Thursday, March 7, 2013

These Eyes!

Yesterday I made it into my craft room to actually tidy up a bit and instead this happened!  First I thought about an eye looking through the new movers and shapers pocket watch die I own and then I saw a little tag laying around and thought the Steamy Punk Eyes, would look so cool on a tag.  Well of course the tag at hand was too small, so out came Tim's mini tag die and it all began!  Now that pocket watch was not going to go unused! 

All these delicious stamps are from Artistic Outpost.  Eyes were stamped with Archival black, I then used a VersaMark pen around the glasses and gold embossed.  Colored the eyes and then masked off before inking, flicking and splattering! 
The tag background was inked with various Distress colors, more of the above, dried and then stamped the gears in a random pattern using Black Walnut.  I actually added a light sprinkle of gold EP, heat set and then ironed this off in hopes that a little of the gold would remain and it did!
I used the resist piece of newsprint for the sentiment!  I thought that made a nice background!
For the pocket watch, I cut black chip board twice and glued together.  Made a little frame insert using Spellbinders circles and the clock was stamped in black archival on the same newsprint.  This was put together and then clear embossed several times to give a real pocket watch kind of look! 
We are popping over to Inspiration Journal as they are wanting us to "Add A Little P.O.P" and  Simon Says Stamp and Show is "By The Numbers."   Also am linking this up to V's Sweet Ideas for their "Masculine Theme."If you have some Artistic Outpost stamps, there is the March Referral Program and always a chance to win!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful week and have great and fun plans for the weekend!   I will be going to the Carson Stamp Convention this weekend and that should be some great fun and I am sure not very costly at all! 

Stamps:  Artistic Outpost, SteamPunk, Industrial Backgrounds, Whimsical Melange
Inks:  Distress, Tattered Rose, Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean Frayed Burlap, Black Walnut, Archival Black,
Marker: Stampin Up for the eyes
Distress Stain, Broken China, Bundled Sage, Walnut Stain
VersaMark Pen and Ink
Gold EP


50 comments:

Kate said...

Another awesome tag, Terry! I love the gold specticles and the pocket watch! Such a wonderful masculine theme.
Kate

Brenda Brown said...

I love how you tidied your craft room lol. You managed to find a home for that fabulous pocket watch and I bet you put that tag die tidily back on the shelf when you finished with it. Of course inbetween time you waved a magic wand and this tag was created and one amazing tag at that. Love what you did.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Marjie Kemper said...

That's a beauty! I love it when I'm intending to clean but the supplies say PLAY. Your tag is gorgeous, Terry.

Michele said...

VERY cool and slightly mysterious as well! xo

inkypinkycraft said...

That is my kind of tidying ! A wonderful tag hugs trace x

Chelle Fowler said...

That pocket watch is FANTASTIC!!! it is certainly an amazing P.O.P. on this cool tag!! Thank you for playing along with the Inspiration Emporium Monthly Challenge!!

SanDee1899 said...

Just love what you did here such an amazing project - WOW!
XOXO
SanDee

craftattack said...

Beautiful and fun tag! HUgs, Valerie

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful and very masculine tag - looks really fantastic.

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, what a fabulous tag, love those eyes and that gorgeous pocket watch. I'm allergic to tidying up, it brings me out in a cold sweat. Te He. xx

Redanne said...

Love what you did on this tag, the pocket watch looks quite realistic with it's pop element and those glasses are fabulous too. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

Love the background and the pocket watch and those eyes! They follow you around! Hugs, Jenny x

Netty said...

Fabulous and very inventive tag Terry. Enjoy your trip out...not expensive....ha...pull the other one...lol Hugs Annette x

Sharon said...

Wow - looks amazing!!!

Pam said...

Very cool tag, and loving the pocket watch! Have a great time at the convention!!!

Alexa said...

Wish my tidying up activities produced such creativity!!! Really brilliant tag with so many great elements and clever touches. Xx

Alexa said...

Wish my tidying up activities produced such creativity!!! Really brilliant tag with so many great elements and clever touches. Xx

Maelchen said...

