Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Pocket Watch

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 38

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, if you use an IKEsART image you will be entered twice into the draw.  Why not pop on over to the store too :), Ike produces the most amazing stamps, everything from off the wall to cute and fluffy :) :) :)

I fancy doing something a bit different using the Pocket Watch image.  I had planned on a totally different image for this challenge but my creativity was stumped with it hahahaha and Pocket Watch just jumped out and said 'Use Me'.

Recently I have been playing around with mixed media which is so much fun and I wanted to go one step further and try embossing metal sheet (my stash has a roll of a soft copper sheet which I thought would be so much fun to try the embossing with it).

Firstly I printed the image in reverse to used as my tracing template then set to work with my embossing tool.
 Not bad but not what I wanted.  I had left the chain off on purpose as that was a bit hard to do and also ended up with a couple of holes in the copper sheet grrrrrr
 A quick chat with our lovely Ike to ask permission to change the image into a line drawing and try the embossing on my Black Cat.  What a star Ike is in saying yes as this really is out of bounds regarding TOU - thank you hunny for letting me do this :).  Here you can see my Black Cat doing the embossing for me :) :) :) Not done this before so really pleased :)
 The finished embossing complete with chain - this is in reverse as it is de-bossing at this stage, when I turn it over I will have the embossed image correctly showing.
 I cut a mount for my card and attached the whole copper sheet to it - not worth trying to cut the image out as I learnt from my hand done one that it does not work well. This seemed the most sensible way around the problem.
 Next I die cut lots of cog and some clock hands, two of each of these will be stuck together to make them much thicker.
 Onto my tag which I embossed on the Black Cat again and cut with a X-Cut die.  A card cut was also made and I will attache the two together for added strength.
Time to lay all the components onto the card to see how they will look.  For the text I used mini pasta alphabet shapes :)
 Some gause and silver chain were also added and then I painted over the top with white acrylic paint.
 Air-brushing time, a base coat of Vanilla
Then several other shades of the brown family were added.
I highlighted the text with a Walnut Promarker
 A couple of copper brads were used on the tag and the was then attached to the card with foam tape.
 I distressed some of the areas of the background trying to get a really aged look and finished off with some copper bronzing powder.  All done and having had so much fun I needed a cup of tea to celebrate :)

  • Image - Pocket Watch by IKEsART
  • Colouring Medium - Promarkers
  • Dies - X-Cut Lables, other dies by me
  • From my stash - copper sheet, brads, netting, chain, acrylic paint and copper bronzing powder
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. AWESOME - just awesome !!! The watch came out marvelous with the Black Cat and the whole piece is just divine :-D

    IKE xxxx

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  2. WOW! What an amazing card! I love all of the details you added to it. Thank you for joining the DoubleClick Birthday Challenge!
    Beth, GDT
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  3. Stunning project and love all the layers you added. Many thanks for joining in with Love to Create challenges. Lou (DT)

  4. Amazing project and a great tutorial.
    Thanks for joining our Monochromatic Challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Good luck.

    Lacy Sunshine DT

  5. This is very VERY cool! What a gorgeous project and great tutorial! Thanks for joining us at Wags N Whiskers, hope to see you again!
    Jennifer, DT

  6. THIS IS ART and the height of true mixed media!!! Super impressive and I love all the details you went to on this - awesome and way cool card!!! So glad you joined us over at DoubleClick for the Happy Birthday challenge!!

    Taunya Butler( Design Team

  7. Wow stunning this projekt. Lovely with all the metal details.
    Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
    Hope we see you again and good luck.
    xxx Michelle (DT)

  8. I wondered how you did this, and now I know!!! Very clever, very effective and perfect for our Distress it challenge at LOC. Thanks for sharing - good luck xx

  9. Excellent project!!!! thank you for joining in the fun with us at Graph'It Markers Colouring Crazy Challenge and our theme of 'Anything Goes'. Yvonne (DT)

  10. This is amazing! Thanks for joining our " Monochromatic" challenge at Lacy Sunshine challenge blog.

    DT Lacy Sunshine

  11. This is fabulous - love all the texture!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  12. fabulous work, so full of details! thanks for joining #262 challenge with Craft Your Passion Challenge Blog! Come and joining us this week again :))

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT

  13. OH MY GOODNESS....this is some card. So much work and it is a real beauty. Thanks for joining us at DoubleClick Skittles - Guest Designer Kim


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