Saturday, July 28, 2012

Enameled Birthday

It time for challenge 15 at Linda's and it's based, as always on CofCII by Mr. Grungemaster himself, Tim Holtz. This week our challenge is Enameled Metal and it's found on page 56.

Since I was such a baaaad Aunt Sue and brain farted Favorite Only Niece's birthday, I thought I'd go ahead and work a full month in advance and get Favorite Youngest Nephew's 13th birthday tag done using this challenge. I used t!m's gears texture fade for this and added a bunch of gears and screws (that John nicely cut the heads off of for me!) and I even found in my stash a piece of a ruler with "13" on it, so I added to the tag as well. I even used another technique in the book, Faux Patina, on the largest gear! Now I have a month to get a gift card and get it in the mail in a more timely fashion so it gets to him before  his birthday and not after like his sister's did! It's hell gettin' old, I tell ya!



7 comments:

Barbara said...

What a great way to use this background technique--turned out GREAT, and I really love the use of the measuring tape for the number.

Cheryl said...

Super cool embossing folder choice for this technique! Your project turned out great!

Anita Houston said...

So cool! I love that embossed pattern and it looks fab with this tech!!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag Sue! x

anna christensen crafts said...

Very cool tag and I love the addition of real 'hardwear' perfect for a 13 year old xx

Shelann said...

The clocks are perfecto for this technique. Your nephew is going to love it. Getting old is definately not for whimps.

Laura said...

oh boy- I've done a little with metal, but this technique and tag is gorgeous. Now I'm going to reward myself today by going and getting the book for this technique alone. :)