Thursday, 25 February 2010

It's I-Resistor-ble

...Another day...another inky tag using Tim Holtz inks, stamps and Idea-ology....and...did you see the title??? Cos, I used....Resistors on my art today :O)) Clever play on words...or just another daft Hels title then??




The inky background was made by first stamping a large clock image in clear, embossing in clear and then once this had cooled, making a smoosh of inkyness on my craft sheet by swiping several DI pads over it, spritzing with a Mini Mister that had water and Perfect Pearls in it, then dipping the tag into the the inkyness...drying inbetween each swoosh thru the inkyness gives more depth and picks up little droplets of the PP's too.




The stamping was done using DI's - the crackle, the date stamp etc to add depth, then I added a flourish stamped with Gold Dabber for a bit of popping....and then finally the main images were stamped with black StaZon.




The little wooden looking ruler at the bottom of the tag is actually a small piece of ruler paper, stuck onto mountboard and then this was stuck onto more mountboard to make it raised up...then I would some little resistors around the ruler...where did I get the resistors from???? Don't worry, I haven't taken apart one of Grims electrical gadgets, all radio's and suchlike are still intact, I actually bought them from Sky Blue Pink...which is a fab little store in the US of A that stocks amazing stuff for altering and adding to art! The tag was finished off with a smudge of Walnut Stain around the edges to bring it in and some Idea-ology stuff.

Thanks for looking...I have an inky day planned today...with maybe a little paint too...and, a few peeps asked me some Q's on yesterday's post...so here are the answers:

Helen asked..."How do you get that info into the pics you post?" Ah, this is easy - I use Paint Shop Pro X2 to faff with my pics and then add a Vector layer, pick up the Alpha Tool and then type in the words I want to be on the pic....

Diane W said...."
BTW I have green eyes,so I can be part of Hels gang,LOL!!! ;o)x"
A gang? That sounds like fun! We could all have green inky fingers too LOL I love green eyes...and...hurrah, my Grim has the most beautiful green eyes, so I can look at them all day long :O)


Paula Gale asked ... "I'd like a go at doing tags, do you buy just plain old parcel/luggage tags?" I have mailed Paula but thought I would answer here too...I get the same kinda tags that Tim uses, they are a creamy colour (not sure if that is buff or manila - confused already!) and they are really smooth...and I get them from LB Crafts :O)

Hope these answers help :O)) Have a grrrreat day!

Hels x

25 comments:

Angelnorth said...

Fab tag, the resistors look great round the ruler! Hmmm, bet my brother has boxes full of old and useless bits like that somewhere!

Sandy said...

Wow this is unbelievable.
Stunning work.

Sarah Anderson said...

Oooo Hels this is YuMMY!! Love the colours, and great depth with all those layers

Paula said...

another wonderful creation!

Heavenly Anarchist said...

A great tag, it all holds together so well, great depth.

Rein said...

Great tag!

craftimamma said...

Fabulous tag Hels! Those little resistors are brilliant. Think I need to have a look at the Sky Blue Pink place.

Lesley Xx

Heavens2Betsy said...

Love this tag Hels - brilliant choice of colours and stamping. Love the resistor bits too.

georgina said...

as usual this is great, luv georginaxx

Helen said...

Thanks for your answer! I don't think I've got that programme on my computer its getting quite old,but I will check it out.
Great great tag!!
I don't have green eyes, but can I be in the gang too? on the basis that I'm Hels too apart from in blogland, cos that would get too confusing!

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Another fab tag!

Lizzie said...

I love this tag - I'm inspired. I'm clearing out my Dads shed next month and he was a hoarder of all stuff electrical and mechanical - I can see I'm going to be bringing most of it home with me!!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

This is gorgeous, my favorite yet!

Wendy said...

loving those colours Hels, nice work hun.

craftytrog said...

Brilliant tag hels, those resistors are fab! xx

Craftyideas said...

Gorgeous tag love it.

Shazza said...

this is fab and the ruler looks real! As for teh colour green, I love it and my eyes are green too- I'm sure you wouldn't want to gaze into mine though Hels :0)

Lori said...

Love it! It's so....Timmy.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Great tag GF, luv that color combo and the little resistors are a great add on! I've been told we must be sisters....omg I hope not!!! lol

Dan said...

Wow, this is stupendous, it's incredible, I just can't believe it! :)

Lynn Stevens said...

You clever clever girl, Its irrestible all right.

Artyjen said...

Super duper! Needed a new fab word to describe your tag today! :)
xoxo

Karen said...

I am loving the tag Hels, I ordered the tsv so cant wait for my book of Tim to come, then I can play and create and hopefully make something similar :)

Lorraine said...

great tag like all the instructions with it and all the layers..have just see the Tim Holtz alterations range with sizzix in a catalogue today..very nice

Jennie said...

Great Tag! love the ruler piece :)
xx

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