January 24, 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.

Designer: Tracy Evans



10 comments:

silvergran said...

Great masculine card!

butterfly said...

Wow, wow, wow - just look at the finish on that crackly clock - what a fantastic card! The brackets are brillliant too, and that hanging watches stamp is fast moving up my wishlist!
Alison x

lilscrappers said...

mmm boy, I agree, the finish on that crackly clock! The card is wonderful and the detail draws you in :)

inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours and that crackled clock is fab!! Another wonderful make trace x

Sandra said...

lovely!
Sandra ltb

Sharon Y said...

This is great! Love ideas on using stamps in different ways.

Netty said...

Loving your card Tracy with all that fabulous texture on the clock, brill work. Annette x

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Brenda Brown said...

A brilliant design and fabulous elements and techniques. Love rhis Tracy.
Hugs Brenda xox

Terry said...

Love that clock and background!! It kind of reminds me of the clock I did for Tim's B-day! Love the blues and brown! Awesomeness!

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

What a fantastic project the texture of the clock is stunning..The colours you have used work to .
Andy xxxx