Sunday, 1 August 2010

Old and New from Sunday Stampers

Hels' Sunday Stampers challenge is "old and new" and is also the theme over at the Artistic Stamper's brand new Creative TeamBlog launching today!

For a change, I made a tag - but this time added it to a card.

The "old" of the theme is a bit of a loose connection- but I've tried to go steampunk - which is old, right! and the new - well, the maya road cog chips are new, so is the "imagination" stamp by paperartsy.

I started by using pumice stone and walnut stain distress inks on a square tag, and stamped the cogs stamp (Artistic Stamper) in walnut stain across the middle.
I don't have the AS sequin waste stamp so sponged some ink through some sequin waste on the edges.
I coloured various cogs/gears from the maya road set with chipped sapphire ink, sprayed some of them with a pearl/blue reinker mix and the others were covered with chipped sapphire distress stickles.

The "imagination" stamp was stamped onto a scrap and coloured with the same inks as the main tag, then I added a idea-ology sprocket with game spinner before adding the tag to a card, edged with pumice stone ink.
Here's a couple of close ups.

I had a fab day yesterday at the family diamond wedding celebration party, after rain early in the morning it brightened up and was really hot so we spent the afternoon in the garden - in fact I got quite pink as I didn't think about sun cream! 60 years of marriage is such a rarity these days, so congratulations again to Beryl and Derek (not that they'll see this!) Saw lots of relatives I haven't seen for ages, which was lovely.

Today will be spent getting inky and watching sport on TV - so no change there, then!!


Lesley Edmonds said...

Love this! What a fab stamp!!
Glad you had such a lovely day yesterday with rellies!
More golds today??? I hope so - will be glued tonight!
I love athletics!
Lesley x

Tracy Evans said...

Great piece Helen, love all the cogs and that sentiment is really yummy. Only problem with blog hopping is that I want every stamp I see. Enjoy your day, Tracy Evans x

Carmen Wing said...

I love your interpretation of the old and new theme and this card is gorgeous. Love the coggy background.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous card Helen, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and the Artistic Stamper challenge x

Elaine said...

Love your card this week - the colours and the steampunky look.

Netty said...

I love seeing Steam Punk and yours is fab, love it. Annette x

Lori said...

Ooo, great card, love the steampunk look! The background stamping is stellar. Glad you had fun at your party, also good to visit with friends.

Minxy said...

Crackin cog creation
Thanks for joining in with the ASCTC and good luck
hugs Minxy

Anonymous said...

Nice card Helen! Lovely composition! x

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Helen, finally getting round to looking at all the great entries for Something Old, Something new on TASCT blog. Thank you for joining in :))It is fab!