These little fun Christmas gifts were made for my nieces using flattened bottle caps with Japanese Chiyogami yuzen paper inside then glazed with Diamond glaze. I added a couple of golden clear beads and Cloisonné beads. The little gift boxes are made using folded vellum.
I had a few ideas for this tag and it was hard to choose which one to do. I started off thinking Dumpy’s rusty nuts (it is a band – Honest) then went on to Rust never sleeps (Neil Young), then Live rust (Neil Young) which gave rise to Rust Lives. I thought this was apt as rust does grow and spread a bit like an infection until it has devoured it’s host. I had tried to rust some steel wool which normally rusts in the blink of an eye but when you need it rusty it just doesn’t happen. Harry then tried to help me find some rusty objects and gave me a rusty beer can, but that just disintegrated when I tried to cut it. Then, while out for a run in the car the other day Harry spotted a piece of rusty metal by the side of the road so we brought it home with us but I couldn’t think how I was going to cut it into usable pieces as it was quite large and thick. I finally did use that piece of rusty metal but just as a photo (much easier than cutting it).
Inks: Tim Holtz distress ink black soot, fired brick, dried marigold, and Versamark with Tim Holtz Distress powder vintage photo, Alcohol ink Rust
Card: glossy photo
Stamps: Stampers anonymous Urban tapestry (corner and side splatters down the side) Other: Tim Holtz stencils type, squashed bottle cap, stampin up eyelet, glossy accents
I was going to be making a card for Carolyn’s challenge ‘sheer elegance’ using some sheer ribbon but Chiquo decided to go for a dig this morning! Harry had been digging the mint out that had started to spread and I hadn’t quite got around to putting the green plastic netting over the nicely raked surface so Chiquo decided to have a dig and the mud went everywhere!
This gives a new meaning to ‘the mint with a hole’. Chiquo is in the dog house now!
Inks: Archival coffee, versamark with Tim Holtz distress embossing powder weather-worn
Card: Stampin up green and brown textured, plain white, glossy photo
Stamps: All night media paw print (actually a cat’s paw print), Stampers anonymous Tim Holtz Urban tapestry corner
Other: bottle tops, sheer brown ribbon, stampin up brown gros-grain ribbon, white brads, images inside the bottle caps are from Twopeas DW bow wow