for anyone wanting to enter the first Tim Holtz tags of 2013 challenge - that would be me then!! Thought it would be sensible to team this up with the Artful Times Challenge - Calling Time on ATC's. There are a lot of piccies for this one so feel free to scroll through if your own time is running out:)
So much for saving time, this one had me in knots for some reason! Looking at the 'tag' firstly, you will notice it's not strictly a tag - reason? This year I am going to make panels because they are so useful for putting onto tags or cards or presents or... well the list is endless really!!
It should have been a doddle as Tim is kind enough to provide a detailed step by step. However, that does assume you have all the required stash, and I didn't this time.
So my background used a Creative Expressions embossing folder on top of the blended/spritzed Distress Inks. Layering different colours made a real difference to the depth of colour, especially when using lighter colours like Bundled Sage and Tea Dye. I went for Stormy Sky and Rusty Hinge over the top, with a large dose of my favourite Walnut Stain used for edging and catching the embossed elements.
The seam binding was smooched in water with Antique Linen, Vintage Photo and Stormy Sky Distress Inks. When dry I stamped an Indigo Blu ruler in Black Archival Ink to measure my time.
Once the UTEE mixture had dried I dusted some Dark Bronze CS Mica Powder onto it and then restamped the clock with Black Archival Ink. For a final flourish to it I stamped the same image on gold cardstock, cut out the outer part, and added it to the moulded image.
These are the last two close ups showing more of the metal work and the scroll, resplendent with it's Tim Holtz sentiment and Indigo Blue hand covered in Glossy Accents. I used a pin and plenty of ink to distress the scroll. You might also be able to see the filmstrip? This was stamped on shrink plastic, colour added with Promarkers and added to the panel with that red tape - I will use Glossy Accents in future.
Now for the ATC's - oh yes, not one but two! Well I was on a roll by this point. The principles are the same as those explained above so I won't bore you by repeating them. At least in this shot you can see that filmstrip more clearly. I didn't add any colour to the one on the ATC's because these had a lighter feel to them. A spot of matting and layering also helped to frame both these and the panel above.
So there you have it. Time now (like that!) to welcome my newest followers - thank you for choosing to spend some of your precious time with me - and say to everyone else I hope this week is a great one for you. Think I'm gonna be chained to this laptop for a few hours (more posts to write and a million(ish) peeps to catch up with). Huge hugs to you all, Jenny xx