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Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Time Travel

Good Morning


As some of you know, I have been busy with my charity cards and health related issues! So when I popped online this morning and I saw the lovely comments left in my Cats Galore post it really cheered me up. Thank you so very much for taking the trouble to stop buy. xx
However, distracted as I have been, I had this wee idea in my head for days and I just could not shake it ! I know - what is my brain like if this was in my head!! I had done something similar but more
elaborate for one of my son's
birthdays ecause he is a student of Electrical Engineering and I wanted to do a smaller version.  So I went for it! It is a fat page and I have never tried one of those before.



M & M
(Materials and Method)

Tim Holtz - Grunge Paper
Tim Holtz - Lost and Found Paper Stash
Ranger self adhesive foil paper
La Blanche Stamp - Text and Lady
Creative Expressions cream card pieces shaped as nuts.
Distress Rock Candy Crackle Paint
Distress embossing powder - milled lavender 
Distress inks, alcohol inks and promarkers
Tim Holtz Embossing Folder
 -  sheet music part of textured fades I think.
Creative Expressions Screwhead  Brads
Small metal brads from my crafty stash.
Tim Holtz Memo Pin
Tim Holtz metal cog
some covered wire from crafty stash

I cut a four inches square of Grunge Paper
I cut a four inches square of Clocks but centred the clock I wanted
Four inch square of adhesive foil
I painted the clocks paper with rock candy crackle, left to dry 
Embossed the foil,then used stream alcohol ink over foil to enhance illusion and added some distress ink to dull down.
I covered some of the card bolts in foil and left some plain
I then used a variety of distress ink and promarkers to give the bolts distressed metal effect.
I stamped the image onto clock face with "gathered twigs"  inks (not just for christmas!) and used milled lavender on top, omce this was dry I scrubbed the crystals off in places with a stiff brush ( I don't think the stamp comes out at all in the pic but even in reality it is a very faint. I wanted it faint but sorry not visible in photo (don't think anyway!) :{}

I tore the foil centrally, and layered (from bottom) grunge paper, clock paper and foil. In the centre of the clock face I made a countdown hand from a memo pin and a centre of one metal cog and faux metal nut. the holding it all together I pierced  through all layers in a corner, inserted brad through centre of card bollts and attached. Did this for two corners and then attached wire which I curled around piercing tool. Repeated this for other corners pulled the wire about  a bit and added some small brads on either side.

I would like to add it to the following challenges:

Freaky Friday Challenge 29 - Photo Inspiration Challenge


Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude -  "Anything Goes"


Glitter Geeks - "Song Title"  If I Could Turn Back Time" Cher

http://glittergeeks.blogspot.com/2012/03/week-9-song-title.html


39 comments:

  1. what a brilliant project, well done x

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  2. Wow Vee your idea certainly paid off this is beautiful.
    hugs Elaine
    Hope you are okay.

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    1. Thanks very much, Elaine. I am happy you like it. xx

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  3. WOW WOW Vee I absolutely LOVE this!!!! A fabulous idea and good luck in the challenges too. I love my Steam Punk and this reminds me very much of this.

    Hugs
    Linda xxxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda I think it does have a bit of the steam punk about it. When I make things like this I always think of them as my grunge projects but worry about missing the mark but such fun to do as I love getting messy! But then I want to go back and do pretty cards! xx

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  4. Hi Vee, great card and thanks v much for joining in at the glitter geeks blog challenge. Louise xx

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    1. Thanks, Louise it was so much fun to do! xx

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  5. hi vee, this is amazing, love it so so much, i am following now lol and then i can what other gorjuss bits you make xx

    hugs
    judie xx

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    1. Oh thank you, Judie thanks for following and liking my project. xx

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  6. love your fat page, glad to have directed you to the challenge :)

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  7. Oh wow this is so stunning, i love what you've done it looks amazing!! Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

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    1. Thank you so much I am thrilled you like it and enjoyed entering the challenge. Vee xx

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  8. I really like this way cool and fits the Forever Night Challenge too! This is way killer! Awesome job! (I followed you from Forever Night's blog) Hope you have a wicked crafty day!
    Peace
    KristyLee

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    1. Thanks a million, Kristina, Forever Night's blog so cool I had to join in! Peace back vee xx

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  9. Oh wow! Vee this is absolutely amazing and so quirky, what a fabulous idea, love the way that you have used the foil and the springs look great
    Lindsay xx

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    1. Thank you Lindsay, I am glad you like it and for noticing my bits and bobs. Vee xx

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  10. Hi Vee This is so unusual, just amazing. Very Steam punkish, which I really like, but struggle to do.
    Janet

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    1. Thanks very much, Janet it was a lot of fun to do. Vee xx

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  11. Wow this is Fabulous vee. I adore the colour and the concept is so imaginative .
    kerry x

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    1. Thanks very much, Kerry I am thrilled you like it. xx

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  12. Great idea Vee, really works, love it! Jo xxx

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    1. Thanks, Jo I am really glad you like it. xx

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  13. That has the WOW factor - fab :))
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Marie xXx

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    1. Thank you, Marie and I always like to visit your blog. Vee xx

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  14. Can I just say a big THANK YOU for all your lovely comments, you are all so generous thank you for visiting. Vee xx

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  15. As much as the picture of Mr Linky is cute - I much prefer this :D - what a fantastic idea and great inspiration - thanks for CHERing (sorry it was a bad joke :) and for joining the Glitter Geeks challenge this week x

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    1. LOL I know! Mr Linky eh? ;{} Thank you very much for the kind comment and I really liked this challenge. I am a bit of a sucker for puns so no apology needed!
      Vee xx

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  16. simply stunning - looks so great
    many thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week
    Doreen xx

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  17. wow stunning and your first one too, absolutely love this. Thank you so much for joining us over at Fat Pages With Attitude this fortnight xx

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    1. Thanks very much, Abbie as soon as I landed on your blog from Helen's I just knew I would have to try! xx

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  18. First, hope you're feeling better. Second, what a creative first Fat Page, love how you exploded the page. Thanks for entering at Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude.

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    1. Many thanks for your good wishes, Beverly. I am so happy yu like my fat page. xx

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Vee xx