Monday, 8 May 2017

Time Has Wings

Good morning, Kirsten here. I hope you had a nice weekend. The card in today's blog post uses the gorgeous new stamp sets designed by Lisa for Imagination Crafts: Take Time & Time to Celebrate, as well the new Time stencil & Distress Oxide inks..............

The first step was to apply Imagination's Structure Paste through both the Time Stencil & Imagination's Wall stencil & set the pieces of card aside to dry - about 15/20 minutes, so I didn't have to get impatient............

Once the background card was dry I put some Iced Spruce & Walnut Stain Distress Oxide on my heatproof mat, spritzed them with water & dragged the card through the inks. I repeated this a couple of times, drying with my heat tool in between..................

I repeated the same step, this time with a little Fired Brick Distress Oxide & I also added splatters of Cracked Pistachio & Fired Brick Distress Oxide............

When the card was completely dry I stencilled some Fired Brick Distress Oxide through the script on the Time stencil & added some stamping with permanent green inks using the fob watch stamp from Time to Celebrate & the harlequin background stamp from Imagination's Distress Textures 1 stamp set...........

Now I turned back to the stencilled fob watch & wings. I replaced the stencil & applied 
Bronze Starlights to the watch & White Gold Starlights to the wings. I removed the stencil & painted both with a wash of Weathered Wood Distress ink & cut the pieces out. 

The wings needed a darker contrast to the Starlights, so I painted around them with a wash of 
Walnut Stain Distress Oxide. I also added lots of water to a tiny dot of White Gold Starlights & painted it over the watch face.

I added more stamping from the Take Time stamp set - the little stamps are perfect for adding details -  with a permanent brown ink. I painted some Craft Emotions wooden Gears and Cogs with 
Duck Egg Rusty Patina & when that was dry I covered them with Versamark ink & heat set with WOW! Clear Gloss embossing powder. I used a HB pencil & a paper stump to add some shading to the bricks.................

I finished the card by stamping the Stampendous Grunge Birthday onto a scrap of white card, tearing & distressing it & adding it to the card with a length of baker's twine..........

Art Stamps - Take Time - NEW!! Art Stamps - Time To Celebrate - NEW!!Art Stamps - Distressed Textures 1 - NEW!! Time IMST - NEW!!   Wall IMST Iced Spruce Distress Oxide  Fired Brick Distress Oxide   Walnut Stain Distress Oxide Structure Paste IC SM Spatula JT3   Bronze SL - NEW!!White Gold SLWeathered Wood - Mini Gears and Cogs CEW  Rusty Patina - Duck Egg     Clear Gloss Regular WEP   Grunge Birthday  

That's it from me, if you'd like to see the cards that were created at last Friday's classes, see the May Classes album on the Lisa B Designs Facebook page.

There is now information on a second workshop on the Workshops 2017 page of the blog. The PaperArtsy one takes place on May 28 & the Imagination Crafts' Textile workshop will be happening on July 23.

Have a great week. If you're visiting the Hochanda Create It show at the Detling Showground this coming weekend Lisa & I will be on the Imagination Crafts' stand, we'd love to see you. 



  1. I love this card Kirsten, brilliant work xx

  2. Oooh I really like this Kirsten xx

  3. Scrumptious - love the brick wall background, and the winged clock makes for such a quirky and interesting focal feature.
    Alison x


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