January 20, 2012

Elements of Time - Bloggers Challenge

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday!  Thanks so much to those who played along with last weeks Wings and Things Challenge, there were so many wonderful entries!  I did stop by all your blogs, but those of you who have your comment boxes set to "embedded comment box", unfortunately I was unable to comment.  If you were not aware, blogger made some upgrades last week, and those upgrades are causing problems for people who use IE.  Blogger suggests that until the issue is resolved, bloggers change their comment box to either Full Window or Pop Up, so that IE users are able to comment.  If you are not sure how yours is set up, you might want to take a look, go to settings>comments  then look at the comment placement section and see what is check marked.

On to this weeks challenge.....This weeks theme is Elements of Time - the theme is open to your interpretation.  I had a lot of different ideas running through my head for the challenge....time travel, era in time (I was going to use the Artistic Outpost Flapper plate for that), but then went with the easiest element of time clocks, to created a belated birthday card.

The image and sentiment are both from the Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage plate.  The image is stamped in Coffee Archival on Confetti card stock.  I added STAEDTLER Chalk Pastels in Blue to the background, then colored the image with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor pencils and Gamsol and sponged and distressed the edges, then clear embossed the entire panel.  To create the colorful background panel I used the Chalked Emboss Technique from the Technique Junkie Newsletter.  I did morph the tech quite a bit - I used Adhesive Sheets instead of Glue Stick, covered my embossing folder with Saran Wrap so I wouldn't have to worry about cleaning it, and clear embossed the entire panel to tone down the STAEDTLER Chalk Pastels a bit.  To embellish I added some Idea-ology parts.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage
Ink  - Ranger Coffee Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Card Stock - Summer Sun, Caramel, Chocolate
Other - STAEDTLER Chalk Pastels/Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils, Gamsol, Adhesive Sheets, Texture Fades Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Saran Wrap, Sponge Daubers, Blending Stumps, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Prima Distress Tool, Clear Embossing Folder, Heat Gun, Idea-ology Parts

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge Elements of Time Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly, or backlinked will be removed.  If you have the captcha enabled on your blog, please consider turning it off, as it makes it so much easier to leave comments.

Have a great weekend, stay warm!


18 comments :

foxyenglishcrafter said...

Looks like a fun challenge. Hope to enter if I have TIME.....
Thanks for the information about blogger. Well appreciated.
Love your card, its truly inspirational.

Happy crafting Julie

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card Lisa, love the embossed background. Tracy x

Netty said...

Terrific card Lisa and love the way you have crafted the fabby background. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Love your take on the challenge, great added tech. Funny, that is the first stamp I thought of for your challenge! lol

Terry said...

Perfect stamp for "Elements of Time." Love the background and total feel of this card! Happy Friday!

1CardCreator said...

What a fun card, perfect for the challenge.

KimberlyRae said...

Love this! Gorgeous, Lisa!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is such a wonderful card, Lisa. That Steampunk background is perfect for your Peter Rabbit image and the clockworks....excellent!

Deborah Frings said...

Just love this card. I like steampunk and your take is just fab!

Suzanne C said...

Awesome belated birthday card! Love the background.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Gorgeous card- the background is fabulous! The color play is very pretty!!!

anna christensen crafts said...

Lisa, that card is awesome! I adore the stamp you have used and those deep yet jewel bright colours on your background are really cool. Great card! Have a good weekend xx

TenSGal said...

FAbulous card! so beautiful!!!

Linda Monroe said...

So fun. Love the metal.

Marjie Kemper said...

Totally love your background, and the rabbit is too cute!

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. One of my favorite stamps.

Evelyn S. said...

Fun theme, Lisa. It's nice to do this again. Your card is wonderful...love the deep colors and that technique. The Rabbit is a perfect choice!

Deb Neerman said...

Great card! Thanks for a fun challenge, Lisa!

 
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