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