Monday, December 5, 2011
Good morning and welcome to my Simon Says Stamp and Show post. Yes, this is Linda's blog, The Funkie Junkie. I know what I am posting today is not my normal frilly, fussy, girlie work. And I have no explanation for the deviation from my norm. It just happened of it's own volition.
This week, Simon Says Stamp and Show Us Elements of Time, a cool theme that I have been looking forward to. I sat down to work on my piece, intending do make something related to New Year's and Father Time, but somewhere I made a definite turn to the dark side. And yes, it's another tag - are you tired of them yet? I don't seem to be - LOL.
I cut a piece of kraft CS with the Alterations Tag and Bookplates die, embossed it with the Pocketwatch Texture Fade and sponged it with Broken Twigs DI. Then I quickly clear embossed it, brushing off the embossing powder where it stuck to the low points. Using the Holly Branch die to cut chipboard, I embossed the pieces with silver embossing powder, then ran the pieces through the Script embossing folder. To give them the look of tarnished silver, I sponged them with Ranger Black Archival ink and then wiped it off. (The holly branch was supposed to tie into the holidays/New Year's). I added tiny jewelry tags with the quote "Time waits for no man" and set the game spinners to point to midnight to signify the passing of another day.
Then I created an embossed chipboard frame with the same faux silver treatment and framed the quote from Wendy Vecchi's Seriously art set, which was stamped on vellum. I finished it off with a bit of burlap - one of my favorite embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog and see the wonderous art created by my team mates. And I hope you will also create your own "time piece" to join in the challenge with us. Don't forget, each and every week our generous sponsor gives away a $50 shopping spree in their store Simon Says Stamp.
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 12:00 AM