Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Metal Mania - Tim's Tag #6

Greetings and thanks so much for stopping by today.  I'm here to share with you my interpretation of Tim's Tag #6.  When I first saw his embossed/painted metal tag yesterday, I really wasn't sure how I felt about it...still not.  I think concept is cool but I wasn't lit up about the colors.  Here is my much softer, more muted version.  I used the same metal foil tape he used, but went with a light brown acrylic paint.  I didn't sand the edges as I was going for a different sort of effect.  Now in retrospect, I'm sorry that I didn't.  I inked the embossed areas with Tea Dye DI and coated the whole tag with embossing powder.  

I cut a snowflake and primitive heart out of corrugated cardboard and painted them with Fired Brick distress crackle paint and when dry, rubbed a bit of white gesso over them.  I stamped Believe in Frayed Burlap on a Spellbinders tag die cut and threaded a bit of the homespun type fabric through the ribbon slide slots.  I coated a couple of long fasteners with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder to match the rusty bell.  The Tattered Pinecone die that I had on order came in and I couldn't wait to play with it.  I thought this was a perfect use for it.  

That's it for #6.  Are you playing along?  I am trying to visit and comment on entries when time permits. Hope to see your entry over on Tim's blog.


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15 comments:

Dianne said...

Hi Linda, You're tag is gorgeous! (I am with you on Tim's tag) I have been watching you post all of them just haven't had time to comment.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season. I know this is a busy time of the year for you.

Merry Christmas,
Dianne

Julia Aston said...

Love your gingham country version of Tim's tag - I wasn't thrilled with his colors either - but the techniques are the inspiration part! Your soft tan metal bg is just beautiful!

Theresa said...

i think this tag is beautiful! that lil bell is to die for!

Chris said...

So many gorgeous tags!

Marjie Kemper said...

How fabulous! Love the smooth tan tag and the awesome corrugated hearts. Wonderful contrasts.

Gingerlee said...

Hi Linda,

Your tag is beautiful - your colors are more of an inspiration to me than the original. (sorry Tim - no offense intended)

I love the gingham and the soft colors.

Blessings this Christmas,
Ginger

MagsB said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous! So pretty! I love the bell!!

I'm really enjoying checking out your take on Tim's tags! So lovely!

love MagsB x

iReneM said...

Oooh, I think your version is gorgeous, Linda.

x

Jen said...

What a beautiful tag! This is a great take on Tim's tag. I think I'll be making mine more like yours with the lighter colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

hugs,
Jen

Judy said...

Another beautiful tag! I love the homespun country look and the rusty little bell. I love Mister Holtz, but he does rather intimidate me with all his knowledge and how he makes things look so effortless, but mine never come close even though I followed the instructions. Your art truly inspires me to create something that's not a copy, but something that's my own.

Ellie said...

LOVE your interpretation of this tag!

Cindy said...

Much, much better than Tim's version. Love It!

Conniecrafter said...

Awesome love the great country feel to this!

Willnnabel said...

Very good, I really did not like Tim's tag this time. Way too "much", but your version is clean and cute. Great job!

Kathy said...

This is exactly what I was looking for to do my metal tag...I wasn't going for the bright colors, and yours is perfect for my. I love love the rusted bell!!

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