Sunday, 26 August 2012

Happy Accidents!

The recipe for Dragons Dreams TIO challenge this time out is -
  • handmade background,
  • interesting character(s),
  • quirky twist.
Here's my interpretation!

This did not start out with the recipe in mind.  In fact, it began as a way of using up some of my, er, "happy accidents".  As you know, Crafters Never Waste Anything.  We are Nature's Recyclers.  And when I managed to get glue on the front of the tag I'd been preparing for another challenge, I didn't throw it away (it was a Inkssentials Kraft tag, after all!)  As I'd started with a background stamp of clock faces, I continued the theme with the sentiment and stamped some more clocks onto the tag.

I'd cut the dress form for another project, but then I'd changed my mind about using it, so after giving it a good rub with some Gilder's Paste (it's much more metallic in real life than the picture shows) I decided to throw that onto the tag.  The chain was also a left-over and I'd made three bronze-gilded flowers for another tag and only used one, so that went on as well.  The wings were in The Box (you know The Box - it's where you keep all the bits that might come in handy.  Mine needs to be the Tardis, though...)  I put them on as well- you know how TIme Flies!

My bag of goodies from Crafty-Emblies included some pocket watches that were just the right size to make the character's face (watch-face - geddit?)  so after a bit of surgery to remove the loop at the top and a quick rub-over with a bit of Gilder's Paste, there it was, job done, and mostly by accident.

Hope you like it! 

14 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a fantastic idea, thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

monique said...

Very pretty tag. Love the dressform and the watch tanks for sharing at tio

Lou Withers said...

Love this

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

What a great piece of work! I think your interpretation of the theme and requirements is amazing and something I'd never have thought of! Brilliant tag :-)

Hugs Lisa xxxx

Buttons said...

Great idea Keren. Gotta get my head round this one. Hugs, Buttons x

Ally White Cat said...

love your piece. It is beautiful.
susan s.

inkypinkycraft said...

A great take on the recipe , love the watch for a head! Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO , trace x

May said...

Fabulous tag great take on the recipe.. love that dressform, Thank you for dreaming with us at TIO..May x

Cath Davidson said...

Wow! Our tags are extremely similar :)love your interpretation.

Cath

Linda said...

Love it! I like everything on it. The background is amazing.

Julia S-W said...

Great tag. Love how you've used the watch face!
Juliax

Helen said...

A happy accident indeed! Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO.

Alison said...

Your tag is stunning Keren!
Alison x

ElizabethR said...

Great accident lol. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x