Monday, October 29, 2012

It's a fusion of jazz and funk ... It's called JUNK!

Ginkies Pinkies! 
Will you look at that! 
I am back again in the same day!

This time I'm playing along with Linda,
 The Funkie Junkie in the  
I have to say, the week #2 tag really inspired me today so ... 
for the moment, I am skipping a week & going with the Mojo! 

My tag on the left here ..................... The gorgeous Ms Linda's tag on the right.

Being an "Inspiration Challenge
as part of the rules you have to share what inspired you ... 
Well! ... the metal look & the cogs just got me going!
Cogs go with time pieces, & what better to go with time than
Father Time himself & New Years Eve! 

With all that metal going on!
That darn song that plays at the end of the movie Robots, 
was playing on repeat in my head! 
Yeah I got kids! .... 3 of them!
If you're not familiar with the tune ... 
I snagged it off You Tube for you :))

And as my camera shows a horible shot up against Linda's tag, 
I have some close ups for you too! 

Close up of the bottom ... 

 A close up of the top. 
I started with a tag base, & then raided the bottom kitchen drawer for some aluminum foil.  Some modge podge stuck it down, & then it was time for some TH alcohol inky fun!  Love the wrinkles I was able to achieve & how the ink helped emphasis them!

 Grandfather Time - stuck in time in the watch. 
I had some real trouble finding a Grandfather time I liked, but I finally found one over on deviantART {here}. I made the watch frame with some inventive uses from my circle spellbinders & the watch loop from a tag die.  It was originally antique sand but it looked to 'new' for the tag so it got a doze of some silver glitter flecks (another thing not used in years!) And Grandfather time got a coat of clear embossing powder, then a coat of Rock Candy, some heat & it all went a bubbly kind of vintaged look.  Love that it didn't crackle & that it took the shine off but still gave the image depth.

To finish off, I went on a major raid of my stash!  I used some silver tinsel pipe cleaners for the top of the tag, grunge-d up with some more alcohol inks, & gave them a spring like twirl.  I grabbed a chain for the father time pocket watch & some brads, & used the center of the cogs to link the chain all together through the tag.  A found a metal file tab that found a new home on the side, for the stamped clock I added some small metal tags for hands held on with another brad & some beading wire made some loose springs so it looks like it is all going 'boing'.  The Grandfather metal plate I have been hording onto for a while now so it was also snagged up for this piece. 

I played with a lot of old stash today, & used techniques that I have not played with in ages!  I can not wait to make a start on the remainder of the 6 tags I have got to go to catch up on!

I only have till December 17th to get my 12 weeks of Christmas tags in by
& I still have another 5 to go to catch up on till I am up to date with the current challenge!
There is a fantastic prize on offer too from 

So for now, I am of to have some more inky fun & I hope I catch you all later! 
Thanks for dropping in to see me :) 
Recipe -
Image / Sentiment - Unknown
Paper(s) -  Tag, kitchen aluminum foil
Embellishment(s) -  TH alcohol inks, ranger fine black embossing powder, clear embossing powder, Rock Candy, Stash - metal chain, brads, Granfather metal plate, tinsel, file tab, black netting, gold micro beads.

Challenges this creation is entering with the help of the Feline Playful Girls:
The Funkie Junkie - 12 Tags of Christmas - Week #2 ends 17th Dec
Stampin Sister's In Christ - Time. Use clocks/watches, calendars, sundials, etc. OR black and white only Sun E2/3
Glitter & Sparkle - Monochrome Sun 
Catch The Bug - recipe - 1 circle, 3 brads Sat E1/3
It's All About the Vintage - Make your own Background Thurs E2/3
Paperminutes - Steampunk
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19 Treasured comments:

Desire Fourie said...

Beautiful colours. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

rachel said...

amazing work Leesa - really brilliant tag - love it xx

Anne-Marie said...

I started to read faster and faster....out of breath now.....when you said about having 5 more tags to go before you become current...hahaa! If they end up as fun and beautiful as this one, you're on a winner....totally gorgeous make, sweetie!

Cheryl First said...

Very, very cool!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

Sandra H said...

Totally stunning as always x

craftygranny said...

wow absolutely beautiful. Love them. Thanks for sharing with us at glitternsparkle hugs trisha x

sam said...

Stunning card and thanks for joining us on glitternsparkle xx Sam DT

ScrappySandie said...

Wow! SO much to look at! Love all the TIME elements...the clock/watch parts etc. and the wonderful grunge techniques you used! Very nice piece! Thanks for joining our challenge at SSiC!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is brilliant, Love it, You are so talented. Love Hazelxo

Tammy Miller said...

I love your project! Thanks so much for joining our Recipe challenge over at CTB! I hope you will join us again very soon!

Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

wow this is stunning i love it thanks for joining us at glitter and sparkle and good luck emma xx

Paul said...

Thanks so much for joining in with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps. I hope you enjoyed it enough to join us again for our next challenge.
Crafty Blogocks
DT Member for Catch The Bug

Toni Herron said...

Holy wow! I want it!!! lol..
Thanks for sharing this creation, you've now inspired me!!! Love this and good luck in this weeks Glitter n Sparkle challenge..
Toni - DT

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Leesa - WOW! You made an amazing tag!! Your rocked the whole thing! I can't wait to see the rest of your cards. I have started playing along with Linda on her 12 Tags of Christmas but haven't made one in a couple weeks. Thanks for sharing this with us at SSiC this week!

Min said...

Fabulous work!! Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Recipe Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Jen Leeflang said...

A steampunk Christmas tag - how unique!
Thanks for joining us in our Recipe Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps! Hope to see you again for our current challenge!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Becky G said...

This is so awesome! Love the steampunk look and it works so well for a Christmas tag! Thanks for joining us in the Recipe Challenge at Catch The Bug!

:) Becky G

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hi Leesa and welcome to the 12 Tags of Christmas Funkie Junkie Style! So happy that you discovered my little challenge and decided to play along. Your tag is outstanding - so many fun and grungy elements on it to engage the eyes! I especially love the Father Time pendant with the silvery glitter and the microbeads - why do I always forget I have them? They can really liven up a project! What a great inspirational piece! I hope you will be able to join in for all 12 tags - there is still plenty of time!


Elaine coustley said...

Interesting tags love them . The more tags I see the more I'm feeling inclined to get started on some myself.x

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