Sunday, 28 February 2010

Dance to the music of time

I haven't played along at Tuesday Taggers before but I saw through Gez's blog that this week's challenge was to get messy - too hard to resist!

As the challenge is being sponsored by the Craft Barn, I thought I'd take the opportunity to play with some Viva Decor products as they stock a fab range of them and they're perfect for messy projects! This week's SCD challenge gave me the theme of time for my ATC.

I decided to add to the obvious watch/clock theme with some sheet music indicating something about the timing or speed of the music, too. My clock face is done on shrink plastic and the little cog and wheel are old clock parts. I thought the circuit board could be part of a timing device, as well!

The texture at the bottom (which I've mostly covered up!) was done by stamping the harlequin backgrounder onto chipboard and heat embossing with UTEE - I gave it three coats. Then I laid aluminium tape over it, sprayed with Glimmer Mist and once it was dry I rubbed over with a buffing block to expose the silver tape. The top bit that has the more organic texture is Tera with a heat gun applied to make it bubble - fun stuff!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Textured Harlequin backgrounder
Circuit Board backgrounder
Time to Stamp (Rummage Bin line)

Vintage sheet music

Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)
Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Tera paint by Viva Deco (Kenya)
Precious Metal paint by viva Decor (Copper)
Black acrylic paint
Aluminium tape
UTEE by Ranger
Shrink plastic
Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels (Red Maple and Vintage Brass)

Tuesday Taggers invited us to show our messy hands or workspaces too - I only managed a picture of one hand since I couldn't get them far enough away from the camera to use the timer and have the picture in focus! Note the tasteful crusting of Tera right down on the heel of my hand - no idea how that got there!

Thanks for stopping by, hope your weekend is going well!


Dan said...

So much texture and dimension in this, I love it! I've had an unopened pot of terra sitting on my desk for an age now, I really should get my act together and have a play! :)

Sally H said...

Oooohh, stunning textures and colours! I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week

Hazel said...

Love all the texture combos - well worth getting messy x

Unknown said...

This is stunning....thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xxx

Hearts Turned said...

This is gorgeous, Joanne! Love all the pattern and texture--perfect! Love the view of your messy hand--I think most people must wonder what we're up to most of the time, don't you?!

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

Janice said...

Yes, a very crafty hand! Your shrink plastic looks great and the Tera looks amazing, like something molten.

Carol Plume said...

wow Joanne what a fab ATC - you definately got messy there!! rofl

FAB! xx

Chriss Rollins said...

been thinking about that terra for a while but never got round to it ....seeing all that lovely texture has the juices flowing.

brilliant ATC.


Chriss x

Dawn said...

Wow stunning ATC, the texture is gorgeous and such great techniques, love the cluster of clock and clock "bits"..

thanks for joining us on SCD

Gez Butterworth said...

Absolutely brilliant Joanne. Love your take on this weeks theme. Looks like you had great fun & messy!

Thanks for joining us this week at Something Completely Different. Gez.xx

Karen said...

WOW!!! you have sold me on the terra!!! This is all gorgeous work Joanne XXX

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful range of stuff Viva you have made a very special piece here awesome, thank you for getting messy with us at TT this week, good luck.

Crafting Queen said...

Stunning ATC, love the texture. Anesha :)

Artyjen said...

Oooh! Gorgeously stunning :) and themed to my favourite quote too;)
btw the skull I used was a font from my computer made into a stamp.

Anonymous said...

Terrific ATC! Thanks for taking the messy challenge at TT with us this week! Paula

Unknown said...

WOW, this is stunning, thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers with week, great Messy Hands, Hugs Avril xxx

Unknown said...

This beautiful ... fabulous colours ... really beautiful and I LOVE your messy hands ... that is a sure sign that someone has just had some fun :0)

Jill said...

Really love your ATC, looks as if you got really messy!! Thanks for joining in with TT this week. Jill

Minxy said...

there is no better feeling than an inky messy one, looks like you had lots of fun by the colour of your hands, and a mighty fine piece you created too, love all the elements x

Laura said...

Great textures, gvreat ATC. Thanks for playing at SCD. Can't wait for the swap!