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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!


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

    Hugs Erin xx

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

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

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

  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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