Saturday, 26 July 2014

Time flies.... certainly does! Saturday has arrived once more at the speed of light! What happened to last week, I must have blinked and missed it:)! The new challenge at Sweet Stampin' is 'Take Flight' so we want to see those winged things on your creations. I used this amazing Steampunk Owl digi image from Aurora Wings. I wanted it to  look metallic, so it's coloured with a combination of gold and bronze Twinkling H2O's and metallic gel pens. It honestly does look better IRL, kind of shimmery and  metallic-y. The background is made by covering 2 pieces of white cardstock with shades of green pan pastel, stamping the gears in distress inks. A few gears stamped randomly with versamark and embossed in copper. A little frontage added to the edges of the bottom layer of card and scattered lightly over the top layer. The clock is Tim Holtz (still my favourite die!). The stamped sentiment attached with 'screw' brads. I had such a lovely time making this!
This is such a lovely challenge, the possibilities are endless....! I do hope you'll be tempted to join us this week, there is a lovely prize  from our sponsor Crafty Ribbons waiting for a lucky someone!
Just click here to enjoy the lovely inspiration from my teamies and to add your own  beautiful creation for us to enjoy!
Have a great weekend.
Some challenges:
artbymiran anything goes
craftycatz anything goes
pattiescreations for the birds
thepapershelter anything goes
simonsaysstamp embossing
craftysentiments hand coloured image
melonheadzfriends wings or tails


Tracey T said...

This is beautiful, Chris! Love the subtle sparkle and the soft colours. Have a fab weekend. Hugs, Tracey x

Unknown said...

It certainly does Chris! I'm wondering where the last few months have gone - can't believe we're nearly into August!

Wonderful card - love the owl and that clock face is just fab!!


Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab image and

aussie aNNie said...

A real stunner of a card, lovely colours too, your image is just gorgeous and all your gorgeous added beauties loike the clock..xx
The Journey is the Start

Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful creation Chris! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘DIES and/or PUNCHES’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Very beautiful card Chris, the owl is fantastic and I love the design.

Warm hugs

Penny said...

Gosh, Chris, this is really gorgeous! I love that fab background you created! Love the design, color palette, cool image, added sparkle & metallic pieces! Wonderful creation! :^)
Hugs, Penny

chrissy xx said...

A BEAutiful creation Chris..
LOving your colours and design..
I must admit I do have this clock die {in a drawer} lol.
{My weeks going well! If you can call watching Frozen more than once lol.}

Unknown said...

What a lovely creation. Wonderful coloring. Awesome image. Thanks for playing at Crafty sentiments designs. Hope to see you next time. good luck.

Janette said...

WOW, Love the Owl, his wings are fabulous, great card...
Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz Anything goes week..x

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. It is perfect for our eleventh ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Sandra DeFalco said...

Thanks for playing in our "For the Birds" Challenge #96!
Sandi ♥
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3ickleangels said...

What a beautiful image. Love the way you have coloured it and all of the other elements to your card. Thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Sentiments Designs. Kerry DT xx

Emily Thubbron said...

Great steampunk owl card. Love your coloring. Great take on Melonheadz Friends Things with Wings Challenge. Thank you for joining us.

Emily T.
DT Member

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty image, love the paper too, nice workt
Hugs Julie P

Julie said...

Oh Wow Chris! What a brilliant card! Such a clever idea to have the owl flying through the die cut! So creative! I'm rubbish at photography, its so tricky to capture glitter and shimmer, I can however imagine how beautifully the light catches those wings! X

Lisa B said...

Chris everything goes together so beautifully! And the sentiment is so true. Perfect all the way around.

Thanks for playing along with our "Dies & Punches" challenge over at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Happy Crafting!

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is great! Judy x

Pattie G said...

This is perfect for our current challenge “For The Birds” at Pattie’s Creations. What a nice image too! Thanks for joining us!
Pattie ♥
at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

Melissa Bove said...

Beautiful card! That owl is so pretty! Love the big clock too!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Jackiekg said...

Lovely card. Love the coloring and the clock and owl together.
Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations,

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Love the bold clock and the gorgeous owl!

Thank you for participating in the MelonHeadz Friends Challenge!