Monday, 5 January 2009

Time In A Bottle - Two Challenges in One

Evening Peeps,

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!

Hels xx


* Shaz * said...

gorgeous tag Hels love the little bottle xx

crafty creations said...

Fantastic!! love everything you've added NEED some of that sticky back canvas and those phials are brilliant. The colours and the stamping is stunning

Thank you so much for joining the Lotstodo Challenge hels

claudine hellmuth said...

ove the little Sticky Back flower!!

June said...

Its a beautiful tah Hels. So well made and i love the work you did on it

Hels said...

Thanks everyone :O))

mrsspook said...

I love this tag....I want some of that sticky back canvas lol where did you get it?
June x

Jennie said...

love this tag and thank you for joining in again :)

Hels said...

Thanks everyone - MrsSpook - I got the Sticky Back Canvas from Craft Obsessions hun... I will away to your Blog to leave you a message :O))

Linniepink said...

oh wow they are wonderful illove em

Linda Elbourne said...

Bloody gorgeous XXX

Carol said...


Love this and the little vial is such a brill addition!!


Shazza said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous

June said...

Hi Hels, I am glad you found the darkside :) I am setting a new challenge today on there.
Thanks for your lovely comment
Hugs June

Ann said...

aw this gorgeous Hels!! I love the ickle bottle & the flower is devine!!xxx

Ellen said...

fabulous; what a lot of different materials you have used.
cute flower

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