Monday 22 June 2015

Topography Tag

     This weeks project for Creative Expressions uses one of their MDF tags. I decided to make something for my son to give to his Dad.
     I have an old OS map of our area, not wishing to destroy the original I took a copy of the area I wanted and stuck that onto the tag with a good PVA type glue.
     I used my trusty wallpaper roller to smooth out any bumps and put it aside to dry.  Once dry I distressed the tag with Distress Ink Old Paper, it is patchy on purpose along with a stain just in front of the car.
     The decorations are all oddments collected at boot sales and from charity shops. Scrabble is not much use when half the letters are missing, so the other half can be used for embellishments. The blue metal circle is a watch collar and the ball chain is from an old keyring.
     The car is from an odd cuff link and the spanner is from a board game. All these bits are stuck on with Glossy Accents, it's a great strong, clear glue.
     The finished tag was well received, it will hang in the workshop along with some other little treasures.

Materials used
CE MDF tag
Distress Ink Old Paper
Glossy Accents
Lots of bits and bobs

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Make It Masculine
4 Crafty Chicks - Father's Day
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Anything Goes Altered Art
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-invent - Anything Goes Altered Art


  1. What a fabulous tag! I love the map background and my favourite part is those Scrabble tiles...what a brilliant idea! You really made some good use of things that might otherwise have ended up in the bin!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Make It Masculine' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  2. Gorgeous tag! What a clever idea to use map on the background and those Scrabble letters! I am impressed!
    Thank you so much for joining in our 'Make It Masculine' challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Branka DT x

  3. Very handsome tag! Love the map and that little car charm travelling on the road in the map! Very clever :) Thank you so very kindly for joining the Make it Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT

  4. What a great Tag, the map background, perfectly male and I bet your husband loved your son's gift.
    Thank you for joining us over at Rhedds Creative Spirit...x

  5. Fabulous creative use of trinkets and an old map! Using "junk" (treasure) is right up my alley! I love how you brought it all together on this one little tag! I'm sure Dad loved it, too! Thank you for joining our Make It Masculine challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  6. Fabulous Tag! Thanks for joining is with our Dads challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity hugs x

  7. I love tags and this is great, its a really good masculine theme cxxx

  8. This is fab. Love the scrabble tiles! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  9. This is precious. I hope it becomes a family heirloom. Thanks bunches for joining the June Challenge at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. j

  10. Wonderful Tag Rocky, I just made a book covered with a real map and love the idea of using something like this on an art tag. Great idea and Thank you for the fantastic inspiration. Thank you also for sharing this in our June challenge on Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. Always a pleasure to come and check out what you have made.

    :) Chris / CS Designs

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