Tim's fantastic tags. Still two behind, though! I'm hoping to catch up tomorrow. I will be sorry not to have them to look forward to each day, but also a bit relieved. Keeping up with Tim is hard work!
I don't have a lot to say about Tag #8. I didn't have the stencil, so I googled it and found an image that was remarkably close to the real thing. I printed out on a transparency and, after thickening the lines a bit with a Sharpie, it was ready to cut. I made my own clock by embossing a pocket watch stamp and sponging it with white. All stamps, except for the flourish, are by Oxford Impressions.
My first struggle was the rosette - did I have the die? Of course not! I love it, but I haven't had the chance to pick it up. After a great tip (cut a strip with scallop scissors and accordion fold) from my friend, Louise , I was in business. First, I made it too big. Then, I cut it down and it was too small. Grrr.....so I added a pretty little ruffle made from crepe paper that I sprayed with my homebrew glimmer mist (which I also used for the Antiqued Glimmers background - a fantastic Technique Junkies tech from the 12/09 newsletter). Instead of tinsel, I edged mine in glitter.
I didn't have the medallion from the die, of course, so I punched a disc from black cardstock and glued my rusty star to it. I coated it with Glossy Accents (love the idea with the letters and had to use it somewhere else!). While I was digging through my vintage button stash, I came across an old jingle bell that ended up being the perfect accent. I was also happy to be able to use all my pretty buttons - I tend to hoard them and it's nice to show them off!
The big background stamp is from Oxford Impressions and is, sadly, no longer available. Maybe you could petition Suzanne to add it back to her line. It's an awesome stamp!