Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Blurred Vision Watercoloring

Hello Everybody!

The challenge this month at Technique Time Tuesday is so fun and super easy!  Go check out the video here.  There's also a fabulous prize to the top winner-so come on and play!

Here is my card:

I used the technique on Big Ben and the Eiffel Tower.  Everything I used is Tim Holtz except the script in the background and the cardstock I used for the circle in the front and inside.  

Normally, I just do a standard A2 card.  But I made the pocket watch out of grungepaper, used bronze and silver distress stain and added my buildings and chit chat stickers.  Here's the truth of the matter.  I made Big Ben first using rusty hinge distress ink.  It came out so good.  I was just playing but it was just so awesome!  So then I blurred the Eiffel tower.  And the rest...they say is history.

Here's a close up.  I used glossy accents to cover the inside of it to be like glass.

Here is the inside.  After I made the first part of the pocket watch my husband said you should make that into a card.  I frowned at putting it on an A2 base.  That just didn't seem right.  So I got out some more grunge paper, die cutted a pocket watch.  I used silver distress stain to cover the backside of the first pocket watch.  Then I used bronze and silver for the second half.  I cut out a circle and used distress ink.  Then I adhered the left part so that it would open up and be a card.  Thank you hubby! :)

I hope you play.  It's super easy and I am sure you already have all of the things you need for the technique.  Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...when in doubt-grunge it up! :)


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the distressing!!!

Mynnette said...

THIS. IS. AMAZING!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh, I love the image and the fun shape. I love the vintage feel! I love love LOVE this card, Katy! Absolutely gorgeous! HUGS to you and hope you're having a great week! :)

Candy C said...

Hi Katy. Your pocket watch using the blurred stamping technique is really cool. Love the metallic feel of the watch itself and the European images inside of the watch look great! I also wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment about the transformed Uncle Sam project. <3 Candy

Tincan Crafter said...

Hi Katy - Love what you did here - Rusty hinge is one of my favourite colours in the TH line. I love rust in general. Thank you as well for coming by my blog. I recently added the galavanised steel tutorial and if I can swing it - I will have the rust tutorial up by the end of this week - I just subscribed to you through bloglovin' so that I will be able to see more of your cool stuff regularly.

Sandy said...

Very nice - I really need to learn more things!

OttawaMom said...

Love those blurred images and the unique shape of your card. So fun!

Buttons said...

Loving this grungy pocket watch with its glassy face Katy. Hugs, Jenny x

Tracey said...

Wow Katy, this worked so well for you!! Love the shape and theme of your card too.
Hugs from your DT sis,
Tracey xo

Ellen said...

Awe this is so cute! I love the shape!!! Your blurred images look great on the "watch"!

Louise van Vuren said...

Such a different style to the other DT cards, great to see that! Love the colouring of the watch.

Louise xx