Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Faux riveted metal tag and Catching Snowflakes

My workshop tag for tomorrow, another take on Tim's tag for the faux riveted metal technique. My ladies at The Art of Craft wanted to do a tag and always want to do something for a man, so I combined their requests.


I did the typewriter Tim's way and added a pen nib.


Lots of metal embellishments .......


and die cut gears in turquoise metal sheet.


I hope they like it.

I was so pleased to find that I made the top 5 at Live and Love Crafts with the shadow box I sent out as a Secret Santa. Thanks girls for choosing me.

"All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination. Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind into energy, into accomplishment and wealth."
Napoleon Hill

I hope your week is going well. Have fun if you are going to Sandown Show this week, I don't think I will get there. If you stop by the Art of Craft stand, tell them Brenda sent you lol.

Thanks for visiting today.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Challenges to have fun with -
Crafts and me - Something New (the typewriter die)



Catching Snowflakes


My Grandaughter in the snow on Monday, having made a mini snowman with her sister she then went out on her own to catch snowflakes and look at them with a magnifying lens. I love it when children explore and observe to learn new things.



Here are both of them with the snowman they made.

x0x0x


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31 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

Breanda yourctag is gorgeous, love the splash of turquoise...the snowflake photos are beautiful too!! Have a great week and thanks for all your lovely comments! Trace x

Yvonne Garner said...

Sure wish I lived lose enough to take your class! Great tag. Congrats on the top five. Your granddaughters are adorable! Have a great week.

Julia S-W said...

Brenda this is a wonderful tag with all those gorgeous embellishments. I love the touch of turquoise in particular and it works really well for those cogs.
Great pictures of your girls there too - it's always intriguing watching where there minds take them!
Juliaxx

Von said...

I think you have full filled their wishes with the tag Brenda :) the splas of turquoise is a great contrast.
The girls worked hard to gather enough snow to make a snowman :)
Take care Von ♥

Kathyk said...

Well done on your win, well deserved.

Another fabulous metalwork project from you today.

Thanks for sharing your fab snowy pix too

Kathyk

Sophie said...

Süße Fotos...
hier liegt auch Schnee und es ist sehr kalt... brrrr...

Gio said...

You put a smile on my face on this grey,rainy day, looking at your lovely granddaughters :-)

Karin said...

a fabulous tag, great color! Greetings Karin

die amelie said...

That faux riveting looks absolutely stunning! So love the metallic worn effect you created! Great!

Claudia x

Buttons said...

Fantastic tag Brenda. I bet your ladies will love making it. The snowman is ace too! Sounds like the girls will be able to build an even bigger version on Friday! Hugs, Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your tag looks great, love how the technique turns out.
Thanks for sharing the photos, they are full of joy.

Redanne said...

Hi Brenda, your tag is gorgeous with the pops of turquoise here and there and the faux riveting is wonderful and so perfect for a male theme. I think your ladies will love it. Thanks for visiting me and leaving lovely comments, they are much appreciated! Hugs, Anne x

Cath Wilson said...

Lovely artwork, Brenda but oh what a treat to see the joy on the faces of your Granddaughters - they're lovely. Very little snow here, so far but we're due a day and a half of it at the end of the week... with strong winds - yuk x

Terry said...

Brenda, the ladies will love this class! Great take on Tim's Faux Riveting technique! Love the text behind the typewriter! Congratulation on making top 5 and the honor is so deserved! Love the pictures of the girls playing in the snow! Reminds me of many years back - MANY! Big Hugs!

Sue said...

Fab tag Brenda its delicious congrats on making top 5!! and love the pics of the girls in the snow huggles hun x

Vicky said...

This is fabulous Brenda...and I love all your wonderful elements too hun...:o)

Big hugs Vicky xx

lynne said...

This sensational tag will certainly go down well with your ladies. Wonderful textures.
Such adorable photographs and cute snowman!
Wishes
Lynne

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag. Thanks for sharing the photos, looks like they had a fun time.
Yvonne x

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is one fantastic tag Hun the detail is just amazing hugs Cherylxxxx

TAM said...

Fabulous tag sounds just perfect for your class.
Don't you just love the curiosity of a child - great piccies.

butterfly said...

Ooh, scrumptious, grungy tag - and the hits of teal are right up my colour street at the moment!! Gorgeous techniques and a fab end result... and congrats on the LLC win!
Alison x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what a fab tag .... ingenius artwork!

Piarom said...

what a wonderful tag...I love the sewing and the turqouise!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your tag is gorgeous! Your ladies will have such a great day tomorrow. You are such a worthy winner with your gorgeous shadow box. I particularly lovely the white frame with the bright turquoise mannequin which worked so well. Lovely pic of your granddaughters. You made me smile about your ladies tomorrow wanting to do something for a man - in our house that means roast beef and yorkshire pudding!

Lucy x

catherine said...

A fantastic tag Brenda and sure the class will just love making this one. Looks like the little people had fun in the snow - my garden is covered in it and it's starting again now
x catherine

catherine said...

A fantastic tag Brenda and sure the class will just love making this one. Looks like the little people had fun in the snow - my garden is covered in it and it's starting again now
x catherine

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really stunning as always Brenda, I love the textures and colours and the embellishments are really fantastic. Lovely photo's too
Lindsay xx

Mrs.B said...

HI Brenda, Fabulous tag, love the touch of turquoise with the metal finish.
Gorgeous pics too.
Avril xx

Marjie Kemper said...

I intended to focus my comment on your stunning metal tag but I'm afraid your sweet granddaughters stole the show... LOVE their snowpeep... very creative!

nefertiti said...

very beautiful effect for this tag, I love the turquoise with the metal!!!bisous

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous! Love the metal and gears! Fabulous take...no matter how late!