Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Vintage Journey. challenge 7 - Get Some Texture.

Hi peeps. Feeling a tadge sore today. I won't bore you with gruesome pix but I had a BCC (not nice thingy) removed from my eyelid yesterday. The surgeon was marvelous, I'm glad it's gone but I'm sporting a lovely black eye today and I don't look my best. No work until tomorrow so I thought I would cheer myself up in the craftroom with the Vintage Journey challenge where Jenny from Pushing the Right Buttons has challenged us to make something Tim styled using textures. I decided to make a door hanging for the Craftroom, and as Hubby always asks if I'm off to 'play' that's the theme going on!
I painted the door hanging first with DS and then cut some manilla card to size. The layers are thus:
* I stamped randomly with some Tim stamps but they are covered over now and added some pieces of tissue tape.
* I inked and stencilled with a harlequin background stamp and stencil in DI's  
then I poured clear embossing powder over some of the images. 
* Next I layed the Clock stencil over the top and used Cosmic clear embossing paste over the top and before it was dry I sprinkled DG over the top. When I had brushed off some of the DG the background peeped through.
*Then I found a Time stamp which fitted over one of the clock shapes perfectly.
* Next I used an old clock face, a metal clog that I distressed with DP  and a Shrink Plastic clog that got the same treatment and hot glue gunned them into place.
* The 'Play' was die cut from a decorative strip die and placed over a piece of hesssian.
*The 'spend some time with me'  coin I coloured with alcohol ink.
* The little blackboard was a freebie from a magazine so I added a chalk effect 'Barb's' on top!
* Oh, and I mustn't forget the numbered rub-ons.
Quite a few Tim techniques here, but I guess the main one that is relevant to the challenge is to use embossing past through the stencil. See Tim's how to here.
Off now to 'play '-  oh life is so hard sometimes!!!


  1. So sorry to hear that you have a black eye Barb but hopefully after a few days all will be well again. Your door hanger is such a great idea, I love all the texture you have managed to incorporate on it and the glitter technique looks amazing.

    Thanks so much for joining our 'Get Some Texture' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

  2. What a fun idea and fun door hanging. Some fabulous texture going on here. I do hope you and your eye are recovering. Many thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Nikki xx

  3. Wow! I love the rich layering in this piece, and the patina finishes are fabulous. Blessings!

  4. HI Barb, sorry about your eye, but at least you got some extra craft time in! I love your door hanging and such fabulous textures, hugs Carole Z X

  5. What a fabby idea to make a craft hanging for your craft room with so many techniques, ingredients and embellies!! Beautiful textures!...and I was sorry to hear about your eye..poor you!...hope you are on the mend now Barb...and your eye is looking and feeling better? Take care! Jan x

  6. Hope you feel much better soon Barb. I love this door hanger complete with the stencil embossing and so many other textures. Thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey. Jenny x