Monday, 13 August 2012

FACES



...courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway...
- John Wayne -


...hello everyone today I'm sharing with you my first Design Team piece for It's Crafting Time...the theme for this week is FACES,  each day on the Crafting Time Blog you will see a new creation from different members of the team so please be sure to pop back and see what the talented team have created for your inspiration and your comments will be most welcome...you can find the Blog here:  http://itscraftingtime.blogspot.co.uk/ 

...anyway without further ado here is my piece, I hope you like it...


...a plain manilla tag was given a coating of Squeezed Lemonade distress ink then an over layer of  Mowed Lawn...the amazing image by La Blanche was next in Timber Brown Stazon Ink... then into the Steampunk parts embossing folder...


...for added dimension I put a piece of acetate in the same folder, cut out the clock face and placed directly over the same point on the tag & added some hands...


...a pair of luscious red lips and accents of silver...



...also a couple of random splodges in Walnut...


...well there she is, I'm really pleased with the finished result...most of the products used can be purched from It's Crafting Time's online shop here: http://itscraftingtime.blogspot.co.uk/  please note not all products are shown so dont hesitate to give Helen or Nina a call if you can't see what you require...

...thankyou for dropping by today...
xxx



35 comments:

  1. wow mel...your tag is gorgeous...love her ruby red lips...hugs kath xxx

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  2. Wow...stunning tag...I also love her red lips!

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  3. Mel this is a stunning Tag.
    Absolutely perfect. Love the great color.
    xoxo

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  4. Fantastic tag with wonderful images ,colours and ideas. A real inspiration

    Love Chrissie xx

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  5. Wonderful tag Mel! Love how the face floats - very ethereal! Also, I really like the way you've picked out one of the clocks with acetate - so clever and much quicker than good old glossy accents!! Beautiful colour combination. You really are the Queen of Tags (and hearts too of course!).
    Juliaxx

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  6. This is so fantastic Mel and I just love it!. Love the colours and the layout of it. Such a fabulous piece to start your design work with. hope you have a good week
    x catherine

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  7. A gorgeous tag Mel love the stamps,great clocks.xxx

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  8. Hi Mel, your tag is gorgeous, lovely colours, like the texture with the acetate and the watch parts. The face is wonderful, loving her lips too (they look almost heart shaped - lol). Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  9. Hi Mel

    Fabulous tag! Love all the textures and the stamps and the colours.

    Have a great day!

    Sarah x

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  10. WOW what a BEAUTIFULL tag Mel!
    Love the coloring and the face in the background.
    Everything is PERFECT!
    Greetz Patricia

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  11. Hi Mel,
    What can I say, this is fab-u-lous! Great first DT piece. I love the colours and the face in the background is stunning - great lips. Nice touch with the acetate too. You're so clever! xx

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  12. Hi Mel, Congratulations on this Stunning Tag for your first DT spot!
    The colours are fabulous, love the embossed acetate clock, and a great image - love the lips.
    Avril xx

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  13. So Mel, your first tag and you have clearly pulled out all the stops on this one! Tis a feast for the eyes! I am going to 'borrow' your idea of adding the acetate layer as it works so well. Sometimes adding random embossed pieces of acetate doesn't work on flat projects - this will always work. You are a genius. Hugs, Buttons x

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  14. Terrific tag with loads of dimension, love it, x

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  15. What can I say? It's just fabulous Mel! Great layering with the acetate!
    Just got my precious puter back, it had to go to puter hospital for a week, so now I can catch up!
    Hope all's well,
    Alison xx

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  16. Hi Mel. WOW! This is absolutely beautiful. A stunning piece of artwork. I love it. x

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  17. Absolutely fascinating! Love the colours :0)

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  18. What a fabulous tag Mel, Love what you have done with the embossing folder and acetate.. Brillant idea!! the face is Beautiful love her ruby lips.. the background colours are perfect, I Love it!!!.. Hugs May x x x

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  19. Stunning Mel - sensational ideas technically (the acetate clock, embossing the pre-stamped image) combined in an absolutely amazing display of colour... the hit of red in that vivid green is luscious to make a glorious first Crafting Time DT piece. I'm in love with it!
    Alison x

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  20. Love your tag. Cool colour, stunning stamp and great idea using acetat. What i love most....splodges!! (:o)
    xoxo Elly

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  21. Fabulous tag Mel, love how you've used that piece of acetate.

    Sam xxx

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  22. Gorgeous tag mel, I love your work! btw I snagged the quote from you and put in on my post today, it really fit for me! ((hugs)) waving hi from the sandy beaches of Florida :0

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  23. A fabulous tag, love the colors and the texture on it.

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  24. Fabulous tag Mel - colours are beautiful and I love the acetate clock (might have to pinch that idea!!).

    And many congratulations on joining the Design Team - well deserved and a great first piece. Just off to see the blog. And I'll have to catch up with the rest of your blog too now I'm back.

    Jennie

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  25. Swooning here!!! This is my new favorite of yours! Fabulous design wow!!!

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  26. Fabulous colour choice & great image. Love the clocks of course!

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  27. Gorgeous tag, love the colours and images and the acetate clock face just adds to it - very inspiring! Helen (Sydney)

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  28. At last Mel I am starting to understand the words out of the paper crafting dictionary. For it is a language all of it's own with all the methods and techniques.
    I am looking at all your work with a different eye now and working out how things are done. Can't wait for our next session with Anne.
    Lynn x x
    Ps think I need a paper crafting holiday to allow myself time to indulge in it haha

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  29. Mega awesome Mel, I really love it! Michelle x

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  30. Wow, this tag is stunning! Love the face embossed with the time pieces! Beautiful colors!

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  31. Fantastic tag, loving the colours and textures The embossed acetate is a fabby touch....and Thank you so much for the lovely comments you leave on my blog, you are such a sweetie x x

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  32. Fantastic first dt piece and congratulations. They are very lucky to have you. Great choice of stamp and I really like the colours.
    Another beautiful tag. I am looking forward to seeing more x

    Ps. Do you have the tim metal diamond plate and sheet metal embossing folders?
    I got sent a double of it from the states.

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  33. I love the colors and the texture! What a beautiful face. I will have to get that embossing folder!

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  34. Beautiful tag Mel...have only got back from a few days away so have just caught up with you! Love the different layers and textures and the use of the acetate is a great original idea. Brilliant ! Jan x

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  35. Wow what a way to kick off your new dt...they are very lucky to have you, a truly talented make,the colour is yummy and another wonderful make! Trace x

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)