Thursday 5 June 2014

Industrial Revolution

Hello my blogging friends. Today I am delighted to be sharing my post along with Country View Crafts. I won my Guest Design spot with their challenge last month New Beginnings, you can see my post here.

When Chris sent me the theme Only Men Allowed for my project I must admit I initially panicked a bit and thought I don’t do men things... So this was a big challenge to me, but I do love a Challenge.  It took me about 2 days and probably nights thinking what I was going to do and then I remembered the Opening Ceremony at  the Olympic Games and the part where they went through the Industrial Revolution and it all looking very masculine and the men standing with their Top Hats on. I now had an idea and started to plan my project.

I wanted to give my project depth with lots of layers so it gave the impression you were peeling back the years through History and stepping back in time. I started off by ripping some layers off a piece of cardboard to reveal the corrugation and sealed with a coat of Gesso.  Next I used a little texture paste applied with a palette knife on the edges and through a clock stencil onto my cardboard.

Using another 3 sheets of paper from my pad I tore these sheets, inked the edges, applied some stamping with Archival Ink and adding a little frantage and gilding wax. I next sprayed a little water on the reverse to curl my paper and dried with the heat gun.

I fussy cut out various clocks from my BoBunny Timepiece collection and stamped a couple then gave them a coat of glossy accents and layered them on to my project. My Gentleman was stamped , coloured with copics and fussy cut. The stamp was free with a magazine.

My die-cuts are all Cheery Lynn. The cogs were cut out in rose gold mirri card and I inked the edges with Stazon. My Steampunk corners were cut from silver mirri card, a little black gesso and gilding wax was applied. My Penny Farthing was cut out in Black card and mirri card. I paper pieced the layers together.

My words were computer generated and printed onto Kraft paper, I then double embossed the edges with white embossing powder. I finally added a little metal chain to the top to hang it.

Thanks for having me over at Country View Challenges and taking the time to visit my blog. I hope you all have enjoyed my project as much as I did in making it and I'd love if you left me a comment.

Julie x 

Products Used -
Archival Ink black, Stazon Ink rusty Brown, Distress Ink black soot, rusty hinge. Copics, Bo bunny paper, Clock stamps, glossy accents, Treasure Gold rose quartz, Black and white gesso, silver, gold and rose mirri card, Prima clock stencil, Paper Artsy grunge paste..

Cheery Lynn Dies Used -
Vintage Bicycle
Gears (Set of 9)
Steampunk Corner (Left & Right)

I would like to enter this in to :

It's All About Vintage -Use Dies Challenge
Frilly and Funkie - For all our Fathers Challenge
Rheddscreative Spirit - June Challenge
Fashionable Stamping Challenge - #73 Like Clockwork
Thats Crafty - It's all about Texture Challenge



  1. Well here's another thing to add to your crafty cv! You so absolutely do 'do men things'!!! This is brilliant - the theme, the texture, the colour and those fabulous embellishments! Chrisx

  2. Wow! This is such a stunning make Julie, fabulous layering and everywhere you look is gorgeous! Thank you for supporting Country View Challenges and guesting for us today! Chris xxx

  3. Wow, Julie, you certainly rose to the challenge brilliantly! Not only do I tend not to 'do' masculine, I also often find it quite difficult to appreciate what is described as 'masculine'! This, though, I love! I adore the idea of peeling back the layers of history. You have created such a beautiful piece with that wonderful corrugated card and the penny-farthing is super! What an inspiration! Julie Ann xxx

  4. What a fantastic project,just

  5. Fantastic project Julie! Love the layering and the cogs look awesome! I think that you do 'men things' extremely well! Sue C x

  6. Have left a comment on CVC but just wanted to pop across and say it's FABULOUS!!!! Ruth x

  7. You definitely rose to the challenge with this fabulous male piece Julie. I love the layering and those cogs look amazing in the rose gold mirri. I love the man and that penny farthing is a brilliant die - love that. This is a triumph! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Brilliant Julie, you certainly took on the challenge and ran with it! I adore all thee elements you so cleverly put together, it looks amazing!!

  9. Wouw Julie,
    I look my eyes out! What a wonderful men card and that beautiful old look that you know so well. As basic ribbed cardboard and edited the beautiful brilliant details! GORGEOUS.
    many greetings from Gerie

  10. Hoi Julie,
    What a wonderful vintage creation. I love it super beautiful
    Greetings Doris

  11. Julie this is a stunning piece! Love love love it. Karen.x

  12. wow, this is a great projekt.

    thank for sharing this with all about the vintage and good luck.


  13. What a gorgeous piece - thanks for sharing it at our FSC!!
    Greetings Dani

  14. This is truly stunning Julie, love everything about it. Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments, I am following your brilliant blog now too. Mo x

  15. Love this - all that fabulous corrugated texture and the circle shapes echoing across the hanging. Fab masculine make, and lovely to have you guesting with us at CVC!
    Alison x

  16. Wowser Julie what a stunning project! I love all the layers and so many little details too. Thanks so much for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Claire xx

  17. WOW Julie! Love the way we get a peak of the corrugated layer on the finished piece and the scattering of cogs and wheels to pull it all together. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  18. Normally I hate the colour brown, but I have just made a big exception to that, its amazing.

  19. Wow, this is gorgeous. Great artwork

  20. This is just gorgeous! I absolutely love, love, love it! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

  21. Beautiful project Julie filled with so many superb details.

  22. Oh! WAW! This is gorgeous! Absolutely stunning creation!
    Thanks for joining us at It's all about the vintage and beauty! :)

  23. Great work! You have given so much attention to details in this piece. I think the design team at Fashionable Stamping Challenges did a great job of picking your artwork at Top 3. You certainly deserve the honor!


Thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments so I know you have stopped by and look forward to visiting your blog.

Julie x


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