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Sunday 2 September 2012

Arty hearty recipe challenge....

Well it is time for another Michelle and Trace recipe..
inspired by the wonderful Hels and Ellen
where we both have the same yummy ingredients and
see what we come up with ...

See mine below and see the lovely Michelle's here..

So onto the ingredients:
A tag
Michelle's Digi (can be found here)
Embossing...heat or dry
Acrylic paint, gesso
Distress inks
Paint dabbers
A secret ingredient...
( i may have had a couple..i never was very good at following recipes!!!)

So here's mine:
I started by putting my tag through an embossing folder,
then lots of painting and inkiness..
then onto Michelle's digi .. i printed out and adhered to cardstock..
then coloured, inked and put through embossing folder...
and inked again...
my lettering came in the form of a quote...
i added lots of cogs, coloured with various techniques...
and then i added my wire special ingredient...and some rusty wings..
which i made using a rust technique from the fab Andy Skinners timeworn workshop...

I had a ball making this tag and cannot wait for our next recipe..
make sure you pop across here to see Michelle's fab make...

have a fun and inky day!!


  1. Yeehaa, its amazing Trace, I really, Really!!!! Love it!You're techniques are brill, I'm gonna have to do that course for sure! Those wings are so cool, and the wire too.I've really enjoyed another challenege with you, and I can't wait for the next one. Michelle x

  2. A great tag Trace, with gorgeous elements!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  3. Cor this is fab Trace, I love the captured heart and the tiny attatcher wings. Elizabeth xxx

  4. Nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in people - this is superb Trace, love Michelle's digi, the rusted wings are amazing and I love that wire as a finishing touch - f-a-b-u-l-o-u-s! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  5. Fabu,ous tag Trace, love the metal mesh and your rusty wings are so authentic, just like rust. Love the heart and so many wonderful textural elements. Tracy x

  6. Swooning here over this steampunk greatness! Love that metal wired piece...its some of my favorite stuff!

  7. That's an amazing tag Trace, so full of dimension and techniques. The whole thing fits together beautifully and I love the digi you have used. I have already seen Michelle's tag, you both got a great thing going here.
    Have a fab evening.
    hugs {brenda} xox
    PS I have booked onto 5 days of Andy Skinner techniques, so looking forward to it. x

  8. What a wonderful piece of artwork!!! Love everything: the textures, the wire, the colours. Great!!!!!!

    Greetings from Vienna,

    die amelie xx

  9. Ooooh, Trace, I'm loving your caged heart. The whole tag is wonderful... such a great mix of grunge and whimsy. LOVE it.

  10. Love it Trace :) Love trapped and time stopped hope it's not a broken heart
    Von ♥

  11. amazing work Trace - I love hat wire and those wings and well all of it!!! Brilliant - excellent stuff! Hugs Rachel xx

  12. Ooh, it's absolutely scrumptious, Trace!! The rusty wings are terrific... metallic cogs in all sorts of finishes are great, and that heart in its cage is a sensational focal point. Can you tell yet that I love it?!
    Alison x

  13. ...oh wow Trace, loVe the way your mind is working, so many techniques at play here, loVe the textures and colours, the heart is gorgeous and loVe the wire casing and the rusty wings are lush, gosh don't ya just loVe Andy Skinner...a fabulous cog-tastic tag, loVe it...Melxx :)

  14. Whoa! What a stunning tag! Love the 'secret' metal element and those rusty wings. You and Mel do hearts so well. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x

  15. I sure do love your art work - fantastic!!

  16. Terrific artwork -so many ideas in a small space.You are amazingly creative.

    Love Chrissie xx

  17. Lordy, i'm running out of words with your creations. I love this tag too (:o)


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