Thursday, 24 January 2013

TIME 2 CELEBRATE

I have used the Auld Lang Syne plate from Artistic Outpost for this celebratory card, proving that just because something says its designed for NEW YEAR does not mean that some of the images cannot be used in different ways.
I have stamped the clock image in the background of my card using coffee archival ink, adding some of the clocks to the centre of my weathered clock.  I then sponged broken china ink over my card to create my background, adding vintage photo ink to the edges.
I cut four weathered clocks from thick white card and adhered together to give dimension. I then coloured with vintage photo ink and added Clear Rock Candy to the top for added texture and interest.  I added game spinners to the centre. "TIME 2 CELEBRATE" has been added around my weathered clock. TIME is stamped using the alphabet from the Secretary Pool plate, stamped with coffee archival ink and coloured with broken china ink.  The number 2 is from Tim's Idea-ology, coloured with alcohol inks and CELEBRATE is from the Auld Lang Syne plate.
To add further interest and dimension I have included some large and smaller cogs, again coloured with alcohol inks.
To add an industrial feel to my card I added two brackets that I purchased from the DIY store to each corner, again coloured with alcohol inks. 

This card has been given to my Nephew for his birthday, highlighting that some stamps can be used in many more ways than maybe first thought.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x

15 comments:

Sandy said...

Tracy this is an extraordinary time creation.
This rock.
xoxo

Helen said...

I love this - never thought of adding hardware like this to the weathered clock; for some reason! what a great piece.

Luce said...

Fabolus card! Love your use of the clok, great stamping and gorgeous with the metal pices!
Have awonderful day :o)

inkypinkycraft said...

Brilliant , love the colours and I love that crackled clock!! Hugs trace x

Netty said...

Have just seen this fab card on Artistic Outpost, its wonderful and have left comments. Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

butterfly said...

I raved about this over at AO earlier - it's a sensational make, Tracy!
Alison x

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, love the hardware xx

suzieq23 said...

love your card! the weathered clock? tim's? if not, who makes it? thanks, sue

Redanne said...

Hi Tracy, absolutely love your gorgeous timepiece card and it is also perfect for today as many Scots celebrate Robert Burns night! Hugs, Anne x

Marjie Kemper said...

I love it Tracy! The texture on the clock is fantastic.

Candy C said...

Beautiful, Tracy! I love this!!! <3 Candy

Michelle Webb said...

Wow Tracy this is a masterpiece! I love the brackets all coloured up too. Looks fantastic with all the stamping and die cuts. Michelle x

Anita Houston said...

Heavy metal madness...LOVE IT!!! All of it!!!!

hazel said...

A wonderful card, I love all the metal.
xxx Hazel.

Suzanne C said...

All the elements come together so perfectly in this card! Love the die cut clock and the big number. Love it!