Sunday, 9 September 2012

TIO - In a Heartbeat


Wow this was a hard one!!  This weeks Dragons Dream TIO recipe is 
a beating heart, a weathered timepiece and a bit of grunge..
How on earth do you show a beating heart I asked myself!!!  So I came up with the above.  The hearts are cut from chipboard using T!m's heart wings die and have been treated with everything under the sun!!!  Aged mahogany crackle paste, dabber paint (red pepper, copper, pitch black), clear embossing powder, fired brick distress embossing powder, so they certainly got the treatment.  I wrapped copper wire around the bottom one but this still didn't solve my problem of a beating heart.  I would of loved to add a flashing light bulb but my physics skills (or lack of) did not permit me to even try!!  So I decided on a large crystal, but then it looked a bit too blingy (and I don't do bling), so I toned it down a bit with a piece of silver mesh.

The background is Graphic 45 paper which has been sanded back.  Then I remembered I needed to include some stamping, so I stamped the word passion with timber brown stazon, cut it out and coloured it with black (800.5) and red (340.5) pan pastels.  But duh!!! the banner was stamped in timber brown stazon onto a piece of T!m's kraft resist, so I did have some stamping on there - never mind!!!

So I'll leave it to you to decide if I have accomplished the brief of a beating heart!!! 

19 comments:

Femmy said...

beautiful tag!!

Von said...

The hearts look fab Sam :)
Von ♥

downrightcrafty said...

I agree that would have beat me too, however think you have interpreted it so well, love it
Hugs Kate xx

chrissies said...

Wonderful interpretation of a difficult theme Same. You nailed it completely.

Love Chrissie xx

Marianne said...

You have done a great job! Lovely tag. Hugs, Marianne

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...I loVe this tag Sam, what a cracking theme to work with, your hearts are gorgeous...Mel :)

monique said...

I think you did a great job. The tag is gorgeous thanks for sharing at tio

Deborah said...

Hmmm difficult, but you have created a wonderful tag nonetheless.

May said...

Fabulous tag... love the hearts & design.. Great colours! Thanks for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... May x x x

Chris said...

Ooohh tricky theme but it looks like you nailed it, Sam. Your hearts look great.

Netty said...

wonderful take on the challenge, great texture. Annette x

ElizabethR said...

Great tag Sam, the hearts look like theyve been broken and mended, fantastic. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

Buttons said...

You've got my vote on that Sam. Love what you have done with these hearts and the background works so well with them. Hugs, Buttons x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag, the hearts are fantastic. Thanks for dreaming with us at TIO this fortnight.

Sue said...

This is just fabulous Sam, I love your crackled heart and your clock background. Thanks for joining us again at TIO x

Cath Davidson said...

This is a great tag. I really struggled this week lol but this is fab!

cath x

Esther said...

Great tag! Loving the muted colours and I reckon the mesh looks like a bandage, mending the heart and keeping it going. Hugs from NZ.

Ana K. said...

Beautiful tag!

butterfly said...

Love your hearts - amazing texture and patina... made my heart beat a little faster, if that helps!
Alison x

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