Hi Everyone ,hope you are all doing good and are loving the sunshine! Certainly adds some extra 'happy' to the days doesn't it ?
Well the clocks ticking n I have my entry for this months challenge over at A Vintage Journey to blog so here goes.......
This months Challenge theme is Celebration and as S@ndy says 'June is a month for so many wonderful events calling for a celebration. It can be as simple as the last day of school, a wedding, an anniversary, a graduation, Father's Day or a birthday or anything else we wish to celebrate !
I have opted to make a 'masculine' piece that could be used to celebrate any male occasion. I had Fathers day in mind and have used the Tim Holtz Stamp sets - Time Travellers one of my all time faves!
I was clearing my work space n came across the reminder of the piece of card I had used to cut the cabinet card die from to make last months project Crazy Bird moves in ... n rather than 'bin it' I thought mmm I could use this at some point I'm sure .... n yep this was that point!
I gave the frame a bricked effect by mixing some Distress Paint Frayed Burlap ) with Texture paste n applying it through the Tim Holtz brick wall layering stencil . Once dry I stamped randomly on the wall using a script stamp n Black Archival ink then inked the edges with Walnut Stain n Black Soot Distress Ink .
I die cut 3 cogs from Grunge board n gave them a more rusty look by mixing table salt (no vinegar lol) into black acrylic paint. Once dry I applied a layer of glue n seal to ensure the salt granules stayed in place. I added touches of brown and burnt umber acrylic paint with my finger and some gilding wax to the cog spokes. This was all an experiment as I had never tried it before (but needs must when you haven't got the 'text book products') n though by no means the ideal result I do think it turned out alright!
Both 'Time Travellers were stamped using Black archival Ink n painted using Distress Inks (Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Stormy Sky) in the water colour paint technique. I used a skin tone pencil crayon to give a touch of colour to their face n hands. A bit of wire created a monocle for the 'Monocled Gent' which after adhering in place was filled with a drop of glossy accents to give a glass effect.
Some chain and a small clock embellishment provided the fob watch for the other Gent
The 'Monocled Gent' n 2 of the cogs were adhered directly onto a piece of black corrugated card stock before adhering the 'wall with a window' in place around them. The remaining cog I topped with a metal cog and along with the 'Fob Watch Gent' adhered to the outside of the 'wall with a window' using dimensional glue as I wanted it to appear that one gent was inside whilst the other outside. The final touch was an ideology token attached with a brad to the wall .
At this point I decided to make it into a wall hanging rather than a card as I had initially planned to so it was mounted onto a piece of black mount board cut to size. I created two holes fixed then with eyelets n used loop pins to hang the chain from. Now all it needs is the perfect spot to be hung .
I really enjoyed making this piece and am happy with the end result! I hope it not only celebrates a Masculine occasion in this case Fathers day but also the crafty genius that is Tim Holtz and the amazing art work of Brett Weldele .
I would like to enter this into
I would also like to enter this into the following Challenges :
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge- June 'Year of Choices'-chosen option 'Stamps'
Thank you so much for stopping by today - I hope it was worth the visit .
Until the next time - enjoy the sun, remember to slip, slap, slop
and I look forward to seeing you again soon