Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Adventure Is Worthwhile In Itself

It's time for our monthly blog hop with Artistic Outpost and this month the theme is MASCULINE, a perfect opportunity for me to use the Charles and Amelia plate, one of my favourites.
I created a card using the vintage cabinet card die which I coloured with Distress Stains wild honey and walnut stain and then flicked with water. I created a dimensional pocket watch using the pocket watch frame die, coloured with walnut stain Distress Ink and stamped using parts of the stamps from the Charles and Amelia plate.

The image in the centre has been stamped with black Archival Ink and I have added some mini cogs, stamped with parts of the stamps within this set. I added the fabulous sentiment "Adventure is worthwhile in itself" to the centre. For further interest and dimension I also included some ball chain.
The interior of the card has been stamped with more images, I love the left hand side stamping the image twice, once in brown and once in black to give a shadow like appearance and I then stamped the sentiment over the top another of my favourite sentiments "Sprint towards your dreams, you might just take off and fly. I have added two metal keys for dimension along with a wooden arrow pointing to the sentiment. A small tag has been added with the word FLY added and touches of text.
I added PIONEER to the top of the card along with a mini pocket watch stamped with another of the fabulous images from the Charles and Amelia plate, again adding ball chain for further interest.
The back has also been decorated, stamping with black Archival Ink and adding a large brass key and small tag with a touch of stamping.


My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for May and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x 

18 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Wow Tracy this is fantastic.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Buttons said...

That is such a clever use of the die cuts with the images you've chosen Tracy. Love this project, hugs Jenny x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, Wow, wow, wow, I need these stamp plates, I need the fob watch die, ooooh I love this creation, the way you have done the double stamping in black and brown is fantastic, so beautiful, you're a genius. Going to pop over to see the DT creations now.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant design! I love the way the clock overlays onto the other cut pieces! And the gears just add a whole other dimension. Beautiful! The shadow stamping inside is fantastic too.

Dianne said...

WOW, WOW, WOW...I don't even know what to say:):) but I'll try,loooove the vintage cabinet, the honey and walnut gorgeous colors,and you know I love the flicking:) all that stamping of the light dark in the circle fantastic,how you hung the chain brilliant,the back is gorgeousssssss, oh thanks for sharing all this creativity, I'm all a twitter, going to see more, I'm so excited..

butterfly said...

What a completely brilliant project.. the layering of the cabinet card with the pocket watch is beyond cool... as is your amazing stamping and fabulous metal elements - especially that chain - wow, wow, wow!
Alison xx

Carol Q said...

love the angle of your pocket watch and the dimension created by the different layers.

Netty said...

wow its totally brilliant Tracy.
Hugs Annette x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is absolutely beyond fabulous, Tracey. I saw it the other day on the Yahoo site and swooned over it. The entire design and execution are fantastic. I think that's the best use of the pocket watch die I have seen - utterly fabulous. What an incredible piece you have created. Thanks so much for sharing!

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

Tracy this is fabulous! Love the use of the pocket watch as a frame, something I am working on right now! Such a wonderful vintage feel! Love it!

Shirley Davis said...

Not just masculine by nature, also man's art by nurture - 'he' will love it, whoever he is!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love this! My first thought was to use that die cut watch, talk about being on the same track of thoughts. I adore your piece, it's really amazing.

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Hi Tracy you have done it again. You are just brilliant. I would love to be half as good as you! I absolutely love this piece, It's perfect for any guy. Thank you for sharing this master piece. crafty hugs Debbie R xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Wow Tracy - so many fabulous details to look at! Love the colors and shape!

Kate said...

Awesome! I just got the cabinet card die and I am so excited to use it after seeing your project. I love the colors, dies images...everything about it.
Kate

Anita Houston said...

Fantastic!!! I love the time piece and cabinet card with the AO images. This is so vintage yummy!!!

inkypinkycraft said...

Love how you areusingthese colours, what a wondful make , gorgeous hugstrace x

Redanne said...

An absolutely wonderful creation, that stamp plate is amazing and I love how you double stamped on the inside. The watch looks fabulous layered up - the whole piece is just wonderful. Hugs, Anne x