Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Clocks

I have been admiring the work of Anna Dabrowski who's blog can be found here and so I thought I would have a try to do an  overloaded tag. Not quite got her beautiful touch but it was fun to do and I liked putting the hinged extra piece on the bottom.
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The base of the tag was made with the enamelling technique in Tim Holtz 2nd Compendium of Curiosities so I had better not say how I did it! However after all my work with the large clock stamp I promptly covered it up with a plethoria of clock stamps and pieces of corrrugated card and die cuts of cogs and dials some of which I used shrink plastic to minaturize. The bottom piece has an idea-ology metal clock face and also a metal tag attached to the ribbon at the top along with a little metal clock charm. Anna sprays BLACK ink on her creations sometimes!  I couldn't find the nerve to risk it so used Dyslusion brown and made some sprays with distress inks in various orange/brown shades.
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I think I shall have to try for some more depth next time but it was fun heaping up  the layers.
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I have had a peek and am impressed with the lovely clocks so far, but as I haven't  much TIME before work I will call back when I get in and leave comments! Hope you all have a lovely week with plenty of TIME to do the things you love, ie. Crafting! Hugs x

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag, it realls is like looking into the clockwork of clocks! Valerie

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  2. Golly... and wow, the work which went it this. Fabulous!!!
    xx

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  3. Great technique-- will have to check out that blog. Bravo!

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  4. Your tag is really great! I like the many fantastic, wonderful details.

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  5. Wowzers Barb this is FABulous! It looks like a rusty old time-piece you've rescued and put together. LOVe it! :0)

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  6. Wow what a lovely detailed tag Barb, and such a lot of work! you really go into this theme big time!

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  7. Wow, this tag is stunning - gorgeous effect with all those embellishments. I just LOVE the face partially showing through, and I love the rusty, autumny colours you chose - absolutely beautiful.

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  8. Amazing! so much going on, love the colours, Jane xx

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  9. FABULOUS! It must have taken you ages, but it was so worth it! All those amazing layers, the great colours, they all make for one heck of a great tag.

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  10. Hi Barb - thanks for the link - I too will make TIME to look at it later!! Your tag is beautiful. I love all the texture you have incorporated and the tag extension piece! I can imagine you were nervous to spray it at the end ;-) Great Autumnal pallet too.

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  11. Gorgeous! I just love all the different elements and the way you have combined them. Thanks for the link - I have had a good look and added it to my favourites list - her work is inspirational! And so is yours! Carolyn x

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  12. The layering is really interesting and has a wonderful result. Need to check this out - lovely job.

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  13. Your tag is just stunning! I love the layers and will check out your link!
    Hugs,Ivy

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  14. Wow, Barb! This is a stunning tag. I love all the layers of clockwork. Thanks for the link, I too will look at it later!
    Jane x

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  15. Just awesome, you definitely layered it ..... (lol)

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  16. Wow! this is just utterly FABulous, inspirational :o)

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  17. Stunning tag... love all that fabulous detail... Brilliant design... May x x x

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