Monday, May 14, 2012

Time Spent in my Studio

It's raining outside and I've been in my studio listening to Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. I worked on two things this morning, a floral set and one featuring time. When I saw this clockworks embossing folder from Cuttlebug, I knew I had to have it. In my stamp collection there are a few time related images. I selected a small one so that the design of the embossing folder would show. I bought a bunch of watch parts at an art convention about ten years ago. Also in my stash is a roll of this copper looking stuff. I was so excited thinking I could use salt and vinegar to age it to a beautiful patina. Then my husband came into my studio, peered over my shoulder intently, and dashed my hopes as he calmly informed me that it was not copper, but aluminum. So I decided to try alcohol inks. I used a deep green, brown and a bit of gray. I really didn't take my time, I just swiped the ink on the copper-colored aluminum with a piece of felt.
  • Clock stamp image is from Just For Fun
  • Spellbinders Labels Eight provides the green layer
  • The time sentiment is computer generated on Microsoft Word
  • Distress inks
  • Spellbinders Grommets Tag
This is how the copper-colored aluminum looked just after embossing before I used the alcohol inks on it.

I finally used this stamp set from Flourishes in a way that I'm pretty happy with. I really hate masking, but it worked much better to create a bunched scene.
  • The Spellbinders Grommets Tag 
  • Brass hummingbird and ribbon came from my stash
  • Distress inks 
  • Prismacolor pencils 
  • So Saffron cardstock from Stampin' Up
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder 


  1. Wow Carole! I love, love, love the clock sprocket card! That is really neat!

  2. Wow wow and more wow! I hope it rains a lot in your part of the woods Carole... so we can see more of your amazing creations! The clockwork card is my fav of this lot I think.

  3. Gorgeous creations!!! Looks like you showed that aluminum who is the boss after all! Really beautiful cards! :)

  4. Wow Carole ! I love the results of the embossing on aluminum and alcohol inks, awesome ! It's a beautiful card and so is the 2nd one, the poppies are colored so gorgeous ! Hope the sun is shining, but obviously rain is good for art ! Have fun, Shirley x

  5. This is BEAUTIFUL!...your coloring is fantastic...those poppies just "pop" out..wonderful!

  6. Your coloring is phenomenal. Those flower just pop. TFS


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