Wednesday 16 February 2011

Time on my Hands - CoC #32

Hi Everyone, we have been having sunny spells today, which is really refreshing again.

Today I am showing a tag I have made to join the CoC challenge 32 at Linda's fab blog, Studio L3. This week it is an inking and masking technique which can be found on P.59 of Tim's book. I learnt one very important lesson from playing with making my own mask and that is to be aware of the ghost or shadow around the image if you haven't cut the mask close enough to the line, in fact I would say cut just inside the line. I will next time. The wings were stamped on acetate and glitter added to the back, I also used glitter pens on the clothes.

Other challenge blogs I used for inspiration were Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Tag and Just for Fun - Time Flies (I used the wings and clocks but in a different way and used a different sentiment - hope that's ok girls?)

DIs -  tea dye, crushed olive, weathered wood, walnut stain
Stamp - Prom Queen - Stampotique
Stamp for background - Studio 490 - Wendy Vecchi
Wings - stamp - Scrolls Work
sentiment - my own
embellishments - downloads

Enjoy the rest of Wednesday and thanks for taking a look at my tag.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with -
Paper Wings - Distressed
Incy Wincy - Colour me wonderful (I used distress inks, markers and glitter pens for the clothes and chalk for the face)
Simon Says Stamp - make your own embellishments (all made by downloading, stamping, cutting, adding glitter or glossy accents etc)
Crafts and Me - Time to spread your wings


Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Loving the bright colours!!! Hugs Juls

Agnieszka M said...

Wow, Brenda, your tag is stunning. I love your stamps!

Suzanne Bouchard said...

Smashing tag! love the colors and the stamp also!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun you have done it again this is one stunning tag,just beautiful hugs cheryl xxxxx

Netty said...

Fabulous tag Brenda and I love the shadowing it really makes the figure pop out. Annette x

Von said...

Wonderful colours and design Brenda :) thanks for shareing with us at just for Fun
Von x

donna said...

What a fun tag! It is gorgeous.

email: said...

I like the TIm Burton style of the image! Great coloring too!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

sam21ski said...


What a fab fun tag.

Thanks for sharing and playing along with us again this week over on Just for Fun - Sam xxxx

craftymum said...

Hi Brenda
a quick visit in between wedding invites ( I still have 2 lots on the go!)
Love this tag of yours. I reckon you should start up some classes
hugs sarah x

Kathyk said...

Lovely tag, smashing stampotique image and loving the honeycomb background too.

Thanks for your comments on my blog - Craftathon 2011 is where six crazy crafters (who have met via craftbubble) are heading to Accrington for the weekend. We have a Rachel Greig workshop (DarkRoom Door) booked at Dawn Bibby's shop. We've booked a B&B and persuaded them to let us craft there too!!! It'll be a blast!


Debbie (Little Gingham Bear) said...

Wow love it
ps there's something on my blog for you :c)

Zoechaos said...

You cracked that technique then looks fab! Love stamp layering and the colours yummy. Thank you for being inspired by and sharing with us at Just for Fun XOXO Zoe

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh Brenda this is stunning, I love the way you have done her wings they are so sparkly. Hope you have had a good day, Jake was fine so Mummy worried over nothing!!! Hazelxoxo

Unknown said...

Simply gorgeous Brenda. Love everything about it hon xx

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag, the image just pops out.

Nancy said...

With every one I see, I love the Stampotique stamps more & more!! Your tag's great!!

Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Shelann said...

Love your woman, she's great and really pops off the page.

Kat said...

what a grate tag,
I love that stampontique girl,
grate masking,

Linda Ledbetter said...

I absolutely adore that stamp, and you did a fabulous job masking it and creating a spectacular tag! Brenda, what a great use of color and design!The wings, butterfly and clock are great additions, and the sentiment is so clever! What a wonderful work of art-- I love it!

Terry said...

Such a fun piece! Love how you put this together and the image is very cute!

NoraAnne said...

Beautiful tag Brenda! Thank you for joining in the Paper Wings challenge!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally awesome tag! Love all the different stamps with the masking technique and the colors are wonderful. Super way that you have worked the time theme too! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

MarleneMAZ said...

Just fabulous! love the stamp you used and you did a great job with the technique.

Gillian .... said...

Love the attitude of Prom Queen,great tag Brenda with fab masking techniques.

Shirl said...

An amazing tag totally fabulous.
Hugs Shirley x x

Crafteezee said...

Just love, love your tag. The background is awesome, wish I could product something like that. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

Vixykins said...

Awesome Brenda, love all the arty background :)

Thank You for playing at Crafts & Me, hope to see you again x