Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Hello - a very quick (second) post today (the new Fun With ATCs challenge is here), as I suddenly remembered that I really, really wanted to join in with the Time Travel challenge at the House of Bears this month.
Every month they offer some literary inspiration, and being as how I'm supposed to be about the Words and the Pictures and all...
I didn't make it last month, but this month's book inspiration is The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger (I expect she spells traveller with only one L but what the heck!), and as soon as I saw it - apart from having loved the book (I read it through in one night) - I knew I had the perfect quote.
But what with one thing and another, time slips away, and I realised this morning that I'd almost missed the deadline - so sorting of financial papers going back to 1998 went out of the window, and instead I went and created this tag... So if I'm not ready to move out of the house when the time comes I'm blaming the bears!!
The quote is by Jeremy Irons who, as an actor, gets to engage in time travel - as well as leaping into other people's lives - more often than most.
But I think the quote is wonderful, and I kept the tag quite simple to allow the words to be at the centre of things.
The tag is embossed with the Tim Holtz Clocks folder, and then I blended Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone and Frayed Burlap DIs onto it.
I spritzed heavily with some Perfect Pearls Mist in Heirloom Gold and Blue Patina, before adding some Treasure Gold in White Fire to the raised areas.
I also blended some Chipped Sapphire onto a separate piece of cardstock and wrote out the quote, cut it out and edged the pieces with Frayed Burlap.
The words are attached to the tag using the tiny Idea-ology paperclips, and I've then added an clock and a mixture of cogs and gears, some from Idea-ology and some by 7 Gypsies.
A little piece of co-ordinating ribbon and we're all done... So there you go, bears! Now you can come and help me clear out my filing cabinets...
If you feel suddenly inspired, you've got a couple more days to join in with the challenge. If only we all had time machines and could go back for extra crafting time!! Thanks for stopping by today, and I'll see you again soon either here, or elsewhere in Craftyblogland.
I'm entering this in the Time Travel challenge at The House of Bears
and in the Clocks challenge at Out of a Hat Creations
Gosh that takes me back... or is it forward? That's the trouble with time travel, you never can tell.
From Dr Who
My bed is a time machine... I lie down for five minutes and the next thing I know, it's five hours later.
Oh - almost forgot! - here's a sneak peek of a project you can see over at the Artistic Outpost blog today, and watch this space for another AO piece very soon... It's all go round here at the moment!!
It's a project that's very apt for the time pressures at present! See you soon...