Sunday, 6 November 2011

Times Gone By

Hello folks, hope you're all having a good weekend although here in the UK it certainly won't be a peaceful one. As I write this post there are bangs and flashes of fireworks as it's bonfire night here.

It's time for a new challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and the theme for this fortnight is Times Gone By. This theme really got me thinking about what that means to me in particular and I decided in the end that it means the past but in terms of me. I don't know about you but in my case time seems to have flown by since my children were born and sometimes it only seems like yesterday that they were knee high so my project has the theme of time.

The project originated from a trawl through my stamp collection and the text stamp I used caught my eye - the rest of the project followed on from there. Some of the DT have said that it got them singing too and it had that effect on me as I still remember the song and the words as if it were yesterday.

Ingredients Used:
  Girl and Clocks Collage - Paper Artsy Kids Plate 1
  Text Stamp - Paper Artsy Gentlemen Plate 4
  Pocket Watch - A free stamp from the short lived and still missed Simply Stamping mag
  Roman Numerals - Stamp-It 1716E
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug Clockworks, Numbers Collage
Distress Inks - Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Victorian Velvet, Pumice Stone, Mustard Seed
VersaFine Ink - Smokey Gray
Manila Tag
Grey Textured Card Blank
Clear Embossing Powder and Embossing Ink
Silver Clip

The background paper was embossed with the Cuttlebug folder, sponged with the pumice Stone and then swiped with Victorian Velvet and Mustard Seed. The edges were torn and it was added at an angle to the card blank stamped with the numerals in the Pumice Stone ink and embossed on one side with the numbers folder.
The image panel was stamped with the Smokey Gray ink and sponged with pink and yellow Distress inks when dry. This was also torn around the edges. It was added to the tag which was stamped with the numerals in Pumice Stone and Tattered Rose DIs. The text was stamped with the grey ink on a scrap of card, torn out, inked and clipped to the top of the tag.
The card was finished with a scrap of grey card embossed with the numbers folder and swiped with Pumice DI and the pocket watch stamped in grey, embossed with clear powder and then swiped with embossing ink and embossed a second time with clear so the watch face had a "glass" front.

The Fashionettes have made some gorgeous creations with which to inspire you so do head on over to take a look.
Please also remember that as a stamping challenge, no digital images are allowed and we must be able to see some stamping on your entries so it will really help our job if you say which stamps you used.
Thanks for looking and hoping to see you there.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
The Play Date Cafe PDCC106

Fliss xx


Terry said...

What a brilliant use of time pieces and gears and so perfect for the challenge! Love that sentiment and the stamps are gorgeous! Beautiful creation! Time does fly and that is why we should enjoy it and play more!

Yvonne Garner said...

Fliss, What a thoughtful, beautiful piece yo have created! I love every detail! Best, Yvonne

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful card, Fliss. Love the textured background, all the elements and the coloring.

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...This is a wonderful display of stamping! The background is very cleverly put together with all the different colours, and everything just flows so beautifully
Dot x

craftattack said...

lovely work! Valerie

Shirl said...

Well done on your win Fliss and such an adorable card you have made for FSC.

Perfect sentiment and the colour tones of the card are amazing.

Hugs Shirley x x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous card, love all the details and super images.
Yvonne x

Claire said...

Just beautiful Fliss, I love the colours and all the texture from the embossing. Congrats on your Sir Stampalot win too
Claire xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is just gorgeous Fliss, a mix of wonderful colours and elements that are so reminiscent of times gone by. I love the time theme and agree the days, weeks and years seem to slip by so quickly, even my children are saying that!!!!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sue C said...

Fabulous card fliss, love the combination of colours you've used. The design is perfect too, you've given me some inspiration ! Sue C x

Janette said...

Great card, thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Fliss, this is totally gorgeous, my friend! And I'm so happy that you got to see your birthday collage--yay! XO Cindy

Cazro said...

it's a great crd Fliss, love the colours too. Time goes amazingly fast which makes it so precious. Caz

Lisa said...

This is marvelous! How fun are all of those time pieces and mechanical what nots!


Hi Fliss
A fabulous card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Sandra said...

Fab card Fliss
Sandra x

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Stunning piece, Fliss! Love the embossing and the colours! ;) xx

Denise said...

I love how you inked the embossed portion. A beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Anonymous said...

The composition is so well thought out and great use of gears, etc.
Arty but definitely with the vibe of Times Gone By.

Dolly Daydreams said...

Another beauty Fliss, great stamping nd embossing and I love the sentiment.


Mrs.B said...

This is gorgeous, I love the image and sentiment, and your the embossed panel is such a beautiful colour.
Avril xx

Ruby said...

Oh I know what you mean about time flying. My daughter has just turned 12 but it seems only five minutes ago that she was a baby! A lovely entry for our challenge. Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a great, collage-style, inky creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!