March 26, 2013

The Eyes of Genius

Before I start with my "Steamy" tag, I want to remind you that there is still a few days left to join in the "March Monthly Referral Program" and of course it is an anything goes using those most fabulous AO stamps! 
I decided these steamy eyes from the "Steampunk" collection would work well on a small tag, so stamped them with Black Archival and the used a VersaMark pen to emboss in gold.  The eyes were colored using Tattered Rose on an applicator and blue marker for the pupils.  These were then masked and inked with Distress Inks.
The background was created using images from the "Industrial Backgrounds" and "Whimsical Melange."  The background was colored with Distress Inks, some water and paint flicks and after dried stamped with the gears using Black Walnut.  I lightly sprinkled some gold embossing powder, heat set and then lightly ironed off.
 The sentiment was stamped on the resist piece of newsprint paper using Black Archival.
Several layers of clear embossing powder covered the stamped time piece as well as the pocket watch.   

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you are enjoying your week! 

Designer:  Terry Horrall
Terry's Work In Progress

10 comments:

MichelleZ said...

Awesome! I love the gold embossed glasses, as well as the embossed clock face. Great elements!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fabulous! Love your tags : )

maria's knutselplezier said...

Love your tag!!! Really beautiful gift for a man, love the details on it, like the eyes !!!

Greetings
Maria

Ineke said...

This is very nice. I like the way you made the watch and the chain.

butterfly said...

This tag is oh-so-cool, Terry - just love those eyes on a separate tag panel - brilliant composition!
Alison x

sandee said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for visiting my desk today, waving hi from the hills of North carolina ♥

Dianne said...

Terry this tag is brilliant, love the eyes too kool, love your stamped background, that almost looks like a real watch, thanks for sharing this creative tag...

Nan G said...

Fab tag!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous mix of colours and images. Live this Terry.
Hugs Brenda xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just so superb, the way you have used the gold ep around the glasses, and the gloss on the pocket watch, all the little details.

Lucy x