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Wednesday 10 October 2012

playing with rust!..again...

well here is a rusty tag,
 i made using techniques from the great online timeworn workshop by Andy Skinner.
despite not having time to do as much as i would have liked.
.this has been a great painty experience!
so the challenge over at Simon says is rust, so here is mine:

i loved the rust technique here on the heart and have played with it a lot,
this tag was made a while ago
but  think fits the challenge..
i added my fav wings , covered on old book paper
and inked,
some garden wire cut to size..
flowers made and coloured in rusty tones with alcohol inks
the sentiment was cut and coloured in alcohol inks too
and finally some lace to compliment the natural colours..
hope you like it?!

i am entering this for the following competitions:
rust @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
anything but a card @  http://partytimetuesdays.blogspot.co.uk/
handmade flowers @ http://crazychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
lots of layers @ http://www.vostamps.blogspot.co.uk/
have a fun and inky day!
back tomorrow with another creative expressions DT piece..


  1. Love your rusted techniques Trace, you use it so well. A fabulous tag as always.
    Hope your week is going well.
    Hugs Brenda xox

  2. It's beautiful Trace, the lace really finishes off beautifully. Michelle x

  3. Love the rusty heart and the way you've done the sentiment Trace. Another stunner. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Beautiful tag, love the corrugated card in the background, works beautifully with your rusted heart . Love your luscious flowers, so much wonderful texture. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. as soon as I saw the challenge on rustification I thought of you - and your work hasn't disappointed - wonderful xx

  6. Super tag Trace. I did that course, good innit? I'm doing my 4th with Andy at the mo. You've done a smashing job with the rust.

  7. Your rusty heart is a real triumph, I love it and it looks fabulous on your wonderful tag. The flowers are gorgeous too! My OH has bought me a length of that wire mesh, looking forward to using it. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  8. Trace, I love your tag. That corrugated background looks really cool up against the wire grid and those beautiful rust roses. I love your rust heart, too! So pretty!!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  9. Oh wow! I love every element on this tag! The textures and metals are so gorgeous!

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  10. Hi Trace thanks for popping by my desk. I love your rusty heart tag. I have a rust theme coming up on Tag Tuesday and I was looking forward to trying it out. All these faux finishes remind me of days spent making a wall look like sandstone blocks for an Egyptian mural I painted many moons ago. Actually when I think about it there was fab faux malachite using a come and a green glaze. That would look fab on a tag - thanks for the inspiration! Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 54

  11. Your heart looks just fantastic Trace - like the absolute real thing! The flowers are yummy, and your use of the mesh is so cool... Great tag!
    Alison xx

  12. The texture is so interesting and I really like the flowers Tracy - a beautiful tag.
    Jean Gursoy xxx

  13. Fabulous painting technique. Your tag is again just right my alley. Love corrugated cardboard and wire also but the way you use it is awesome. (:o)

  14. Love the different textures you used and the heart is totally rusty; it looks great! Hugs, Gerrina

  15. a great tag full of wonderful tones and great contrasting textures. Thanks for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Sarah.

  16. Gorgeous tag ~ you have a very artistic eye for details! :) Thanks for sharing with us at Party Time Tuesday's Anything but a Card challenge!

  17. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesday's this week...See you soon!


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