Hello all! Alison (butterfly) here, and delighted to be back after a break. I'm so grateful to Jennie for letting me take a sabbatical while I was busy with theatrical life in New York. And I'm sorry that my first post back is a few hours late - computer troubles I'm afraid. But (fingers crossed) it all seems okay, so I'm here with a timely tag!
I'm going to keep it quick today so as to get as close to the deadline as possible! I created this using the fantastic Time and Keys plate and a tag background which had been floating around on my table for months.
I put texture paste (this was the new Ranger Texture Paste if I remember rightly) through the Tim Holtz Gothic stencil and then used Distress Stains in some of my favourite blues and greens to tint the whole thing.
I was inspired to create my platinum watch case by some fabulous pocket watch pendants I found at a street market in New York. I stamped the back of the watch case in embossing ink and used platinum embossing powder to create a vintage sheen. I blended over some Walnut Stain and Black Soot Distress Inks to highlight the intricate detailing.
For the watch face I stamped the front twice - once to create the platinum frame, and another version where I used fine detail black embossing powder for the numbers and clock hands.
I cut and layered them together and then mounted the front and the back on layers of padded tape to give extra dimension.
The quote was also embossed using the fine detail black powder, and I inked the edges with Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap.
I layered the whole thing onto one of the pre-printed Prima tags as it seemed to need a bit of a frame.
Some satiny ribbon from my stash tops the whole thing off.
I'm pretty pleased with my vintage pocket watch - and I can only apologise that it doesn't keep better time! Still, I'm only a couple of hours late, so I hope you'll forgive me.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll find time to join in with our Christmas Is Coming challenge this month. You don't have to use Artistic Stamper stamps, but if you do you get two entries to the prize draw, so come and play along.
Artistic Stamper stamps: Time and Keys
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Gothic
Distress Inks - Pumice Stone, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap
Distress Stains - Evergreen Bough, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce
Embossing Powders - Ebony Superfine and Platinum
Treasure Gold, Ribbon and printed tag from my stash