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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

live the life you've imagined!some texture for simon says..

hey there,
I love this Tim stamp quote and it just makes me believe that all things are possible if we believe in them..One day...maybe?!!!!
Anyways here is my tag for today, well it had to be a tag right!?

I started by creating my tag in two halves, something I have not done for a long time...
The right hand side was created using embossing folders and playing with the rusted enamel Tim technique  in Compendium of curiosities vol 1. I used this same technique on the quote panel.

The left hand side used a piece of a tag I had crackled using emulsion and crackle medium..I added ink to this and over stamped using a Tim clock stamp.
The umbrella man was cut from canvas, and inked and i love the textures that this gives..I wanted to create a tag full of textures and feel like hopefully I have achieved that?!! Finally I stamped some clocks onto clearly for art and shaped to make them Dali style .I made the clocks to curl around tag..feel fairly pleased with that although not sure they are drippy enough?

To finish I added some ribbon coloured with distress inks and some ideaology..

I am entering this for the following challenges:
 texture @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
texture @ http://www.vostamps.blogspot.co.uk/

have a fab, fun and inky day!
hugs trace x


  1. MARVEKLOUS work Trace. Super all the details and nice colors.
    Lovely greet

  2. Love this - so many different elements

  3. This is so cool...love all your layers and the canvas really does add super texture! Great repurposed packaging too...love this! I am now following you!

  4. Love the techniques you have used on this tag Trace. I never tire of your tags as you always do such inventive things. Really must open my compendium and start trying things out...........Anne x

  5. Another fantastic tag, love all the layers and the texture.

  6. Fabulous textured tag and a terrific design, x

  7. This is fantastic Trace, love all that texture and the rusted enamel x

  8. Trace, I love your wonderfully distressed and multiply textured tag!! Using two completely different techniques for the sides of the tag looks really cool! The embossed clock background is a great one! Your Umbrella Man cut out of canvas really does add a great, rough and woven texture to your crack vs. rusted enamel background. Love your "Dali style" clocks on Clearly for Art, too. Great job! Thanks for sharing your wonderful tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. Love the amount of texture you've incorporated here and particularly like the colours used.

  10. Hey there Trace, thank you so much for joining into the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge BLog, really like your textures Tag, love the Umbrella man looks amazing just like your embossed clock background, wowzers fabby colors too...thank you for sharing. Hugs Terry xxx


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