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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

there's no time to waste for Frilly and Funkie DT

well it is time for the Funkie team to add their time inspired pieces to the Frilly and Funkie blog...for my theme There is no time to waste. There is still a week to play along and make sure you pop here and see all the fab Dt inspiration. I was so tempted to go for steampunk and grunge it up but decided to go for soft and gentle, delicate piece. So here is my time inspired creation:

 
I started by cutting the fab new pocket watch die out of greyboard ...and cream card for the base and then using the movers and shapers circles... I cut three layers with the centre removed. (hope that makes sense!)

I painted the top layer with antique linen distress paint , giving it two coats. when dry I added a good layer of rock candy, clear....leaving it to do its magic crackle thing!


The flowers were cut from cardstock and over stamped with fabulous flourish stamp in coffee archival...and then dunked I clear UTEE in the melt pot. This makes them sturdy and helps them to keep their shape. I added some pearls for centres.


The leaves...were cut from the tattered leaves die , from clear shrink plastic and then dipped in the clear UTEE , where they shrink and coat at the same time...very cool!!

The inside was cream card, lightly coloured with antique linen distress ink and then I stamped the papillon background using frayed burlap distress ink.

I added an idea-ology pen nib and a heart made from pearl UTEE in a mold , using my melt pot and a twirl of wire. Thanks Hels for getting me back into melt pot mode!!


I finally added some butterflies , stamped in coffee archival and some seam binding dyed with antique linen and frayed burlap distress stain.

make sure you pop here and join in the fun!


I would like to enter this for the following competitions:
anything goes @ http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.co.uk/
shaped but not square @ http://anythingchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/





have a fun and inky one!
trace x





34 comments :

  1. Oh boy do I love this Trace. The crackle on the timepiece, those yummy flowers and the perfect heart (yes, Hels has a lot to answer for!) What a brilliant challenge theme for F&F and thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner too! Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. Oh so glad you went for the subtle look, stunning colour combo, so pretty and I totally adore your melt pot creations and how you have arranged them, a fabulous make again Trace, love it!!!

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  3. fab way to use this die - I'm adding it to my wish list now lol

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  4. Terrific ideas as always-love the shape you have used and the inspiration words.

    Chrissie xx

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  5. Hi Trace, this is beautiful, so feminine - the heart, flower and leaves are stunning! I am so thrilled to say - thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne xx

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  6. I wish this belonged to me! It looks fabulous & is no doubt even nicer in the flesh :-)

    Sally

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  7. Wow Trace! A real stunner and the pearl heart is just amazing. Such fabulous flowers and gorgeous texture too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  8. Absolutely beautiful Tracy,
    hugs Teresa xx

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  9. Oh I love it when you do 'pretty' Trace - this is so feminine and beautiful - love it to bits xx

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  10. Wonderful creation Trace. I love the subtle colours and of course the fabulous flowers. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  11. Such a beautiful piece Trace, Love the little embellishments, so precious.
    hugs June x

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  12. This die is wonderful! Very beautiful, great piece of art! BArbarayaya

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  13. Love that watch die Trace and the leaves look great done like that, gorgeous. Elizabeth x

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  14. totally gorgeous... love love love love love it...

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  15. This is magic, Trace,- LOVE it and the gorgeous flowers and leaves!!
    Oh my- a wonderful piece!
    Dorthe,x

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  16. A fabulous piece Trace, just love the crackled pocket watch with those gorgeous flowers. Beautiful.
    hugs {Brenda} x0x

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  17. Really lovely - the crackly edge is gorgeous.

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  18. Awesome pocket watch, Trace!

    Love your use of the flowers and butterflies! Thank you for joining us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  19. Love this pocket watch and it is such a lovely and delicate project! The flowers are so sweet! Hugs!

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  20. The soft and gentle is a style that fits you too, based on what I see here! Love the piece and the great idea to show the theme this way! Hugs, Gerrina

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  21. That's an amazing piece of art, just fantastic.

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  22. Wow, that's so beautiful, Trace - the glossy finish on your clock frame is just wonderful, and I LOVE the stamping in the centre... gorgeous make. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison xx

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  23. Gorgeous Trace, Love what you have done with this die, The soft colours, flowers, & heart... Love it! Just Beautiful.. Hugs May x x x

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  24. You always seem to amaze me with your creative tallent, I so love this piece of art. Thank you for sharing.

    Eliza

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  25. Hey Trace - what a wonderful project and I do love those flowers and most definitely will have to try that!!! Gorgeous art work Trace - and thanks again for telling us how you achieve most of what you do!!
    Sandy

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  26. Most excellent! I love this die, and your neutral scheme! The little flowers and metal bits are wonderful here! Gorgeous time piece!

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  27. Fabulous project Trace ! Love the flowers in the enamel, a great way to use this die. Sue C x

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  28. Great to read how you did this Trace - now, do I need a melt pot or not. . . ?
    Love the die cut and the crackled finish - what is it about crackle I wonder, I just can't resist it!
    Gorgeous make Trace and in wonderful tones.
    Hugs, Juliaxx

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  29. Forgot to mention just how fab those utee dipped flowers are - I do NEED a meltpot then!! xxx

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  30. Also forgot to say:
    Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time.
    Juliax!
    Only three comments from this time - don't be greedy!

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  31. Absolutely gorgeous as always Trace! Sorry I haven't been commenting for a while - my own blog has come to a bit of a standstill! Lovely to see you visiting OCC and it is such an honour to be able to say - Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Our Creative Corner Love from Laura xxx

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Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and leave me a comment..it means a lot..hope you like what you see. Trace x