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Friday, 21 September 2012

Forgotten Friday- Time Travel

Hi Folks, well I have to apologise for the patchiness of Forgotten Friday over the past few weeks. As you know, I have been travelling here there and everywhere. My little weekly post is the casualty of that travelling I'm afraid. Anyway, I have managed to create something today, so that is a cause for celebration.

I needed to create something along a Steampunk theme, and was rummaging through some of my Chocolate Baroque stamps. I happened across a couple of stamps that I hadn't used, so decided to make something with those, using another one that I had used, but not since I was creating DT samples with the stamps. I made a background stamping the flying clock with Versamark, and embossing it with clear embossing powder. I then coloured the background with Tea Dye Distress Stain, and picked up splodges of ink in various colours over the top, drying each application between the layers. I stamped the words 'Time Flies' with black ink in the gaps. I used some of the left over ink to colour a manilla tag with the wrinkle free distress technique. I embossed a section of a cog mask on a couple of corners of the tag by running it through my Big Shot, and then swiped some Distress ink over the top of the raised areas.

I stamped the beetle onto a spare piece of card, and coloured it with Distress Markers and a water brush, then highlighted the shaded areas with neat markers for depth. I added some cogs and jump rings to the tag, and a couple of stamped words to fit the theme of 'Time Travel'. The word 'Time' comes from a larger stamp taken from the 'Artful Affirmations' stamp set from Chocolate Baroque, if you were wondering.

The eagle eyed amongst you may have spotted the teeny cogs on my tag as well, they are watch parts.

Why don't you have a rummage through your craft stash and see if you have something forgotten or neglected? Make something and leave a comment on my post, and I'll pop along to take a look.

I am going to enter my card into the Steampunk Junkies challenge. This time around, the theme is Time Travel/Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by, xx



14 comments:

Michelle said...

Thats come ou really well Judith:)I love it. The background looks fab too.

Funny, I went to a car boot sale the other day and saw a man selling loads of old watches! I resisted, but thought how great they would be for Steampunk card making:)
Michelle x

Ryn Tanaka said...

Oooo Judith I love this piece! Great background and tag. Like the matching embellishments that you added to the tag! That scarab stamp is awesome!

Paula (PEP) said...

Your beetle's colours are quite gorgeous & I love the softness of the background you created for him to sit upon on the tag - the latter looks really effective against the brighter & darker base. The way the flying clock hgihlights the beetle's wings is super too. I have a Forgotten Friday offering HERE
Paula (PEP)

craftimamma said...

Hi Buddy, Smashing card you've created here. Love the resist background and the colours are great. The beetle looks fab and I always love watch parts. I noticed Michelle said she resisted buying some old watches at a car boot sale. You might remember a local watch repairer gave me several old watches but I have to say they are a b......r to get apart without smashing them to smithereens, lol! I can't even get the backs of many of them.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lillibelle said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your wonderful background, the great motifs and decoration.

Daisy Collins said...

Just lovely project, I enjoyed reading your post. TFS.

Aquarius said...

Love the background on this and the flying beetle (more stamps I NEED).

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Judith ! Gorgeous Steampunk creation. The background is beautiful and love the tag with the flying beetle attached. I've posted a "Forgotten Friday" entry at <a href="http://papercreationsbyshirley.blogspot.ca/2012/09/inspired-by-nature.html>My Blog</a> Have a great weekend, Shirleyx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...
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Paper Creations by Shirley said...

I'm having trouble linking this morning. Trying one more time here is my link <a href="http://papercreationsbyshirley.blogspot.ca/2012/09/inspired-by-nature.html>Forgotten Friday Post</a>

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hello & will try again, thanks for your help :) You will find my blog post for Forgotten Friday here at my Blog

Aquarius said...

This card just about qualifies for Forgotten Friday because I used a peel-off - something I've not used for years and when I think how much I used to put them onto everything!!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card and tag Judith, I love the beetle and the clock and finally got around to using mine earlier this month.

I have also managed to make something toward the forgotten friday challenge this week, here it is.

Sue x

SuzeJo Murphy said...

Fantastic creation as always Judith.... such an inspiration in the crafting world ... Thank You for joining us over at Steampunk Junkies :o)) xx

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