue. I added a few co-ordinating ribbons to finish it off. The Distress Inks, Cracklepaint, ickle vial and the watch in'erds and glass are from The Artistic Stamper. The tag is from LB Crafts and the stamps are from various sources :O))
Thanks for lookin!
Monday, 5 January 2009