Sunday, March 2, 2014

My Cards and Tags: Tick Tock

Time, time!  What a crazy part of life is this measurement known as time.  Some days we wish it would speed up and other days we want it to slow down.  It's one of the most precious commodities we have, yet we are powerless to stop it or control its movement.  But before I get any more philosophical, suffice it to say that this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog is TIME.  What a great theme with so many possibilities for interpretation!

Here is how my creation turned out: a time keeper of sorts that I made into a tag:

 
I just wanted a visual reminder about the value of time and the fact that it is always moving.  It motivates me to get up and get something accomplished.

The dapper dude I used is from Tim Holtz's "Time Traveler" stamp set.  I heat-embossed him with black powder and colored him in with Spectrum Noir markers and chalk.  


The clock is a Tim Holtz die called, "Weathered Clock."  I also heat embossed it, though in patchier sections.  If you just dab on your embossing ink with a sponge in random areas, this is what it will look like after you shoot it with your heat gun.


The background is a combo of Washi tape, embossed stamping, gesso and paint.  The 3D butterflies are from some Martha Stewart punches.

Here is a list of several of the supplies I used that are available from Simon Says Stamp:




So what clever creation will you come up with for "time" this week?  I can't wait to see what you upload to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.  Your work is always inspiring and there's no time like the present (see what I did there?) to share it with the world.  Remember- you could win fifty big bucko's to spend at Simon Says Stamp. 50dollar_voucher_600px

15 comments:

  1. now there's something you don't see very much...chalk...ink took the industry by storm and left it in it's dust...ha ha!! I love this piece Andrea...but I love your style...how you can put so many things together and it all looks like it belongs...kwim? All of the different layers and textures...love it!!! All of it!!!

    Hugs
    NancyT.

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  2. This is fabulous Andrea!! Such a super cool background and the clock and time traveler are both wonderful.

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  3. the background in this is so full of richness! Perfect to set off that cool grungy clock!

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  4. I kept looking at your tag and seeing different layers of goodness. This is phenomenal! So inspiring and beautiful!

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  5. Wonderful tag Andrea, I love how the time traveler also has a time piece in his hand which you have echoed with a time piece using the weathered clock. I love how,you have aged the weathered clock too. Great backdrop to your design. Love it. Tracy x

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  6. I love your gorgeous tag, Andrea. All the elements and details are beautiful! The color scheme and the vintage look are so wonderful. :)

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  7. Really cool tag, Andrea! I love the colors and mix of textures!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Wow Andrea! What a fantastic tag! The background looks amazing! Awesome color palette!

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  9. A fantastic tag Andrea and that background is wonderful. I love the colours you've chosen to use and the texture is amazing...I adore it!! :)

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  10. Stunning tag! Love your man and your fab backgoround!!!! Great piece! Barbarayaya

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  11. Wow this is a great piece of work...I love all that colors..it is so vintage!!

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  12. Love this tag, Andrea! It's so colorful, but yet so grungy! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  13. This tag is beautifully done. I've spent quite a bit of time looking at it trying to figure out how you achieved that background. The colors are fabulous. The guy is looking pretty dapper in his colors too. Love it!

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  14. Am so in love with that background - and the colours just seem to glow there and on your dapper chap. Fab texture on the clock... an altogether cracking tag!
    Alison x

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  15. Love your tag. The background is gorgeous and love the distressed clock.

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