Friday, 2 July 2010

Metallic Mode

TIO Challenge 45 - 3D Metallic Mode
The challenge this week over on Dragon's TIO Challenge blog is 3D Metallic Mode. I was waiting for an opportunity to use my new(ish) sizzix bird and cage dies, so I cut them out in black card, then painted the cage with Croco crackle paint in silver. Once it had dried I distressed it a bit with black soot DI. The bird was also cut in black card. I have overstamped a swirl on the bird using silver Brilliance ink. The tag has been coloured with various distress inks using colour dusters. Then I stamped a selection of stamps, some in the same shades of DI I had used to colour the tag, and some with black soot. I then coloured the edges of the tag with black soot DI. The stamps I have used have come from all over the place, some are from the Julia Andruss steampunk plate, one is a Tim Holtz stamp. I have then sponged Ferro silver paint on some areas of the tag. I have distressed two cogs, cut from silver mirri card, then applied black stazon to age. The cogs have been added to the tag so that they overhang the edges of the tag and I have cut the surplus away. You can't see the cogs very well in the image, but they are at the centre top and bottom left. I have then added the cage and bird, then the key hanging on a ribbon just out of reach of the cage, and a butterfly in a pendant hanging from a chain. Lastly, I have added black lace to the bottom of the tag.

It has been so much fun and relaxing making this tag. Tags and fat book pages are my favourite crafting things to make at the moment.

Right, off to bed said zebedee! Thanks for stopping by.



  1. Fab tag Wanda that lace is gorgeous and the use of the neclace. Love Elizabeth xxx

  2. Lovely tag and I like the black lace very much.

    Janet xx

  3. Woo really designer!!! LOVE this and the use of your retreat necklace!!! There is so much to see here and your dream has really come out well!!! SO pleased you enjoyed my challenge
    Huge hugs