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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

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Tic Toc - Tag You're It Challenge

This week's Tag You're It Challenge has the theme of "Tic Toc", or anything doing with time. My tag for this challenge started out lovely, then took a sordid turn when the clock I had stamped onto shrink film pretty much melted before my eyes! But I took the melted clock and made it work anyway! Thus the title of my tag this week is "Life is a journey through time . . . sometimes time has a meltdown".

I used a ready-made tag, inked it with varying colors of pink, lavender and purple inks for a cloudy effect. Next I used clear ink and a Heidi Swapp clock stamp set to randomly stamp some clocks on the tag, and heat embossed them with clear ink. I used some Melissa Frances wings, crown and swirl rub-ons, a metal 'journey' tag, and the ill-fated 'melted' clock with a silver brad. Oh, and some OLD fibers from an Anna Griffin kit to top it off.

I love this tag, because it really shows how we (I) let time get out of hand sometimes! I personally give it free reign all too often and don't take it in hand and take advantage of it as I should. Anyone else feel that way???

Have a wonderful, blessed, happy weekend, friends! Becky


Anonymous said...

I feel the same way! And I love the statement made with the melted clock, very poetic! Love the colors you used, too. Very nice you did, as usual! -Tish

Carol said...

what a lovely tag - and the meltdown only adds to it - FAB!

Thanks for playing along with TYI

Dawn said...

Fantastic Tag and following in the footsteps of the great Salvador Dali "Melting clocks" painting!!! LOL

Thanks for joining us this week again, Good luck in the prize draw!


Kath said...

great take on the challenge and I love how you turned what could have been a disaster into a triumph and ran with it - thanks for playing along at TYI this week

Sarah said...

Brilliant!!! Great colours and I love the melted clock!

Cuchy said...

How beautiful work. The melted clock is a really creative idea. M.Carmen

Sarah said...

Lovely tag. I sure can relate to the melted clock! LOL

cafegirl71 said...

Such pretty, soft colors. A lovely tag.

Sam Morris said...

Lol, I find I spend too much time doing what I 'want' to do not what I 'need' to do so I end up rushing the need to do things!!

Fabulous tag, love how you've made your own background...thanks for playing along this week :)

craftytrog said...

Love it! Great tag! xx