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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Gears of Time

Tim's Tag of 2013 - January tag theme is all about gears of time and life.  I took that inspiration and changed it up to fit what I had on hand in celebration of the New Year.
I have a confession to make.. I really love those new Metallic Distress Inks.  I decided to use the gears embossing folder but use a scrap piece of acetate/plastic from a set of Christmas tags(sticker). I embossed the plastic using the embossing folder.  I then used the metallic distress inks to blend the Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass over the acetate.  I edged with a Gold Leafing Krylon Pen.  I used the same three components on my brass clocks, gears, brads and clock hands.  The tag was stamped using Versamark and heat embossed with Stampendous Gold Embossing Powder. (Champagne)  I edged the sides with the Krylon but the top and bottom of the mini tag were embossed with the same embossing powder.  I backed my acetate tag with a white cardstock tag to give it support and show off the metallic colors.

I stamped the baby new year using brown archival ink and colored with a touch of watercolor pencils. I stained the seam binding using the metallic stains and stamped with the brown archival ink.  The stamps are all from Artistic Outpost - Auld Lang Syne.

Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz






21 comments:

Barb said...

Wow! This turned out so amazing, Suzz! Love the texture on the acetate! Beautiful work, as always!

Yvonne Garner said...

How cool is this? Love it Suzz!

maria f. said...

What a lovely tag! Happy 2013!

Gita said...

such a cool tag. love the acetate background.

Nancy K said...

oh my, Suzanne, how fabulous! I love the metallic color and all the gorgeous design elements. The stamps are wonderful with the gears theme. Perfect start to a year of tag inspiration!

Carol said...

Absolutly STUNNING!!!!! I am in awe. This is a brilliant creation. Love the idea of embossing onto plastic and will surly have a go of this. Thanks for the inspiration
Carol x

Cynthia said...

Soooo cool!! Love the idea of using acetate for the tag! Gorgeous!!

Colorado Crafter said...

What a super cool tag!! I'd love to know if you made the gears/clocks some way? Or are they embellishments that can be purchased and if so what company makes them?

Dawn Turley said...

what a way to start to year Suzz. An awesome tag.

Sue said...

Love the silver and gold! Fabulous tag, Suzz.

Mary Mac said...

I have never trid embossing with plastic. I will now have to give it a try. Love the gold/silver look. Rings in the new year on a brighter note.

Linda R said...

WOW!! This looks amazing. Well done my friend.

Hugs~

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Your tag is really impressive and creative. What a great job!

Terry said...

Wowzersss Suz how cool is this eh?> What a fabulous Tag you made, love the metalllic Distress inks too thankss for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

butterfly said...

Wow, that's stunning, Suzz! Love the glamorous gold, and that embossed acetate looks amazing!
Alison x

strangelycreative said...

Gosh thats beautiful - it looks so luxe! Great work and very different and inspiring. Cx

misstreez said...

When looking thru the 12Tag thumbnails I often just click on ones that really stand out for me and I;ve been clicking on your thumnails for months now, lol. This tag is another very creative and interesting take on the original. LOVE it! And love your style!

misstreez said...

When looking thru the 12Tag thumbnails I often just click on ones that really stand out for me and I;ve been clicking on your thumnails for months now, lol. This tag is another very creative and interesting take on the original. LOVE it! And love your style!

craftimamma said...

I haven't seen Tim,'s tag yet Sue but yours is a stunner. I love the embossed acetate and what a cute New Year image. The Metallic Distress Inks have worked beautifully on the acetate as well as the card.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Gery said...

Wow, great this tag!!
Groetjes Gery

Jocelyn said...

How unique and inspiring!