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Friday, 26 November 2010

Blue and Brown Timepiece Tag

This is a something a little bit different from me - stamping, embossing and distressing. It's the first time I've used sequin waste as a stencil!!

A blue luggage tag was distressed using a combination of Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain Tim Holtz distress inks. The Antique Linen and Walnut Stain inks were used to colour through a piece of sequin waste and then the tag was overstamped with the Pocket Watch stamp from the Paper Artsy Clocks 3 stamp set with the Antique Linen ink.

A strip of the Oxford paper from the Basic Grey Boxer paper pad was colour distressed with the three brown Tim Holtz inks and the edges curled. This was matted across the tag and overstamped with the Pocket Watch stamp and the Time Piece Collage stamp, also from the Clocks 3 stamp set, and gold embossed.

The 'To Live Is Startling...' sentiment, also from the Clocks 3 stamp set, was stamped onto the Commando paper from the same paper pad and gold embossed. This was then overstamped with the Pocket Watch image using the Walnut Stain ink. The image was then torn out and the edges distressed with the brown inks. A large gold eyelet was set in the top of the tag and threaded with string, which was coloured with the Walnut Stain ink.

A larger panel of the Commando paper was distressed with the Antique Linen and Walnut Stain inks and the Pocket Watch image was stamped over it with the Antique Linen ink. This was also used to colour through the sequin waste.

Another strip of the Oxford paper was distressed and matted across the stamped panel. This was matted onto blue card and gold square brads from Dovecraft were added in the corners.

Here are the blog challenges I'm entering with this card:


debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous kathleen.

Jenny said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for sharing the techinques used.
Thanks for joining EAC.

SmilynStef said...

I always love the effect of sponging through sequin left-overs ... and I also love how you repeated the clock image in your vintage hued design ... so glad you joined the Fashion Fun this month at Gingersnap Creations.

Judy Rozema said...

Oh this is just awesome! I love all the worn distressed look this has! Really neat! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance!

Mary Duffek said...

So very pretty! Love the colors and all of your details.

Kat said...

love the vintage look you have got going on here,
grate choice of colour & stamps.

IsaNorris said...

beautiful card you have made here!
Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

What a gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at the Hodge Podge Shop.
hugs Linda

LynneForsythe said...

your card is BREATHTAKING...the colors, the embossing...LOVE EVERY LAST DETAIL!!

thanks bunches for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge blog and the Design Teamies!!!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

wonderful card !!
thank you for joining EAC this week.
hugs tina46

Jane said...

A fantastic tag awesome work thanks for playing at StampinSanity
Luv Jane xxx

papillon said...

awesome card! great colors and texture combination!

Rosanne said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

Sharon said...

What a gorgeous card.
Thanks for joining us at Fab 'n' Funky this week, hope to see you for our birthday blog hop next week.
Sharon x

Tina Grimes said...

Saw this tag over at the GC challenge and just wanted to comment. I love it! I love the colors, the aged look, the depth and the texture. It's beautiful!

Beth said...

Wowza - this is a jaw dropper! Beautiful papers, and a fabulous blending of techniques! Awesome! :) We are thoroughly *thankful* that you chose to Challenge Yourself and share your work with us at StampInsanity!! (:

andrea said...

beautiful card,love the richness of the colours and all the fab detail thankyou for joining us at fab'n'funky

Grenouille Greetings said...

I've not been by for a while but this is just lovely! Warmest wishes, Lesley

rosalien said...

This is absolutly beautiful!Thanks for joining SISC.


Ria said...

Beautifull :)thanks for joining the Paper Romance Challenge.
hugs Ria

penny4thoughts said...

Beautiful vintage feel! You should feel like a pro now with sequin waste - it looks fantastic on your piece. Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

lotte chew said...

very beautiful!! :)

Michele said...

this is beautiful! and well-worthy of being a ginger gem. congrats!

safia said...

my God this timepiece tag is so beautiful my knees are all wobbly just looking at it! love that distressed age-worn making a book of my gold embroidery samples, and the theme ive chosen is along the lines of time, treasure, etc....this would be so perfect for that....can u tell me what u mean by gold embossing? im not familiar w/ all the techniques n tools u have used, but if i am not mistaken, the embossing would have something to do with embossing powders? how does it work? how did u make the stopwatch image look all gold and worn and thick-ish at the same time?

since u r so experienced in this field, may i pick ur brains w/ re: to something else i want to do w/ that gold samples book? i wanted to make all my samples look like photos from an old album - u know the kind: white frame, stuck down with tape, worn edges etc...i have to frame each sample anyway so i thought i'd frame it with a sepia, old scratched card, and then im stuck - how to make that white frame look? how to imply that each sample is a photo from an old album? can u help?

thx so much, ur work has been inspirational. hope u keep on going, stronger and stronger, for a long time to come.

safia (

Teresa said...

Hi Kathleen, I have to make 2 male cards in a hurry for my brothers and I knew your blog is the place to come for inspiration (I send everyone here for male card inspiration lol) This has to be my most favourite of all your male cards, its just brilliant!
hugs Teresa xx

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