The cover is just really thick cardboard so I decided to try out a gesso resist with it. I applied a bit of gesso, let dry and then brushed distress stain over it.
I randomly stamped the background with archival inks pads and misc Tim stamps. I also added some embossing powder here and there.
I then used grungepaper and Tim's weathered clock and gadget gears Sizzix dies. I used acrylic paints in various colors and also distress paint in the metallic colors to paint these. Mostly I just painted with my fingers, no paintbrushes needed.
I also used this Stampendous aged copper enamel embossing powder for the clock parts. This stuff is awesome.
I grabbed some corrugated cardboard and used distress stains and inks to ink them up in various colors.
I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of scratch paper and distressed it using inks. Same with the bird, mostly distress inks.
I added some metal and flowers and corrugated butterfly (which I colored with distress ink and added embossing powder too) and put it all together and this is how it turned out, what do you think?
Thanks again for coming by, I will be doing product review in my next post for the Genius Ultimate Platform System by Lifestyle crafts. You have to see it!