Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Chain Mail !!!!



Hi Everyone. Hope you are all well and that the weather is improving. We had sunshine today but it was still very cold. Brr !!

This is a piece that I made using  a TH embossing folder  for the background and grand nestabilites die from SB for  the frame. I love the way the embossing folder has given this piece great texture.  I also sanded the background texture before  inking it lightly with black soot. I then inked the frame with Fired Brick Distress Ink and stamped an image from TH Stampers Anonymous, Remnants in Ranger sepia archival ink. I used some metallic rub ons here and there to add a bit more interest to the frame. Various TH  Sizzix die cuts were  applied around the frame and I attempted the rusted enamel technique ( page 41)  from Tim's recent Compendium of Curiosities. I was quite pleased with the outcome of this technique, which I used on the keyhole and key, as well as the gadget gears.  I pulled this piece together with a sentiment from  TH Stampers Anonymous, Words for Thought,  tearing the paper prior to inking with Fired Brick and Broken China. I then added a chain  from TH Ideology range to complete the look.

I plan to enter this piece in to the following challenges:





27 comments:

  1. Well, Well, Well, you did tell me you were doing something in red when you visited to-day, but I never expected anything like this. Fabulous,and I love the layout you have created. Good kuck with the challenges. Hugs Mum xxx

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  2. Annie Stunning work well done I love this Hugs Elaine

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  3. Fabulous, Annie! This card is just dripping with Tim Holtz goodies! Love it! The chain is awesome and love the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge! :)
    {hugs}
    Regan

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  4. Love this Annie. Gonna look up that TH technique (my book finally arrived!) as it has worked so well on this piece.
    Hugs, Buttons x

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  5. This is great - love the cog background and that chain just finishes it off nicely!!

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  6. Gloriously red... love all those layers and the steampunk stylee... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  7. Just finished mine & decided to hop over & take a look at your entry. Wow, fabulous. Lots to look at & great colours. A Great entry for all those challenges. Good luck. Sx

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  8. Hi Annie, this is gorgeous! That rust technique has turned out so well, love the cogs and the chain too. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  9. Me again. Thanks for taking a look at my blog & your lovely comments.Thanks also for following as I don't have many followers so that was great. I, like you have only just started blogging & it certainly is addictive. I've just spent ages trying to reduce my photo size to upload as a follower as its nice to 'see' a face but oops, looks like you have me twice up there! You may like to remove one of me - I don't know how it happened! Sorry to waffle but will watch your blog with interest. Sx

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  10. This a fabulous card...love the cogs and colours, fabulous effect..brilliant card.


    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  11. brilliant fab and cute
    thank you for joining us at

    That craft place
    erin xx

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  12. Annie Annie Annie...this ROCKS and rolls!!! WOW!!! The color first of all is so unexpected for Steam Punk! Love it! And all your gears...fabulous! I want to touch this and feel all the loveliness! This is my new favorite of yours!

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  13. Wow this looks amazing, what a fantastic design, superb card for a male, thank you for joining our challenge at OLLCB
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  14. Wonderful piece you have created! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  15. Love it Annie, fabulous steampunk piece. Love all the embellishments and texture. Tracy x

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  16. WoWzA, this is amazing, Annie! Love all the texture and embellies ... a fabulous creation!!

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  17. Very stunning card! Love the gears in all forms!

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  18. Hi Annie
    You created the most amazing texture. Of course we want to sit with it in our hands and run our fingers over the texture.
    Amazing work.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  19. Love the gears and chains - very masculine! Thanks for playing along at Fab N Funky this week!

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  20. Hello- I've just found you via Sue's blog- love your creations.:-)

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  21. This is such a great piece! I like the repetition of the cogs and wheels around the frame. Thanks for dropping by my blog!

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  22. Annie, this is a beautiful piece! Love everything about it...Thanks for the very sweet comment you left on my blog htis morning! I'm so glad that you liked my "wind up toy" project. I also love that little man! His face is hysterical and I loved the personality he took one once I pieced his arms and legs together on his "body". <3 Candy

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  23. Oh this is such fun! What a great use of Tims gears!The punch of Red really sets it off!
    hugs Lynn

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  24. Great card and wonderful way to showcase Tim Holtz embellishments. Thanks for joining our fortnight challenge at The Corrosive Challenge. Please join us again soon.

    Rachelle
    CC DT

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  25. Fabulous card for a man or boy, love the image and your design. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  26. Very different kind of steampunk, but so nice!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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Annie x