Friday, 6 April 2012

Creative Chemistry With A Twist

I've finally managed day 3 of Tim's Creative Chemistry 101.
The techniques we explored this time around are Alcohol Ink Agates; Archival Resist Technique and Stamping with Reflections.
All my tags have a little twist on Tim's original, well I had to make them my own and I do love my embellishments. Tag one uses the Alcohol Ink Agates technique using Alcohol Inks.
I used the handsome gentlemen from Tim's STEAMPUNK set along with a little background stamping from the same set and embellished with a word band, sprocket and a numeral.
Tag two uses the Archival Resist Technique using Archival Inks and Distress Ink. I used the balloon image from the Remnants set along with a philosophy tag and coordinated ribbon.
The sentiment from Tim's Words for Thought set is stamped onto white card and sponged with vintage photo Distress Ink.
The third tag on Creative Chemistry is Stamping with Reflections, one I had to improvise on greatly but to accomplish the technique perfectly Tim used the Reflections set of stamps but I used the Papillon set which I stamped onto a Styled Label cut from white card and sponged with broken china Distress Ink, I also added a little dimension to my butterflies stamping a second time and adding the wings to each. The embossing in the background is from the Postale Texture Fade, coloured with vintage photo ink. I punched two holes into each point on my label and added some natural cord which I tied to the back of my tag.
Further interest has been added in the form of Idea-ology foliage and pen nib.
A sentiment from the Odds and Ends set along with coordiated ribbon completes my tags.

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

21 comments:

Netty said...

Great tags Tracy. Happy Easter, x

inkypinkycraft said...

These are great tags, love all the details and embellies!!!! Happy Easter , hugs trace x

Anne said...

Tracy I love your tags and the extra's you have added. I have only got Day 2 done so far. Thanks for sharing. Cheers Anne

Rita said...

What Fantastic Tags. Tracy, the work on those tags is wonderful and you must be excited the way they turned out. Love everyone of them. Have a lovely Easter. Hugs Rita xxx

Sandy said...

Wow your Tags are brilliant. Wonderful work. Love them all.

I wish you a lovely HAPPY EASTER my friend. xoxo

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun these are fantastic the image,detail embossing,colours amazing,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Wendy said...

Wow, love your tags Tracy, the detail is just amazing. You were certainly paying attention in class.
Happy Easter and don't get too sick on the chocolate x

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, I'm afraid I'm one of those rare stampers who isn't a TH fan but you've done a fab, fab job of these tags and used those stamps to perfection. Great work, Tracy x

Barb Cady said...

Love how you've done these tags Tracy, I looked at the classes but what with my mum and work I haven't done the work but will enjoy catching up now I have seem yours ! Xx

Kate said...

These are all so lovely!! I love your added embellishments. There is just something about dimension...
Kate

Sue said...

Chemistry sounds very exciting, your work is wonderful, as ever.
Always uplifting to have a clear out:)
xxx

Sarah Anderson said...

gorgeous tags Tracy! I especially like the hot air balloon one but they are all lovely xx

flutterbycrafter said...

Love your take on T!m's tags, wonderful xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tags, Tracy! And you make me feel better... I'm only on Day 4!

Emma said...

Love...love...LOVE these tags...they are stunning!! I especially love the butterflies tag, that is out of this world...fabulous work as always, Tracy!!
Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and thank you for all your love and support this week!
Love Emma xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Well done you - fabulous tags. I have still yet to make a start on them, but hopefully next week when I have got DT pieces out of the way.
Have a Happy Easter weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lynn Stevens said...

Looks like such fun Tracy! Love the butterfly one the best!
Have a wonderful Easter.
hugs Lynn

Alison said...

Fantastic tags Tracy! Love the archival resist! x

Sarah said...

Great that you found time to play and get your CC homework done...still got a few to do here. I really like the balloon tag and layered contrasting colours - looks fab with that sentiment... Thanks so much for the visits this week. I've been a bad bloggy buddy all week - avoiding the screen as once I get behind it I can lose a whole morning!
Hope the next round of decorating goes well. I cannot believe how of much the stuff we keep moving is utter junk...!
Keep calm and muddle on...
x Sarah.

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous Tags! you were an A student!

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic!!! Just fantastic!!! I am behind on my CC101 too, so don't feel bad! You are making works of art though...my goodness! These are lovely!!!