Monday, October 15, 2012

A Different Kind of Tag Challenge & A GIVE-A-WAY

Over at Frilly and Funkie there is a great challenge. Hosted by one of my friends Anita Houston her challenge to us was to make a tag but switch it up a little bit. For this challenge I went with three tags and attached them all together to make a hanging or just something you could set on display. This was a fall theme but instead of leaves and things I just went with fall colors. I'm also entering this one into this weeks Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge, "My Favorite Technique"...I really wanted to do a Tim Holtz technique called Riveted Patchwork. This technique is listed in his book A Compendium of Curiosities and it's a good one. If you don't have this book yet, you really should invest, it's chock full of great techniques. I also used his technique called Shattered Stains" for the butterflies on this, I love the way the crackle paint and stains look with this effect. I have attached it all together with some grungeboard hinge hardware, that I made look rusty  and then added lots of gears and flowers. The words are "Life is a Journey," and were added with Tim's Idea-ology alpha parts. I also made a matching top (so you can't see the un-kept inside) and some ribbon for hanging, but it also looks great just laying on top if you don't want to hang it.
Here are some pictures of my project for these challenges.









Ok, so my picture taking skills aren't so great but it really looks much better in person haha!!
This project is also going to be a GIVE-A-WAY!!!
YAY!! I love making these projects but I love to share them even more and what better way to Thank my loyal Followers than to give them something I have made?? So all you have to do to be entered into this random drawing is:
A. Must Be a Follower of My Blog 
B. Leave a comment below
C. Leave a way to contact you if you win!!

I will take entries until Saturday October 20th 11:00pm EST
Check back on Sunday the 21st to see if you won!! There might also be a special surprise too.. :)



35 comments:

  1. Great work! Love the way you joined it together.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn
    mcgoo4(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Wow! This project is so impressive.. the finish looks like mica.. you've done a fantastic job on this one.. your work is such an inspiration!

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  3. That is amazing piece of art! I loved looking through your post tonight what a talent you have!

    Michelle S

    mcs 437(at)att(dot)net

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  4. I am a follower now!

    Great piece of ART! I love how it looks like mica...I also love the riveted patchwork. I used that on one of my art pieces.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  5. oh this is a marvel. wonderful Claudine..Bravo.
    hugs,
    susan s.!

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  6. Awesome project Claudine. I love your work - you are so creative.
    Donna Jean Eno
    donnajeaneno@yahoo.com

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  7. It looks wonderful! If only I could do something so beautiful! You are a true inspiration!

    Lisa
    tweetybassmom65@yahoo.com

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  8. It looks wonderful! If only I could do something so beautiful! :) You are a true inspiration! :)

    Lisa
    tweetybassmom65@yahoo.com

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  9. My goodness that's a lot of work. And very interesting to look at. Nice job! I'm going to try this patchwork, metal look.
    Laura
    deepabyss100 at hotmail dot c o m

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  10. Wow that's a lot of work...so many interesting things to look at. Nice job! I think I've give it a try myself.
    Laura

    deepabyss100 at hotmail dot c o m

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  11. My goodness that's a lot of work. And very interesting to look at. Nice job! I'm going to try this patchwork, metal look.
    Laura
    deepabyss100 at hotmail dot c o m

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  12. Trying to comment again! Claudine this is AWESOME! I love everything about it! Style, the color the assembly! jocelyn2@aol.com

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  13. Claudine, this turned out really great! I like the 3-sided idea - something different and unexpected. Also like your choice of techniques and embellishments. Wish I could see it in person - I'll bet it's gorgeous!

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  14. Your tags look great Claudine and you nailed the techniques. Thanks for the chance to win.
    kmeddy@centurytel.net

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  15. Very, very cool, and I hope I win, cause I really want to see this in person!

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  16. Hi Claudine,
    I'm a follower. I love how you used steampunk elements on your piece. One of the paintbrushes I'm doing for Val's Altered Paintbrush Swap is steampunkish, i don't do a lot of steampunk, so it's nice to see other people's ideas of it.

    Wendy W

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  17. What a great piece of art. Your art is always beautiful and so imaginative.
    I'm already a follower.....

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  18. As always another super project that you have produced. I sure wish I had your imagination and creativity (even a little speck of it). You are a true ARTIST in every sense of the word and I am so thrilled to be a part of your creativity. Jeannie (massie4you@yahoo.com)

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  19. Claudine your tag shows that three tags are much better than one! You have so many wonderful inky details and your standing design allows for perfect viewing and appreciation! Another Claudine Masterpiece!
    Kathy aka KayJay61
    kjprincipal@pacbell.net

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  20. Gorgeous tags lady! Claudine, you are one of the greats!
    I'm a follower, so you could find me that way...but I'll make it easy for you. melodyscraps@yahoo.com

    lol--hope your day is amazing!

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  21. Holy cow...it's my new favorite of yours...I'm pinning!!! Talk about tag alteration...you've nailed it!!! So so so cool!!! WOW! I love every side, and then the hinges are so cool! Love the metal! Love it all! Oh and...Thank you so much for playing along with us this fortnight at Frilly & Funkie!!!

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  22. Holy cow is exactly what I had in mind! This is over the top spectacular! Love it!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie! I just became a follower!

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  23. i love the steampunk look of the tags. also really like the way you hinged them

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  24. How cool is this? Talk about taking 3D to a whole brand spanking new level, Claudine! Love it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Frilly & Funkie!

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  25. This is THE most creative piece of art I have seen in a while...Wow, I just love it. Done this using alum foil but the mica is a couple steps above that! Great work.

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  26. As always your creations are amazing. I'm already a follower but Scrufydawg@aol.com

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  27. Wow, this is fabulous!! Love all the three tags and the great background and embellishments you used. Such a clever way of attaching the tags together and hanging them up. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

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  28. Claudine, OMG it looks like there good be a lillte creature that could live in there. You are so very talneted my dear.
    mysteriacloset01@aol.co

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  29. This whole time I thought I was a follower on your website, but I wasn't! Goodness I am now! I've enjoyed all your creations, and now you have another one to add to your list. Thank you for sharing all your talent.
    akpatsyglass@gmail.com

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  30. You are one talented lady~ love your work, especially the tags!

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  31. You are sure one talented lady! Awesome tags! (dardarbinx@hotmail.com)

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  32. What an awesome creation, Claudine! I'd love to have this in my craft room to admire and draw inspiration from! Thanks for the chance to win it! (and oh yeah, I've been a follower for quite some time now :))

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  33. rhese are so rade and I love all your art work
    thank you for the in-vite.....it all wonderful!!!

    MaryRedford

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