Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Go Green!

This morning I was looking through some of the pictures I took at CHA and realized I hadn't shared this tag on my blog yet. It's perfect for the Go Green challenge over at the Inspiration Journal blog!

I used the Sizzix Mini Cabinet Card die to create a background for my Steampunk men. After it was cut, I painted it with a Pitch Black Dabber and then sanded it. I used one of the Mini Gears from Sizzix to cut out the shape on the top. Then, I took the gear, painted it with a gold Dabber, and reinserted it into the Cabinet Card piece. To give the Mini Number an aged look, I dabbed it with Distress embossing ink and then sprinkled Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress embossing powder over it and heated it.

I created a little custom embellishment by painting an Idea-ology Game Piece with a Pitch Black Dabber and then screwed in one of the new Idea-ology Screw Eyes. It's attached to a Wire Pin that is in turn attached to a length of Crinkle Ribbon that was dyed with Black Soot Distress Stain.

The background was created with the Chalked Emboss technique from the Dec/Jan '12 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. This technique is a variation of my Chalk Pastel tech - super easy and a fun way to use those chalks! I used the Sizzix 'Rays' Texture fade to emboss my tag, and added strips of the new Commute Tissue Tape after embossing.

On the side of the tag I added a gear border that was cut with the Sizzix Steampunk On the Edge die and painted with a silver Dabber. The bottom of the cabinet card is embellished with one of the new Idea-ology File Tabs. The little clock behind the men is from the new Destinations Paper Stash from Tim Holtz.

Whew! Hard to believe there is that much going on on one little tag! Please make sure you visit the Inspiration Journal blog and join in with our Going Green challenge - we'd love to have you come and play! If you need any of the supplies I used, they can be purchased through Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Plus, you can use my coupon code - stamptramp - to receive 10% off your order!

19 comments:

  1. Wow shelly love this! Another wonderful creation, makes me want to get inky x

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  2. Loving your wonderful tag Shelly, such gorgeous embellishments. x

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  3. Shelly, your tag is so cool. I love the background and who doesn't love Tim's steampunk gentlemen? I wish I had my new Ideaology!!! I'm getting very impatient! :) Your tag is really wonderful! <3 Candy

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  4. Great tag. I love the layers and details you added. The gear border sticking out the side is such a perfect touch.

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  5. The colors on this tag are divine!! Love it!

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  6. Great tag...love the mini cabinet die and the colors are great.

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  7. Fantastic tag, I love green!

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  8. Shelly you are amazing!
    I love all your projects... when I saw them I'm always says to myself: "this is how I'd love to create!"
    Thanks to be a source of inspiration!!
    Manu

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  9. What a creative background and collage Shelly...gorgeous!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  10. What a fantastic and creative tag Shelly
    Love it very much.

    Greetings Janny

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  11. This tag is so cute and creative! I love it! :) Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

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  12. Love the green with the steampunk--it is so unexpected!

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  13. Очень красиво!!!!!!

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  14. All those layers make one fantastic tag! LOVE IT!

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  15. I just found your blog by following a post that you made on a blog that I followed from Tim Holtz' blog . It was a long string to randomly end up here, but it was worth it lol. Definitely subscribing. Your tags are awesome!

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  16. Absolutely fantastic! Colours are magical!

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