Sunday, 13 January 2013

Anything But A Card, Wings Challenge.

 Happy Sunday all, I hope your crafting week has been good to you.
 Well it's that time again, over at Anything But A Card we have been having an an Anything With Wings Challenge.Head on over to see what the other fab DT members have made for your viewing pleasure ;) Now I love things with wings,I have even gone as far as having some tattooed on my back I'll put a little pic at the bottom of the page.
 I decided to go with an Altered pocket watch from Tim Holtz.  Now this started with a crafting session with Neil Walker of NeelzExpressionz last Monday, Now this watch underwent about 3 different looks to get to this stage,It started of being coated with alcohol inks in yellows and oranges, looked ok but did not really show up to well, It also started out going down the Steam punk path, I think I may have deviated a little ;)
The main body of the pocket watch was given a copper verdigris that I learnt on the Andy Skinner Time Worn workshop, I think it if one of my favourite finishes, the undercoat of the alcohol ink actually gave it the rippled texture on the back.
 The inside of the watch was done with a stamp set from Hobby Art, it has lots of Poppy's and little stamps for creating a scene, I coloured it with copic's and clear embossed.
On the outside I used the same stamp set using a larger poppy and stamped onto some white shrink plastic that I had coloured with water melon alcohol ink. I tried with the clear but the colours were a little to dark they just looked like red blobs.The butterfly's are from  Tim Holts and were coloured up with his distress pens and again stamped on to shrink plastic, It's the first time I have used the distress pens but I like how the butterfly's came out. and must get round to using them much more.
I used some silicone  glue to attach the poppy's and butterfly's
to the edge of the watch so it gives the effect of them bursting through.
One of the butterfly's was glued to a little bit of wire so it sits above the watch and looks like its flying out.
To finish off I added the word sticker from Tim Holtz.
Thanks for reading through, you still have one week left to come and join us in our challenge, it would be great to see you over at Anything But A Card, I would love to see your winged creations.












As Promised here are the wings I had put on me about 10 years ago.
I'll be back tomorrow with a couple of other winged theme pieces.








I would like to enter this into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp And Show, they are having an embrace the old challenge, the Verdigris technique Is one of my favourite techniques and I have used it in all sorts of ways in the past.

The Corrosive Challenge are having an out with the old challenge. I have had the pocket watch for a while and have not had the guts to do something with it till now.The poppy stamp set was one of the first things I got last year as well, Not use much but a great little set.

26 comments:

  1. Oh Wow Mark! The timepiece has been beautifully altered, loving that verdigris finish and the poppies and butterflies are stunning against the verdigris background. Love how one butterfly appears to be flying too. This really has got the wow factor! I love it - the wings on your back are certainly a sight to behold too - I bet that hurt...... Anne x

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  2. Gorgeous watch, love the verdigris effect. It's turned out beautifully colourful. I know exactly what you mean about a project going through different incarcerations before it's finished. I've had that happen many, many a time lol. Of course you just know I went WOW WOW WOW when I saw your tattoo. Absolutely superb! If I had the balls, I'd definitely want a pair of wings on my back. I think I fell in love with the cook Gizzi Erskine when I saw her winged back. She nearly toppled Nigella from my affections haha. Pxx

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  3. not INCARCERATION!!!! I meant INCARNATIONS!!!

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  4. Wow! Love the watch....the wings a pretty amazing too! ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  5. Your pocket watch look awesome. What a brilliant colouring and embellishing and with my fertile imagination, you can take a flight now (:o)
    Have a nice sunday...and don't fly to high *lol*

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  6. the watch has turned out well, reminds me of Clarice Cliff, must be the poppies. yours wings are a surprize. Love Francesca

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  7. Magnificent! I wondered when we'd be seeing a pocket watch from you (!) and it's amazing... I love the contrast between the aged outside (brilliant verdigris) and the fresh, glossy, colourful interior exploding out - wonderful work, Mark!
    Alison x

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  8. Watch a beautiful piece you've created, I love everything about it!

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  9. Like Francesca this really reminded me of Clarice Cliff and I love it. So impressed with the wings on your back too. Hugs, Jenny x

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  10. I love the finish on your watch Mark and the lovely poppies are a surprise from you! I quite like shrink plastic but haven't used it much.
    And then there are YOUR wings. . . . . . I have to say I rather like them and although I'm not keen on female tattoos. . . . . there is something about male tattoos that make it Ok in my book! Very brave of you too! Not been round much because of the bugs you witnessed last week but getting back to business now!
    Have a great week.
    Juliaxx

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  11. I love the paint effect on your watch, it looks brilliant Mark.
    I'm impressed with your wings too!
    Alison x

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  12. A change from your usual style but no less as wonderful, bar far the best pocket watch I have ever seen :)
    Von ☺

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  13. LOVE this! Just pinned it to my SSS board :) - Ashli

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  14. Hi again! Left a reply to your comment on my blog, but in case you don't see it there... here it is again:
    And thanks for your nice comment too! I have a board on Pinterest called "Simon Says Stamp and Show Awesomeness." It's here I pin all of the awesome entries from the challenge blog :) And - yours was awesome! So, I just had to pin it :)

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  15. Your watch is gorgeous inside and out! Love the outside too...the wings..Coll! Bet they hurt..but cool! Trace. X

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  16. Fabulous watch! Love the verdigris painted outside, it turned out wonderfully. Such a happy little scene on the inside. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!!

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  17. Mark, this is a lovely project. You did a fantastic job altering the pocket watch, it's a gorgeous little piece of art. I like that it's NOT steampunk. That is one Bad-a$$ tattoo!! I love it. Thanks so much for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge!

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  18. Totally fabulous! I love the copper verdigris effect...and the butterflies!

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  19. Ow wow...this is an amazing piece of artwork! STUNNING!

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  20. Wow, I'm totally loving this project! Found you through the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and I'm happy to be a new follower :D

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  21. LOVE LOVE LOVE this project Mark! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show :)

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  22. You altered pocket watch is fabulous!

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  23. This is fabulous, Mark! I love the poppies and butterflies spilling out of the watch frame, especially the dimensional one! The finish looks awesome and the whole piece is wonderful!

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  24. Mark, thank you for your comments... much appreciated. Your altered watch is fabulous and thank you for all the 'how to' details. Must try the techniques you used for the aging effects. Cheers, Di

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  25. LOVE your pocket watch piece and how angelic are you! hehe x

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