Monday, 4 March 2013

Photographs - the Vintage Picture Wheel

I had great fun creating my photo wheel and making up this size 10 tag.


It all started with a beige wheel (Tim Holtz Picture Wheel die) that I distressed using walnut stain and tarnished brass DSs, defining the edge with walnut stain DI and then covering it with clear EP to give it a shiny effect. The photos are all from Tim's Lost and Found paper stash and fitted the little apertures perfectly.


The tag was smooshed with picket fence, antiqued bronze, tarnished brass and vintage photo DSs, sprayed with water and dried and then I dipped and dried using up the last remnants of the ink. I collected together a number of Tim Holtz stamps, The Boys, Odds and Ends, Curiosities and Little Labels, stamping over the tag with black archival and then made up the little clock, ticket and main word label 'Photographs' as I want to enter the 'Layers and Word' challenge at Frilly and Funkie. I also noticed that Simon Says Stamp and Show wants to see numbers this week and this fits beautifully with the clock, ruler and other numbers.


I collect vintage bits and pieces when I can find them and last week I found an old lotto set in an antique store so I have lots of fabulous old number pieces to add to my work, the nib is from a set of old nibs I bought off Ebay and the clock has an old watch part that I got from a car-boot sale - love it.

The tissue tape layer is from Tim's new set - Elements and I have added part of a bingo embossing folder, some filmstrip and a spinner. Gosh I think there's enough layers and numbers here don't you?


Right I've got some 'real' work I have got to get finished and out, then I shall be back at my craft desk later.

Have a productive week whatever you will be doing and thanks for stopping by to see me.

hugs {brenda} x0x

Other challenges to have fun with -
The Artistic Stamper - Tags
Wow - Anything Goes embossing (the picture wheel)


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78 comments:

Juls said...

Really fun idea, love every detail!! Hugs Juls

DesignerDiva said...

OMG! this is stunning Brenda, just perfection!
Hugs Laurie xx

Terry said...

I wanted to do that with my "waiting ladies," but obviously did not! Brenda, this is so striking! Love how your creative brain works and arrange all the bits and pieces! Hugs!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

SO many amazing elements.
Brenda we would have a fun time shopping together as I also always make use of vintage Lotto/Bingo counters and cards and also vintage pen nibs and watch parts. It makes crafting all the more enjoyable when we can source those little bits 'n' pieces ourselves.
Have a creative week.
Wishes
Lynne

artwolf2009 said...

thanks to you I can´t wait to get that die :)

Fliss said...

A really stunning tag Brenda and the picture wheel looks totally amazing.
I really want that die too!
Hugs, Fliss xx

Fandhmum said...

Hi Brenda,
This is so inspirational, I have just had my picture wheel die so will now need to have a play.
Rosie x

Redanne said...

I have loved using this new wheel die too and love what you did with yours! Great embellishments too and lots of lovely layers. A beautiful tag. Hugs, Anne x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous!

Chrissy said...

Wonderful Brenda, love the colours, textures and details...fantastic tag.

luv CHRISSYxx

perfectly4med said...

Perfect Holtz-esque creation :)

Thanks for joining us at WOW! Embossing Powder March Challenge and good luck!

Neil

Suzi B said...

Fabulous tag, love everything about it especially the photo wheel... fabulous idea!
Suzi B xe

Rosie said...

Wow, your tag is gorgeous, love it

Daniele said...

fabbie tag Brenda, loving all those details
hugs

Netty said...

Terrific tag Brenda and love the photo wheel. Annette x

Buttons said...

This feels like so much more than a tag Brenda. I adore what you have done with the picture wheel and your additional ephemera make the whole project sing. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie with this gem. Hugs, Jenny x

Margreet said...

A real Brenda tag...so beautiful...love the colours and every detail!
xxx Margreet

inkypinkycraft said...

This is absolutely fab! I love everything aboutit! Hugs trace x

Dagmar said...

Wow - a fantastic TAG - exactly those negatives here I have original photographs of the past - it's so beautiful

Anita Houston said...

LOVE IT!!! Fabulous use of the film wheel! Most excellent tag!

Ana K. said...

Fantastic tag..now I "must" buy wheel die :) Really love your ideas!
Hugs from Slovenia

505whimsygirl said...

Wow Brenda! I love this tag! But really, I love everything you share.

Yes, I'm ready for warmer weather too. We've had a few snow flurries today but the sun is still out!

Hugs,
Kay

craftytrog said...

Fabulously vintage...I love it Brenda! xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous vintage piece Brenda, I love love the picture wheel. Your use of numbers is fantastic. Wonderful design and layout. This is one of my favourites of yours. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

butterfly said...

Killer tag, Brenda - this is one of my all-time favourites of yours... everything is just perfect - a huge old WOW from me!!
Alison x

Meggymay said...

Fantastic photo wheel and a great tag. I must keep a look out for this die shape.
Yvonne x

catherine said...

This is just so fantastic brenda and I am desperate to get my hands on this die!!!
x catherine

2amscrapper said...

among my faves!

Sue said...

Gorgeous Brenda your so creative huggles hun Sue J xxx

June Macfarlane said...

Fabulous stamping Brenda and love the layers, its a great piece
hugs June x

Artyjen said...

Ooh absolutely scrummy tag. Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month. :)
xoxo Sioux

nefertiti said...

Fantastic tag Brenda! I love its vintage aspect!!! bisous

Sophie said...

Ich muss nach Luft schnappen, Brenda.
Das ist ein groƟartiges Tag!!!

Donna Gibson said...

Great tag Brenda! I just got that picture wheel die but haven't used it yet. You did a great job with this and I love that you added a spinner to the center! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

Rita said...

Fabulous tag Brenda. It really looks wonderful with the picture wheel. Hugs Rita xx

Karin said...