This is just awesome, Terry! I just found you at Simon Says Stamp's and am impressed! I love the colours and the way you produced your little watch! Thanks for the tutorial and inspiration! Have to try something like this myself!
Greets, Manu

Candy C said...

Terry...Your tag is awesome! I love the distressed, blended colors of your background. That sprockets nad gears look fantastic stamped onto the background! Love the pocket watch! The eyes have it! :) Those eyes peering out through those spectacles are awesome! Great job on this challenge! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

BarbaraW said...

Love your tag. You really rocked the watch.

Gaby Bee said...

Your tag looks fantastic, Terry!

Enjoy your day and make some fab art!

Gaby xo

Beverly Sager said...

How fun! Love the monacle and esp the embossed watch. Super job!

Beverly

Sandi McLean said...

What a fun tag! A bit creepy but so much fun too. Busy trying to "spring clean" ... finding all sorts of unfinished bits that I just have to stop and work on LOL

1CardCreator said...

Mwa ha ha ha, not very costly at all, what stamp convention could you go to without spending! Your tag is awesome Terry and I love the watch and all you did to make it look so real! Have fun this weekend! ~Diane

Jingle said...

This is SUCH an awesome tag! I love it!

Krisha said...

WOW Terry! This is an awesome, awesome tag!! I can't believe you made the pocket watch, it is just fabulous!!!!!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

So fabulous and I love the gold embossed spectacles you created and also the pocket watch.
Wonderful attention to detail.
Have a lovely weekend Terry.
Wishes
Lynne

butterfly said...

Fantastic tag, Terry - the pocket watch looks just wonderful, and I love the gold-rimmed spectacles too! The black frame to the whole thing also adds some extra P.O.P.!!
Alison xx
(Oh, by the way - right back at you with the thanks for the dedicated blog visiting and commenting - it's great to have you as a crafty friend!)

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

What a great tag Terry!

greetings, Alie :-)

Ira Huberts said...

These eyes are indeed remarkable Terry, as is your fantastic looking tag as a whole! Awesome! Ira x
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Linda R said...

Amazing.. LOve how you made the watch. So clever. Maybe I should head up to my craft room to clean. I might get a project done. LOL...

Happens to me all the time.

Hugs~

Debbie said...

What a gorgeous manly tag Terry! Fabulous details and I love that pocket watch! Bravo!

Wishes
Debbie
^..^

Sophie said...

Wow! Terry, was für ein cooles Tag.
Großartig mit den Augen, der Brille...
ach einfach alles ist spitzenmäßig.
Ich bin total begeistert.

Chapeau!

Karin said...

A gorgeous, beautful colored and detailed tag!

Meggymay said...

Fabulous Tag Terry, the watch looks awesome.
Yvonne x

Sandra said...

Such a gorgeous tag! Love the pocket watch and the colors are super! Really stunning! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Anita Houston said...

Love these AO images and the steampunk feel here! The pocket watch is perfect...very masculine! We've got your number this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show. Thank for playing along!

Lynn Stevens said...

Great use of those steampunk eyes Terry.
I never seem to get to the tiding up either. To many temptations! LOL
Hugs Lynn

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Awesome tag Terry with very beautiful and great details.
Greetings Janny

Gillian .... said...

Loving this tag Terry, the pocket watch is fantastic.

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a great tag - everything is executed perfectly!
Rinda

Lisa H said...

What a great tag! I hope you are having fun at the stamp show. ;-) Thanks for joining in the challenge at Inspiration Emporium!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Terry! This is SO cool and super creative, and I would LOVE to have you share it at V's Sweet Ideas where this month our theme is Masculine Cards. It would be a blessing to us if you would consider joining us and sharing your wonderful art.
Blessings,
Karen
V's Sweet Ideas

2amscrapper said...

Love this one!

Sherry said...

It's fabulous Terry and that pocket watch has come out a treat xx

Belladonna said...

I love the way the watch is dimentional!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Really wonderful, love all on it!

Mrs.B said...

Fantastic Tag Terry!
Avril xx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Just love how you put this together, Love those eyes!

gRiSeL™ said...

LOVE your vintage tag!! It's super creative and clever!! I'm so glad you played along with us at V's Sweet Challenge! (:

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