Friday, January 3, 2014

Creative Journey

I like to think of my hobby as a creative journey.  I love seeing what new ideas, products, techniques and trends are happening.  Tim's tag for January reflects on time and creativity.  This inspired my take on his tag which is all about a creative journey. .

 I had such fun creating this tag.  I started with thoughts of a red and silver tag but ended back at the black, gray and silver take on the tag.
 Quick run through of the steps:

  1. Spritz craft mat with black glimmer mist.  
  2. Drag clock stencil into black ink. 
  3. Lay inky stencil on white cardstock. Spritz with water and repeat until entire cardstock is covered. 
  4. Let dry. 
  5. Sponge black dye ink over stencil onto background. Repeat until covered. 
  6. Cut tag out from background. 
  7. Die Cut clock from metal foil. 
  8. Emboss middle with embossing folder and apply black paint to surface. 
  9. Smear black paint on frame and clock hands. 
  10. Stamp map over background randomly using black ink. 
  11. Apply Journey rub on to top right side of tag. 
  12. Sponge edges of tag with black dye ink. 
  13. Pop dot frame of clock and attach to left side of the tag. 
  14. Attach center inside clock face. 
  15. Cut off excess of clock from left side. 
  16. Attach hands and use snap as accent. 
  17. Cut banner shape into stickers and edge with black ink. Pop dot and attach along left side. 
  18. Apply rub-ons to enamel tag. 
  19. Attach charms and enamel tag to chain. 
  20. Paint key with Ranger Distress Stain - Silver and lace trim. 
  21. Let dry and assemble charms and lace trim on top of tag. 
Hope you are enjoying your creative journey today!



  1. I REALLY like your tag, Suzanne! The background is so grungy! Just how I love it! The "charms" on the top really MAKE the tag! Great job!

  2. wow - your tag is fantastic!!!!

  3. Really liking this one :-)


  4. Very Nice, Suzanne. Love the black and grey tones.

  5. Hi Suzanne, Love your tag...background is fantastic. Karen.x

  6. Hi Suzz...I just looove this tag - HEAPS! The background looks incredible and the whole tag has the WOW factor.
    Dot x

  7. Wow loving the clock. Forgot I had this one. Great use for January tag.

  8. Beautiful tag! I think red and gold would definitely be an interesting take. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a wonderful interpretation....just great!

  10. Really like what you did with this. Thanks for sharing.


Thank you for stopping by and spending a little time here with me on my blog!