1 September 2013

Our Creative Corner - Forgotten Things

Hi everyone. Can't believe it is 1st September already!! Where is time going lately? (gosh, starting to sound old now!) Anyway, the first of the month means the start of a new challenge over at Our Creative Corner. The very special lady that is Anne is our host for this month and her theme is 'Forgotten Things'. As crafters we tend to have so much in our stash that some things inevitably get forgotten. Or there might be a technique that you used to love but have not used or even thought about for ages. So whether you are rediscovering a forgotten item or technique we would love to see your creation at Our Creative Corner.


As you know I made a tag book to give to Tim Holtz during his recent workshop (you can see it HERE) but then realised I had nothing to give to someone else that I also think a lot of. A tag seemed appropriate, and in a grungy style, but using just inks didn't feel like it would be enough, so I flicked through my Compendium of Curiosities 2 and fell upon Tim's 'riveted patchwork' technique.

 I love this one but haven't used it in quite a while so now seemed to be the perfect time. This was a very large tag so it meant there was plenty of room to play with the metal foil layering and riveting effects.


Next to add layers. I stamped the record sheet from a Stampers Anonymous set kindly gifted by Anne (told you she is a special lady) on some card and used the wrinkle-free distress technique to age it. Then came the die cut cogs, altered with Metallic Distress Stains and Distress Embossing Powder for a corroded feel.


The centrepiece was always going to be a heart, as I had the sentiment in my head from the get go. Layering and cutting the leftovers from die cut cogs created the shape, and after covering it with DP Black Soot, I used a technique seen on Trace's blog to fill the 'holes'. The raised areas were covered with Rock Candy Crackle Paint and Metallic Distress Stains. The key was given a faux rust feel with a mix of gold and Walnut Stain Distress embossing powders.


So did you guess who it was for? Kinda obvious for anyone who sees the BTS posts on Facebook. Yes, it's the lovely man that is Mario Rossi! And here we are on Thursday at the Coventry workshop after I gave him the tag (which he seemed pleased with)...


As for the workshop itself? WOW!!!!! Superb project, brilliant teaching, and a huge amount of work (much appreciated) from everyone involved. It really got me thinking about how to approach things, and gave me the opportunity to meet up with some beautiful people, including this awesome guy...


And a bunch of the best peeps who made it extra special (photo courtesy of Chris)...


From top left we have Alison, Chris, Brenda, Sue, Annie, and seated Rita, and moi! And behind the lens? Kath (without Buddy this time). The 'famous' Jennie Boxall had dashed off to catch her train by this time, but quite literally had us crying with laughter the previous evening. Keep your eyes peeled for a completely unique workshop idea, that's all I'm saying!! Thank you to each and every one of you for making my time in Coventry such a memorable and inspiring time, especially Brenda who prompted the idea to stop over on Wednesday and make the most of the wonderful company.

And so, we return to the reason for this post - 'Forgotten Things'. Please hop over to Our Creative Corner to see what my fellow DT members have been recalling, and then it's over to you!
Take care of yourselves, hugs Jenny x

40 comments:

  1. Hi Jenny, what a fabulous post! And a fabulous tag for - yes, a most wonderful man! I love the grungy feel to the tag and your usual amazing layering - it is wonderful. Thank you for making my first DT post special.

    Love the photo of all of you and what wonderful memories you will all have.

    Big hugs, Anne xx

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  2. fabulous tag jenny and I know that Mario will love it...had forgotten I took this piccie of all my lovely UK event buddies...still on a great big high and missing all your wonderful company xxx

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  3. I'm green with envy - not only a workshop with Sir T, but a photograph too. I guess you all had a wonderful time and will look forward to seeing some of the 'makes' on various blogs. Fabulous tag with some interesting techniques to experiment with - thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Jenny. This is a beautiful tag with great techniques and Mario is certainly a super guy. Love the photos and I certainly have great memories.

    Have a great week

    Brilliant Challenge Theme too

    Annie x

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  5. Majorly jealous - I just wasn't quick enough off the mark for this! Tag is beautiful and I'm sure Mario appreciated it. Looking forward to see how you put what you learned into practice. xxx Keren

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  6. Oh my gosh, Jenny,

    there's serious workshop envy over here now!!! ;)

    To be honest: double (or even triple) envy, as I am envious about (or is it "over"?) the workshop, about meeting all the lovely people AND the tag that wasn't meant for me *lol.

    Seems you had a wonderful time!!! And the tag is definitely a gift to be remembered!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  7. Aw Jenny what a fabulous post with all your great pics at the end - looks like you all had a complete blast! And your tag is wonderful too - it made me smile to see you using "forgotten" techniques that I haven't even got round to trying for the first time yet! Lots of catching up to do, I can see. Love, Margie xx

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  8. A fabulous tag Jenny - I love all the different elements.

    The photographs of your wonderful day are super too. How lovely to see you all together! and what fantastic wonderful memories you must all have. Yes I am "green" too and not just for the workshop but the opportunity to meet everyone.

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  9. Great tag Jenny, most unique. I am so happy for all of my blogland friends who have had this amazing opportunity! Best, Yvonne

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  10. Thank you again Jenny so very much. I love the tag and even more than the tag I love that you thought about me. Really means the world to me. Thank you for that!!! I am so glad you enjoyed the event. We really had an awesome time. Till next time....

