Sunday, August 10, 2014

Time Flies!

Carpe Diem right? I felt like I seized today by the horns with my canvas creation!
Oh how I wish you could see the shimmer! Gorgeous!

I started with a flat canvas and a pocket watch that had no glass face! My coworker gave me a box of goodies and the watch was in it! Awesome! Almost everything I used in this piece was from Tim Holtz. 
Distress ink, Distress stain, Distress crackle paint, rub ons, stamps, gears oh my!

First I sprayed my canvas with LSG sprays and edged the canvas with Distress ink. I set that aside to dry naturally (no heat gun) while I worked on the watch. Just because it had no glass in it didn't mean I was going to throw it away! Nope, work with what you have. I cut out a circle that I had embossed with a clock stamp and added it to the background of the watch. I then added some gears, clock hands and copper wire to give it dimension. I added the wings to the watch to depict Time Flies because it really does! I wouldn't ever turn back time but am constantly surprised by how fast life is passing and I am enjoying most of it. Lol!

I used multiple stamps on this piece and love the grunge vibe of the entire piece. I had the moss in my stash from a camping trip and the cheesecloth was colored using Distress Stains. The copper wire was wrapped around a pen I had and then added where I thought it flowed best. Enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your lovely comments! It brightens my day! Carpe Diem! ~€

This canvas is entered into the following challenges:

A Vintage Journey #12-Time Flies (HERE)

Inspiration Journal (Inspiration Emporium) Anything Goes August (HERE)

Rhedds Creative Spirit August (HERE)

All Crafts Challenge August/September (HERE)

Love to Scrap-Running in Circles #35 (HERE). I used circles in the watch, the gears, small circles in the eye exam stamp and the copper wire was circled around a pen.  

Altered Ecletics August (HERE)




22 comments:

  1. Fab canvas - I wish time would slow down a bit! Many thanks for joining the Rosie’s Creative Spirit challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I couldn't agree with you more!

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  2. Love all the distressing and stamping.


    Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Moira DT. xx

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    1. Distress is one of my main go to items. Thanks for stopping by Moira!

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  3. Time does FLY.. and this is a true picture of it... very nicely created too.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  4. Oh wow! Thank you for the compliment! I really felt a huge relief when I finished this canvas and knew my art block was over.

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  5. This is fabulous, I too wish time would slow down not just a bit but a LOT lol. I love all your stamping and distressing, great canvas.

    Thank you for coming over and joining in with us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit.

    Great Big Huge Hugs

    Becca xx (DT Member)

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  6. Becca, RCS is a favorite blog of mine because it is so freeing to be able to do mixed media anything goes.

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  7. This is so amazingly AWESOME!!!! I love this. I am a big Tim fan and love his work. You did an amazing job-he would be proud:) This is going on my pinterest wall. Thanks so much for sharing this at our Love To Scrap challenge. I can't wait to see more!

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  8. Why thank you Annette! This is actually up on my Pinterest board. I am still learning how to pin items and add a link so bear with me but it is awesome you would want to pin this!

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  9. What a beautifully created piece. I love it. Thankyou for sharing with us at Craft My Life. Hugs Mrs A. (D.T.)

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  10. Well thank you Mrs. A! It was fun to make.

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  11. Fabulous "Time Flies" canvas! Love the wings and that timepiece loaded with the gears! Thank you for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey!

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    1. Thanks Terry! One persons trash is another persons treasure. It was fun to alter something so small and still get the details to stand out.

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  12. Amazing - colour-texture-stamping its got everything

    Mines up it would be great if you could visit

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    1. Headed your way! Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your blog. :)

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  13. This is beautiful work - TFS with us over at Altered Eclectics this month. Hugz xxx

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    1. Elaine, that is a very big compliment. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  14. This is a beautiful piece of work, those wings are amazing. Time seems to go faster now than it used to, another hour in the day would really help. Thank you for sharing your canvas with us at All Crafts Challenge.

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    1. Thanks Rocky. You are do correct about another hour, I would spend that hour crafting and destressing.

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  15. A great canvas PC, fabulous colours (I love the shimmer) and great choice of decoration. Delighted you joined in with our 'Time flies' challenge at A Vintage Journey. Chris xxxx

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  16. Thanks so much Chris! It was difficult to get the shimmer to show up in the pictures so I am happy that you coul see it. A Vintage Journey is right up my Steampunk alley!

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