Thursday, July 10, 2014

Laughter Is Timeless!

Dies and Distress is the current challenge chose by the fabulous Annie at A Vintage Journey! What a great line up of Tim inspiration my DT Sisters have for you, so you must pop over there for all the details. There is always a prize to be won from our sponsor, Country View Crafts and of course you could be among the "Pinworthies."

For my project, I decided to make a card using Tim's Pocket Watch dies and plenty of Distress products, along with stamps from Artistic Outpost, which with their vintage appeal work so well keeping in Tim style. First I started with a "Faux Batik" background that was stamped with the AO gears (Industrial Backgrounds) with clear embossing ink, powder, heat set. I inked over the surface with Peacock Feathers, Dried Marigold and Vintage Walnut. One thing I like to do after the Spritz and Flick water treatment is to dab your foam applicators over the wet spots. It just adds a little extra interest. When I was pleased with the colors and added a little subtle background stamping, I removed the embossing and inked over with the various colors, but mostly Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.

The Chalkboard Wisdom sentiment was stamped using Black Archival and clear embossed. I used Tim's water brush and Peacock Feathers DI to color in the banner, before inking and spritzing. For this piece, I wanted the water drops to remove color, so left well enough alone. The Pocket Watch was die cut using grungeboard and covered with Rock Candy Crackle. After it was dried, I inked over the surface using Peacock Feathers. I shaded around the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and then applied some VP paint to my mat and with a tooth brush flicked on some paint.


The movers and shapers were done as above, except they were inked with Dried Marigold and flicked with VP and PF paint. For the spinner, I dabbed both paints and flicked on some thinned black and then covered with clear EP and heat set.



Both the stamped gear and clock from AO were stamped using Archival and clear embossed. I used Tim's circle movers and shapers and all just fits so well!


A few gears were added and one eBay find, some rub-ons, a Key and Word Band and all is happy!



I hope you have enjoyed your visit as much as I enjoy your taking the time to stop by. Have a wonderful weekend.

28 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous piece Terry . Love the colours and the textures are fab x hugsx

Vada said...

Outstanding As Always Terry, Love all the great details. Thanks for stopping by.
Hugs Vada

Artfully challenged said...

This is fantastic Terry,just stunning the way you have 'aged' everything. Gorgeous colours too,love it :)

Hugs
Donna xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag with lots of lovely details. Hugs, Valerie

June Macfarlane said...

Love this Terry, nice work on all of it. especially on the background its gorgeous.

Redanne said...

Oh wow Terry, this project is fabulous, I love the gorgeous colours and the crackling on the clock/watch is outstanding. LOVE! Hugs, Anne xx

butterfly said...

I so love this - the colours are right up my street, and all those textures and details are just delicious!
Alison xx

S@ndy Diller said...

Terry, I just love the sentiment on this one. So True!! I love the colors you have used and the texture is right on.

Beth said...

gorgeous GF love how you have aged the pieces looks like real rust with the green patina you definitely know how to distress.
Hugs

Annie said...

Amazing project Terry.....I love the fabulous colour combination and background. The layout is perfect and your dies look wonderful

TFS and crafty hugs
Annie x

Brenda Brown said...

I just love your mix of stamps which complement each other so well and the gorgeous faux batik background. The colours blend well together and the crackled pocket watches look superb, especially with the cogs. Your quote is one for me today with laughter, imagination and dreams - perfect. xx

Michele said...

true! and very beautiful. xo

Lucy Edmondson said...

Oh wow I love every detail of this terry! The faux batik background is great and I love the rusted pieces. You are so right, ao works really well with Tim,

Lucy x

Sharon said...

What a great background - love all the embellishments - love the colours and layers - fantastic - as always Terry very inspiring!!

Chris Warner said...

Oh wow Terry, where to start? A fabulous base to the project with the background, very kewl. A great choice of embellishments all given their own wonderful distressed treatment and put together beautifully to create this fab, fab result. Love it! Chris xxx

Buttons said...

Magnificent Terry! Not only a fabulous use of dies, they've been altered beautifully - loving that crackle! Jenny x

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely brilliant Terry, a fabulous vintage piece with wonderful use of those dies!!

BarbaraW said...

Terry, this is awesome!

Krisha said...

An other stunner! I haven't been making the rounds, as I usually do, been trying to do other things, those nasty "life" things...LOL I do catch your work on FB, but again I'm not big on leaving comments there. So there are my excuses, lame as they sound LOL
Have a great weekend.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous Terry, love the quote especially so very true and the colors and textures are perfect as always. ~Diane

butterfly said...

So happy the comments didn't disappear on you!! Again... fabulous!
Alison xx

Jools Robertson said...

Love the faux batik! amazing colours
Such great crackle textures on the pocket watch with beautiful patina
and what a great quote! and fab embellishments

Jools x

Nikki Acton said...

Love, love, love this. Wonderful background and adore your textures pocket watches. Thanks Terry. nikki xxx

Anita Houston said...

Wonderful!!! LOVE the texture and colors on the pocket watch!!! Just gorgeous!

Karen Garrard said...

Great background Terry, and a wonderful use of the pocket watches too. Love it! Karen.x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning - love all the details.
Avril xx

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful background you created for your pocket watch creation! love all the crackle on this!

Anneke said...

I love your work and became a follower. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.
www.annekescardart.blogspot.com

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