This is the only one theat I am entering for a challenge. Over at http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.ca/ the challenge is to include a creation that has something to do with a Stitch in time. This can be taken from any angle, I decided to use the time slant on this and came up with the following.
I started with 2 blank ATC cards and covered these with varying thicknesses of Gesso, then sandwiched them together, sticky sides facing and squashed them together with my fingers. Gently these were peeled away from each other, leaving a great textured background. Left them to dry overnight and then used distress inks and water to colour them. (aged mahogany, vintage photo and spiced marmalade) I gently sanded back a few areas to allow the white of the Gesso to show through.
Stamped some cogs in dark brown ink and added faux metal die cut cogs to their centres.Finally stamped and aged the saying and cut the clock butterfly and hands from Crafty Individuals booklet and stuck everything down, using foam pads to add more dimension to the clock face.
All the other ATCs were created using the same technique for the background, which I am loving as it gives such great texture. If you haven't tried this do.....it's quick easy and great fun, as no two backgrounds are ever the same!!
Hope you enjoy these others!!
Hope all is well and you are enjoying your crafting