Wednesday, 5 September 2012

In a Heartbeat - TIO

This fortnight's recipe for Tag it On  is set by the talented Trace, 'In a Heartbeat' and the ingredients for your tag are - a beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge. Don't forget to use one real stamp.

 I used distress stains for the background, aged mahogany - I wet the tag then pulled the tag though the distress stain on my craft sheet and sprayed it again to puddle it. Blotted it to reduce the colour and dried it, before adding a little vintage photo and faded jeans on the edges.

Stamped the weathered clock (middle size) (Tim Holtz) a couple of times in archival ink onto the tag before sanding it to distress it and move it into the background more.

Took a watch face from my stash and sanded that also, to add further distressing .

the little hearts are Dylusions stamps, the sentiment is a Tim Holtz stamp.

The large heart is cut from grungeboard (and actually ripped off another piece - it is done with Tim's Shattered Stains technique from his Creative Chemistry online course)

Hope you pop over to Dragons-Dream to check out the other amazing DT pieces - and do join in!

14 comments:

Gabrielle said...

LOVE this pretty pink tag - lots of elements and details like the Faded Jeans at the edges... might try that tip myself... mmm... distracted now and I'm at work... oops!

brenda said...

The soft pink in the background works perfectly with strong colour of the focal image.

No Helen, you didn't miss anything I was faffing around with my blog last night, not totally sure about it, we'll see.

Have you had your call up Brendan yet ? I'm thinking he might be grateful for anyone at the moment.

B x

Carmen said...

Love everything you've done to that heart! I need to get you to do a mini 'how to use inks' workshop so I can get past just using black ;)

ElizabethR said...

Lovely tag that heart is gorgeous! Elizabeth x

sam21ski said...

Fab tag Helen, great heart texture

Sam xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, the heart looks wonderful. Love this technique, too.

Alison said...

Brilliant tag Helen, the heart is beautiful! x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Helen, the heart looks fabulous, love the texture. Great colours too. Tracy x

May said...

Gorgeous tag Helen, I love the pink with the red.. very clever texture on the heart.. love it!! Hugs May x x x

Gillian .... said...

Gorgeous choice of colours Helen, love your beating heart tag. x

inkypinkycraft said...

Just love yur fab heart, it is scrummy and the background colours set it off beautifully ..a fab make..hope you okay?! Trace x

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous tag Helen and your heart is fantastic, it's so different and fab colours xx

monique said...

Vey very pretty i love the colours

butterfly said...

Gorgeous tag - the throbbing texture of the red heart against the soft pinks is just fab! Thanks for the inspiration!
Alison x