"The Journey Awakens the Soul"
The centre panel follows Tim's techniques, with masking using a small Idea-ology mask and distress inks.
I just love that climbing cat charm that a DC friend gave me for Christmas. The "T" muse token is perfect for Tom's card, and the clock charm goes with the overall theme.
That black paint on the embossing folder technique is one of my all-time favourites; I love the grimy, oily look it gives.
"I've got a Screw Loose"
See those loose cogs and gears inside the clock? Well they really are loose. I couldn't resist turning this into a shaker card, so it rattles when you give it a shake and the gears move about. There's a layer of acetate over the gears fixed with foam tape all around to stop them falling out. I must get it together to do a shaker card tutorial, I love making them and they are great fun.
Whenever I hear the word "Brad", I think "Janet"* and hear that song in my head. But I digress. Another pressie I received was a pack of blank, square brads. I cut a square of inked card added a rub-on, and fixed it to the front of a blank brad with glossy accents. Then I covered the whole thing with a thick layer of glossy accents and left it to dry. Perfect for making embellishments to match your project!
*(for those of a different age group, this is a reference to the Rocky Horror Picture Show"!)
"The Cat Who Walks Through Walls"
This cat looks so like our cat Lucky - not so much the shiny embossed gears, more the way he is walking off with tail aloft. A second, black diecut is placed behind the shiny one to act as a shadow and highlight the cat on the coloured background.
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Mini Mask
Gears embossing folder
Sizzix Bigz Tim Holtz Alarm Clock
Sizzix Framelits Circles
Distress ink pads: Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Shaded Lilac
Alcohol inks: Stream, Plum
Acrylic paint: black
Stix 2 Foam tape strips
Cardstock: Black 300gsm, white smooth 160gsm, silver mirri
Charms: Muse Token, Clock and Climbing cat
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