Thursday, April 4, 2013

Time For A Good Book!

Do you have a difficult time deciding on a post title?  I know at times I sure do and it can take up some valuable time!  My little studious young man from Rogue Redhead Designs, was asking to come out and get all inky, so how could I refuse this little darling?
The arched frame of Tim's was cut using layers of chipboard and corrugated cardboard and then glued together.  This was covered with some paints, crackle and stain.  The back panel is card stock layered on chipboard and I did first splatter some leftover coffee on this!  The young man was stamped in Coffee Archival and then colored with markers and applicators.  He was then masked off and the Almanac background stamped in Brushed Corduroy, inked and splattered with water.
The tag background was inked over a Dylusions letter stencil with a Versamark pad and then clear embossed.  Once colored with distress inks, the embossing was removed via an iron!  Again we had to splatter with water!  I just love that effect!
The sentiment was stamped using Coffee Archival and clear embossed, inked and mounted on corrugated cardboard and I used a Stampin Up paper punch, so neglected!  The key and metal corners were inked and embossed, even though it does not show up very well in the photos! 

This tag will be linked to the following challenges:
Rogue Redhead Designs:  Sentimental Focus
Unruly PaperArts:  RAQ 1 Hardware
Inspiration Journal:  Marvelous Masks/Spectacular Stencils
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  A Very Strict Challenge
Craft-Room Challenge:  In the Library

Hope you are having a very creative week.  This is the first time I have had a chance to play this week!  Taking advantage of working in the yard before it becomes too hot!  Sorry that may have been cruel to hear for some of my friends in the colder climates!  If it helps, I pay for this will bad allergies!!!  Thank you for visiting and whatever you are doing - ENJOY!

Stamps:  Rogue Redhead Designs, Reading Plate
Inks:  Archival Coffee, Distress, Squeezed Lemonade, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Scattered Straw, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain
Vintage Photo Stain

42 comments:

Kathyk said...

Sadly most of my post titles are really rather pedestrian! Unlike yours this evening - fab project too - loving the corrugated cardboard arch ... and who doesn't love a good book

Kathyk

butterfly said...

Fantastic dimension in this absolute gem of a tag... The neutrals, the corrugated card, the book theme, the little theatre set he's standing on - this ticks every box for me - I absolutely love it, Terry!
Alison xx

Amy said...

Love what you've done ! I'm not good at post titles but hope what I post makes up for it !
Hugs

Yvonne Garner said...

Absolute perfection! Bravo, Terry!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous tag - love the Arch!

Kate said...

Love this! The background is very appropiate with this image. The corrigated cardboard arch is fabulous.
Kate

Vicki said...

Amazing tag! Love the dimension and the arch. Thanks for playing along with the Rogue Redhead Rebel Challenge - Sentimental Focus.

Dan said...

What a brilliant tag, it really set my memory working, thinking back to the books I used to read as a boy. Love it! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Debbie said...

Right up my alley, this tag is Terry! Been in the library field for over 30 years! Love the corrugated cardboard! Fabulous quote!

Toughest part about blogging is the title, for sure!

Wishes
Debbie
^..^

sandee said...

Love your tag and that quote is just awesome! And to answer your question about blog post titles..YES! That's why I do a word of the day on mine, lol waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Shelly Schmidt said...

Goodness- what an amazing tag- love the arch- and the corrugated cardboard arch....I grew up loving to read- I used to hide a flashlight in my room, and would read under the covers at night......till all hours of the night......

Marjie Kemper said...

This is awesome, Terry! Love the frame and the treatment of the corrugated cardboard plus so many other awesome deets!

Karin said...

Wow this tag is stunning! Love the quote too!

Brenda Brown said...

It was the muted colours that caught my attention first Terry and then drawn into the fabulous textures and design. This is a gorgeous creation, I adore it.
hugs {brenda} xox

Talis Bastelballon said...

Ein tolles Werk

Grüße Petra

craftattack said...

This is a gorgeous tag! Books are better than gardens in the pocket, they don't cause allergies! Valerie

Buttons said...

Such a gem of a tag Terry. Love the dimension of the arch and the faux batik background. Hugs, Jenny x

Redanne said...

Love how you created your amazing background with the help of an iron! It looks wonderful. Love the frame you created for the boy, the corrugated card gives an impression of age which is perfect for your tag. Love the way you did the sentiment too. Yes, I too have difficulty in thinking of titles...... Hugs, Anne x

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Wow what an amazing tag, Terry!!!
A gorgeous background, layering and stamping. One of the best tags I've ever seen...without doubt!
Found it on Pinterest...

Kind regards, Alie :-)

Sophie said...

Wow, Terry, das ist Spitze!

Pam said...

The arch frame layers look like a mini shadowbox! Very cool!!!

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, scrummy tag, love the vintage browns and creams and the corrugated card. I've just got these alterations as I love arches. Can't wait to have a play. Have a lovely weekend. xx

Electra said...

Yup. That was hard to hear. lol I love this tag, espcially the arched frame!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful tag, love the shape and depth you created.
Yvonne x

Shar said...

Fabulous! Love that arch and the great vintage look!

Thanks for playing the Sentimental Focus Rebel Challenge at RRD!

Esther said...

HI Terry - I can NEVER think of witty post titles, sit there for ages somtimes !! Your tag is just fabulous - love the layers and textures and every last inky bit of it (oh and water flicking is one of my favourite things to do to!!) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room..Esther xx

Cathy Michels said...

Beautiful piece! I love the 'old' look and feel you created with the colors and corrugated arch.

Lisa H said...

This is lovely! I especially like the stenciled background. Thanks you for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal. =)

2amscrapper said...

Terry, this is spectacular-you've created some great dimension. Wonderful entry for the Craft Room challenge.

Zoe Sanderson said...

Fantastic, love how you used Reading Relish he looks terrific under the arch. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Sharon said...

Wow fantastic Terry - love the 3D effect of the boy "inside" the arch!! Fabulous!

Sandra said...

What a really stunning tag, Terry! Yes, I sure do struggle with coming up with a great post title sometimes. I love the corrugated cardstock very much! Gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Vada said...

Oh Miss Terry, Outstanding Job!!
Thanks for stopping in, always enjoy hearing from you.
Hugs Vada

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Hi Terry
As a Bookworm for as long as I can remember well I absolutely love this.
The neutral colour palette is perfect.
Wishes
Lynne

wwilloww said...

I love your tag!!! I am planning on using that layering technique this month for a swap I'm in. I just love how yours turned out, especially with the corrugated portions showing through. Very artistic grunge for this tag. Good luck on your entries...

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry I gave up on trying to be creative with my titles. I just don't have the knack for it. LOL
What a wonderful tag. Your rocking the stamps for AO. I just knew you were a perfect fit.
Have a great weekend GF>
Hugs Lynn

Linda R said...

I just love seeing your tags my friend. And this one does not disappoint. Looks Fabulous.

I have a feeling it's going to be an extra hot summer. I do hope I'm wrong.

Hugs~

Maria said...

This is fantastic, I love the different techniques you've used, and the background looks great Thanks for joining in with our "in the library" challenge over at. Craft Room.

Maria x

Chris Warner said...

Ooooooo, love this tag, fab design, great colour work. Chris xxx

Debi said...

Terry, I'm really enjoying your creations at the moment, you're really coming into your own fab style, just love this, all that depth of texture- awesome, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

Pam said...

So cool! Love all the details!

hazel said...

A fabulous tag, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

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