Happy Easter everyone from a very chilly Staffordshire. Took my photos outside this morning - not a good idea as I am now typing with frozen fingers... I hope you are all warm, happy and indulging in a little of what you fancy (well not everyone likes chocolate, hard as that may be to believe!) I'm going to get on with this (mostly photos rather than blurb) as today is going to be something of a blur of visiting rellies and getting stuff done. And so without further ado...
This is my take on a cuckoo clock and has been created so I can enter Sandee and Amelie's brand new Steammpunk Challenge - Cuckoo Clocks Go Steampunk.
It is also my entry for Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers challenge - Nature,
I started with a paper substrate mini birdhouse and went to town with Distress Paints (Weathered Wood/Bundled Sage/Frayed Burlap - restrained for me:)
The corrugated card had some its backing removed roughly for a distress feel. Then I covered it in the same DP's as above (spritzed with water to allow them to blend/run) and then gave it all a good mist with Cosmic Shimmer Silver mist. It was then die cut into a range of cogs to be added to the base.
Next came the stamping - some directly onto the base and some onto tissue to ensure it would bend around corners more accurately. I used my favourite Coffee Archival Ink. And to finish I added some MOP buttons and leafy die cuts (inked to remove the white edges of course Hels!)