Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Under 30 minutes?

That's the title of the new challenge at Country View Challenges - ME make something in UNDER 30 minutes, you gotta be kidding, so what to do? I had been umming and erring for days before I decided that the best thing was to write myself out a recipe to follow and hope I could get it done in the time. Here are a few before, near the end and after photos, no process steps as that would have compromised me making sure I got done in the 30 minutes.


This is the recipe -
1. Take a tag and dip it in several watery washes of dark blue media fluid acrylics and dry to get a mottled effect.
2. Take a numbers text stamp, embossing ink and gold embossing powder and randomly stamp and emboss to create a design.
3. Tear a piece of patterned paper to fit across the middle of the tag and ink over it with chipped sapphire distress ink. Flick it with water and dry it then glue it onto the tag.
4. Add some torn strips of of tissue tape and blend the blue distress ink over that.
5. Stamp some text randomly over using watering can archival ink .
6. Take the embossing ink pad and run it roughly round the edges of the tag and sprinkle with gold frantage.
7.Grab some rusted embellishments, discarded fabric pieces and ribbon to build up a collage to finish it. 


Ok, I had a sort of design in my head so I gave myself permission to pull out most of the items I thought would work well together as I guessed it would take me more than half an hour to make decisions on what to choose and where to find all the bits. This is what I had.


I also got out the tools and supplies I had itemized in the recipe. Gluing all the metal bits on wasn't going to be easy under time constraints so I got the glue gun warming up too. At the same time I was writing my blog post, I always do this so that I capture the essence of the process with the write up as well as the photos.


I laid my desk out ready to start ......


.... and set the timer to go.


I worked through the steps dipping, drying, stamping, embossing and was really pleased with the progress I made, so much so that with still a little over 2 minutes to go I had finished all the steps  .....


.... and managed to grab the camera quickly to show you.


  So I pulled out some rustic ribbon (one of Tim's I think) inked it with the chipped sapphire and quickly stapled it to the top of the tag and managed to grab a photo of the finish line.


Two seconds left and yes I was done - phew the recipe had worked. I got the blue mottled background I wanted ....


.... and the rusted elements I collected together went on fine.


 The gold frantage picked up some of the text stamping as the archival ink must have still been wet.


Yes you can see hot glue in areas but that was the sacrifice for getting a mixed media tag done in 30 minutes .....


.... and because I had grabbed elements that were in bits boxes I had time to create the background and get it made up in the time. Yay.


Not too bad for a quick project - I'm sure it would have been a bit different if I'd given it the usual procrastination and over thinking time lol.


So if you fancy having a go then do pop over to the Country View Crafts challenge blog and see what the rest of the team have come up with and pop over to their blogs to see what sacrifices they made to get something finished in the 30 minutes.

Thanks for stopping by, have fun with your crafting this week.

hugs Brenda xxx

32 comments:

Joan Heath said...

Fabulous Tag, love it so many textures and embellishments. xx

Craftyfield said...

The blue and gold colours are glorious together and the rust embellishments are perfect!. Not only quick but beautiful too...

Helen said...

love the rich blue! great elements on your tag.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful make - can't believe that one can create this in this time! Amazing Brenda!

Susanne said...

Awesome tag, I think you did a lot in such short time! Well done!

sally said...

Wonderful colour combination! It's amazing how much one can get done when you have your back to the wall!

Sally x

Valerija said...

Stunning project. Love everything about this tag!
Valerija xx

Jane said...

What a great tag Brenda, I do love blue!! I agree how hard it is to make something in that time and I needed lots of cheats. You managed to get lots of your lovely textures on your tag...gorgeous! Hope you are keeping well? We must catch up soon. Hugs xxx

Theresa said...

great tag Brenda. The background color is a favorite and the rusty look of the embellishments is great too. thanks as always for sharing.

Nikki Acton said...

Gorgeous! Off to find my frantage... xx

Team Clark said...

Well done, Brenda! You amaze me and inspire me continually. This is super cool, I love the embossing in gold against the blue. Wonderful, wonderful work! Hugs, Autumn

hazel said...

Wow Brenda! This is amazing and to think you made it in just under half and hour - the colours and textures are fabulous.
xxx Hazel.

Monika Gulyas said...

Indeed, making a mixed media tag under 30 minutes, that's fantastic! I love your blue with the gold and the rustic elements! Big hugs

Sue said...

This is amazing Brenda, the gold embossing and the blues is so rich, just yummy! xx

Corrie Herriman said...

Gorgeous as always Brenda !
Corrie x

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Brenda. I think forcing yourself to work over a limited time might be a good idea as you just have to get on with it. Must try it. Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

Hazel Agnew said...

A great tag Brenda. Love the gold frantage! Xx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Fabulous tag Brenda, love all the rust and blue and gold frantage were made for each other, love it xx

Meggymay said...

A great piece in your time limit it would have taken me hours for something like this.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Awesome work, Brenda!

Deb Riddell ~ Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Wow, that is impressive Brenda, would have taken me all day to make that gorgeous layered tag, love it! Deb xo

Anita Houston said...

30 minutes if super impressive for this tag. The gold embossing on the blue gorgeous background is just fabulous.

A Pink said...

I'd say that's definitely mission accomplished with impressive style and a fantastic outcome Brenda . Those ocean deep blues with all those fantastic rusty elements = LOVE .
Great job!
hugs x

Jackie P Neal said...

Bravo Brenda!!! I don't know if i could have put together a tag as cool and well placed as this in that short time- you rocked it!
hugs,Jackie
by the way, I did not see any signs of hot glue! ")

rachel said...

this looks amazing to me Brenda - good job you had those rusted elements already made ...awesome work - that blue is beautiful and the texture totally lush!!! Hugs rachel x

Joi at RR said...

AWED - Incredible - YOU never cease to amaze me dear Brenda. WOW. Xj.

Evelyn Walter said...

brilliant tag, dear Brenda! I did my card the same way - first grab all items, because: admittedly: most of the time goes bye with searching for the right things ;-)
xx Evelyn

Mrs.B said...

A fabulous tag Brenda amazing background. Well don you on achieving the 30mins.
Avril xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

The blue, gold and rust combination is a winner but to make this in less than 30 minutes is so impressive! This is truly fabulous! Chrisx

Carol said...

AWESOME - as always love everything!! xx

Sara Barker said...

IMPRESSIVE! I think it took 30 minutes for my computer to load your post! What a beautiful background to show off those rusted bits! I am so inspired! Have to get some Valentine's Day cards in the mail TODAY, so I may be inspired to try some of your techniques-organizing your products and writing the recipe are winning tips! Hugs!

Sara Barker said...

OK, I just finished my 30 minute or less project,and it looks like well, you know! I have even a GREATER appreciation for your lovely tag now! Hugs!