Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Time Waits for No One

The theme this week at
Tick Tock - #40

I have a couple of stamps that would fit this theme
quite nicely, but then I looked at my collection
of tags that already have backgrounds
and found the perfect one.

This background tag has a twin as when I stamped them
they were pushed next to each other
and so each tag got half a clock.

I had started off blending Distress Ink colours together,
probably a mix of 'mustard seed' and 'fired brick'.
(I say 'probably' as these tags were done some time ago,
before I owned 'spiced marmalade', and I know
if you blend yellow, red, yellow and just a tad more red,
you get a lovely rich orange colour)

I stamped the winged clock from Graphic 45 "Happy Hauntings"
with 'jet black' Archival Ink 
and gently blended 'spiced marmalade' and 'seedless preserves'
for a bit of contrast to the background.

The quote is hand written on scraps of white card
blended with 'seedless preserves' and just a smidge of 'vintage photo'.

The winged clock and the words were fussy cut
and popped onto dimensionals.

Background clocks are Tim Holtz and ?

To finish I dragged a piece of muslin through 'seedless preserves'
and tied it through the hole on the tag.

Happy Crafting!!!


  1. I have noticed, Helen, that you have used this same "font" before, and, now, know what it is! ;-) You have a gift here! I love the idea of stamping two tags at the same time, each with half of the stamp. I will definitely try this technique. I also like the idea of creating several tag backgrounds at the same time and saving the "extras" for use later. Going to do that, too. As long as I have everything out, might as well make good use of those supplies, right? Great tag today, my friend!

  2. Wonderful colour combo and Kay's right; what a great idea to do two together. I was going to play this week but haven't had any time yet ! Love your's though !!
    Corrie x

  3. This is beautiful Helen. The winged clock is fabulous and I love the gorgeous colours.
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  4. Love these zingy colours Helen and what a great idea to make several together like that! Vicky x

  5. Love the colours on this. Fantastic work x


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