Aug 19, 2011


I had heaps of fun with DI stains with this card.  The colours are vibrant Wild Honey, Fire Brick Red and Aged Mahogany. 
The timepiece is cut out from a paper sheet, inked and covered in modge podge. It is then layered onto a circle of black cardstock which has been edged in 2 embossing powders ....I did this just to see what would happen and the effect is stunning... gold first, then chocolate sparkle on top.  The choc sparkle melts into the gold one! Beautiful. 
The corner piece is inked in the same colours scrunched, overstamped with an ornament stamp and highlighted with a gold leaf pen just gently swiped over the creases.
The checker bits are just cut out of a papers sheet and edged in Aged Mahogany to blend in.
The stamps are TH birds and Faith Bird from Stamp It, and just inked in black ink. There is some script stamping over the background in wild honey.  Oh, and the wings are from a dance sheet that I got from Artistic Stamper ( and designed by ArtyJen).


Brenda Brown said...

Hi Dot
I see you have been creating fabulous things whilst I have been away. I love this time piece and your hand made flowers are gorgeous.
I hope all is well with you.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sugar said...

fabulous! love it Thanks for playing along with Stampinsanity!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Oh, that's a fantastic piece, love the background.

Joan said...

wow, fantastic piece, love the vibrant colours

Payne Holler Cards said...

now this just WOWs me - thanks so much for sharing your details - really turned out awesome!
thanks so much for joining us at Marks Finest Paper - Speedy the Cat Friends Challenge (-:
hope to see you again
(gorgeus blog)

majsan said...

Fab card!! I loved the colors and all the details, like the wings on the clock...time really DO fly!!
Thank you so much for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY

Viv said...

Gorgeous! Love the timepiece and the checkerboard effect. Thanks for playing at Little Miss Muffett. Viv x

Winnie and Patty said...

What a great masculine card. Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Kelli said...

wowzers!!! that looks like a real watch with the way you have done it!!! Lovely!

Thank you for joining us at StampInsanity this week!

happyglitzygirl said...

Great steampunk look card, lots of detail. thanks for playing with us at the Papercrafting Journey, blessings Hilde

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Your steampunk card is amazing. I have not tried this style yet, but I am loving it and you are such an inspiration to make me want to explore!!! lol I am intrigued with your explanation of the gold and chocolate embossing powder. It sounds awesome. This is one creative card-I love it! Thank you so much for playing in Speedy's Friends Challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play with us again next week.

Bear Hugs,

PsyPenguin said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! The watch is fab and I really love the checkerboard detail - black and white works so well with the vibrant orange shades. Xx

Andrea Fogleman said...

Fabulous! I love it! Thanks for playing along over at Frosted Designs.

Shirl said...

Hi Dot this is fabulous and what's Hodge Podge it sounds adorable?

The timepiece is a brilliant piece as the focal point and a fabulous idea with the string.

Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Dots Dabbles said...

Sorry, typo above.."Mod Podge" ~ a dimensional magic product that adds depth to an image...can be cracked if you like, but I left it smooth this time...looks like glass. I guess it is a shortcut version of using UTEE???
Dots Dabbles

Debra said...

Wow, I really love distress ink backgrounds and the colours and the elements u used are brilliant. Thanks for joining in with Little Miss Muffet Challenge, x

Haley D. said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the color combo and especially the wings on that clock. Time really does fly!

Mrs.B said...

Stunning piece of work. Love the vibrant colours and the timepiece looks fantastic.
Avril xx

Terry said...

Wow! I love the red tones! Mr. Umbrella Man is one of my favorites!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, love the time flies image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the Little Miss Muffet Challenge. hugs Donna x

Eli said...

This card is FANTASTIC! The colors, the image, the clock, all perfect. WOW!
Eli (Frosted Designs)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Neat art, Dot! I like the "time flies" theme, and the warm colors of the background. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends and for leaving some love at my own little blog!

Marina said...

Great card. It's got a touch of 'Alice in Wonderland' about it.Thanks also for sharing how you did it!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hi Dot
I have now become a Follower!!
Wonderful inky, grungy creation.
Quite fabulous.