' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Metal and chalk

Monday 11 January 2016

Metal and chalk

Tim Holtz is reviewing some of his "old" techniques in his 12 tags of 2016 and January is a very industrial mix of metal and chalkboard. I was inspired to try ...

For a complete step by step I will refer you to the master over here as I followed the steps fairly closely. My focal image, stamped on black cardstock, is an image by Katzelkraft, or rather a very small portion, and represents a helicoidal clock, which I thought could be suitable for a Steampunk vibe.

I tried to make it stand out a bit more by popping up the spiral with increasing heights of foam pads but not enough to show in the picture.

To emboss the tag I used a Docrafts Plaid embossing folder, as on metal I thought it looked industrial.

I replaced the metal embellishment by an embossed word on the same black cardstock as I felt I needed that extra contrast of stark white against black with the rest of the tag being so grey! (Yes I know it looks blue in the photo.... the weather is just not cooperative and the natural light is hard to come by)

Thanks for coming by,


  1. This is one of those where you just want to reach out and touch Christine because you know how much lovely texture there is.

    B x

  2. Nice texture and wonderful metal look to it

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Great man's tag Christine plus the spiral clock in the middle is just what I could have done with for my next project, ah well can't have everything can we!!!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  4. C'est super chouette et bien pensé comme toujours, tu fais des merveilles avec ce que tu as, bravo Christine !!!
    J'espère que j'aurais le temps de faire au moins quelques-un des tags de Tim cette année.. ça fait partie de mes projets! de même que participer plus régulièrement aux challenges FSC/VSC, mais en utilisant si possible les tampons Flonzcraft...

  5. That's an amazing tag, really wonderful.
    So sorry, that I haven't been around for months. So I'm a bit late in wishing you a healthy, lucky and creative year 2015.

  6. Gorgeous tag, it's got so much dimension. Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create for our 'Anything Mixed Media/Creative Goes' challenge
    Claire xx

  7. Great take on Tim's tag and a wonderful steampunk tag too! Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  8. Wow! This is such a fabulous tag! Just saw that you won over at Pan Pastels challenge!!! Woo hoo. Yay for you! Congrats!!!