Thursday, 19 March 2015

Gentlemen Time tag

Hi, there! This masculine tag was made for the wonderful Linda Ledbetter's Compendium of Curiosities 3 Challenge #24. Entering to this challenge gives you a chance to win a package of goodies from Tim and Mario (woow) or to win a fabulous $25 shopping spree from the great sponsor of this challenge The Funkie Junkie Boutique :)
This challenge is about the Tim's Remnant rub resist technique (Compendium of Curiosities 3, page 51) so I used this technique on the background. I used several distress stains: Old photo, Frayed burlap and Cracked pistachio. The background image was stamped with Archival ink in Sepia (Tim Holtz gears sketch stamp) and I used two stamps for the focal image: Paper Artsy Dapper men mini stamp and Tim Holtz gentlemen stamp from the steampunk stamp set. I stamped the images with black Archival ink on manila cardstock and cut them out to glue them down on the tag. I cut the pocket watch and attached the Tim's monocle on top. For the watch mechanism I used some clock parts from my stash. The pocket watch is connected to the gear with a game spinner by the swivel clasp. I put the industrial border (Tim Holtz) on the bottom and added the Tim Holtz mustache die to the stamped image.

Challenges:
A Vintage Journey Challenge - Anything Tim
Country View Challenges - Anything goes








48 comments:

  1. This is my new favorite of yours! LOVE the industrial steam punk feel with all the metal and images! Great color too! Thanks so much for playing with Remnant Rubs with us at CC3Challenge!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anita for leaving such a sweet comment! I am glad you like my tag!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  2. Branka, I love everything about this tag! Just oohhhhh la la! I can't say enough except now I want to CASE this! Fan-freakin-tastic! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Niki, your lovely comment made me so happy! Thank you so much!
      Big hugs from me to you :)
      Branka xxx

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  3. What an amazing tag this is!!! Love the colors and all the cool embellishments you added!!! Just fantastic!

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    1. Thank you so much, dear Samra! I think that Cracked pistachio is my favorite, especially in combination with the brown tones.
      Big hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  4. Wonderful metal on this great tag! love the gears in the monacle, the chain, the big mustache and the lovely green background - great stampings! thanks for joining us in the AVJ all things Tim Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, Julia for such a lovely comment! I am happy you like my tag!
      Branka xxx

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  5. Fabulous masculine tag! The gears and background are wonderful and the mustache at the edge of the image, I love! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey.

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    1. Thank you so much, Terry for the sweet comment! I am really glad that you like my tag!
      Branka xxx

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  6. Branka, I REALLY love your masculine tag...love the colors, the cool way you used the 2 different stamps in unison (men) and all that great metal! Fantastic steampunk design...one style I just can't seem to do. You have done it so well! Hugs!

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  7. Branka, I REALLY love your masculine tag...love the colors, the cool way you used the 2 different stamps in unison (men) and all that great metal! Fantastic steampunk design...one style I just can't seem to do. You have done it so well! Hugs!

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    1. Awwww, Sara, thank you so much! Reading your sweet comment is such a wonderful start of my day! I am very happy that you like my steampunk tag! I think that such a talented artist like you can create a piece of art in any style!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  8. This is beautiful Branks, I love your colour palate, and the moustache is such fun. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Country View Crafts, and enjoy your weekend. Sue xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Sue! I am glad you like the tag!
      Have a wonderful weekend!
      Branka xxx

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  9. Oh my gosh Branka, another one to go on my favourites list!! You are on a roll girl, what a treat to see this amazing tag! Love the vintage, industrial feel to this and all your gears and gents are perfectly placed! Love that big moustache, so fun! Pinned it!!! hugs :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Pamellia! It is always a great pleasure to get such a sweet comment from the talented artist like you are!
      Big hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  10. AMAZING tag. Your background and colour choice I love, suits the whole masculine theme. Thanks for joining in the challenge at A Vintage Journey and good luck.
    Julie x

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    1. Thank you so much, Julie for such a sweet comment! I am glad you like my tag!
      Branka xxx

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  11. Your tag is fantastic! I love your pocket watch design. So creative! The stamped gears and cogs go perfectly with your three steampunk gentlemen and your clocks and numbers theme of your remnant rub ons. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at CC3C. <3 Candy

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    1. Thank you so much, Candy for leaving such a sweet comment! It means so much to me!
      I am happy that you like my tag!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  12. I thought I left a comment before, but I don't see it, so will leave another. I love this tag - I have used this stamp of the three gents before, but I wouldn't have thought to use the mustache - great idea!
    Love all the gears and cog too! Well done. Thanks for joining us for this challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, Susan! Your sweet comment means a lot to me!
      Branka xxx

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  13. Your tag is brilliant! Love the masculine theme and the way you used the rub ons. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lisa for such a sweet comment! I am glad you like my steampunk tag!
      Branka xoxo

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  14. Branka, your tag is fabulous! I love the look of the sepia stamping and the pocket watch is fantastic. The moustache made me smile - a lot, I love that you added it to 'ground' the steampunk men. Thanks so much for joining in our birthday challenge at a Vintage Journey. Anne x

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne for leaving such a sweet comment! I am so happy that you like my tag!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  15. Try #2- my comment got lost instead of posting first time around.
    I just LOVE this so much!!! I see I'm not the only lover of 'my' three guys, & they really stand out - esp w the 'stache!! I have all the same M&S dies & can't wait to give this look a try w the pocket watch & a monocle: GENIUS!!! You've definitely done a beautiful job!!!

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    1. Awww, thank you so much for leaving such a sweet comment! You made my day!
      Hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  16. In love with the pocket watch, I love the detail and shine. What a fabulous project!! xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Georgie!
      Big hugs :)
      Branka xxx

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  17. Very cool tag, Branka! I love how you layered your gentlemen. All that steampunkie goodness, artfully arranged, so cool! Its a joy to view, thanks for sharing it on CC3C!

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    1. Thank you so much, Cheryl for leaving such a sweet comment! It means very much to me!
      Branka xxx

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  18. Love your chaps all together, genius idea... those colours are sooooo lush too, loving your tag and thanks for joining us at the CC3C x

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    1. Thank you so much, Hels! Your sweet comment means much to me!
      Branka xxx

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  19. Amazing tag. This is classic vintage Tim Holtz-inspired art at its finest. Love the masculine imagery, colors, and over all grunginess. Your remnant rubs in the background are the perfect touch. Thanks so much for joining us in the CC3 Challenge.

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    1. Thank you so much, Annette for taking the time to leave such a wonderful comment! It means so much to me!
      Branka xxx

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  20. What a cool tag! Very nice use of layers and texture, well balanced. It is easy to see you had fun making this! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Heather! You are right, I had a lot of fun making this tag!
      Branka xxx

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  21. Fabulous tag! Love the color, the gentlemen, mUstashi, and gears, oh the gears! Love this steampunk style!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maura for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment!
      Branka xxx

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  22. Wow, love your tag, the watch is so clever and perfect for the look. Great color combo too. Stunning design.

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  23. Simply brilliant, Branka - I love all your metalwork, and the great industrial Steampunk feel to the whole tag. Gorgeous vintage greens too - fabulous!
    Alison xx

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    1. Awwww, Alison, thank you so much! I am very happy that you like my tag! You made my day :)
      Have a great weekend!
      Branka xx

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  24. Oops - should also have said thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey of course!
    Alison xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Alison!
      Branka xxx

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