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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:

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

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  2. What a lovely tag! Happy 2013!

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  3. such a cool tag. love the acetate background.

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  4. 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!

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  5. 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

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

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  7. 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?

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

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  9. Love the silver and gold! Fabulous tag, Suzz.

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  10. 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.

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

    Hugs~

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

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  13. 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

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

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

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  16. 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!

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  17. 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!

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  18. 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

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  19. Wow, great this tag!!
    Groetjes Gery

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