Saturday, 18 February 2012

Cubby Hole - "Tick Tock"

This month Carol of the Cubby Hole, Crewe asked me to provide the inspiration for her monthly challenge - "TICK-TOCK".  The details can be found on Carol's Blog where she showcases her customers' work as well as being displayed in the shop - there is always so much diversity.

My piece is a double canvas mount - and I know I like the layered look but this is VERY busy for me - in retrospect I would have used less foliage stamps on the tissue paper but I did want to look like a overgrown garden.
Both canvas have had the crackle treatment with contrasting colours. Brown/cream and brown/ochre.  The large canvas has also had foliage stamped onto tissue paper adhered  
The cogs were cut from embossed mirri card which I had coloured with a combination of Stazon inks - these were highlighted with a white gel pen.  Text are quotes from Alice in Wonderland and have been done on my computer and coloured with my wax lyra crayons.

The images are from Indigo Blu and these have also been coloured with Lyra crayons.
Little paper flowers added and micro seed beads used for the flower centres.  White rabbit's clock has been covered with glossy accents for depth.

I am entering the canvas into the following challenges ........

Sir Stampalot - "In the Garden"
It's a very busy overgrown wild garden with strange inhabitants :)

The Stamp Man - "Texture"
Lots of texture;- crackle paint, tissue paper, embossed cogs, seed beads :)

Gingersnaps Creations - "Faux Techniques"
I know I have done my DT piece for this challenge - but seen as I love the faux metal (embossed mirri card) thought I would upload to the challenge.

Have a good weekend everyone - we are having Little Lillie sleeping over tonight - so I will be mentally exhausted tomorrow, but it's all good fun!  Suzanne ~x~


Aquarius said...

This is a wonderful project - I love the almost surreal effect of the Alice characters and the overgrown garden - brilliant.

Fliss said...

Wow Suz! A totally stunning and amazing creation. Love all those layers and your fabulous stamping.

Apologies for my lack of commenting lately - someone stole my last week!!!

All your creations are just gorgeous.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Brenda Brown said...

How gorgeous is this Suzanne - it may be busy but it reflects the theme of your stamps perfectly. love the double canvas to give it depth.
Thanks for linking this to the Stamp Man Texture challenge.
Have a lovely weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

Lynne K said...

Brilliant project, and an unusual take on our garden theme at Stampalot Challenge. Thank you for sharing it with us this month and good luck.

Lynne x

pinky said...

Amazing take on our theme.Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

brenda said...

A really super canvas Suzanne and just perfect for our theme.

Thank you so much for joining us In the Garden at Stampalot Challenge this month, good luck and hope you will join us again.

B x

Francesca said...

Absolutely beautiful, thanks for joining us for our IN THE GARDEN challenge
over at Sir Stampalot this month
and good luck !


Nigel said...

Superb, and even better in real life :)


trisha too said...

Super fun Wonderland card, Suzanne!


Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Gail said...

Stunning, so multi layered and whimsical!

Ruth said...

Super canvas!Thanks for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot! Ruth :)

brenda said...

Back again Suzanne as see you just inked your lovely work to my Things with Wings theme at Allsorts this week.

Thanks for joining in.

B x

Mummylade said...

what wonderful details! Thank you so much for entering the Allsorts challenge with this creation and good luck!

JeanFB said...

Oh wow, I think the entire effect came out brilliantly! And you are making me "need" those stamps, LOL!!!

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