Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tim's Tag 8 Meets Our Creative Corner

Good morning and welcome to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.  Our hostess this week is Anne Marie Hile and she has challenged us to make something with Ruffles.  Don't you love it when challenges line up?  I was so excited when I realized that I could combine Tim's Steampunk tag with the Ruffles challenge for this week's Our Creative Corner.  And here you have it - a sweet little ruffled dress form complete with steampunk style wings with ruffles made from my favorite vintage-style crepe paper!  I had SO much fun with this one.  Really, I was grinning the whole time because I just loved working with all this girly vintagy stuff.  And I finally took the plunge and made some of Shelly Hickcox's faux crazed porcelain.  (I am a huge Shelly Hickcox fan and if you haven't visited her blog, you MUST.  She has incredible art and techniques - always a delightful inspiration).

When Tim published his Tag #8, my heart sank.  While I enjoy looking at steampunk style, it is not a style that I have mastered.  But then I realized I didn't have to do the more masculine style of steampunk, I could make a Christmas angel style steampunk piece and whoa, I could even give the dress form ruffles and nail my OCC challenge at the same time.  And in these fleeting days before Christmas, who doesn't want to combine anything and everything and save time!  A double bang for my time.  With Tim's tag for inspiration, I created this piece, but I did not use acrylic paint to stamp.  I have tried that resist technique over and over and over again.  It never works for me and now I won't even bother to try.  I can't get enough of the white acrylic paint to stick when I stamp it and then there is nothing there to "resist".  So I just white embossed for my resist technique.  I used stamps from Tim Holtz Mini Classics and Curiosities for my resist stamping and then overstamped everything with the background stamp from Papillion in Frayed Burlap to give it a little pattern.  Then I sponged the entire tag with Antique Linen DI.  The dress form is from the Haberdashery set and the wings are grungeboard from the Grungeboard Elements set, painted with Picket Fence Crackle Paint, then sponged with Antique Linen DI and finally coated with Ranger UTEE.  

The bow is made from sparkly snowflake tulle that I bought at Jo-Ann's last week when I needed a festive fix.  Ditto the green pipe cleaners and I made the ornament with my jewelry supplies.  I think that about covers all the deets and I am listing my supplies/tools with the handy dandy In-Links Link Manager that I just signed up for (LOVE IT).  Let me know if you have any questions.  I hope to see you over at Our Creative Corner with your ruffles this week, or at least stop by to see what the rest of the DT has to get your creative mojo poppin'.  

Thanks so much for stopping by and for all the wonderful comments - I do so appreciate them!

Linked up to:  Inspiration Emporium/Inspiration Journal - 12 Tags, Tag #8
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19 comments:

Vibekke`s Scrappbooking Art said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!:)

eva said...

Gorgeous!

jude said...

Absolutely Stunning!The angel is amaster piece!
hugs judex

Sharon said...

one word, SWEET!
Sharon

Edith said...

Wow, this looks great! Love every little detail!
Thanks for sharing!
Edith

Marjie Kemper said...

Love it! The tag itself is beautiful just with the stamping but then the dress form steals the eye. Wow that's some beautiful creation! Love the wings and ruffles.

Shelly Hickox said...

This is incredible!! I'm so glad you tried the faux porcelain - it is perfect!! I can't even say how much I love this. Gonna check out that tulle for sure!

Darlene G said...

What a beautiful tag. I love it.

Anna said...

So Beautiful!!! This one really caught my eye!!! I am going to have to try this. It would make a beautiful ornament for the tree!!! Thanks so much for sharing!

Chris said...

Gorgeous Linda!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, just love the layered dress!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is awesome, the images and detail look fantastic.
hugs
Lorraine x

Paulette Still said...

I love your take on rims tags, especially this one.

Karen Aicken said...

This is sooooooo pretty. Wow. Thanks for sharing!
Cheers, Karen

Crafty Chris said...

This is amazing Linda luv all the elements and that gorgeous bow.
Chris x

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just an amazing piece!!!

Sharon said...

I am just in awe, at your attention to detail, and sheer beauty of your Christmas tag! I love how you create vintage paper crafts, but make them look regal, and priceless! Fabulous take on the challenge! and it sounds like you are loving TH 12 tags of Christmas, too. Have a wonderful week! hugs, sharon

Jen said...

What a fabulous take on Tim's tag! Love the angel!

Jen :)

Anne Marie said...

I know I already told you but I have to say it again...this is GORGEOUS, Linda! That layered dress is fabulous, in every way. So much amazing detail...these tags need to be framed, i tell ya. Have a great night! Big hugs! :)

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