Sunday 12 July 2015

2015 Topic #13: Time {Challenge}

Topic 13: Time

Hi Everyone, Leandra here to introduce a new topic on the PaperArtsy Blog: Time.

When I first started getting into this craft caper over 20 years ago, stamps that involved clocks, cogs/ gears, timepieces were among my regular favourites. I love how this images work in numerous situations, and easily provide a focal point.

Before we get into the nitty gritty, here is Darcy with the winner for our last challenge which of course was Stencils.

Darcy here...Stencils are so versatile, and you have come up with some brilliant techniques over the past 3 weeks. Amazing results have been achieved by reversing the stencil, layering your stencils, bumping, and using the stencil shape to create a transfer. Your finished projects have been stunning, from tags to journal pages, collages with embellies and sunny scrapbook layouts.
Sooooo, the winning name out of the hat for Topic 12: Carol from Faith Words,Faith Expressions

Please email Darcy to claim your prize

It's Leandra back with you to explore Time. First up, here is a short video.

As you can see from the video, here at PaperArtsy we have numerous 'time' themed stamps, some quirky, some vintage, and some in the middle. Cast your mind back to 7 days ago, and you may vaguely recollect there was a new Hot Pick with Clocks on it too! Remember this...?

But what I forgot to show in the video were these reasonably new stamps from earlier in the year, also Hot Picks. HPXT06 (lots of months/ dates), HPXT07 (large months in various fonts), HPXT08 (days/ timewords).

We also have a 'clocks' series in the Ink and the Dog Stamp series. These stamps are 1/2 A4, so that is A6 size, about 3.5" x 5", and are available unmounted or EZ Mounted. These are still some of my favourite images from the Ink and the Dog series.

Or if you prefer something a bit more about these from Squiggly Ink? Again, there are numbers that are useful on clock faces, but there are also build-a-birds with clocks for tummies! 

So there are all kinds of stamps, and also plenty of minis that fit these themes already available.

So what might you make with these, or any other time-themed stamps you might have to hand? Well here are some interesting ideas for you to consider! Well you could do some simple stamping/ masking and colouring onto AB pages, a bit like the above samples.

Maybe you might find some time-relevant words to use in a journal page?

Or maybe you will do something very mixed-media style with layers and texture, like these ideas

Or this, a submission to Cloth Paper Scissors ?

What about some layering of elements for a book cover?

Or perhaps a book? I love how the pages are burnt at the edges, this also infers the passing of time, or perhaps how precious and fragile time is? The egg timer and clock are instered into niches, that are also distressed. Really nice book!

But this looks like a lot of thought and planning has gone into this wonderful canvas. If you have a load of embellishments lying about, perhaps you might gives something like this a go? More here.

There are many more ideas on my Pinterest page . I'll be pinning more over the next 2 weeks while this topic is open.

I hope you can find time to join in!


Topic 13:Time

You are welcome to share your ideas and link up your creativity to this page.

All links go in the draw to win a voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Time link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, July 26th , winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

1. The challenge is a chance for you to show how you have been inspired by a particular technique of the fortnight. Your entry should contain:
- a mention of which post inspired you and why, and 
- a link in your blog post to that original post on the PA blog.

The whole concept of this challenge is 'play along with us'. You are encouraged to put your own twist on ideas you see on our blog. We love to see how you are inspired!

2. The link you put on our linky page must lead directly to the specific post on your blog where you have explored the technique/ idea mentioned in point 1 above. Don't link to the home page of your blog, or we will be unable to find the post to leave you comments.

3. Spam links will be deleted.

4. We prefer your challenge post is created exclusive to our challenge, but if our topic fits perfectly with another challenge, then of course your post may link to both if you feel it is appropriate.

5. You are most welcome to use stamps/ products/ substrates you have to hand from a variety of companies, we do not expect you to exclusively use PA products - it's lovely when you do though!

6. You can enter as many times as you like in the fortnight. We don't want to restrict your creativity or participation! Link closes at 17:00 Sunday July 26th  (London Time)

7. The winner of the random draw will receive a £50 credit to be redeemed on the PaperArtsy Website, the credit includes VAT and postage. We request that one of your purchases is an A5 rubber stamp. You can add any other items to your basket, but the final total should not exceed £50

8. Each Sunday fortnight the winner will be announced at 19:00, also, in the same post, the link for the next fortnight will be posted. It's your responsibility to claim your prize coupon from Darcy: email her

Good Luck! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask!


Julie Lee said...

Great theme with some lovely examples. Love those Hot Picks! xx

Jane said...

Well done to Sue...a great new topic..I hope to get the time (LOL) to join the fun x

Craftyfield said...

Think I have a clock stamp or two and a die... should be a popular topic!

Hazel Agnew said...

Congrats to Susan on her win and looking forward to the March of time!

craftimamma said...

Congratulations Sue. Another fab topic!

Lesley ~Xx

Kirsten said...

Congrats to Susan. Fab new challenge.

Cocofolies said...

Congratulations to Susan, and another great challenge topic!!

SCarol said...

I can't believe I won!!! So thrilled am jumping up and down! Thanks so much, everyone. I always find so much inspiration on this blog. Great topic again.

Helen said...

I think this will be one of your most popular themes! Can't wait to "make time" to join in .. and well done Susan.

Nirvana said...

Thank you for sharing my work on your blog !!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

So pleased for you Susan!! Great intro to the topic Leandra,

Lucy x

Etsuko said...

Congrats to Susan. Fabulous topic 'Time', to choose the tools and soon join in!! xx