Beautiful tag, love the fotowheel!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

WOW I miss my words, what an unique incredible fabulous collage tag! The little photos around, what an great idea!Really a breathtaking art work.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm really a bit behind with my comments, so sorry. You've been very creative the last few days, wonderful pieces of art to see.

Candy C said...

Brenda...I am IN LOVE with your big tag! It's so gorgeous! Your Picture Wheel is amazing! So grungy but so beautifully done!!! Love that balance between vintage and grunge! I love the way you have taken so many Tim elements and collaged them so perfectly on this piece! Your use of numbers for this challenge is perfect! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Tamika said...

Totally cool!!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Wonderful! what a fun thing to make!

Lucy x

Shirley Chillman said...

Now this is really cool Brenda I love it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Maelchen said...

I just found you at Simon Says Stamp's and am happy about it, dear Brenda! I love your vintage, detailed work and will come to visit regularly now!
Greets, Manu

1CardCreator said...

Awesome piece so clever with the photos in the wheel! ~Diane

Kim Dellow said...

Ooo totally love that Brenda! have a great weekend. Kim

Marjie Kemper said...

Ooooooh, Brenda, I love what you did with that wheel! This tag screams "Beautiful" in every direction. Off to pin...

Candy C said...

Congrats on your $50.00 credit voucher win at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Have fun spending your money! :) <3 Candy

Candy C said...

Ooops...I hit "send" to soon! I also wanted to congratulate you on your TOP THREE recognition at Simon Says Stamp and Show for your gorgeous project last week! You're cleaning house this week! <3 Candy

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

OMW! Your tag is stunning Brenda! Congrats on your big success at the Simon Says challenge :)) xxx

Maura said...

Stunning! Great use of materials and love the design. Congrats on your double win at SSS!

butterfly said...

Huge congrats! Am cheering for you and this project!!
Alison xx

Paper Profusion said...

This is very much an exceptional tag Brenda and so worthy of the win. Congratulations! Nicola x

Izzwizz said...

Congratulations on the SSS&S top three, well -deserved! And the big prize too :-) fab project. Maddy x

Hzleyes48 said...

Absolutely awesome!!!!!

Candy C said...

Brenda...way to go, girl! I am so happy for you and this well deserved and special recognition that you're receiving as one of Tim's Noteworthy Blogs. Your picture wheel tag is an absolutely stunning piece and I think Tim is right...it would make a wonderful journal cover!

Tincan Crafter said...

I use to have one of those toys that used the picture wheel thingies. We ha a whole series of Superman comics on them. I have always loved that thing. The picture wheel always makes me feel soooooo nostalgic. This piece was so beautiful. I came here via the Tim Holtz blog - so glad that he mentioned you - I am going to start following!

Redanne said...

Woo hoo Brenda! Congratulations on being chosen as one of Tim's noteworthy blogs! So well deserved. Hugs, Anne x

Julia S-W said...

Congratulations Brenda for being a noteworthy blog - we already knew that of course! So I missed this fabulous piece of art.
Juliaxx

butterfly said...

Oh, how fantastic, Brenda... as you know, this was a huge favourite for me - seems I'm in good company! Huge congratulations! Shall we do a happy dance together?!
Alison xx

Winnie said...

What a fun way you used the wheel die and how the entire piece turned out. Congratulations on Tim's acknowledgement of blogworthy..Very excited for you.

Noreen said...

A beautiful piece - and the picture wheel is perfect for it.

Noreen
http://craftyjournal.com

Maria Levine said...

WOW, totally awesome! I love it! I have the picture wheel die I need to play with it! Love the tag size. Congrats on being featured on Tim's blog!

Boo said...

Wonderful Tag.

Gillian .... said...

Mahoosive congrats my friend, couldn't of happened to a lovelier talented person. Love that pin wheel, so cool xx

Paper Profusion said...

Back again - major congrats on being mentioned by 'Tim' - well deserved - enjoy all the attention! Nicola x

Leonie Castro said...

Fun use of wheel die will need to get this I am inspired! Tfs
hugs
Leonie

Michelle Webb said...

It's a cracking tag Brenda, love the pictures in each little window. I really love the colours too. Well done in being featured on Tim's blog too. Well deserved. Michelle xx

Nancy B said...

Beautiful tag and very clever idea to use those pictures on the wheel!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh man thst is just so cool, love the vintage feel to it!!

TAM said...

Congratulations on being picked as a blogworthy site to visit and having Tim Holtz as a fan, understandably so because your work is fabulous

Heather Smith said...

I LOVE your tag! So much goodness going on there and congratulations on the feature. I am so happy he does this because I now have even more blogs to check out. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Marjie Kemper said...

Best use of picture wheel.... evah! Love this gorgeous tag, Brenda, with so many fantabulous details. And woohoo on the link @ Tim's blog!!

Kelly Neis said...

Love your tag!!
Hugs Kelly

Gypsy Chaos said...

What an inspiration! Nice layout. Certainly blogworthy, as Tim stated.

Gypsy Chaos said...

What an inspiration! Nice layout. Certainly blogworthy, as Tim stated.

Caroline said...

Gosh, I came from TH's blogworrhy & I am not surprised you are on it. Congrats for that & a great tag! :)

Kharprashm said...

Quite beautiful. Nice composition and choice of colors and textures.

MissDinTexas said...

I adore your gorgeous tag and absolutely love the way it all came together. And how it all came together is why I came to your lovely blog.The link said you would teach us how to take something new and make it look vintage with our "on hand supplies". And this tute touched on the subject but I guess I am looking for more of how your process works.I really really hopevyou do another on this subject soon.Frankly I think I am madly in love with your work, and I am bookmarking and definitely coming back.
Thank you so much for sharing.
"Happy Crafting"