31 Jan 2014

Silence is Golden................

Hi bloggers hope you are all safe and dry I can not believe the weather we are experiencing  rain and more rain and here it is so cold windy and wet today. 
Today I am going to share my latest entry  for the Q & L challenge at The Craft Barn.  If you not sure what I am talking about click on the link for The Craft Barn and all will be revealed.

For challenge #2 we have the choice of 2 words Silence and Dazzle.  Well the first thing that popped into my head was the song Silence is Golden by the Tremeloes, fabulous song at the time and I have been singing it every since lol.  I have made an ATC with a tag pocket thingy.....

Firstly apologies for photo's the light here is so poor today. I cut a tag with Tim Holtz large tag die and folded up the end to make a pocket to hold the ATC.

The tag was inked with distress ink wild honey dried marigold I added rusty hinge through several masks one was a retro circle design, another was dots and lastly bars.  I stamped and embossed in gold with a stamp from my Tim Holtz  stash.

ATC was inked in the same inks and stencils the "eyes" stamp is an really old one  and knew I had to use it as it went so well with the words, I embossed the edges with gold embossing which also stuck to the wet ink which I had forgotten to dry so a happy accident as I like the result.  The words I typed and printed out on the computer, cut into strips and inked the edges with rusty hinge.  
Who remembers this song and is still singing away, would love to know let me know if you drop by.
Thanks for looking again I have really enjoyed making this project just wish the light had been better for the photos  the flash wanted to work but that left a shine on the embossing and obliterated the design hey ho!!
'till next time
Ingredients used 
Tim Holtz stamps and Tag Die, Distress Inks
Eyes stamp unknown
manila and orange card


  1. Nooooo ...you've got that song stuck in my head again!! Seriously nice projects and I love all that gold and the face stamp.

  2. Beautiful project Maggie, have a great weekend, Annette x

  3. Visiting from the Craft Barn - Excellent use of your eyes stamp and I love your background. I like the use of the tag, turned up at the bottom to hold an atc. Hope I rememberit next time I make an atc. Thanks :o)

  4. Stunning! I will be singing the song all day now :)

    Love Chrissie x

  5. So many songe going round in my head but I know this one will stick. I like the tag and ATC format.

  6. It's a beautiful project and the little pocket is a very good idea. Love the colours and the gold embossing too. As to the song... I'm afraid I had to look it up and I have to admit I had never heard it before.

  7. A great project, love how you've incorporated the ATC into the tag.

  8. Another one that has that song stuck in her head now. You reminded me that I have that stamp somewhere...

  9. Just a gorgeous design.

    Hugs diane

  10. Wow this is stunning! I love the face and the masks you have used. As you said, its so interesting the different take we had on the same song. I have been singing too ever since I thought of it - I have always loved it! xx

  11. Gorgeous project Maggie...background is awesome!
    Thank you for nice words on my blog! Greetings from Slovenia

  12. Glorious glowing honey colours, and I love those eyes - so riveting in their expression. Beautiful embossing too... great make, Maggie!
    Alison x


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