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Thursday 12 April 2012

Enjoy the journey with a Tim technique , or two for Simon says!

hey there,
well here I am again with my second post today , to show some Tim techniques for Simon says challenge, details at end of post. So, here he is , an altered book:

I started by using distress crackle paint resist, painting a section of the book with picket fence distress crackle paint. When dry I inked the book with various blue and brown distress inks.I love the way the colours vary on the picket fence crackle to the book...

I then used various Tim stamps of clocks and the new hexagon background stamp and bits to stamp onto the cover and wiped off the images on the areas where there was paint!!!
The sentiment was stamped in black archival to give a real contrast.
The weathered clock Tim die was coloured with DI and then walnut stain distress embossing powder and i tapped and rubbed some areas off , to allow some of the ink to show through.

The hands, again Tim stamps were made using Tim's rusted enamel technique , from his compendium of curiosities vol 1.

Finally a little bit of ideaology for good measure!!!

I ma entering this for the following competitions:
Lord Tim technique @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
distressing @ http://letsinkitup.blogspot.co.uk/
distressed @ http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
masculine feel @ http://shoppingourstash.blogspot.co.uk/
distress @ http://thestampingboutiquechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/

thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new and very much appreciated followers!!!
have a fab, fun and inky day!

hugs trace x


  1. oh Hun this is just brilliant,love this to bits,the charms are amazing love them to bits,brilliant vintage Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

  2. A brilliant book cover Trace and fabulous techniques and colours.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. Fantastic!! Thank you for joining us at The Stamping Boutique.

  4. Great book cover and great technique - thanks for sharing it. Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up Distressing challenge this month!

  5. Wow Trace this is fabulous, I love these two colours together, and the crackle effect is lovely. Have a great weekend x

  6. Fabulous cover Trace, love how you have used the hands for the clock hands, very creative. Love your background too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challemge. Tracy x

  7. I love the Tim Tools you used, I'm a big fan off his clock. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work at LIIU and good luck. Hugs, Marion

  8. Fabulous project, perfect for our challenge at LIIU this month. Thanks so much for sharing with us and good luck with the challenge. Hugz Suzanne

  9. I have to get my hands on this die! Fabby job, good luck at TSB Distress Challenge!

    Debbie - TSB DT

  10. Wow, this is fabulous! I love the crackle background and rusted enamel, and what a great idea to use those hands! Thanks for joining in with our Distressing challenge over at LIIU and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  11. Hey there Trace, thank you for sharing your fabuloua project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow, the clock and the background looks stunning, wowzersss Thank you sharing. Hugs Terry xxx

  12. Wow, your work is amazing, love it all!!!

  13. Fantastic project - perfect for our challenge too
    Thanks for joining us at LIIU.
    Tracy x

  14. Love your project - thanks for joining in the masculine theme this week on Shopping our stash, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  15. What a fabulous project! Love all the distressing!!! Thanks for joining us at The Stamping Boutique! :)

  16. love your take on hands of time...great card...thanks for joining in at the Shopping our stash masculine challenge this week!

  17. A fantastic book cover with great elements.

  18. What a gorgeous altered book you have made. It’s perfect for our challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

  19. Amazing card. Love the techniques used. Thank you for sharing and joining in at LIIU. Hugs, Velma


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