Friday, May 3, 2013

Inspiration Emporium Challenge - Quotes!

It's the beginning of a new month and that means two things - a new monthly challenge from Inspiration Emporium and an awesome new tag from Tim Holtz. I couldn't wait to try Tim's new Remnant Rub resist technique, so I decided to combine two of my favorite challenges into one piece. 

Of course, it is impossible for me to make anything and not include at least a few of my favorite Sizzix dies! I'm still addicted to the Pocket Watch Frame and thought I'd experiment with making one that looked like an embossed and tarnished gold watch. I took a few quick pics while I was making it to show you how it all came together. Hope you like it!

Begin by covering a piece of thin chipboard with a sheet of Ranger's Foil Tape. Emboss using Book Cover Texture Fade.

Insert the largest of the Sized Circles into the Pocket Watch Frame die. Cut embossed foil. The opening of the frame doesn't exactly match up to the book cover, but you can get quite a bit of the watch embossed. You could also use a solid Texture Fade to get an all-over embossed effect.

Apply gold and caramel alcohol ink to felt pad and pounce over foil until desired look is achieved.

When the ink is dry, cover the watch with Walnut Stain Distress paint and wipe off, being sure to leave some paint in the crevices.

Cut two more watch frames out of chipboard. Adhere the three frames together. Set aside to dry. Setting a heavy book on top will prevent them from warping.

Apply Remnant Rubs to a piece of Ranger's Manila cardstock. I used the cutout from the watch to trace an outline so I didn't waste any of my rub ons.  

Following Tim's instructions, use stain to color the cardstock. I love this technique so much! :) I also added stamped images from Tim's Urban Chic stamp set (not shown).

To create the card base, spread a large puddle of Brushed Corduroy Distress Stain on a non-stick craft sheet and drag a Ranger Giant Manila tag through it. Use heat tool to dry. Fold in half. Adhere a torn piece of paper from the idea-ology French Industrial paper pack to the left side. Stamp postage image on front with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink. Apply a piece of Tissue Tape to the bottom. Cut a Mini Film Strip from black cardstock and attach over tape, using a Tiny Attacher. To create the strap, cut a 1/2" strip of Grungepaper. Add stitching on either side. Use Brushed Corduroy Distress ink to color, then coat with Glossy Accents. When dry, attach buckle and adhere to left side of card with Wonder Tape.

To finish card, glue Remnant Resist piece to center. Adhere watch frame. Stamp quote onto a manila scrap. Cut words apart, distress and ink edges, and adhere to center of clock using foam squares.

To finish my card, I added a Swivel Clasp, a Ring Fastener, and an inked Enameled Tag. I wish the gold effect on the watch showed up better. It's so cool! I also inked a bit around the edges to give it more depth and dimension. I hope you're not getting tired of me using this die - because I'm still full of ideas! :)

All of the supplies I used can be purchased from Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10% on your order!



Speaking of Inspiration Emporium, you definitely need to create something quotable and join us for this month's challenge. One lucky participant will win a $50 gift certificate to the IE store. Think of all the goodies you can buy! Check out all the deets (and an amazing canvas by Pam Hooten) HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful weekend!

26 comments:

  1. Another snazzy, stupendous, supercallistic Shelly creation! Love, love, love it! That belt is COOL!

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  2. This is stunning! Love the faux leather strap - wow!

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  3. Truly stunning sheely really love this xx

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  4. Another wonderful project, Shelly! Love this!

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  5. lovely - you are amazing!
    Sandra ltb

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  6. Beautiful really beautiful!!

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  7. This is by fare the most beautiful project I have seen using the Pocket watch DIE and I was truly seeking them out :-) Thank you indeed for showing your amazing Project!
    XOXO SanDee1899

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  8. WOWWWWWWWWWWWW Shelly this is so beautiful.
    Love every detail.
    Greetings Janny

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  9. Just when I thought I couln't have the use (or room) for one more TH die, you made me rethink that issue. Beautiful of the (soon to be mine), time piece.

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  10. Oh Shelly....you did it again. You keep on inspiring us ! Thanks a lot for this lovely idea ! You always create the most amazing projects. Just love all what you share !
    You so kindly reminded us to use your discount code. I have done so several times. It is a GREAT advantage to me. Getting the discount and their incredible cheap shipping. I just LOVE shopping with that store !!! Thank you so much for all you share with us !!!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

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  11. Love this interpretation for the tag/card.

    Sally

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  12. Wow, love your project !!!!!
    Best regards Berdien

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  13. Totally fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. LOVE this. I especially love the way you used the film strip die...I don't see that used a lot and now I totally want one! =)

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  15. This takes my breath away.....totally, incredibly gorgeous!

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  16. I'm fascinated by the process you used for the pocket watch - and it turned out great. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. FANTASTICAL!!!! I love it!!!! The tut is awesome as well!

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  18. I love the way you used the stop watch in your piece. it really jumped out at me when i was scrolling on tims blog looking at all the entries. your piece looks fantastic!

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  19. Just fantastic! Love how the watch looks like an antique. Great work.

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  20. This is awesome! Thank you so much for the tutorial and wow! This is jaw dropping! I'm a fan now and will be following from now on! Thank you so much!

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  21. Wow, I love it! Thank you for the explanations!

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