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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Turn up the Heat at Fashionable Stamping Challenge

Hello, slowly getting back to normal now which is just as well as there's a new challenge at Fashionable Stamping and I chose the theme 'Turn up the Heat'  which is anything goes as long as you use a Heat Gun, and of course 'real' stamping, and because it's almost Christmas and everyone is so busy, this challenge will run for 4 weeks to give you plenty of time to join in. There is also a  $20 prize for one lucky random winner  from our sponsor, Flonzcraft  to spend in their online store
For my make I decided to use my Tim Holtz Cabinet Card die to make a card.  I cut 4 pieces and dry embossed 2  with the Tim Holtz Clocks folder for the covers. These were coloured with Antique Bronze and Pewter Distress stains and Walnut Stain ink.  The quote is a PaperArtsy stamp which was stamped with Potting Soil Archival and heat embossed with Clear powder.
For the inside I used both parts of Crafty Individuals 305, again stamping and heat embossing with clear powder.  The 'clock' was also masked and a PA  mini was used for the background. My 'gent' was also stamped a second time, fussy cut and then the whole image triple embossed with clear EP.
I made a little pocket on the back cover, heat embossed a clock on a small tag, leaving the reverse for a personal message.
All details as well as some fabulous and very different inspiration, can be found on the main blog.

I am entering this at:
  That's Crafty - Anything Goes
  Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes

Thanks for your visit and enjoy your Sunday.

Avril xx


Desire Fourie said...

Wow what an awesome masculine project with a wonderful nostalgic steam punk feel.
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brenda said...

My fav Timmy die Avril and love all the embossing and inking.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Margik said...

Wonderful project, Avril! Love the embossing and the great choice of images.
Hugs, Mar

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely book Avril! Hugs, Valerie

Pamellia Johnson said...

Love the colours and the base shape is fabulous! What a wonderful sentiment too! hugs :)

chrissies said...

Very beautiful piece-love the texture you created

Chrissie x

butterfly said...

That's just wonderful, Avril - I love the clock theme, and the embossed textures, and the fabulous vintage images!
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Oh Avril, this looks fantastic! I always love cards made with that die and the embossing on the outside of yours looks super! The inside looks wonderful too, love it!

Pia S said...

The covers look like they're made of real metal. What a great job making them look so genuine!

Meggymay said...

Love this little book, the textures on the cover look fantastic.
Yvonne x

Mrs A. said...

My goodness how fantastic is this? I love all the elements you have used on the inside as well as the front and back. Hugs Mrs A.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Gorgeous shape, embossing, colours and stamping Avril...a topper!
greetings, Alie

Little Artbee said...

A very nice small Vintage Book which I like very much.
Dear Greetings

Terry said...

Wow, this is quite the little lovely book. I love the vintage feel and all time elements! Gorgeous!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. I love the clock/time theme and I think the embossing adds so much class to the finished project. I also love how you used the distress stains and walnut stain over the covers - it looks awesome!
Dot x

Anonymous said...

what a great masterpiece - so great!!! Merry christmas to you!!!!

Paper Profusion said...

Beautiful card Avril. Love the clever stamping 3d effects. The gent especially pops. Nicola x

Buttons said...

What a fantastic project Avril! Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a creative New Year. Jenny x

Dorothy S said...

I had to stop by and check the details. What a great look - hope I can try to get something similar!

Shirley Chillman said...

This make is the bees knees Avril and I deperately need that CI stamps.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x