Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Rusty

Hi Folks,

What a lot of fantastic ideas everyone's come up with this week - you're all brilliant!
Here's my version, resting on a copy of Samuel Pepys' Diary, which I realised afterwards was a bit ironic ...

This was yet another great excuse to use this fab Tim Holtz die which I just love, then I had a lot of fun using heat embossing and sandpaper and Stazon inks to "rustify" the pieces before adding them to the tag. The background was a bit of scrap paper which I sanded and gouged and scraped and inked and otherwise abused until it looked a bit more interesting, then I just added a bit of garden string - oh and some stamped letters to make cheapskate mini alphas!
Can't wait to have a proper look at everyone else's creations now ...
See you next week :o)

17 comments:

  1. Great job! Really fits the theme!

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  2. Great tag...did you say IRONic? Love it!

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  3. Fabulous tag, you have really aged your pieces well, look like you have left them out in the rain for months! x

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  4. Great rusty effects, looks really authentic, Jane xx

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  5. This is a lovely piece of work and the 'metallic motif' on the diary sets it off so well.

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  6. Nice tag Annie I like your rusty effects!

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  7. This is really good. Certainly 'ironic' as this was what I had intended doing an old keyhole and key. Back to the drawing board methinks. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Love the keyhole and the key, wonderful tag.
    Anni

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  9. What a great aged effect you created here - it really does look ancient

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  10. Fabulous tag, Brilliant rust effect you have created... Love it!! May x

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  11. 'Any old iron, any old iron' Remarkably realistic effects Annie, great stuff.

    Regards from

    Pat x

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  12. Isn't it funny how we abuse and batter our art projects to make them look beautiful!!! Beautiful Rust Annie.

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