Tuesday, 26 February 2013

"Time flies!"

Oh, yes, it does! Proof is, that my next "Challenge Tuesday" is already here (how quickly a fortnight passes...) and with it the new challenges at FwATCs (please scroll down to the previous post) and TioT too:

The challenge crew from Try It On Tuesday want you to create something that corresponds with the title

"Time Flies!"

So go give it a try! I really would love to see what you create for the flying time challenge!

My time piece is - again - a tag I used my awesome new pocket watch dies from Xcut on! I love them as they give you the possibility to create a lot of different lovely layered pocket watches by combining the different parts in various ways...some parts you can also mount moveable (as I did with the inner part that shows the moon phases for example).

I cut the outer watch parts and the letters from gold covered glossy card and treated the watch part lightly with alcohol inks. The gears were coloured using metallic Distress stains. Before mounting the pocket watch parts I stamped some script onto the clock face. The black frame was stamped on some acetate from packaging material with StazOn ink.

The image of the old man's eyes was cut from a flyer I got with the mail and mounted behind the transparent frame using brads. I love the wrinkles and that soft look on the eyes. (I love wrinkles, as I think they tell a lot about the way a person has been leading his life so far - they are like lines in an open book).

The texture of the tag's background was stamped using some texture image stamps and cut out stencils to overlay the images. Letters were cut using the Tim Holtz Alterations "Alphabetical" die. Gears are also Xcut dies.

I hope you enjoyed your visit and will have fun crafting (maybe even something for our "Time Flies" challenge?)! Hope to see you there!

And don't forget: for the month of February we were lucky to get Really Reasonable Ribbon as our sponsor for the prize draw, offering a   $15 gift voucher to this months winner! 


  1. grenzgenial schön! auh Dein Vintage ATC ist Hammer Claudia!

  2. Lots of interesting ideas here to inspire Claudia. Aren't the pocket watch dies great?! Hugs, Jenny x

  3. Großartig ist das Tag geworden, bin begeistert !!!

  4. Very cool tag... the finish on the pocket watch is so cool, and the background stamping is great.
    Alison x

  5. Von Pappe, you did another great job!

  6. I love the tag Claudia, and especially the moving parts on the clock face that shows the moon phases! Awesome! Now I like wrinkles....artistically speaking, but NOT on my face! lol waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina ♥

  7. wow - das ist einfach wunderbar - und besonders gefällt mir der Gesichtsausschnitt der aussagt wieviel Zeit in dem Leben dieses Menschen schon vergangen ist. Spitze kombiniert und das Thema traumhaft umgesetzt!!!
    Ganz liebe Grüße, Dagmar

  8. Wow, love this! You are the queen of textures! I love that wrinkled face in the little frame, - brilliant!

  9. Love your tag. The layers are super. The wrinkled eyes are the perfect addition

  10. Beautiful tag Claudia - the wrinkles look fine on your tag but no where else thank you very much!! I haven't seen that watch die before, I shall have to keep an eye out for it. Lovely work as always. Cindy x

  11. Wonderful textures, awesome details, and the old guys eyes look marvellous.
    Yvonne x

  12. Great DT piece - lovely as ever! x


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