Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Time is a Companion

Hi there and welcome to my second post of 2013!  I'm off to a good start! **smile**  I had some time to play along with Tim's January tag challenge yesterday and I thought I'd share my creation with you today!  I missed doing the tags at Christmas this year so I was itching to make a card.
My goals, any time I participate in one of Tim's tag challenges, is to incorporate the elements he used on his tag and to use some or all of the same techniques but not to copy the same design.  This month's tag included embossing, Distress Ink, metal accents, a big 'ol sentiment, film tape, and some great layering.
My first step was to use an embossing folder to emboss a tag.  I liked this circle design and it was similar to Tim's gears embossing folder that he used on his tag so...I went with it!
Next I used Wild Honey, Tumbled Glass, Mustard Seed, and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to color the tag.  Then I spritzed with Perfect Pearls because I love that tiny bit of shimmer!

 And then came the decorating!  I got a bit carried carried away and didn't take photos of the entire process but here's what I did...

1 - Added the film strip to the left side of my tag.  Use thin red line tape to attach the film.
2 - Stamp my sentiment on cream cardstock, cut it out, and age edges with Walnut Stain.  (Funny story about the sentiment...I looked at Tim's tag and went to my craft studio.  I selected this sentiment because I liked the saying and how it fit on the tag.  It wasn't until after my tag was finished that I realized I'd used the same sentiment!)
3 - Stamp the mini ticket on cream cardstock, cut it out, and age edges with Walnut Stain.
4 - Cut two dress forms from grunge paper.  Color one with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink and stamp over the top half with a script stamp.  Color the stand with Walnut Stain.
5 - Use paper from October Afternoon (Farm Girl) to create a skirt.
6 - Wrap washi tape around the waist (for a belt) and use a glue gun to attach a metal flower.
7 - Stamp music notes on crinkle ribbon and color with Tumbled Glass Distress Stain.
 Now it's time to assemble!  I used a glue gun to attach the metal leaves on the shoulder of the dress form.  Then I added the dress and used the mini ticket to note the month and year I made the tag.  Use a glue gun to attach a mini pin to the top of my sentiment and then use foam tape to attach sentiment to tag.  Use foam tape to attach this sweet clock from Wendy Vecchi's Blossom Bucket collection. 

And there you have it...January's tag!  Enjoy and stop by Tim's blog to see his tag and play along with this month's challenge...


Terry said...

Love that pleated skirt and subtle colors! Such a cool tag! Happy New Year!

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Cheryl said...

Wowzers! Love your take on Tim's tag this month! That dress with the pleated skirt is simply gorgeous!

Colleen said...

I love your tag. So many interesting elements and great coloring.

Christy - said...

The dress form is just fabulous! Love it.

strangelycreative said...

That is such an interesting tag and the colours just pop - its lovely! Cx

Anita Houston said...

Great the dress form and Wendy Blossom Bucket!