Saturday, March 19, 2016

Nautical Steampunk Shadowbox Tag using Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz products (Inspired by Tim Holtz' Tags of 2016)

Inspired by Tim Holtz' March Remix for the Tags of 2016 Challenge - the imagination in that man releases the crafting juju in so many of us - I got a little carried away.  Graphic 45's new Voyage Beneath the Sea paper line opens up a world filled with 20000 leagues of Steampunk happiness.   Tim Holtz' dies provided the most perfect setting for this tiny crafty adventure.   Clipping pieces off some old stashed florals, adding a few handmade resin pieces and that gorgeous red haired mermaid from G45 -- it turned out striking.

I created a small box out of carstock reinforced with medium weight chipboard to fit behind the tag die cut.  A piece of acetate covers the hole to create a "window" view.  The shiny blue "coral" inside the shadowbox are punches from Tim's new Branch punch.

Most resin pieces were from Martha Stewart and Mod Podge silicone molds.  The diving helmet was from a mold that I had made from a pendant. Real seashells were found on the beach during a past vacation to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the real watch parts are from RedRooster UK.   
Metal Film (the shiny blue and green on the cardboard) is Minc Reactive Foil.  Fibers and laces are from a local craft shop & art boutique here in Blackfoot, Idaho, the Stinkin' Cute Scrapook Shop & Boutique.  After making the first one, I decided to make more for a swap I had joined over at Mini Album Scraps.
Backs of shadowbox tags have a pocket for a personal note or gift card, sides are decorated with Inka rubs and raised glued "webs".

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

GIANT Steampunk Halloween Skull Tag with interactive "DOOR" and tags (Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 inspired)

I made this extra large tag back in 2013 for a challenge in TCH and since MAS is planning a GIGANTIC Tag Swap (with a tag 7"x12") soon, I'm pulling some pics over from my old blog to compare and remind myself with -- HUGE TAGS ARE SO MUCH FUN!! You can make them the centerpiece for home decor, like on a mantle, or for when you give a gift the needs a presentation piece (like cash or a gift card).
This tag is about 7x5 without the dangle

Back of tag has some "little" tags and tickets and a pocket to hold them under the Tim Holtz apothecary bottle die cuts

 The Skulls are Tim Holtz stamps that I stamped, scanned and enlarged on my printer and cut out of white cardstock as are some of the other images (Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Apothecary CMS138)

 The eye on the back was CUT of a pretty model from a magazine, mwhahaha and the red eye is a clear resin dome that I painted the back with acrylic paint.  The "31" and bottles are Tim Holtz die cuts.
 Mr. Seymour Bones is from Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells paperline.  The "door" is Tim Holtz Vintage Cabinet die and using the Movers Shapers Mini Cabinet Card to cut out the inside.
Charms and beads are from my stash, some from ebay, other's are Tim Holtz, Wishbone and Apothecary labels are Tim Holtz.  The door is on hinges and the creepy skeleton hand charm is on a rhinestone brad that allows it to rotate to be the door's "LOCK".