Tuesday, 16 October 2012


 Here is my rusty offering,
Last month I won a fab giveaway from the lovely Valerie (bastelmania blog) and included in all the wonderful crafty bits was a lovely paper napkin with the image of Michelangelo's famous touching hands
(The creation of Adam)
So... I scrunched up the paper napkin and stuck it to a cardboard tag base.
Inked it up a little with some assorted distress inks.
(rusty hinge, tea dye. scattered straw, walnut stain)
Stamped the quote...
'If you rest, you rust' - Helen Hayes (actress)
Then highlighted the hand and quote with a white pen.
....added a rusty spade, some distressed cloth and a clay  cab face which I've painted to try to look rusty!
and here is the rusty result.....
Looking forward to seeing all your rusty entries this week
Thanks for peeking!
Jan x


  1. Wow there are some interesting techniques and tags this week

  2. Awesome tag! Love the different textures.

  3. Fantastic tag Jan, love the quote and the spade and the way you have used the scrim, beautiful! x

  4. Wonderful! Sadly I rust even when busy! ;-)

  5. Love how the white highlights work on this tag. They really bring out the details.

  6. This is an amazing tag - I love it! Carolyn x

  7. O my word... Love, Love, Love it all... WOW!! What a design... fabulous the Michelangelo's famous hand... the spade with the face... Jan This is a Brilliant piece of art work... Hugs May x x x

  8. Gosh! Lost for words here. This is fab. I haven't a clue for this one at the moment. Loving your idea.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  9. A fabulous tag with a clever quote. Love the white on brown contrast and touch of rusty brown on the fabric on the bottom, Jane xx

  10. Wonderful! I love the quote, too.

  11. Lovely creative tag Jan :) x

  12. Brilliant tag! Glad you could use the serviette! Valerie

  13. Jan I love your wonderful tag, I also love the words.

  14. I LOVE the symbolism in your tag. Blessings!

  15. This is a great tag - everything is just right! I don;t usually associate rust with softness, but here the rust gives this a gentleness. Brilliant!

  16. Wonderful tag, well done you. I'm sure I'm not alone in envying that spade, what a find.

    Regards from

    Pat x

  17. Lovely interpretation of the RUST theme.
    Jane x


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