Thursday, 5 January 2012

Birthday Greeting For Grungy Monday

I had to join in with the Grungy Monday challenge this week as I have just found out that Tim Holtz celebrates his birthday on the same day as me 7th January, so I could not let the day pass by without creating a little something for the both of us. So armed with plenty of Tim's products I created our card.
I decided to create a card with a difference, I used a door hinge to hinge both my pieces together, but I did not want it to close like a standard card but to remain open, a little like a frame.  I used grey board cut 5" x 5" square and covered with black Kraft-Core and sanded the edges to add to the grungy feel.
Once I had covered the grey board I began to decorate each side.  I added the Weathered Clock to one side adding several layers of the clock so that it also worked as a frame to house my memory frame and to give added dimension and also to use the die a little differently.
I cut the Weathered Clock from grey board and coloured with Distress Ink brushed corduroy and a little black soot around the edges.  I then applied a thick layer of clear Rock Candy, in a random fashion to add to the grungy feel and then added more brushed corduroy over the top to highlight the crackles. My gentlemen from the Steampunk set were stamped onto the back of a piece of Kraft-Core, cut out and added to the memory frame, dangling a cog embellishment for further interest. The hand and Admit One were stamped onto the same card stock and added to the clock. A metal Idea-ology corner completes this side.
The next side has Gadget Gears added applying the same treatment as before with the Weathered Clock, adding a few washers for that masculine feel, coloured with Alcohol Ink. The dashing gentleman and a metal corner complete this side.
The inside has a second memory frame and the background added from the Steampunk set.
Happy Birthday completes the card.  This is my last post for this week as like Tim I will be out celebrating my Birthday on Saturday, cannot wait.  Wishing you a Happy Birthday Tim, hope you enjoy as much as me!

Thanks for stopping by, Tracy x x

25 comments:

Sandy said...

Tracy your art takes my breath away.
Gosh this is stunning. You are the big steampunk queen.

Martina2801 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Love all the details, you do amazing work.

Carol Q said...

fabulous Tracy. great grungy embellishments (lol - sounds like a new phase)

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, so much detail, these are fantastic xx

Helen said...

Happy Birthday to both of you - it is a wonderful card.

Kaz said...

Gorgeous card Tracey, love the tones too, Wishing you a vey happy birthday!!
love

kazxx

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful work Tracy - Hope you have a very happy birthday on the 7th x

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card Tracy and perfect for you both. Happy Birthday for Saturday, have a wonderful day whatever you have planned.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Patricia said...

WWWWWOOOOOWWWWWW this is totaly FABULOUS!!!!!
Love it so much, i think Tim love it toooooooo.
Greetz Patricia

Leintje* said...

What a beautiful card Tracy!!! You make many wonderful projects!! This is so COOL!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Candy C said...

Tracy...your birthday card to Tim is fantastic! I LOVE it and I think Tim will, too!!! Happy Birthday to YOU as well!!! <3 Candy

anna christensen crafts said...

This is so cool! I love the way you hinged it - inspired!

Meme said...

Tracy you did a fabulous job on tim's card!
A big Happy Birthday to you also!
Great job as always!

Shelly Hickox said...

Tracy, this is awesome! You are incredibly talented!

Barb Cady said...

A very very happy birthday Tracy, may you have a wonderful day. Fancy sharing your birthday with Tim! I share mine with Sigmund Freud, not sure what that says about me! The card is brilliant, as ever. The angels obviously handed out a huge amount of talent on that day! xx

Marjie Kemper said...

Tracy, your card is fantastic! Love the gears and especially your cool memory glass man. Happy Birthday to YOU!

Sarah said...

Hei Tracy - finally! Time to catch up on blog hopping and time to look at all your WONDERFUL makes this week. This card is a real stunner and I love every inch of it - Tim should put it on his CHA stand. Just adore that chunky clock die and the dark colours. It's really a fabulous piece. Also great to see some Wendy love at CE - lucky you HAVING to create with her range...are you entering your black artistic phase?!? Looks like you are already on a 2012 roll - and looking forward to seeing you at MMM - might have to include this one too!
Sarah.

Emma said...

One word....LOVE!! This is absolutely stunning~wonderful details and a fabulous piece of artwork!!!
Have a lovely weekend,
Love Emma xx

herminesplace said...

This is so cool

craftytrog said...

How fabulous! Love your card Tracy! Have a wonderful birthday! xx

Hels Sheridan said...

GORGEOUS arty creation Tracy, it is stunning. Happy Birthday to you, I hope you have a wonderful day and lots of lovely pressies and of course, cake!! xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Happy Birthday to you Tracy, I hope you have a wonderful day:0) Absolutely love your card and sharing it with Tim seems the right thing to do LOL Hugs Gay xxx

Suzanne C said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it is wonderful! Love your grungy birthday card. Fabulous!

Juls said...

this is just gorgeous!!! Hugs Juls

inkypinkycraft said...

Happy belated birthday, my eldest son was nine on the 7th , so he is in creative company, fab piece love it!!! Hugs trace x