Tuesday, 3 June 2014

What...Window screens??? Card 22

Well, it is back to the cogs...This time I inked them with a variety of chalk inks in blue, green, purple, silver and black. I then wiped them with silver coloured Viva Gold. I like the overall look of this technique as the cogs look like old oxidized metal.

This time I combined the "oxidized metal"cogs with some plain black cogs. I used pop dots to raise some of them forward. I was happier with how the cogs turned out on this card. Third time lucky!
I chose a denim looking woodgrain paper for the bottom half of my background...cuz it reminded me of blue jeans. Wish I had thought to look in my mending basket and cut off a hunk of blue jeans to make a bow or a ribbon strip to run horizontally, overtop of the screen...oh well...next time, I guess!

While organizing my room, I found some hunks of window screening. I uses this on my scrapbook layouts about 15 years ago.  I remember I thought it was so cutting edge...hahahahaha

I moved it into my masculine cards drawer and you will see it resurface now and again till it is all used up.  My scraps campaign is paying off as I am noticing a small dent in my bits and bobs, and also see a slight reduction in the number of card bases and envelopes I have on hand. I have been making an effort to make both 5 1/2 inch square and 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle cards. I seem to have hundreds of the latter so may have to start making many, many more of those type.

****************This is card #22 of 50. I am on a consumables spending freeze until I have made 50 cards (Sook Wang tape and heavy weight card stock are exempt).***************

Recipe
Card base and envelope -  from my stash
DP - snippet of Forever in Time black clock paper, snippet of 12x12 blue woodgrain  from my stash
Card Stock - snippets of white and black card stock for the die cuts
Dies - Spell binders Sprightly Sprockets and also S/B Petite Circles
Stamp - PSX  (the date on this stamp is 1999)
Screen - a snippet of window screen from my stash
Viva Gold - silver paste from my stash

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
3. The Cheerful Stamp Pad - #87 Sentiment
4. Moving Along with the Times - No image
5. A Song In Your He(ART) - Gift of Wings (I think that exploring things that are creative and move, leads to a sense of wonder)
6. Paper Issues - The World is a Circle

23 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the look of those cogs! They really do look like metal and I love your card. Great design too!
    Lynn

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  2. A great card Mo, and I do love what you have done with those cogs to age them and a really lovely design.
    I think you are really good to try to use up your old stash, and I think that is something I should be doing more of. x

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  3. Awesome card!!!
    You are "cutting edge" with using the window screen, so neat.

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  4. i love the vibe of this creation! thank you for joining our "use a sentiment" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! come back again. xo

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  5. Love all those cogs together, a great male card. Good luck with the spending freeze xx

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  6. Brilliant Maureen the cogs look amazing! I think I'm with you now on the cards!! Susan x

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  7. Love this card Mo, those cogs look just brilliant...great job!
    hugs Jo x

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  8. Gosh Mo, this is fantastic. Love how you aged the cogs and great idea to use a piece of window screen too!

    Sorry I'm a bit late visiting - playing catch up here :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  9. This one is over the top edgy, masculine and very artsy! I love the piece of screening with those weathered cogs! NJ!

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  10. Awesome masculine card! I'm loving all of the gears. This would be perfect to link up to Paper Issues The World is a Circle linky party. If you link up and link back you're eligible for a huge prize from Ruby Rock-It. :) http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2014/05/new-issue-world-is-circle.html

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  11. This is a brilliant masculine design, Maureen! I love the "industrial" feel of this card and you've created a great metallic look for the cogs!

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  12. Those cogs look terrific, hun! What a great card!

    I am also trying to use up my stash. But it's soooo hard to cut into papers I've been loving and cuddling for years! It has to be done! I like your goal of making 50 cards before spending any more - and I bet my bank manager would like it, too! lol!!

    love Mags B x

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  13. Thanks for sharing your super card, Maureen, for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 87: use a sentiment, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper June challenge x

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  14. Awesome card Mo!!! those cogs are really good I love everything about this card you have done a great job! huggles from us all here Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

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  15. I love your creativity. I never know what to expect from you and that makes it fun. Wonderful card. Hugs, joann

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  16. Hi Mo

    Loving all the fabby layers on this . .. and the window screening! It looks great alongside the cogs.

    Great card!

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

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  17. Such a cool card! I adore your use of the window screen--great element!

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  18. Gosh and golly, what a lot of brilliant texture and delight, Maureen!! Great use of snippets and good for you to set your self-imposed consumables challenge! If you run across any virginal schtuff, come on over to the Playhouse and join my NBUS challenge! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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  19. The finish on those cogs is really, really cool! I love the design too, so dramatic and full of movement!
    Alison x

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  20. Love the use of the screen. I wouldn't have thought of using that. Great cogs and masculine look!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at A Song in your He{art}. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

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  21. This is a brilliant card Maureen, fabulous design and wonderful texture.
    Pauline
    x

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  22. Very creative. Love it. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

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  23. Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our A SONG IN YOUR HE{ART} challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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