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Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Kickstart your Art


This is Day One of Kickstart Your Art at Smeared and Smudged

The Challenge runs for a week - I'm not sure that I will be able to join in until the end as I am taking my parents away for the weekend - no internet/no crafting!!

Anyway Day One Challenge - Create Layers...

I am using a 6 x 6 page for this challenge.

My first layer is some DP from my stash - not sure from where it came...


(sorry about some of my photos - the Winter light is so bad!!)

I then embossed a selection of papers to use as the next layer using my Big Shot.


I chose to use the maroon 'clocks'.
 I trimmed it and matted it onto some pinkish DP again from my stash.



(At this point I began laying on bits and bobs to see what I might use as embellishments...)


The stamp I used above is Kaisercraft Tic Toc stamped using a custom re-inker stamp pad. 
The sentiment I printed on my computer.
Both pieces are distressed round the edges with TH "Stormy Sky' and matted on the same pink DP.

Next I took Teri Sherman's Steampunk Heart (originally from Delicious Doodles).
(I was very pleased to win this in a recent Challenge!)


I used the 'Wrinkle Free Distress' technique to add colour to the image - using various colours of  Distress Ink, smeared on to my craft mat, spritzed with water and mopped up with the image.


I cut it out and again matted with the pink.


Finally I added some 'clock hands' - arrows punched from more 'Wrinkle Free Distress' paper.



I enjoyed playing!!

What do you think? 

Happy Crafting!


6 comments:

  1. Hi Susan, I think its amazing hun. Love the different embossing. really love what you did with the Heart.

    Hugs Erin xx

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  2. Beautiful page! Love the clocks.:) Thanks for playing along with our Kickstart Your Art Challenge!

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  3. Wow, awesome page! Love the colors and layers and the wonderful image! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Great page! I love how you've used the embossing--gives me inspiration to do the same this week.

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  5. Love your page Susan! The embossed papers are awesome! Just want to touch them! The heart image is so perfect, love it and the colors! ~kim

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