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: