Monday, 25 July 2011

After an evening browsing the net I decided to enter some challenges as a way of forcing me to think and make items outside my comfort zone. 

So, first up is this tag.  I cut the tag with Colin, inking it with distress inks (I now have black soot fingers-hurrah, proper crafting!!).  I then spritzed some water on a script stamp and stamped on the tag to remove some of the colour, overstamping with a compass style design stamp.

I then added some metal on the bottom half of the tag.  This was a recycled tomato puree tube (I cant get enough of these...I have even started asking friends to save them for me!) which I used a Ten Second Studio embossing mat with to create the word TIME and the clock faces. I used black paint over the top, wiping some off to expose the decal.

I added a couple of eco green craft cogs which I covered with black rub on wax then glossy accents.

I ran versamark around the edge and added some bronze embossing powder and added a stamped sentiment on a spellbinders label adding bronze embossing and black soot DI to bring it all together, finishing it off with a spritz of gold mica and water so blend the DI a little bit more.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Back to Black - at Sunday stampers on
Steam Punk - at
Anything goes - at

So, if you fancy popping over to any of the blogs above I recommend it-they have all inspired me to actually try something new and actually enter a challenge (not something I often do).

Happy crafting

Li'l Pidge


  1. Stunning creation!! Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  2. Lovely card

    Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot challenge this month and good luck!


  3. Great tag! Love the colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck.

    Lynne x

  4. This is fabulous! I love the metallic look.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  5. Fabulous tag love the metal and it would also fit nicely into the Just for FunChallenge :)

  6. Fab tag! Love the recycled tomato puree tube :0)

  7. Gorgeous tag - now is Colin a Cuttlebug by any chance? I ask cos I have a Colin too ;O)) Loving the metal elements too... fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper

  8. thanks for all your lovely comments. Hels-Colin the die cutter is actually a sizzix (steve the sizzix didnt sound quite right somehow!)

  9. Thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Really love this tag! Think the idea of recycling the tomato paste tubes is great! Had heard of it before but never seen it. It looks so good I think I will give it a try too.


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