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Thursday, 21 June 2012

A steampunk frame for Simon says...a bit of brown

Hey there bloggers,
Well the horrible virus that has stopped craftyplay and blogging fun is hopefully on the run!!!
away from me and fingers crossed the rest of the family!and evryone else!
 So still with a sore throat but shivers gone
here is my offering for Simon says this week:

The theme is a little bit of brown....and you know I love my brown distress inks so..
what else would I add but a little bit of broken china....
I started by covering my frame in tissue tape and colouring with...vintage photo DI
The background piece was cut from the destinations stack
and coloured with DI and then used flick and spritz technique....
got a bit carried away...can you tell?!!

I added lots of on the edge die cut cogs, coloured in broken china,
added clear embossing powder and tapped and smudged a lot off, heated and then coloured again with vintage photo and walnut stain...
a bit like rusted enamel from the master himself Tim,
but I did smudge a lot off....
The weathered clock die was done in the same way and two of the hands.

The other elements are hands coloured with distress and mine
were too..thanks goodness for my craft scrubbie..I them added lots
of yummy idea-ology...ooh
and some old watch parts in the little bottles..

I love the sentiment..and definitely enjoyed
my crafty play with this one!! but then there is nothing like some crafty play
to make me smile!!the inkier the better!
I hope to catch up with all my friends today, if not tomorrow!
I love my little place in blogland and
have missed being here!
Let me know what you think and
 hope you have all been having a good week!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
A little bit of brown @ http://simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.co.uk/
one for the boys @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/

ps did you see, Simon Says are having a Design Team call, now that is exciting!!someones crafty journey is going to get a lot more amazing!


  1. Hi Trace, it is brilliant, love how you have brought all the elements together and particularly like the little watch parts in the bottles, that has given me an idea now! Love the colours, the distressing and the embellies. A x

    1. Thanks I love filling these little bottles, cannot wait to sees what you do!! Trace x

  2. very cool, I love those colours as well, and the little details of the watch parts in the bottles.
    the pointy finger a la monty python is a great stamp as well. looks fab. mark

  3. O my word... Stunning creation Trace.. fabulous texture and elements... Brillant design & colours.. Love it !! Hugs May x x x

  4. Fabulous frame Trace, love the texture and the use of the actual hands representing the clock hands. Love the cogs around the edge and your bottles. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  5. Stunning. Love the touch of blue. Really an eyecatcher (:o)

  6. Trace...this is very cool! Love your bits of brown amongst the pinkish tones. Love the hands on your clock....haha...very clever! Your frame is awesome as are all of your Ideaology time pieces and other embellishments! LOVE it! Thanks for sharing your wonderful art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  7. How clever to use your hands that way! Love all your rusted up gears and the awesome little jars full of bits.

  8. Wow this is AMAZING, such a lot of work has gone into it.
    Suzie xx

  9. Wow, that's cool, the coloring looks wonderful.

  10. What a fantabulous creation...just outstanding and oh so fun!

  11. Hi Trace, this project is fantastic, love the use of all the hand, cogs etc and the colours are beautiful. Hope you are feeling a bitty better now.

  12. Fab indeedily... love all this elements and details... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  13. Hiya Trace,
    sorry I haven't posted a comment for a while but ALL your creations are so fab I'd be sat here all night! lol
    Had to stop and say tho, this is AMAZING. I too love my cog die and always look for reasons to use it.
    Hope your keeping well.
    Heidi x :-)

  14. Hi Trace,
    not posted a comment for a while but had to stop by and say this is totally fab. All your creations are just ace and I only wish you'd been able to get another stamping class together, you should be sharing your talents with those less talented!! lol
    Heidi x :-)


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