10 Feb 2011


..........has flown by this week and I don't seem able to catch it!! however I managed to make this tag last night .
Linda at studio L3 posted the challenge for week #31 Rusted Enamel on page 41 of Tim's book Compendium of Curiosities, I can't tell you how I did that bit .... it was such fun and I can't believe I have never used it before, will be again lots and lots though.

I used Tim Holtz stamps for all the stamping, the clocks on the background were stamped before I put the final detail of the technique onto the tag as per the CC book, sentiment was stamped after I had distressed tag with DI and then I ran it through a texture fades embossing folder patchwork and de-bossed the design of a clock face onto it it is there really it is perhaps if you look really closely....lol.  Finally the Ideology clock face was attached with a big dollop of 3D glue chain was in my stash and glued with glossy accents. DI used weathered wood,chipped sapphire, vintage photo, black soot.

This tag fits in with the challenge over at Sunday Stampers hosted by Hels which is Time and she has also linked to  The Artistic Stamper Creative Team blog pop over and see dettails. My third challenge is with Simon Says Stamp and Show some Embossing, as I have used heat embossing and dry embossing.

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments you leave when you drop in to see me

Apologies for the shadow in photo taken in bad light early this morning! very  dark and cloudy here today looks like rain!

Bye for now


  1. Your tag is just outstanding!! Great work!

  2. Wow! this is just fabulous:) I love your stand for your tag, great way to get a good photo.

  3. Gorgeous tag Maggie, time is one of my favourite themes. Thanks for visiting my blog! Hugs from Germany, Valerie

  4. Wow terrific tag Maggie, so much to look at. Brill. Annette x

  5. Fantastic tag Maggie - I love all the elements. Jennie x

  6. Gorgeous tag Maggie, loving all those elements! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  7. Maggie, I hear ya! This week is FLYING, for sure. This is incredibly cool and beautiful and SO amazingly designed! The rusted grunge looks fabulous, and the embossing is such an fabulous idea. I love the stamping, the clock face, the text-- the whole thing! Spectacular work, my ear!

  8. Love your tag Maggie, it looks absolutely gorgeous.
    Sue x

  9. Great tag Maggie. I love all the grunginess about is.

  10. Wow! This is one I wish I could pick up and touch!!! Very cool indeed, and gratz on fitting in so many challenges! I jsut can't seem to get that together with a design.

  11. Your tag is brilliant Maggie! Love your design! xx

  12. This is a wonderful tag, you need to be here and share more often. The house in the previous post is also wonderful. I am mow a follower so I don't miss any of your wonderful work

    Love Dawn xx


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