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Monday, 22 February 2010

Time to change

I spent ages racking my brains for this weeks challenge from Tuesday Taggers which is 'Time'. I decided to base my work on "Time to Change", which is a campaign to tackle the stigma and discrimination facing people with mental health problems, this is really close to my heart as I work for a mental health charity.
I also wanted to create something for Gingersnap Creations Colour Challenge (GC43 - 3 colours you love). I'm a bit fickle when it comes to my favourite colours but in the end I decided to use shades of Teal, Brown and Gold and came up with this

Using a white glossy tag as a base, I used alcohol inks in stream, ginger, espresso and a little gold mixative for the background. I stamped Time to Change using stamps from Paperartsy and Elusive images and embossed with gold detail EP. I stamped the clock hands and added a gem which I coloured with 'stream' ink. I added some bits from my scrap box - some watches stamped on to acetate which I gold leafed; a piece of white UTEE which had been stamped into with an Elusiva Images stamp which I coloured with the same alcohol inks and stuck on a couple of tiny watch hands and cogs. I edged the tag with a gold pentouch pen and added some dots of the ink with a little embossing tool. To finish off I sprayed some gold glitter spray onto my craft mat and wipes the edges of the tag through it and added a few gold microbeads while the spray was still wet.
To make the small tag, I stamped the face (this months freebie from Craft stamper) on to acetate with sepia versafine and embossed with clear EP, coloured the back with the same alcohol inks I'd used before. I had some tiny metal frames so I distressed one with alcohol inks and attached the acetate with brads. I attached the small tag to the larger one with some beading using jade and gold size 11 seed beads and gold size 6 beads using a right angle weave design.
I'm also entering this tag in to the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge which is tag, ticket or label
Sophisticat which is embossing

Thanks for looking
Claire xx


  1. Wow what a beautiful creations. Love the colours and clocks, the writing, well everything actually! Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

  2. Wow hun this is so different and I love it so much. Cathy xxx

  3. Claire this is lovely. I really like the altered art look and would like to have a try at doing it some time.

  4. Hi Claire

    This is gorgeous.

    I love the colours and all your gorgeous embossing.

    Thank you for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  5. A great tag Claire. I struggle with mixed media pieces, you certainly don't
    Beryl x

  6. This is stunning...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...good luck...hugs Nikki xxx

  7. Gorgeous tag wonderful colours, steam is a fav of mine. So glad you tied this in with such an important issue. Beautifully designed laid out coloured stamped and constructed, like this one :) Thank you for sharing with us at TT this week.

  8. What a wonderful creation, the colours a

  9. Wow i love this i've not had a go at anything like this but it looks gorgeous. Thanks for joining the sophisticats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

  10. Totally Stuinning work Claire and a perfect entry for this weeks TT
    Thanks for joining us
    x Michelle

  11. Wow! Breathtaking! I love the colours and everything about it! Thanks for sharing your masterpiece with us at TT this week!

  12. OMG this is just stunning, honestly I love it, many thanks for sharing with us at Sophisticats and Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  13. Gorgeous colours (teal's my favourite, too) but I especially love all your attention to details - the little seed beads, and all the other bits. Lovely :)

  14. Gorgeous tag I especially love the colours you have used

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  15. This is gorgeous!! I love your color combo, and I will have to try gold leafing on acetate - what a great idea!

  16. This is a work of art, so clever :-0
    Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cats this week, hope you will be back next week

  17. Gorgeous entry! Thanks for joining us for the TT time challenge! paula

  18. WOW! That is the word that comes to mind when I first saw this beautiful creation!!! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
    Hugs, Diana

  19. This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!


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