Monday, 30 April 2012

Time Flies

Good morning folks, we have a sunny morning at last although still very windy and boy did we have some nasty weather over the weekend - really wild and wet!
Over at Make My Monday today, we have the last of April's theme of Men and Boys chosen by Caz and this week we would like to see your creations with a Time theme.

I got really inky fingers making this and had to visit my parents in law yesterday afternoon with them still rather blue as the ink takes a while to come off!
I made the background by inking a square of card with Tumbled Glass Distress ink then applied the Tim Holtz clock mask and sponged on a mix of Bundled Sage, Peeled Paint, Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo. I stamped some text (Viva Decor) with the Vintage Photo around the edges and then added this to my card blank.
I inked a further scrap of card with the same Distress inks then stamped on the bird design (Papermania Urban collection) with black ink. I used the Tim Holtz clock die to cut a clock from white card, inked this up with Vintage Photo and Chipped Sapphire DIs and then embossed with clear powder whilst the ink was still wet. I used it as a template to add some ink around the bird design which I cut out roughly to the shape of the die. I then glued on the clock and realised that I got the positioning wrong but I actually like the rather grungy effect it gives!
I finished off with a stamped, inked and cut out bird from the same stamp set and text printed with a Dymo.

Don't forget we have a lovely prize from Marianne Design for the lucky April winner and that you have to be in it to win it! All details are on the challenge blog.

Challenges for my card:
Corrosive Challenges - The Man, The Myth, The Legend - Tim Holtz!
That Craft Place - One For The Boys
Challenge Up Your Life - Resist Techniques (Masking in my case on the background)
Alphabet Challenge - F For Feathered Friends
Simply Create Too - Time

Hoping you have a great week and see you again soon!
Fliss xx


Jacqueline said...

Hi Fliss - love the big bold clock face on your card and the gorgeous background. Hope you had a good weekend - we were flooded in here as we live on a hill and both ends of our lane flooded - it felt a bit like being on an island!
Jacqueline xx

Fiona said...

Lovely bloke card Fliss. Great background and love the clock faces and birds. Wasn't the weather grim over the weekend, looks like it might be better today ?

Miria said...

Hi, Fliss. I do love how you made your creation, you're a master at using inks and stamps to get amazing effects! Hugs, Miria xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful card, love the techniques.

craftattack said...

Lovely card and colours. I went shopping today with purple and green fingers....Hugs, Valerie

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...I thought the grungy effect was meant to be there! looks fantastic!
Dot x

Brenda Brown said...

HI Fliss, at last some sunshine here, such a welcome change. Love this card and the use of the clock die which is very effective embossed with the DIs.
Have a good week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anonymous said...

Hi Fliss
The clock creates the most beautiful frame for the birds.
Quite beautiful.

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hope you are drying out Fliss...yesterday was a wash out here too but as we are in a hollow / flat area it clears up pretty quickly! Your card is a stunner your background as normal. All I can say is that great minds think alike! Suzanne :)

Marjo said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too

hugs Marjo

brenda said...

Many a time I've gone out with inky fingers Fliss, I've given up apologising for them. I think people would worry now if my hands were clean.

Lovely use of the TH clock and time theme.

B x

Buttons said...

Love this Fliss. It could be suitable for a male or female (well at least I would be thrilled to receive it) as the colours are beautifully muted and the stamping softens the whole theme.
Hugs, Buttons x

Daniele said...

what a great card Fliss, love the stencilled numbers under the die, lovely subtle colours

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is simply stunning Hun,the detail is just fantastic,what a super clock hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Mynnette said...

Fliss, LOVE it! The birds with the time flies theme is AMAZING! LOVE the shading and resist technique! :)

FauxPainter - Dee Paramour said...

What can I say, fabby projects as always. I hope you are well Fliss

* Shaz * said...

Such a lovely card!

thank you for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet challenges for our ” F for feathered friends ” challenge

Hope you will join us again soon

Hugs Shaz x

Shirl said...

Beautiful Fliss so elegant.

Hugs Shirley x x

Lesley said...

Great card - I love this!

Thank you for taking part in the Alphabet's 'Feathered Friends' challenge xx

Val said...

Fabulous card - love the double use of the clock. Hugs

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fantastic card Fliss. I love all the layered script, clock faces and birds and the colours are beautiful. Vicky x

That Craft Place Ltd said...

How lovely! This is so my style!
Thanks for playing along with us at That Craft Place challenge this time!
Lisa x

Cazro said...

Such a beautiful card, I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet challenge. Love the colours. Caz

Bastelmichaela said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors....thanks for joining us this week at
Challenge up your life!
Hugs Michaela

SHARY said...

Love this Fliss. Love getting inky hands just goes to show you've been creative!


Gorgeous inkiness Fliss! Love the background and the stamping inside the clock. A fabulous "male" card.
Hope you are having an enjoyable weekend - hugs, Sylvia xx

Linda Palmer said...

I love your card. You did a great job on it. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Felicity: What a pretty card! Thank you for joining us for Challenge #12 – “It’s About Time” at Simply Create Too. Hope you join us for our new challenge that starts tomorrow?

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning card, really love all the inkyiness and the layers give great texture. Thank you for joining That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x