Thursday, June 14, 2012

Time For A Pocket Watch

This week at StudioL3's Compendium Of Curiosities II Challenge, the goal was "pocket watches". How cool are these pieces Tim designed?!? And, if working with these fab objects were not enough, this challenge is also being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!
Look closely at the pocket watch image. Since I had so many copies of my Mother's picture, I used one here. You might see them a lot! I originally was going to send this to my Dad for Father's Day, but I love it so much that I think I might keep it! How rude...right?!?
I am also submitting this tag to The Stamp Man's Challenge of "Time or Travel", and Simon Says Stamp & Show's challenge of "Anything Goes".
To create this splatter effect, I went outside, sprayed the Color Wash in the air, and waved my tag threw the mist. Fun!
I embossed the tag with Tim's Pocket Watch Texture Fade, then inked the raised images with Walnut Stain Distress Ink, then misted a tiny bit with water.
Since denim is still lying on my craft table, I decided to use it again on this tag. I tend to use things over and over because they are out and I am lazy! I used a hinge part to secure this denim piece to the hole of the tag.
I adhered more denim on the tag to act as a pocket for a gift card holder. I distressed the edges of the denim to grunge it up some. 
An embellished kraft coin envelope will hold a gift card.
 
Supplies:
From My Stash- denim scrap, picture of my mother, Maya Road clock sheer, Lickety Splits burlap flowers



I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



40 comments:

  1. Hi Anita, this tag is sooooo FABULOUS!!! I love the denim. There are so many details... I'm going to be here for a while taking it all in!!

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  2. This is so awesome!! I love how you incorporated the watch into denim. That is just brilliant! You have amazing talent! :)

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  3. Lovely work of art! so much to look at and such a lovely image of your mother!

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  4. Unbelievable! Every single detail makes me shake my head in awe. I so love the pic of your mom in the watch. That's puts the tag into stupendous-land. I wouldn't give this up either. Tell your dad he has visiting rights :) Thanks once again for an inspiring project.

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  5. Oh WOW.....This is ABSOLUTELY Stunning!!!! There is SO much goodness in this creation...I simply love all the awesome detail!!!

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  6. OMGosh.that is one of the nicest tags i have ever seen!! totally stunning!

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  7. COR, this is amazing Anita, LOVE it... loads!

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  8. Amazing! I think it would have been more fun to spray the mist in the air in your STUDIO and then wave the tag thru it! And I really think you should give this to your dad.

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  9. Wow, this one's amazing! Love how you used Mom's image (ouch on the piercing!) on the watch as well as the way you stamped the T card. The whole thing is fantabulous!

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  10. I love this piece it's so creative and full of textural elements! It's one of those things that you really want to touch even if you shouldn't. Wonderful composition too! Very clever.
    Juliaxx

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  11. Absolutely stunning! I love the theme and all the little details that you incorporated. I also love all the added texture too.

    michelle

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  12. How fabulous is this - the sleek silver watch and denim fabric are a great match! It's a lovely creation - love the texture on the flowers too - I end keeping lots of my pieces...and still talk to them too!
    Thanks so much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Sarah.

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  13. Your tag turned out fantastic! I don't blame you for keeping it.

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  14. I think this may be the most awesome, creative, unique, incredible tag I have ever seen! Incredible!

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  15. This is gorgeous Anita! I didn't see the face at first! Love it!!

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  16. Anita...your pocket watch tag is so cool! Love the jeans pocket! :) You're so clever. I love your embossed background, too. And Tim's watch...looks great! Thanks for sharing your always fun art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  17. Truly gorgeous, Anita! Your work just keeps getting better and better!!

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  18. Anita, that is crazy wonderful. I can't believe all the detail. Amazing!

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  19. Hi Anita, I love this, particularly the picture of your mum inside the pocket watch and I love your use of denim, works beautifully against your embossed splattered background. Fabulous . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  20. Absolutely wonderful!!! Such a wonderful layering of techniques and trinkets!!

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  21. FABulous! I'm so CASE'ing this uber-cool tag! Thanks for the inspiration, Sweetie!!

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  22. How cool, I'm missing words, fantastic use of all the elements.

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  23. oh, this is so cool! I love everything about it and those burlap flowers are awesome!

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  24. I can only echo what the others have already said...amazing!

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  25. This is so beautiful Anita.I love it.
    Felicie

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  26. Such an original way of looking at this challenge. Love it Anita. Hugs, Buttons x

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  27. Way Cool!!!!!!! Fabulous Tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Awesome tag Anita ! I love the image of your Mum as the background for the pocket watch. Love the spray and waft technique too ! Sue C x

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  29. P.S. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man !

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  30. Hi Anita. As you know this piece is right up my street. Took me a minute to find your mum in the time piece....but what a great idea. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. Hugs Annie x

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  31. This is lovely Anita, I love the picture of your Mum that you added.
    Thank you for joining our Time / Travel challenge at The Stampman.
    hugs Kimx

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  33. OMG, Anita, this is absolutely sensational, wonderful, incredible, marvelous, yada, yada, yada. Holy moly, do I ever LOVE this. The time theme, the denim, the pic of you mom, just everything. The pocket design is so cool with that wonderful card tucked inside. I wholeheartedly agree with Shelly, your work certainly does get better and better!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  34. Stunning tag. I love everything about it.

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  35. A fabulous piece of Art. loving all the textures and attention to tiny details. Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man and have a great day. Angela

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  36. Love this tag the denim and paper idea is awesome....tfs

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  37. Love this tag the denim and paper idea is awesome....tfs

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