Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Drinking On A Schoolday!

 Good morning and a very happy Tuesday. Today I'm back over at Country View Crafts Towers with the second of my 'Squares' pieces. 

I knew that I wanted to use my Stamperia Mechanical Seaworld and Mechanical Fantasy stamps and that I wanted it to be blue, but apart from that, I didn't have a clue! So, it seemed like a good idea to make a background and take it from there. This one is just over 8x8 and is made with Distress Inks and Oxides.

I stamped the Sea World Piping stamp all over the page and embossed in silver.

Then I stamped again in black and cut out some squares with my Seth Apter dies.

I still didn't really know where I was going with this, so I chopped some more squares out, and stamped some text with my Dina Wakley stamps.

I stamped the man from the Capture The Moment plate and watercoloured him. I then cut out a black matt and edged it in Stamperia Ancient Wax in black/silver.

Then I added a couple of cogs, it was starting to come together now.

It just needed a quirky sentiment as it was going to be a birthday card. Thank you Mr Holtz, this sticker is perfect!

And here we are, all done (thankfully) I know that I quite often wing a project but this was the first in ages that I didn't have a clue what the next stage was going to be!

There's still loads of time for you to join in with our challenge, so please, show us your squares!

Have a very happy day whatever you are doing, and thanks so much for looking x


  1. Absolutely fabulous! What a gorgeous card! Hugs, Valerie

  2. Stunning, love all the wonderful layers of detail. Anesha x

  3. Considering you didn't have a plan, this is incredible Sue! I love the colours in the background and the Seth squares are a perfect addition. The steampunk man is just brilliant! Love this. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. This is absolutely breathtaking, Sue, and thanks I think for the enabling - buying the piping stamp as we speak. Well done! XOXO

  5. Stunning that background is just amazing

  6. Love this Sue. Great layers and fab sentiment. Xx

  7. Wow, fabulous!!!!
    Wonderful ideas for the background, and tu use these square dies! Great job and card Sue :) xx

  8. Although you didn’t have a clear idea of what to do your card looks really cool!!! So well done, Sue! Just focus always on the next step and the result will be fantastic! Have a fab weekend!!!

  9. I think that sometimes the best cards appear from not having a clear plan of attack and this proves it though it does have a Steampunk style to it so it's always going to be perfect to me. Thanks for the visit to mine too. Big hugs, Angela xXx

  10. Goodness me!
    Considering you didn't have a plan this is amazing, how do you do it! Well done!

    Have a great weekend, whatever the weather!
    Stay safe and well.

    All the best Jan

  11. I get like that sometimes... in fact at this very moment! I have no inspiration to progress this project and find other things to do, like catching up on some TV! At least yours turned out finished and looking good... x

  12. Your *No idea where I was heading* certainly headed the right way Sue, I love this. What a fab piece of artwork put together with attention to detail. This is one stamp set I don't have of Stamperia's and believe me I have many. The sentiment works a treat doesn't it, i'd have never of thought to go blue with any of it. Fabulous and creative, so sorry to have missed last months challenge completely.
    Sending Hugs still supping my cuppa :)) x


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