Tuesday, 4 March 2014

20th Century at Craft Room Challenge

Hi Everyone.....Hope you had a nice weekend whatever you were up to. I managed to spend quite a bit of time in the craft room and had such fun :-)
Another fornight has passed and it's  my lovely roomie Zoe's turn to decide on the challenge theme at Craft Room......and what a theme it is.....the 20th Century!!! If you check out the post you will find Zoe has added a  link,  which will provide some ideas to get that Mojo going. Our sponsor this fortnight is Tando Creative................so lets see those 20th Century projects as you may be fortnuate enough to be a winner or Top 3 :-)
I have to say that I was a bit stumped until I checked out Zoe's link.......How thrilled was I when I saw that Tutankhamun's tomb was discovered in the 1920's. It gave me the chance to use  a  large heat embossed tile, which had been in my stash for years and to use up some scraps of card and muslin that were lying around from the fleather look and dare I say it  a Christmas Project !!!

Originally I planned to make a journal type page, which is why I made a fleather pocket...to store some pictures etc, but once complete i thought I would like to place it on a canvas and of course I adore Driftwood and to me it suited my project. 
First of all I adhered some cotton,  leftover from a triangular bandage, to a piece of Mirri Card, using UHU Fabric Glue. Once dry I inked the wrinkled cotton with Walnut Stain DI, creating some depth to the texture. 
The large image of Nefertiti that you can see was stamped in to some  3-4 layers of gold embossing powder, remembering to place Versamark or Perfect Pearls on the stamp before placing in to the molten e-powders. ( Avoids the rubber stamp from sticking) I then cracked the embossed area and removed the occasional piece before adhering Glu n Seal over the top. 
 Taking some  left over scraps of muslin I applied various egyptian stamps using Archival Potted Soil, ensuring that the ink did not run when glue was applied. 
I stamped various images to place within the fleather wallet, which was given the Sheena Douglas treatment as I love this faux leather look, which uses Glycerine, water and then Distress Inks and Spray n Shine from CC. 
(  if you  would like to view Sheena's video click the link)  
The image on the left was made by placing versamark on a stamp and  then applying the stamp to speciality stamping card.  I  then ran my brayer over, which had been inked using Cabin Fever, Adirondack Ink....it has been ages since I used my brayer and I really had fun. 
 Above you can see the TH Sizzix Die, Journey, which was inked and edged with DI and treasure Gold, then  Spritz n Flicked with water. A smaller piece of driftwood was spread with Glue n Seal then I adhered some tissue paper, on which I had stamped another egyptian image. GNS was then applied over the tissue paper and left to dry. As  I was very happy with the outcome I adhered the small piece of driftwood to the bottom piece using Glossy Accents. 
 The little Dragonfly has been in my stash for over 10 years as they were a purchase I made mid 90's when my card making was just taking off. .  
Thank You for taking the time to read this post and the 'How To'.  I do hope that you can join in with us over at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight, where you will find some fabulous inspirational makes by  my fellow DT...by clicking HERE

This month at Our Creative Corner  the challenge is to use some scraps and as I have used quite a few I am entering this project over there too.

Pan Pastels UK's Challenge Theme for this week is Frame It, and I would like to enter as I framed this piece using driftwood

Crafty Hugs and see you soon xxx
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  1. You have certainly created a masterpiece with this one Annie. I can see that a lot of work has went in to producing it too. I just love the gold Nefertiti and the driftwood frame looks so authentic. Love it. Hugs Mum xxxx

  2. Annie, this is a stunner of a project- just love all the details, Debi xoxoox

  3. Brilliant Annie, lots of fabulous vintaged details and still 20th century appeal. Love it xx

  4. this is wonderful Annie - love the fleather - looks fab. xx

  5. I wish I could have been watched when you made this, so many products and techniques.
    When I was young I wanted to be an archeologist, but you know it never happened.
    This is fabulous creation, love the embossed and crackled image, just stunning;-))m

  6. Hi Annie, I am so glad that you showed us how you constructed this wonderful piece, the faux leather pocket looks fantastic (love the journey die, a new acquisition for me) and the pieces of guaze and driftwood give a wonderful feeling of age. Love this! Hugs, Anne x

  7. Of course one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century, combined with your magical 21st century art. You have made a glorious piece of wall art thank you for taking the theme and owing it. XOXO Zoe

  8. Good grief...gorgeous!! The textures and theme make me want to clap my hands like an idiot, in praise and excitement. This is wonderful what you've created Annie and thank you for all the inside scoop too!!
    Lisa x

  9. WOW! You always amaze me with your fabulous creations.

  10. A fantastic piece of art, love all the Egyptian elements.

  11. Cool image and the wood pieces are AWESOME here! Love this. By the way, did you get a little happy mail from me last month?

  12. Very cool! Love all the techniques you've used.

  13. Wow, that's a fantastic creation, so many fabulous techniques.

  14. Absolutely delicious Annie your style and flair for the altered art is fantastic. I particularly love the triple embossed image.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  15. Oh Annie, what an amazing project, totally love it, - so many elements to admire, the driftwood, the pockets, I could go on and on, just fabulous!!

  16. A wonderful creation, I love everything about it especially the Nefertiti image.
    xxx Hazel.

  17. Yummy - love all the elements and embelishments :)

  18. My goodness I feel transported back in time with this Annie! Love each of those Egyptian elements. Jenny x


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