Tuesday, 25 September 2012

clocks


My first idea for this week was to take parts of a watch and have them all springing out of my tag. But, then I decided that this was too similar to my "Spring" tag. Instead I went with "Hickory Dickory Dock" for my  theme. I drew a Grandfather clock with Conte crayons and a black marker. I aged the tag using TIm Holtz distressed inks ( Linen, Vintage Photo and Walnut). I roughed up the edges and  rubbed Black Soot distressed ink around them.  "Glass" (aka Plastic Wrap) was inserted in "door" from the back. A Silver brad and strip of metal made the pendulum. The poem was placed behind  with a couple of layers of foam tape to give it depth and dimension. A wooden clock face, some gears, the number "1" and a little gray mouse made from magic model and flock completed the tag. Unfortunately, it didn't photograph very well.

After photographing my tag, I wasn't really happy with it, so I made another tag. This ended up being two  connected tags. For the first and larger one, I used rub-ons that I only partially rubbed on for the background that was "aged" with distressed inks. I then stamped and embossed on the word "Time" on it. Some clock bits finished the first of the two tags.  I used stamps (I ran out of rub-ons) for the background of the second tag, and finished it in the same manner as the first. It turned out nicely but again, it didn't photograph well (I think maybe it's the photographer :D !)

 I guess it's true that time really does fly. It's late and I need to get to sleep! I can't wait to see everyone's tags! And, thank you all for your kind words last week.

 Wishing you all an especially creative week!
Best, Mary Ann




17 comments:

  1. Very pretty tags! Love the,both. Valerie

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  2. These are so clever..the pendulum is fab and the little tags so sweet in their smallness:)
    xx

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  3. Really like both tags. Funny how everyone thinks of different things-- Hickory... Is a great idea for the theme!

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  4. Great tags maryann. The grandfather clock is a fab idea and with the rhyme inside too! It's getting harder to get a decent photograph what with Autumn arriving and the days duller altogether. (well that's my excuse anyway) :0)

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  5. 2 great tags and both so different!

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  6. I think they are both great. I especially love the distressed effect on the second one. Beautiful work.

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  7. I love both te tags, the grandfather clock especially x

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  8. Oooh, I think the Hickory dickory dock tag is great, can't see why you weren't happy with it.

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  9. Hi Mary Ann I love the first tag - I don't know why you weren't happy with it. Your illustration is fab and then to add all the layered elements was the icing on the cake.

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  10. Two super tags! Well, three really! You should be very pleased with both, I would be! Carolyn x

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  11. Three great tags, Love the Hickory Dickory Dock one most, film glass is a great idea, Jane xx

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  12. Love your different elements - and great idea for this weeks theme!

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  13. Both tags are just awesome!!
    Hugs,
    Ivy

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  14. Great tags Mary Ann! I like the simplicity of the first one and the distressed background of the second.
    Jane x

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  15. great tags, love the idea with the film glass

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  16. I don't know why you weren't happy with the grandfather clock - it's a beautiful piece of work and the little flock mouse is so sweet

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  17. Fabulous tags... love them both... great job!! May x

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