Wednesday, 23 April 2014

A Masculine Touch

Time for our monthly BLOG HOP with Artistic Outpost and this month it is designers choice, so we have artistic freedom to use any of their fabulous selection of images. 


I am showcasing the wonderful GENERATION REDUX plate this time around.
Once again I have gone for a masculine piece this week creating a background using Wendy Vecchi's Crackled Texture Paste, colouring the background with Faded Jeans Distress Stain and then colouring the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink to age.
I die cut the Weathered Clock from white card and coloured with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then cut in half and added separately to my tag. I then stamped the masculine image, cut in half and added half to each piece of Weathered Clock. Both pieces have been coloured with Distress Ink and flicked with water to add to the aged feel.
A chunky twine bow and clock button have been added to the top of my tag along with a piece of burlap for added texture. I have also added some background stamping using the number background stamp from the set and Potting Soil Archival Ink.
Remnant Rubs have been added over the tag to add a further layer of interest along with a buckle threaded with burlap to add a further masculine touch.

My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.

 Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x


26 comments:

Rita said...

What a superb tag Tracy. That crackdowns amazing. The layout is perfect with lots so see. Fabulous tag. Hugs Rita xxx

She King said...

Hi Tracy, what a fabulous Tag. I love it. All the detail you put on is amazing. xxx

Beautiful Bouquets said...

Fabulous tag, I love the crackled effect and the masculine look of the card.
Denise x

carol edwards said...

Hi Tracy , love this tag. The crackle looks really good, the clocks and the burlap ribbon and buckle finishes it off. Always seem to have a block for male things so thanks for the inspiration x

rachel said...

amazing crackle - I love this to bits Tracy - the clocks look amazing too! Have a great day. hugs rachel xx

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous crackle background and colour palette, definitely one for a man xx

butterfly said...

Fantastic background crackle (you'll smile when you see my AS piece tomorrow!)... and the Coffee Guys look absolutely amazing in the clock frames. Brilliant composition - this is an absolute cracker!
Alison xx

Artfully challenged said...

Beautiful,I love the use of the twine and hessian...must try that crackle paste as well

Donna. X

Terry said...

This is so eye-catching! Love that crackled background with the vintage time pieced gentlemen! A fabulous masculine tag! Enjoy!

wendy vecchi said...

great background & perfect colors!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Amazing and beautiful! Love the blue and brown, the crackle, the twine and burlap.....sweet!

Julia Aston said...

what a marvelous tag Tracy! love the blue crackle background and the images inside the weathered clock pieces - and your burlap belt is awesome!

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunning masculine tag Tracy! Love how you incorporated the men from Generation Redux into the clock pieces! The added texture finished off the tag nicely!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Love this masculine tag. The twine and burlap makes it so vintage

Belladonna said...

Amazing piece!

Denise Fletcher said...

Fabulous work again, Tracy! You are so imaginative!

Beth said...

Tracy what a fabulous tag love your crackled BG such wonderful details on this.

Kate said...

Oh wow! Lovely watercolor effect on the background. The men framed in the clock die cut is fabulous. And so is that twine!
Kate

Annie said...

Very inspiring Tracy...I love how you have used the picture reel and the amazing colours.
TFS and best Wishes
Annie x

Suzanne C said...

So many things to look at and love in this tag! I love the weathered clock frames over the crackle background and the pretty burlap with the belt buckle! all wow!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fantastic piece of work here, Tracy! Your crackle BG is perfect and the color is so beautiful. Love how you used the weathered clock as a frame and the way you divided it. Cool idea with the buckle and burlap too!

Redanne said...

Another fabulous male themed piece Tracy, I love that crackled background and the way you have cut the frame in half adds so much interest. Brilliant! Anne xx

Coco said...

A fabulous tag Tracie!!! :) Coco xx

Anita Houston said...

YUMMY!!!! That crackled texture is amazing, and I love the film dies here!!! Gorgeous tag!

barbarayaya62 said...

Stunning tag Tracy! i love every little details! fantastic project! barbarayaya

Karen Petitt said...

Wonderful use of colour and of texture - a really inspiring piece Karen x