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Friday, September 13, 2013

French Connection


Today's card is made for the challenge going on over at Sketch 'N' Stash with the optional theme being "Time."

And here is the sketch:

This was a fun card to make, starting with the Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die, which I heat embossed with copper embossing powder then rubbed some "Patina" Rub 'N' Buff on it with a fingertip.  And part of entering the Sketch 'N' Stash challenges are to use one's newest and/or neglected stash, in this case the newest being my lovely metal filigree corners and the neglected being the designer paper which I've had since Day One but virtually never use.

All stamps are by Inspired By Stamping except for the faint background behind the clock face which was a stamped piece of cardstock that I made months ago but never used.  The clock face itself is from the IBS "Paris" set, and can you see that I've used the center piece from the die cut?  Why waste it - it makes the perfect filler.

The chicken wire strip is from the IBS "French Country Backgrounds," and if you look closely, you can see French words and expressions faintly stamped on the base layer of designer paper.  These are from the "Big Notes in French" set.  IBS stamp sets coordinate beautifully with each other, so it's easy to use stamps from various sets in a cohesive design.

The sentiment, also from the Big Notes in French set was stamped onto one of the banners from the "Vintage Banners" set.  The tails look 3-dimensional, don't they?  Just a bit of Copics for shading did the trick, plus some inking around the edges.

Some stitching, metal filigree corner, and brown dew drops finish things off.  About those corners - they were bright, garish gold, but a copper colored Copic marker gave them just the coppery look I wanted. 

And that's my card for today.  Thank you for joining me and I wish you all the time you want and need for your crafty endeavors.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Sketch 'N' Stash #121 - Optional theme: Time. (neglected designer paper, brand new filigree corners)
Oozak #21 - Anything Goes w/die cuts/punches
The Shabby Tearoom #183 - Time Flies
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Embossed
Frilly and Funky - Anything Goes


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Shea! Your time flies card is amazing with the "steam punk" style clock, the metallics and different design elements. A wonderful collage style card! hugs, de

Viv's Visuals said...

Fab Shea!

Shani Thomas said...

Bravo, Shea! That is just gorgeous!!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh la la! Your card is gorgeous!

Rose said...

stunning my friend :)

Debs said...

Fabulous card Shea - stunning techniques and gorgeous details.
Thanks for playing along at Sketch n Stash this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

So beautiful Shea! I was just peeking at this card and just had to let you know that this is such a work of art! Big Hugs! Joanna

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Shea! That timepiece looks amazing! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Cheryl Wright said...

Totally stunning, Shea!!

Buttons said...

Love your interpretation of the sketch. That clock face really makes this card special. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Hugs, Jenny x

Ally said...

it looks fantastic, I live that style of card!
Thanks so much for joinin us at Sketch N Stash!
Hugs, Ally