Sunday, 19 May 2013

Yellow, Lightbulbs and Some Wire

is the theme over at DragonsDream TagItOn and I LOVE it. Yellow is such a vibrant (but also quite tricky) colour to work with! And I LOVE lightbulbs - this time I used my beloved 3rd Eye lightbulbs (the big and small ones) - AND I love wire too. The perfect challenge for me then - so I had to join in. :)

For the background I die cut a white #8 size tag and gave it a layer of "mustard seed" DI using my favourite TCW "Mini gears" stencil and the blending tool.

Then I cut some gears using the Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers dies and used the left overs from the white card as a stencil too to add another layer of "mustard seed". The cut out gears were blended with the same colour and put aside.

Using archival black jet ink I stamped a "lightbulbs border" using the two small lightbulb stamps from 3rd Eye and stamped the big light bulb onto some white card and cut it out.

I did the same with the Tim Holtz pointing hand image and adhered them to the tag using sticky foam pads I cut to size. In between the sticky pads and the card I put a piece of white coated wire (a left over from my beading hobby) I first wrapped around the bulb socket.

I also bent a filament from that same wire and glued it together with the extra stamped "i" onto the tag. Thus the "i" "shines too. ;)

The word "shine" was stamped using my brand new Tim Holtz "worn text" letter stamps! (Love them!)

The gears were fixed to the tag with some big worn copper brads and cut to shape once in place.

The edges of the tag were distressed and blended with "black soot" distress ink. For a finish I attached the gorgeous measuring tape ribbon. Wallah! ;)

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Whitsunday!

die amelie x


  1. This is fabulouso (bear term for great). We love the brightness of it, and your use of wire is inspired. We hope to get round to this challenge this week.

  2. Love your take on the recipe... the stencilled background is fabulous, and the wiry filament is a little touch of genius - fantastic!
    Alison xx

  3. Looks great, kind of vintage and retro at the same time!

  4. Really bright and busy. Love all the detail and the clear step by step of how you made the tag.

  5. Wow Claudia, what a fabulous tag, love the yellow, it really suits the lightbulbs so well. Love how you did the filaments too. A really great tag. Hugs, Anne x

  6. wow das ist echt super klasse zusammengestellt - gefällt mir sehr!
    LG Dagmar

  7. Mir geht ein Licht auf!! (:o))
    Total klasse, vor allem die kleinen i - Tüpfelchen, wie der weisse Draht und das Massband. Zu schön!

  8. Hi Claudia, I love the vibrancy of the yellow and the blue you have used on this tag, such a refreshing change from the norm. I really like the wire and the measuring tape ribbon detail. Thanks for the heads up on the FSC challenge I have entered this also now. Hugs Mo x

  9. You have more than one lightbulb stamp :-). I especially love your idea to put wire between the finger and the lamp: great! Nice tag in total Claudia..

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  10. Suuuuupeer gewerkerlt, ich bin hellauf begeistert, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes.

  11. Wie cool, ein tolles Tag mit fantastischen Details. Es gibt eine Menge zu entdecken. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei Dragons Dream Tag It On.

  12. Great tag the background is fab. Thanks for sharing with us at Dragons Dream TIO. Elizabeth x

  13. Good morning Claudia....once again you are at it...making gorgeous art! I so love your style. :) This tag with the yellow and white background is amazing! I totally love the black stamping you've done...the little light bulbs, the hand holding the wire leading to the larger light bulb. How clever is THAT?! And then adding the "filament" on top of the "i" in THAT is attention to detail! I love it! I wanted to thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. You say I inspire you...well, Claudia...right back at ya! You inspire me! :) <3 Candy

  14. Finde ich mal wieder total klasse!
    lg Sigrid

    PS. ich lebe noch! in letzter Zeit lief nicht alles so wie ich es gerne gehabt hätte. lansam renkt sich alles wieder ein *g*

  15. Total cool! Gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut!

  16. Fabulous take on the recipe, Love the background the white & yellow is a great idea, Full of brilliant stamping.. Thank you for dreaming with us at Dragons Dream... Hugs May x x x


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