Wednesday, 31 December 2014

CC3C - Challenge 18

Hi all,

This challenge is pocket pages, page 36 of the Compendium of Curiosities.  I decided to try to represent the old year and the new year in my tags as this will be the start of a tag book to include the twelve tags of 2015.

I also took a photo without the page pockets as I couldn't seem to get rid of the glare.

The 2014 tag was covered with some of the Tim Holtz paper from the French Industrial pack and then a piece of the Graphic 45 core impressions card was torn and sanded and mounted at the bottom of the tag.  I added a bit of walnut stain distress ink round the tag and across the torn edge and to finish the background I also added a little tissue tape for some interest.

I die cut the Weathered Clock from silver mirri card and distressed it with Tims sander, then added a little black soot distress ink to give a battered look to the clock.  I mounted it off centre so that I could use the other part on the 2015 tag later.  A couple of clock embellishments and one of the clock hands from the weathered clock die finished the tag.

The 2015 tag was covered in one of the papers from the wallflower paper stash and I used the Tim Holtz stencil Rays with versa mark ink and gold embossing powder to give the impression of sun rise.  

I then cut a bottle shape from card and coloured it with evergreen bough distress ink and embossed with two layers of clear embossing powder to give it a good sheen, to give the impression of the champagne in the bottle I used some gathered twigs distress ink on the reverse and it gives a lovely shadow.  The label was cut from the apothecary bottles die and coloured with tarnished brass distress ink.  The two glasses were cut from acetate and a layer of gold stickles was used for the champagne, this also stuck the glasses to the tag, job done!

To add a little frivolity to the tag I cut a tiny cork from card and used a little piece of wire to make it look as if it was shooting out of the bottle.  A few very small silver nail heads were stuck around the cork to look like the fizz, also over the glasses, after all what is New Year without Fizz!

Thank to Linda and the crew for their inspiration, which you can view here.  Also thanks to The Funkie Junkie for sponsoring this challenge.

Finally Happy New Year to all and lets hope the next year is filled with more great crafty challenges.



  1. Your tag book looks great, Lyn! The exploding cork is a fabulous touch. Wishing you a Happy New Year. Thanks for joining us at CC3C!

  2. Old year and new: Very clever. Love your tags. The pockets will be a great way to display your tags...

  3. Lyn....great idea! Your two new 2015 tags are awesome and a great beginning for this year's Tim tags. Love your idea and your use of the pocket pages for your album of goodness yet to be filled. :) Thanks for sharing your idea and your art with all of us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  4. What a great start to what will surely be a fantastic book in the end. Thanks for taking the time to participate in the challenge during this busy holiday season. Happy New Year!

  5. Brilliant to make the tags go together and LOVE them in the pockets! Great job playing along with us on the Pocket Pages challenge at CC3Challenge!!!