Sunday, 21 February 2010

'MEN' TAG


This piece satisfies 2 challenges - and me 'cos I had a ball again!


1. http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/ aka Sunday Stampers challenge #92 is MEN and


2. http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ challenge #40 is a tag, a ticket or a label.




I used one of the labels that Mario, Tim Holtz's assistant sent me (a request I made at Christmas so I could have the proper base for the 12 tags). First of all, I stamped the pocket watch with Versamark embossed with clear powder. This formed a resist when I used distress inks to colour the tag all over. I stamped the writing with aged mahogany distress ink and then attached the spinners and die cut watch hands with a brad. The chain is simply held at the back with tape. The image is Personal Impressions P1333P and was advertised as 'Odds On' when I bought it, but I've seen it called other names on various projects. Anyway, I've used it in the context of a man in a betting shop hence the numbers and word 'evens'. I stamped him on grungeboard with Archival black and simply cut him out. A bit of distress inking took the grey away before I used 3D foam to add him to the tag.

The whole thing could make a topper for a man's card, but I may just add him to my ever-growing stash.

6 comments:

Artyjen said...

Love that script and I really must get some aged mahogany it looks fab....hope the weather has not prevented Hels from seeing T!m I believe it is quite bad again! :)
xoxo

Jules said...

Hi Joanne

What gorgeous details there are on your wonderful tag.

I am amazed by how much you have managed to fit on there!! Love it!!

Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

Love Jules xx

Heather said...

Love the tag, Joanne - and love that script stamp, it looks so "random" - whose is it?

Heather x

Crafting Joanne said...

This really is a wonderful tag Joanne, fabulous detail.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Hels Sheridan said...

FAB tag hun...thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stampers again...BTW...today...COOL!!!!! Those new DI colours are delish...I need them all LOL ... oh, and tIm was ok too ROFL

Joanne said...

Thanks everyone. I just ordered all 12 DI pads from QVC!!!! A girl just has to have them. xx