I also wanted to partake in a few challenges as well, you know me, I love my challenges.
Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show the challenge this week is "Lace Love" and over at Ink On my Fingers , Hels has challenged us to "Dream". So I wanted to incorporate these challenges to my "Gears of Time" theme. Here is an explanation of what I did.
First thing I did was cut out a size 5x7 card out of manilla card stock. I have this really cool lace doily that I got from a friend of mine for misc use and I really wanted to use it in this project. I used Perfect medium and used the doily as a template. I embossed that with some shimmer brown embossing powder. I love the effect that the doily gave me on my card front.
After that was done I then added three colors with Tim's distress inks, Tumbled Glass, Shabby Shutters and Gathered Twigs. The embossed image resisted and showed through so well. I love it!!
Once that was done I grabbed a stamp from one of Tim's stamp sets and used some brown Memento ink to stamp randomly onto the page. (I don't have brown in this color in the Archival inks :( .....I also added a few droplets of water over the top.
I then set that aside to dry. I cut some gears out of Grunge paper and used metallic stains to color them. Then I sanded them a little and went over them with the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink.
I have this really cool stuff that I got from that same friend who gave me the doily. (she has the coolest stuff laying around) and I decided I wanted this on my card so I painted it with a gold and rusty-ish green with acrylic paint. Then I did a quick spritz of Perfect Pearls to finish it off.
Last but not least, i added some words and gears and finishing touches and whalla!! It's done! I really love how the doily gave the background some depth, it really came out cool and I feel it goes perfectly with the gears.