Thursday, February 2, 2012

February already!

Time does fly - already it is the second month of the year!

Time was the theme for the Monthly Challenge over at Card Making World and Carol and I (the DT) each made a couple of items as samples for the challange.

This card was inspired by the sentiment - Great things take Time! The background was stamped with white chalk ink onto the black card using a damask-type background stamp - reminiscent of old fashioned wall coverings and curtains.
The images on the top layer include a da Vinci pencil sketch stamped onto a page from a novel and a leaning tower stamped onto a piece of music - all of these things relating to the fact that it takes time to write a novel, do a painting, write a piece of music or build a famous landmark.
The text was printed onto card, then the label (from Gina K) stamped over the text and cut out using a Nestabilities die. The colour was introduced by smooching Antique Linen Distress Ink onto the card.

Just to be a little different this month, rather than another card, this is a canvas inspired by time!
The clock, gear wheels and wings were all cut using Tim Holtz Alterations Dies. The clock was given a weathered look by colouring with Vintage Photo Distress Ink then given a coating of Rock Candy Crackle paint. A face image was stamped on the inside part of the clock and inserted into the clock face.
The wings were coloured with Fired Brick Distress Stain then sprayed with a red/gold spray. They were then attached to the back of a clock face.
The gears were painted using a copper paint dabber then a gold one to give some texture and depth of colour. The gold was also used to colour the metal corner pieces.
The word was made from clear letter pieces attached to black card using Glossy Accents and edged with gold paint.All were attached to a canvas board which had been painted black and old music paper layered on top.
Entered this in the Tanda Teaser this week and in the Try it on Tuesday challenge!


Shairon said...

Two great cards, Janet. You've certainly been busy lately!

Michelle said...

A wonderful altered canvas for the TioT challenge this week. Stunning! Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

Michelle said...

A wonderful altered canvas for the TioT challenge this week. Stunning! Thanks for joining us
x Michelle

Clarky J said...

thanks for joining us at TIOT alter it week - Thats a wonderful canvas xx

sue law said...

Hi Janet,
I'm trying to leave you a comment again today! Blogger can be so unpredictable! Good to see you taking part in the Tanda Teaser, your canvas is great. I love that die still on my wish list!!

I haven't visited here for a while and had to scroll down quite a way to get've been making some beautiful cards!!

I was speaking to Zoe the other night and said that I would get in touch to see if we could arrange to meet up when you are here. If you let us have some dates we will see if there is anything on that we could do together.

Hope to hear from you soon!