Wednesday, 12 September 2012

WOYWW 171 and Dragons Dream TIO

Time for another nosey around the world at craft desks care of  Julia's blog, some amazing craft areas and stunning artists. I thought I wasn't going to have time for crafting, but i managed to squeeze in a tag for the Dragons Dream blog challenge TIO. My desk. In fact my whole room is SO messy I'm surprised I can work in it. Anyway here is my desk this evening.


The recipe for TIO was, A beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge. The beating heart is an old bag charm which I dipped in TH distress embossing powders and is the "beating heart" swinging pendulum  of the old timepiece, the clock face is done with TH distress powders (as is the rough edge) and distress inks to age and weather it (green to show verdigri) , the grunge is the inked/splodgey/distressed background.


I have to say that I really don't like this effort at all, (update, I've changed it and happier now)in fact I think it may be one of my worst tags yet, although you never know it may grow  on me. Ok, I have since worked a bit more on this and am happy with it now. Thanks everyone x
Thanks for looking.

28 comments:

  1. Great tag and I love the blood red colour it gorgeous, it will grow on you honest! Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

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  2. Well we really like your tag, it's fab as usual. Glad you got some time to craft too.

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  3. Thank you Elizabeth, Thank you Bears :D

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  4. I hope that it grows on you :) I think that it is a pretty cool tag...and that red really pops! Thanks for the peek at your desk! Happy WOYWW- Amanda 97

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  5. I too love the colour and the clock faces. The heart is perfect. Maybe a piece of coloured seam binding and some bits and bobs at the top or even a sentiment? Ah, this creative process is never straight forward but getting there is fun. Hugs, Buttons #70

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  6. And what is there to dislike . .??? I love it Cath! Such a deep rich red and I love that the heart is keeping the beat of the clock. Hugs from NZ.

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  7. No you are wrong - the tag is great ! Really moody & dramatic. Sometimes its good to be a Drama Queen ! Ali #59

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  8. Lovely tag there, don't know why you are not keen on it. The colours are gorgeous.
    Thanks for your visit.
    xx

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  9. Oh, you are too funny...that tag is gorgeous. I love that you made the heart as the pendulum!
    Thanks for the kind commments on my room reorg. I am still trying to work on it a bit every day. I have a horribly, grunging cupboard full of lord know what left to sort.
    It is one of those stuff from all over the house shoved in there, type of spots...uggggh!

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  10. I think your tag looks great personally and I really appreciate the beating heart as a pendulum to the clock, that was very clever indeed! waving the #50 from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  11. A very interesting tag....it may become your favourite one day when you remember all the work that went into it..
    xxx Sue 87

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  12. Such a fantastic tag, great background and elements. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO.

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  13. We are all our own worst critics arn't we lol. I'm usually so so about my stuff till I see other peoples then I think 'why didn't I do that' I'm thinking that right now about your swinging heart. I really like your tag so there!! Thanks for sharing with us TIO x

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  14. I like the tag the red is gorgous and the clock is really cool. Thanks for sharing at tio

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  15. WOW!! Brilliant Blood red background the cloak is fabulous..love it!! Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream TIO... May x x x

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  16. ...very busy desk you've got there Cath...stunning tag for TIO, the colours are just lush a really great make, thanks for sharing and dropping by me...Mel :) #60
    The mistleoe paper on the card is 'Jovial Winter' by Basic Grey it's gorgeous isn't it :)

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  17. Don’t know why you weren’t happy with your tag Cath, It’s stunning and you’ve pulled off the weathered look perfectly. I love the vibrant Red too.
    Thanks for stopping by this week and good luck in my Candy draw.

    Happy Crafting!
    Sue
    x

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  18. Fantastic Tag Cath
    The color is really beautiful and the clock is great

    Greetings Janny

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  20. What a great red colour and clock face...stunning tag!

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  21. I love the red and the 'beating heart' is very clever!! Glad you're lliking it a bit better now you've tweaked it. Thanks for popping by tto see me, Cindy

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  22. Love the colorful background of your tag. The clock is absolutly the highlight!
    Hugs Anja

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  23. What a beautifull tag!!!Love the red background, very special!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  24. Wow - that red is so intense it's almost fluorescent - astonishing! Timepiece is also gorgeous - great tag!
    Alison x

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  25. I think your tag is great, we sometimes dont see the wonderful work we do because we are our own worse critics. Don't be so hard on yourself.

    Eliza #88
    Sorry I am running late

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  26. Love the coloring and the clock!Tamika #162

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  27. Lookin good :) Love having a peek into the spaces of fellow crafter's! If you happen to peek in on my blog, be sure to wear a hard hat! LOL!

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