Friday, August 22, 2014

The Journey! Hip to be Square/Anything Goes/Steampunk

Hello and welcome,

Thanks so much for visiting today. I hope you enjoy my newest creation. This box was created to replace my current 'male inspired metal embellishments' storage container which is overflowing. Solution is to make another I say. I warn you there are quite a few photos.

Challenges entered:

Frilly and funky. The challenge is  Hip to be Square Linda from the Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering a $25 spending spree to one very lucky winner.

Simon Says 'Anything Goes' Monday Challenge. They are offering a $50 voucher to one very lucky winner.

SanDee and Amelie's Summer Bonus Challenge
The sponsor for this extra challenge is:

Inspiration Emporium has a challenge going for August 'Anything Goes' They are also offering one lucky winner a $50 spending spree with them.

The Artistic Stamper August Challenge 'Anything Goes' but you must use some sort of stamping on your piece. There is a 15 pound voucher to one lucky winner.

Here it is:

Here is my previous storage box which was overflowing.

This box has been in my studio for a while and was in need of an overhaul.

The front of my transformed box.

This is a replica of an old leather number plate they used to place on cars instead of today's metal ones. The inspiration for this came from my favourite tv show American Pickers.

Underneath is a Shrinky Dink Cog with a tag.

This is the lid. I have used a lot of Tim's paints, done some stamping and used embossing paste with a stencil. I have also sprayed Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Stains which have been placed in a mini mister.

This is one of Tim's pull knobs which I have placed a token inside.

The silver tower is paper covered with metal tape and has been embossed. Some cogs on top and a fragment on the front.  A small glass jar to house some cogs I made from Shrinky Dink,embossing powders and crackle accent.  The Trophy I found in the Reject shop and transformed to look old with texture paste, crackle accent and a metal flourish which has been bend around it.

From this to this.

Moving around to the left.

An old leather belt made from Tim's Manilla paper, then I have added eyelets, a buckle and of course inks.

Metal embellishment from my stash.

The back.

First time I've use the Jalopy Car. It was so much fun. I have place acetate behind the windows and added some silver Alcohol Ink to create reflection. I've used the Bottle Cap Die with a Cabochon. I've also added a grill to the front of the car.
Here is a link to a very talented lady in New Zealand..... Diane from Art of Craft for a wonderful tutorial on using this die.

Alcohol Inks and texture paste have aged these wonderful wheels. The cog is a metal embellishment.

The contents with plenty of room for more.
You have finally reached the end of this post.  It looks wonderful in my studio. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today. 
Till next time......

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Time Flies/Scratched Up

Hello and welcome to another post here at Winton Rose Paper Creations.

Today I have a piece in memory of my late paternal  grandmother Hazel Garrard whom was suddenly taken away 20 years today from a massive heart attack at the age of 63. Aside from being beautiful she was a loving grandmother who was very passionate about her family, but you also knew it if she had a gripe with you. She took a lot of pride in how she looked and what she wore. She always had her hair done and makeup on. She really was a time less classic.
  We spent many Christmas Days on the 100 acre farm where her and my grandfather lived. My mum, sister and I used to go on outings with her to the movies, shopping or into the city where her family lived. You see she was an Aboriginal Elder from Warrnambool Victoria,(Gundjitmara Tribe). How cool is that?? I know looking at me you would never has guessed that. Well there you go, now you know. We sometimes went to the Co-op in Melbourne for a luncheon and her uncle would be there. Uncle Henry.....he was so lovely and has also since passed.. Not many people have the privilege of meeting ones grandmothers uncle.

So 20 years have passed and in that time I have met an amazing guy and we have two beautiful children together. Where does the time go? Time does fly so we might as well enjoy it. I can now hang this piece in my studio and remember a life that once was. Enough said.

1st Challenge entered... A Vintage Journey.... Pop on over and check out the amazing creations.

My Tim Inspiration for this piece was to try the Enameled Metals technique on page 56 of his book A Compendium of Curiosities Volume 2. This is a great technique to know. I used it on one of Tim's clocks then stuck it on a cabochon with glossy accents and am soooooo please with the way it turned out. I also used Alcohol inks on all the metal pieces to age them and the cabochons.
Here is the link to Tim's site if you need some inspiration to get crafty.....

The Sponsor for this Challenge is Country View Crafts which you can find here...

2nd Challenge entered is at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge which is Scratched Up.
Simon Says are GENEROUSLY offering a $50 shopping spree to the winner.
I have certainly aged the clock on this piece and added alcohol inks to the image also to create an aged look.
There is also alcohol ink on all the metal pieces to achieve that aged effect.

This is her with my grandfather. This is one of my all time favourite family photos in our Geneology archive. My grandfather in his Air Force Attire, just stunning!  He is in his 90's and now runs a 200 acre farm.

Have a great day!!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

In the Laboratory!

Hello again,

So soon after your last post Karen???  Yes that's right today I have another piece for you I created for a challenge over at SanDee & Amelies Steam Punk Challenges blog. Here is the link so you can see all the amazing creations.

I have to say this is my first time entering a Steam punk challenge so I'm hoping my creation will be good enough and of course that it has enough Steam Punk appeal with the added cogs.  I decided to alter a bottle since I hadn't done that either.  Why not jump in the deep end I say!
I used a lot of metal embellishments, Tim Holtz paper, Tim Hotlz Distress Paints and probably way to much texture

Anyway enough rambling from me.....I hope you like it.

Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

CC3 Challenge #8 Faded Layers Domino Book

Hello and welcome,

Firstly I would like to thank each and every-one of you who take the time to leave me a comment. I really do appreciate it.  Also a very warm welcome to my newest followers. I hope you continue to visit and enjoy your stay.

Now onto Challenge #8.  I am entering into a challenge over at the lovely Linda Ledbetters blog.... CC3 and this fortnight is using a technique called FADED LAYERS on page 58. You will find this in the Tim Holtz book Compendium of Curiosities Vol 3. You can purchase your own copy here......
It really is a great book.

This fortnights sponsor is the lovely Linda from the Funkie Junkie Boutique......
The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Also sponsoring is the ever wonderful Tim Holtz with a very generous prize pack.

This is my first domino book....hope you like it.

Here I have applied Tim's Faded Layers Technique which you will find in his book. The stencil I used is one of Tim's called Bubbles.

Then I have stamped with archival ink some script and  decorated the front piece from Tim's paper collection and used a paper clip. The #4 is from my stash. I applied two coats of glossy accents.




Thanks so much for stopping by today........ have a great day!!
Till next time...