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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time for Tea...

"It's Time for Tea" was provided by The Paper Shelter [TPS]
the sentiment is word art by Ginny H from Aud Sentiments
This is my project for the most recent Challenge at Aud Sentiments.  The theme is to Use a TWO or THREE Word Sentiment. Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter and they are offering a $15.00 Gift Certificate for the winner!  This is the last week of the challenge - you can submit up to 5 entries for a chance for the prize!  I encourage you to take a look at my teammates' projects - these women have some absolutely inspired projects to get you motivated!  Check out their artwork and get your project in before Tuesday Nov 4!

I enjoy Steampunk, so there was no doubt this would be the image I chose to use.  I started with a 5.5 x 6" red CS base on which I layered the DP from the Idea-ology Paper Pad.  The image was printed and colored with Copics, the flourish and leaves were fussy cut off the edge of the panel .  Distress Inks were used to sponge color on to the tag and to distress the edges of the DP and sentiment circle.  The sentiment was printed, punched out in a size that would fit the center of a clock & adhered with foam tape to elevate it a bit.  I chose four gears from my stash, colored them with Distress Ink before gluing them down.

This card should be eligible for the following 
Art by MiRan Challenge #17 – ATG  TOP THREE
Party Time Tuesday - #187 - ATG
Sisterhood of Crafters – Fall Colors
Tuesday Throwdown #219 – Dressed Up
Crafty Sentiments – Trick or Treat or Something Sweet
Quirky Crafts #22 – Charades [book: Tea Time for the Traditionally Built: A No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Novel by Alexander McCall Smith ]
Open-Minded Crafting  - #22 – Halloween or Dressing up DT FAVORITE
MarkerPOP Challenge #55 – ATG
Lacy Sunshine #45 – Include a Hat


IMAGES:  The focal image is from The Paper Shelter; Sentiment is Word Art by Ginny H.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; Base CS is stash; DP is from Tim Holtz Idea-ology.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Circle punch used for the sentiment; chip board gears from stash & metal gear from Tim Holtz line.
INKS: "Antique Linen" & "Tea Dye" Distress Inks used to distress all the edges; the images were printed on an Epson WF3520 printer & colored with Copics:

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny

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  1. Fabulous steam punk card love the papers and embellishments thank you for using the sentiment Ginny x

  2. WOW What a fabulous card Ginny! AWESOME coloring and design! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  3. This is awesome!!! I love the gears on here and that wonderful image. All the distressing is just over the top and so pretty! Love everything about this card.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  4. Hi Ginny,

    Thanks for entering the challenge, I love your card.

    Your entry was in moderation, I have approved it now. I have managed to fix the problem with back link, and we have a steady stream of entries and no complaints for the last two challenges, since I cracked it, until yours.
    In order to be entered without problem you only need to add a link to Quirky to your post before you try and link your project, I am not sure if you are saying you did this. If you didn't it might explain the messages and that it went to moderation.
    Cazzy x - on behalf of   the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog DT.

  5. Beautiful and love the colors! Thanks for sharing your fabulous card and joining us for our current challenge at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  6. lovely steampunk card... I like the colours you choose on it.. thank you for sharing your talent with us at Art by Mi Ran challenge #18.. good luck ;)


  7. Love your steampunk colour scheme! Fab card!
    Claire xx

  8. What a Fantastic Card! I love all of the details and that awesome image. Great coloring to! Thank you so much for sharing your work with TTCRD this week.

  9. I just love your super cute steampunk gal! Great job!
    Thank you for joining us for our MarkerPOP challenge!
    Hugs, Marie, DT

  10. Fantastic card Ginny. Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

  11. Fantastic image!! and your coloring is amazing! Love the added gears! Fabulous choice of colors!! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

    - Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
    {Scrap A Thousand Words}

  12. wow! such a cool image and i love everything you paired with it :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

  13. Oh Ginny I love this steampunk image, she is gorgeous and your colouring of her is fab. Love the grungy clocks and gears background too.

  14. This is gorgeous and so pleased you joined us at the Divas by Designs Anything goes challenge.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  15. Great card love the image & colours

    Thanks for joining us at ID today

    Ct tracey

  16. Wonderful creation...thanks for sharing it with us at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  17. What a fabulous steampunk look!!!! Love the great details. And the gears!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

  18. Wow, Ginny, what a great card. Love the colouring of the image, I looks almost as if it was water coloured. Can you guess that I'm trying to work on that effect, hehe.
    Hugs, Aurora

  19. Super steam punk card. Thanks for joing our challenge at Lacy Sunshine. Hugs, Lene

  20. love this! everything ballances just right! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts this challenge!!
    ((Lyn)) DT

  21. Awesome steampunk card! I love all the details and your colouring is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, Good Luck! Hope to see you back again soon.

    Hanne, DT


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