Monday 14 July 2014

The Chemist – using papers and Frantage

I keep telling myself I have got to use up some of these paper stacks that are sitting on a shelf and never seem to get any smaller. So I challenged myself to make a card using the ‘Laboratorie’ papers by Tim Holtz.
This is what I came up with.

I chose the pieces to cut out including a piece of the lattice framework die and picked up a ruler already cut out from another pack and started to put them together as I was designing the layout. I knew it needed something to provide more interest rather than just edging the elements with ink so I got out the Frantage box and used some aged gold and even more of the aged silver embossing enamels.
P1170881 P1170878 P1170882
The silver embossing enamel did the trick and provided not just the interest I wanted but added to the laboratory feel.
Three of the science jar/cylinders edged with silver.
And the scientist himself. He fits nicely with the Simon Says Monday Challenge - About A Face, so I'll wander over and enter him there.
Lastly a hashtag sentiment and done.

Those of you who follow me on Facebook will know I love it when the Farnborough airshow comes round, the planes fly over my house as we are almost under the flight path and I get so excited when the fast jets are displaying and let out the throttle over the rooftop. Last week all the planes came in and I was able to watch their practice displays from my workroom, the window faces the runway. The trade show starts today and runs till Friday and then next weekend is the public days. I will be going in with the family on Saturday to see the static stands and watch the displays by being directly underneath them. So I shall be watching them all week from my vantage point at the window or in the garden. Here’s a photo of the Airbus 380 coming across my rooftop last week. The open window is my workroom.
10th A380 f
Here's one of the F18 displaying over the garden ……
8th 3 F18
…. and the Vulcan
11th Vulcan 1
I could go on with lots more ……. but I’ll leave you with this quote for today.

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford

Have a great week.

hugs Brenda xx


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda,
Love, love the card and the silver embossing certainly did the trick.
I was impressed with the pics of the Jets flying over, I can imagine the noise was amazing. I had to show Rob as he is interested in all types of planes.

Terry said...

Way to go, Brenda! Love how you used up some of that paper stash and so fabulously! Love the embossing on the edges. I have not done that in ages. Love the jets and talk about an amazing journey! Hugs!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great card brenda, love these papers . Your plane pics are fab amazing ! x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card with lots of beautiful elements, great photos, too! Hugs, Valerie

Jane said...

A great card Brenda and the silver embossing really adds to the science feel. I have really enjoyed your photos from out of your window, I too love planes....they still make the hair on my neck stand up when one goes over really low. In Wales, where my brother lives, occasionally jets on practice come from nowhere and the sound is amazing. Have a crafty week my friend x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fab design and lots to look

Nikki Acton said...

That use of frantage really elevates this card. It takes me back to my university days, lots if acid fizzing out of bottles, lol. Sure it's a bit more controlled these days. Enjoy the show and the noise, hoping the flight path is up the motorway a bit this week! Nikki x

Words and Pictures said...

How cool the Frantage looks - really works brilliantly to give those bottles and instruments some dimension and life. Love it on the Frameworks too... Great inspiration to get busy with the papers (I'm the same - great piles of the stuff!). Very cool photos of the planes - and a quote which is really useful for me at the moment, thank you!!
Alison xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda...I love how the frantage softens the edges and blends in so beautifully. It really goes so perfectly with the theme too. And your quote is awesome - great choice.
Dot x

Cardgenie said...

Brenda, this is a fantastic card. I love the frontage edges - gives it great texture. Enjoy the aeroplanes! Jean.x

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Love this Brenda,I didn't realise those papers were so detailed. It's wonderfully made and I do love the use of frantage :)

Donna xx

Joanna Wiśniewska said...
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Joanna Wiśniewska said...

Grat card. Love the details.
I like the quote.
We often have military planes flying over my hometown. They look great and make a lot of noice :) They are on the display for citizens or just having exercises.

Gram's Treasures said...

Beautiful work, Brenda, and great embossing! Enjoy those flying machines!
Joyce xx

rachel said...

Stunning work Brenda - I know what you mean about the papers! Lol! Love what you have done with yours though!And fabulous photos too xx

sally said...

Great piece Brenda & I've enjoyed your Farnborough pics too. I miss the air show at leuchars!


froebelsternchen said...

a wonderful creation Brenda and great pics!

massofhair said...

Beautiful card, you always make wonderful, interesting and tactile projects.

Can see why you love the Airshow. Do you know The Pride of The Valley in Churt? I visied a long time ago, it was close to the Farnborough Base, we got some amazing dragons from there:-) xxx

1CardCreator said...

That plane is amazing! Glad you highlighted the Franmtage too, I have some and not sure what to do with it, lol. Great piece too. ~Diane

Amanda said...

Beautiful card. I should really start using my same pad, you have done these papers proud, love it
Amanda x

Redanne said...

Wow Brenda, the photo of the Vulcan is brilliant!! We don't have the airshow at Woodford anymore and I really miss it - how I envy you!

Anyway, your card is wonderful, that was some challenge you gave yourself but it worked so well, I love the frantaging and all the wonderful layering you did. A fabulous card. Hugs, Anne xx

Almo said...

Love the silver emboss and frantage on your card Brenda, it certainly does add interest. It must be great to watch the air show from your back garden you have managed to get some fabulous photos. Mo x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous masculine card. I know what you mean about saving papers.

Jenny Marples said...

Know exactly what you mean about using up those papers! Well you've done a brilliant job here. That enamelling is first class and really takes the whole thing up another notch. Great to see those planes too! Jenny x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a wonderful piece of art - great details.
Thanks for sharing the photos.

Paper Profusion said...

Stacks of paper?? I hear ya Sista!!

Love your card and your addition of ep and frantage works a treat, those bottles look brilliant as does your gent.

Thrilling photos, what a blast for the week. Enjoy the show.

Finally, love the Ford quote. Will try to remember. Nicola x

Paper Profusion said...

Stacks of paper?? I hear ya Sista!!

Love your card and your addition of ep and frantage works a treat, those bottles look brilliant as does your gent.

Thrilling photos, what a blast for the week. Enjoy the show.

Finally, love the Ford quote. Will try to remember. Nicola x

scrappymo! said...

How cool that you have been able to see all the practise runs and stunts!

Hope you have fun with your famiy at the show.

Great card, Brenda. I love the look of the frantage this way...almost like corrosive edges from chemicals!
Very cool!

2amscrapper said...

stunnng card, beautiful photos, and wonderful quote....

Gio said...

Gorgeous piece as always, Brenda! The embossed details give the perfect touch to those papers. Love the quote and your telling about the airplanes :-)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Brenda, Brenda! You are always such a visionary with your creations! I love how you make every detail so extraordinary. With this piece, I really like how you added the silver embossing enamel. I also adore how you incorporated the diamond theme. The picture really does look like an inventor and the whole thing is stunning.

Anonymous said...

Brenda I absolutely LOVE your card. Aren't Tim's papers just beautiful?!
Thanks so much for sharing the Air Show pics. You are so lucky, that would be awesome having them fly over your house. Karen.x

Michelle said...

I love that silver embossing. It's creates fabulous texture and shine. Great project, Brenda. Thank you for sharing with us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

trisha too said...

(Brenda, you caught my post that was supposed to be scheduled, not posted--you are FAST!)

What a great piece, those stamps are amazing--you always make such wonderfully detailed pieces!

And the pics of the planes, wow, thank you for sharing!


mamablitger said...

Brenda... What a fabulous art piece you created. Just love all your excellent details... E.g. the silver deging...
And thank you for sharing the pics of the airplanes. Oh they were close... Amazing ( and noisy) sight..
Thanks for the inspiration. You are so very talented.
Hugs from SPAIN

Anneke said...

Beautiful work of ART? Really love the look of it.
Wonderful job. Thanks for inspiring me Anneke.

Joan said...

Fabulous piece Brenda, love the papers and the silver embossing on the bottles. I'm a paper hoarder who is trying to overcome the addiction!

Anna-Karin said...

Such a gorgeous project Brenda! Love all the different elements and the silver embossing. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Really love this, Brenda. And love the air show!

Lucy x