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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

One for the Men

So it's Tuesday again and that can only mean one thing ...  It's time for a new Try it on Tuesday Challenge!!  This week we are focusing on creating for the men in our lives - and that doesn't have to be for Father's Day, it can be for any occasion. 

We are very kindly sponsored by Dilly Bean of sillydillybeans.blogspot.co.uk who have provided us with some great digi stamps.  If you would like to be in with a chance to win some digi stamps from them, just get creating and make sure you link back to us in your blog entry and only enter your piece into a maximum of 5 challenges (including ours).

This great robot caught my eye so I transposed him onto Ranger metal tape in three sizes and used a metal tool to create the rivets down his centre.  My tag was coloured with broken china, tumbled glass and dusty concord distress stains over which I then added picket fence and brushed pewter. 


The whole tag is embossed with cogs (didn't really show in this photo) and then I also added some more cog imagery using masks and DI.  I added a few random splatters of arcylic ink in prussion blue and some circles stamped with pewter distress stain.


I wanted some more metal elements and found these silver metal rings in my stash which I remember buying in a bead shop at The Custard Factory in Birmingham.  Perfect.  I also found a great bead to go around the eyelet which I also got from the same shop (can recommend their selection if you are ever in the Birmingham area!)


The ribbon is dyed with stormy sky and pewter distress stain and I couldn't resist some springs coiled from silver floristy wire to finish it off!!

Hope you are feeling inspired to join in this fortnight.  Pop by the other DT girls' creations as they are fab!!



  1. clever metal robot and silver springs

  2. Fantastic card, love how you have used the robots! Valerie

  3. So cool... your robot is fabulous, and I love that curly wire and ribbon topping it off!
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous male tag, perfect colours and elements and a great image. Hope allis well with you Alexa.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  5. A brilliant tag, love it the effect with the metal tape is great. Hugs Bee

  6. Fantastic, your tag is outstanding :)

  7. Love all your wonderful layers and the colors are fabulous.


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