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  11. Jenny this is a gorgeous tag and what a cool theme too...I love the grungy feel and colour s and the photos are wonderful! love the hearts and cogs and thanks for the link you are a real sweetheart!! I love this tag it is fab fab fab and I am sure touched Mario ...and will be treasured x hugs x

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  12. Amazing work!! I fell for the heart! Love your vision and I am so pleased it was appreciated. Your work is always amazing and inspiring.

    Happy Crafting
    Tracie

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  13. Totally stunning Jenny! Amazing range of technique - you are so talented. Really lovely pic of you all - I'm jealous for missing out, but glad for you all! Hope your week goes well. Nicola x

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  14. Hello Jenny, this is the first time visiting your blog, I've heard a lot of very nice things about your work and what a wonderful sharing person you are. I'm glad I've finally ventured over to visit. I actually scrolled back to Dec of last year wowzer what visual ecstasy,your work is outstanding, I see why your part of the dream team and a few other great teams, I love your work and will have to come back to have a better look see, all those fabulous tutorials you done, it's been a delight and very inspiring visit so I'l be getting your emails in my post so I don't miss anything else, have a wonderful week...

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  15. What a fabulous tag Jenny. Like Margie, I haven't even tried your forgotten techniques yet, lol. It was great to read about how achieved it all tho' and I guessed right away for whom it was intended. (But only because Anne recently told me what B.T.S stands for, haha)
    Looking forward to seeing more.
    Off to Our Creative Corner now :0) x

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  16. Gorgeous tag, totally love that heart.

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  17. First, love seeing bloggy friends! Thanks for the fab photos! Next, your tag for that special special Mario is UBER WONDERFUL!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that heart!!! Amazing work!!!!

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  18. Wonderfully grungy metallic thing going on here - love it!

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  19. Fantastic tag Jenny and I'm sure Mario loved it! Fantastic photo too, looks like you all had a magical day! Hugs, Chris x

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  20. Wow, that's another stunner - so wonderful.

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  21. It really was a fantastic time we had and so glad you stayed over! Don't think I've laughed so much for ages!
    What with the workshop (and all the goodies afterwards) and all the lovely people I met it must count as an all time highlight! Chrisxx

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  22. Wowwww Jenny, love the techinque on this tag and all over the heart.

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  23. A fabulously grungy tag for Mario - full of such brilliant techniques and textures... and lovely reminders of a great day too! So fab to see you again...
    Alison xx

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  24. Stunning project Jenny, and I'm sure Mario loved it.

    I'm always so impressed by the level of detail you put in to your projects (and not a little envious of your talent too!)

    Sounds like you had a fabulous time in Coventry, lucky girl! MMx

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  25. Fantastic photographs, I now see what you look like. Much prettier than the dog!!!
    Another great "work of art" it always amazes me how you get all the wonderful textures in such a small piece. You are so talented.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  26. Fantastic tag, Jenny and I love the pics
    Rosie x

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  27. Wowweeee! Fabulous tag and a lovely post. Mario was obviously very touched by your thoughtfulness . Thankyou for sharing your pics great to see you all. Have a happy week toni xx

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  28. A brilliant tag and great group photo :)
    Von ♥

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  29. Wow! what a great tag, love the technique, stunning!

    Dianne.

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  30. A great layered tag...amazing look! And you've met great people Jenny!

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  31. Oh the places you'll go and the people you'll met will have you dancing and singing along the street. But in your case Jenny I am sure it will be the tidbits of inspiration that you gathered that will encourage you to play and explore and then play some more. Your tag is wondrous.
    I am so glad that you had a fabulous time.

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  32. Hey there Jenny, what fabulous pictures of you with Mario and Tim, love it. As so your Tag is just fabulous and I am very happy that you had such a wonderfull time. Hugs Terry xxx

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  33. Wow Jenny! What a wonderful tag! Love the Industrial look of it! I'm sure that Mario loved it, he even told you himself :). I wished I could be there too and met you. And all the other bloggy friends. Maybe it will happen some day :). Hugs, Sandra

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  34. Jenny...your tag is fabulous and really speaks to the heart of what Mario does! He will love it! He is so kind and caring and I'm sure that he will love what you've made especially for him. It's simply amazing! I received my card in the mail today! THANK YOU SO MUCH, Jenny! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it and the other little "goodies" that you stuck inside of it. Thank you for the very sweet note as well. I will treasure it, my friend. <3 Candy

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  35. What a fabulous gift for Mario! I thought I had commented on this masterpiece, but what a Wow factor you have going on! I love that heart with the gear cutouts and added bits! Too cool and I have no doubt that it was well appreciated! Hugs!

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  36. Firstly, you are such a kind, thoughtful person Jenny! I loved reading through your post and understanding more about all the layers involved in this fab male tag. I love it when there are lots of elements to a piece and you have certainly packed loads in here.
    How lovely that Mario left you a comment here too.
    Wonderful to see that you had such a great time at your Tim class too.
    Hugs, Juliaxxx

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  37. Hi Jenny, popped over to see what you have been doing.
    Nothing new and amazing so wondering if you are OK???
    Hugs if you need them although you are probably over the top with all your other commitments.
    Thinking of you
    (((Hugs)))

    Patricia xxx

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  38. How thoughtful you are! I'm sure Mario will hang that in a place of pride in his workshop. What a great tag, and the sentiment is just perfect for him!

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  39. Fabulous tag!!! Love the design and this heart with the little gears in it is great! I am glad you could have fun with everyone, great photos.
    Hugs Kelly

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  40. WoW!! Jenny what a fabulous Tag! one of my fave pieces of yours :) Mario must have been delighted .

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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