i have been a little absent again ... sorry folks!
i saw a project that sir tim had made in one of mario's blogs, and was inspired to make this using his cut-out heart-with-cogs idea!
i recently got hold of some art parts from wendy vecchi to see what they are like and used a flower here. got to say i love them!! i'll be getting some of her new cha releases for sure!
this is not quite a card like i usually make, as it is on a piece of chipboard cut using the suitcase die, standing with an alterations mini-easel.
the surface was kinda coated white so i tried a little frayed burlap and wild honey stain, then oddly sprayed it with ink refresher! i swooshed a paper towel over and it left quite an interesting base. i then stamped tim's horlogerie background stamp with adirondack espresso and cranberry and clear embossed it. due to the coating the ink 'shrank' a little but it looked good to me!! i then used the crackle stamp from the xmas stamp set in clear medium and dusted it with pewter p pearl.
i stuck an adage ticket to the same shape cut from chipboard then cut a mini heart from the centre. i cut a second ticket from corrugated card and adhered various cogs to it - mini die cuts given a rusted look and ideaology cogs and a few watch parts. i then used glue gel to stick the 2 parts together as by now they had some depth! all edges inked. to the heart shape i stamped a phrase which fits the shape perfectly from tims set 'stuff to say' then covered in rock candy crackle, and added 2 pairs of wings; one cut from card which had tissue tape stuck down and crumpled and ironed as in tims 12th xmas tag. the other set was a piece of glassine crumpled, stained with picket fence, heat set then dusted with perfect pearl then again heat set. as glassine is a bit flimsy i wanted it a bit more substantial and have discovered something cool;
TIP OF THE DAY! using glue n seal, you can actually stick glassine to card if you iron it dry!!! it works!! well its still stuck down so far!! lol!
there is a piece of spellbinders ironworks diecut at the bottom of the card, coloured with antique bronze cosmic shimmer powder [still my favourite colour!!]
the art parts flower is distress stained in a peeled paint and honey, then i stamped 'love' on each petal using just that word from a corner of a stamp in tim's little labels set. the centre is another piece of spellbinders ironworks with an acroutements button in the centre.
that was a bit long winded!! lol!
i am trying to be a bit more adventurous with my pieces.
this second tag is actually recycled from last easter!!
i added a new bunny from tims new set stamped with a lace background from artistic stamper. he look quite hidden but i quite like that!
the butterfly is tims fanciful flight in shrink plastic! i filled in the wings with various stickles, and added more to the rosette.
the background is from 2011 xmas tags; woodgrain effect.
hope you like xx