Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sheena Douglass Time Traveller Collection

I have coveted the Sheena Douglass Time Traveller collection of stamps and dies since I first saw them being promoted on her fan page on Facebook and demo'd on Hochanda. At the time sadly my craft penny pot was empty though so I had to resist. This week Crafters Companion are running a great deal on part of the set , and it was far too good to pass up so I treated myself, and then I saw someone on a craft selling page on Facebook selling the others at a bargain price, and my amazing husband offered to buy them for me- what a star!! The CC one's haven't arrived yet, but here's what I have been up to with the ones that Chris got for me. 

This collection is perfect for using with the new Ranger Distress Oxide inks, which is what I used to create the background to the first card. I spritzed the inks and smooshed brown card in it until I was happy, then dried off. I used a mask to create the wall effect with regular Walnut Stain distress ink. Then I applied copper gilding wax to some brown card and die cut cogs, which I then dabbled with some diluted gold paint with mica in to give a rusty effect. 

I stamped the Thamgamabob image on water colour card and painted with Aquatint inks, and mat and layered onto coordinating cardstock.

I am entering 'Thingamabob' into the following challenges:

For my second card I used the hot air balloon die and stamp set as my main feature. I love hot air balloons and have been fortunate enough to take 2 flights in the past, so this is definitely one close to my heart. Again I used distress oxide, in blue and green shades to represent the earth, and then die cut the shape before stamping and embossing in copper on to it. 

I used a paper from Graphic 45's Steampunk Spells collection which I tore the edges to and distressed to add to the aged look I was hoping to achieve. Stamped onto this in Versamark and used a combination of Micaboss and gilding flakes, and Perfect Pearls to add the compasses, and sprinkled Frantage embossing powder around on top. I had another piece of card with oxides on that complimented it well ( I actually have a pile- they are addictive!) so dry embossed that and ran over the top with metallic gilding wax. The propeller is also from the collection, which again I heat embossed for added texture. 

I am entering this balloon card into the following challenges:

I have so many more ideas for this amazing collection so watch this space. I just need the postie to hurry up and bring the rest now. I don't do patience well- especially when there is crafty goodness involved!

Have a great weekend



  1. Beautiful creations and awesome coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Stamp It’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  2. they are cool card
    great for manly card
    the one for ATSM I love much
    great image and arrangement
    Many thanks for playing with us at ATSM this time

  3. Wow I love the time travel creations, these look amazing.
    Lovely work here. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. Wow...fabulous cards, love that incredible look and wonderful images. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM!

  6. Love this. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage. Good luck.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  7. Beautiful!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

  8. Love your vintage, rusty and steampunky Card.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best luck with your entry.

  9. What a fun, fun stamp, so creative! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT
    {Nellies Nest}

  10. Beautiful Card, absolutely love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu, good luck in the challenge!

  11. This made me smile – what a fab sentiment! Thanks for playing along with our challenge at Simply Papercraft

    Sharon (Glittertastic)
    DT Member

  12. I always love anything steampunk inspired, thank you for joining in this months challenge on The Artistic Stampers blog.

  13. Great steampunk vintage. Very creative. Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us at Eclectic Eppalu.

  14. Both the cards are the vintage look..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal