Friday 1 September 2017

Adventure Awaits.

Here is my 1st of September creation for the Country View Crafts Challenge. My dear friend Miriam chose the topic of Metal and I immediately thought of Tim Holtz and cogs.

To begin with I chose some silver metallic card with a dull finish and I embossed the cogs using TH embossing folder.
To this, I rubbed in a selection of Treasure Gold colours to enhance the relief. 

Then I started to have fun with PaperArtsy Infusions. Spraying the surface with a fine mist of water and sprinkling Golden Sands, Rusty Car and Black Knight, letting them run and controlling with a few dabs of kitchen roll.

I was going to add some die cut cogs that I had aged and rusted, but on reflection, discovered that plain shiny black die cuts worked best as a contrast. 
So, I arranged my TH diecuts and glued into place.
I spent a while mounting the card onto card and onto card and finished off with a phrase from TH metallic stickers....Adventure Awaits.
So, my card was complete and a little Black Soot around the edges finished it off for me. 

I hope that you will be inspired to join in with us at Country View Crafts and be in with a chance to win the voucher for £20.
Thanks for looking.


  1. A really great metallic card Hazel, happy September xx

  2. Gorgeous project Hazel- love how the infusions look :)

  3. Marvellous metallic cogs and gears - the Infusions work so well to create a grungy industrial look.
    Alison x

  4. Fabulous masculine card Hazel!!! You are right, the black cogs look great on your rusty background! xx

  5. Awesome make Hazel - I love all the colour produced by the infusions - they look awesome! Big hugs rachel x

  6. I'm surprised at how well the Infusions are playing with the Treasure Gold. Lovely card Hazel!

  7. I love this Hazel, the black really pops against the rust. Have a very happy weekend. Sue xx

  8. Gorgeous Hazel, the Infusions background is amazing, and I love the contrast of black. Hugs Debsxx

  9. Fantastic ! Love the black against the metal !
    Corrie xx

  10. Really love the effect of infusions on the silver - would make a fab men's card xx

  11. Your metallic card is beautiful, I love the shimmer and shine you created 😁. Wishing you a Happy September! J 😊

  12. I´m back from vacation and try to catch up here ;-)
    Hazel, your background is sooooo gorgeous! Love it to bits!
    Great card!
    Have a wonderful sunday!
    Hugs Evelyn

  13. What a gorgeous effect! The Infusions really give it a great aged factor. Hugs, Autumn