Monday 5 November 2012

Black in style!

I have a week off work, which means I can get caught up with my crafting (I pour scorn on the suggestion that I could get caught up with the housework instead!).  I do like to enter blog challenges when I have the time - they make me try things I wouldn't usually attempt. 
The challenge over at the Anything But A Card challenge blog is to make something that features black.  So I'm hoping that this tag qualifies!
The background I embossed with an embossing folder then stippled some black acrylic all over to get a rusty texture, then employed some of Andy Skinner's Timeworn Techniques to make it all aged and grungy looking. I couldn't resist a bit of "decayed rust" along the bottom of the tag . 

The roses I made from velvet paper.  I LOVE velvet paper and I really like the texture it gives to the flowers.  The petals are die cut using the Spellbinders Rose Creations dies and my favourite method (see here for how-to's)  The leaves were cut from some Kraft glassine "gilded" as shown in TIm Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Volume II

The gears I die-cut (using the Gadget Gears die from the Sizzix Alterations range - has to be one of my favourite dies!) from scrap greyboard before getting the timeworn treatment.

The whole thing came out looking a bit Gothic to me - what do you think?


Jennie Atkinson said...

Gorgeous combination of elements on your tag. I love it. Your flowers are gorgeous too. I must get some velvet paper!!

Jenny Marples said...

That is absolutely beautiful Keren! Love the background and cogs (boy are you putting your Timeworn techniques to good use!!) and using velvet paper on those roses is inspired. So glad you've got some crafty time this week. Enjoy. Hugs, Buttons x

Julia S-W said...

I totally love this tag Keren!! The idea of making the flowers out of velvet paper is such a wonderful idea and I need to get some now! Being an A. Skinner pupil myself, I love the techniques you've employed here. This is right up my street and thanks so much for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

CarlaKH said...

So pretty-- the texture is amazing! Love the depth and design. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!