Friday, 12 April 2013

Wonderful Wings

Well another week has come and gone and my crafting has only consisted of a few stolen hours this week. I haven't had any real quality time to spare this week and still have several half finished projects dotted around my room. I have managed to find enough stolen minutes to complete my design team piece for this weeks challenge at Crafts4eternity. Our theme for this week is:-

Wonderful Wings
My design piece is made using my long awaited purchase of Tim Holtz Pocket Watch frame.
I cut one layer of the die and then 6 more adding the coordinating circle movers and shapers die to give the watch depth. The background and final layer of the watch has been made using Papersrtsy metal card and embossed using Tim Holtz gears texture fade, both were then painted with black soot distress paint and then wiped off to age the metal. I then swooshed spiced marmalade and brolen china distress paint onto a tag, dried and then stamped my betterfly headed gentleman (Paperartsy) twice, cut out and added to my background with silicone to give dimension, the background has also been splattered with those colours and seedless preserves.
 I then added on old watch face and ideaology gears and spinner. The buttereflies on the men have been highlighted with glossy accents (not that you can see that). I then die cut 3 butterflies using Tims mini butterfly die, again coloured with matching distress paint and then stamped over with a selection of Paperartsy stamps. I finished them off adding my treasured rusty pen nibs (Ebay bargain). Before putting my final embossed layer on I cut an acetate layer to cover the lot (again photo doesn't show this) The word beads I have then stuck to the acetate so they appear to be floating above ( perhaps seen better in photo below).
This final photo shows you the depth of the finished piece. The edges and back have all been aged using creative expression pewter gilding wax which is fab. I have, to display it on, painted a small easel black and again aged it with the pewter gilding wax and added ideaology bits. 
I have really enjoyed making this piece so expect a few more pocket watch pieces lol.

So why not come and join us at Crafts4eternity and show us your winged projects.This challenge is being sponsored by "Stamping all Day" and one randomly chosen winner will win 3 digital images of their choice. 

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:-
country view challenges For the month of April the challenge is Butterflies
Anything Goes Challenge The theme is Heavy Metal
Simon Says Stamp and Show The theme is Fly

Finally thanks for stopping by I really appreciate your visit
Amanda X


  1. Fabu,lus dimensional pocket watch,move the metal on the front layer and the butterflies are fabulous. Great depth and I love the images added to the centre. Love the metal touches too like the word band. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  2. Fabulous project Amanda love it! Have a great weekend hugs x

  3. Amanda...your pocket watch frame is amazing! You have really done Tim proud with this one! I love the embossed distressed metal with the gears on the perimeter of the clock! That looks fantastic! The addition of the pen nibs with the colorful stamped butterfly wings was a great idea! Your men on the interior of the clock is a nice way to fill that space. Very nice job! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  4. Gorgeous creation, LOVE it!
    Have a nice weekend!

  5. This is fab, just cut some of these out at a friend's house yesterday. Love all the details and the central image. Terrific!

    Lucy x

  6. Gorgeous little treasure Amanda!

    kind regards, Alie :-)

  7. Fabulous Amanda, great way to use the pocket watch.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. It's a fabulous die (covet it myself), and what a wonderful way to celebrate your new ownership of it!! Fantastic project - I love the embossed metallic frame, and those pen-nib butterflies are delicious. Love the detailed layers within the frame - the butterfly fringes are such a cool touch - brilliantly quirky and altogether fab!
    Alison xx

  9. This is stunning, fab composition and colour mix, such a great make! Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  10. LOVE THIS!!!! Great to see something other than a card and with so much detail and interest!!! You have included the metal finish which fits our challenge perfectly. Love the imagery and the butterflies, infact love everything about this!! Well done and good luck with our challenge over at Anything Goes Challenge blog
    Carol xx Dt


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