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Well, I finally managed to complete my May submission to Tim's 12 Tag of 2012. ( Tim's tutorial regarding techniques used, particularly enamelling the flowers, is available on the previous red link) I did not have any tissue paper so instead I used baking parchment, which worked just as well. Stamped images from TH Stampers Anonymous- Haberdashery. Distress Inks used on the tag as follows, Frayed Burlap and Vintage Photo, with some Peacock Feathers. On CC101 Tim spoke about inking stamps and as I had never used these stamps before I should have known better as my first image was not satisfactory. However, there are no mishaps in crafts..............(.she says convincingly !!) I stamped the image once again and cut out the bodice to cover the first one. Of course my imagination then came in to play and I dressed the bodice with organza ribbon and lace, adding a small metal butterfly that my mum had given to me. I had purchased some small watch parts from Happy Daze, which I adhered to the lace and centre of the butterfly.
A pre-punched butterfly from my stash was cut in half and inked with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.( I love this colour) The butterfly wings were also adhered to the bodice giving a Steam Punk look. I recycled a plastic measuring tape that I had and using a gold paper fastener I hung the cute hanger ( gifted by my mum) and metal sentiment, both from the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Range.
It has been ages since I used my Ranger Melting Pot and I really enjoyed enamelling the flowers.( also made a few embellies too, which you will see another day) My dad cut a wooden spool in half and I inked it with vintage photo, adhered the flowers at the back, wrapped some recycled twine around and hey presto all it needed was a safety pin ( recycled from a new garment price tag) and some hand-dyed ribbon.
As I 'recycled' my metal butterfly, plastic tape measure, twine and safety pin I am submitting this piece in the Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-invent Challenge. As Make it Monday challenge is always Anything Goes I shall also submit my tag there too. The Craft Barn Challenge is Faux Finishes and as the flowers are enamelled I shall enter there as well.
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