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Friday, 2 September 2011

Time...tick tock goes the clock!

Hey there bloggers,
Hope you have had a crafty day...I am blogging this card which was an experiment in using a distress ink, Forest Moss, that shock horror had never been used!I decided to let it out to play and here is what I ended up with....

I am entering this card for the Creative Expressions card of the month challenge, for August details can be found at :

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:
time @ http://takeaword.blogspot.com/
distressing and tearing @ http://thecraftypad.blogspot.com/
masculine@ http://sugarcreekhollow.blogspot.com/
go mad with embossing @ http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/

The details,
1. The background was made by splodging forest moss, picket fence and antique linen onto a craft mat, spritzing with water and the smooshing (technical term)the card around...hope that technical tale makes sense!

2.The clock background was embossed using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and the DI antique linen, bundled sage, forest moss and black soot added, using applicator tool.

3.The clocks were stamped in forest moss DI and then forest moss applied with tool. The piece was then scrumpled, unscrumpled and black soot applied with too, sparingly.

4.The greeting was made in same way without the scrumpling!

5.The large clock face was stamped in forest moss and then painted with forest moss picked up from craft mat.Once dry glossy accents was added to clock face.
6.Finally I made 2 little shrink plastic clocks on frosty shrink plastic, fab stuff!

Anyway, hope you are still awake, try and keep it shorter next time!sorry!!!
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Have a happy crafty day
Ta trace x


  1. What a brilliant interesting read Trace! Lovely to hear just how this lovely creations was done and materialised. Absolutely stunning! Judy x

  2. Wow, I seriously LOVE this! So pleased you joined us at THE CRAFTY PAD...thanks so much! Hugs, Ali x

  3. Not asleep at all, and love all of your directions....this is so wonderful and gasp!! I don't even have the forest color yet!! Love DI as well, and you have created a very interesting and wonderful card for our vintage challenge this week at Sugar Creek Hollow, Trace. Hope to see you again soon.

    Patti SCH/DT

  4. Love your card & the description of how you made it! I think more people should share this!
    I love love love those little clocks!
    Thanks for playing in the Distressing/Tearing challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  5. Great card love the green colours

  6. Simply stunning!

    Thank you for joining TCP this week. :)


  7. What an interesting piece. Thank you for sharing your journey of creating it.

  8. Very cool card, you should pull that moss colour out more often! Thanks for playing along with Fab N Funky this week!

  9. Fabulous work Trace, love all the smooshing and scrumpling.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  10. this is a wonderful creation Trace.... and congrats you are the winner of the giveaway on the octopode factory friday challenge!

    could you email me?


    lily x

  11. WOW, I just love all the vintage details and your fabulous design! Love all the distress inks. Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Sugar Creek Hollow Challenge!


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