01/04/2013

Follow the white rabbit blog hop


Happy Easter and welcome to the Easter blog hop! Today is the day when we tumble down the rabbit's hole and hop after the White Rabbit. The rabbit hops from blog to blog, from country to country all around the cyber scrapbooking world! 

Although the countries and styles vary and designers participating had a free choice what to create for the hop, the pieces of art have all something in common. If you're familiar with Alice in Wonderland, you might remember that the White Rabbit, which Alice followed and found the Wonderland, had a pocket watch. So in this hop the common theme is a time piece. You can find an interpretation or a way to incorporate a clock in every creation! Inspiring, right?


There's also possibility to win great prizes! So please hop along and remember to leave a comment at every stage! That way you ensure as many tickets for the raffle as possible. You'll have just a week to participate (to April 8th at noon GMT) for the giveaway put together from donations from 7 Dots Studio, BadgesFolie, Garn&Mehr, Stromsvigt and Wycinanka. There's three prizes to be won and there might be something extra along the hop, too.


So enjoy the hop and find the inspiring Wonderland of scrapbooking! Good luck for the raffle, too!


I did this layout for the hop together with a little tutorial. I guess some of the time pieces are pretty obvious, but can you spot all of them? There's two different stamps, one awesome picture of a clock (find out more later in the hop!), an embossing folder, a die and an embellishment. I also thought the date stamp would go nicely to the theme.

The layout is about my 4-year-old, how has grown up so fast! I know it's a cliché, but hey, she has grown sooo fast! It feels it was only yesterday when I sat down on our cough, holding her in my arms and thought that now we're a family. 

There's some mixed media action here. For the background I used gesso, Tattered Angels mists and some inks, too. There's not many patterned papers apart from that background paper by 7 Dots Studio, because the clockwork takes so much space. If you want to know, how I created it, just follow the steps underneath! And don't forget to hop after the rabbit - your next stop is Em!


First cover a piece of cardstock with aluminium tape or foil and emboss the piece uning an embossing folder that has gears in it. My folder is from Cuttlebug.


Then cut the embossed piece out of it's background. The more detail you cut, the more awesome the end result. Also cut a few gears with a die. I used a die by Sizzix.


Then it's time to get some color on the pieces! Using alcohol inks, color both the gears and the embossed piece. I chose to use yellow, orange and brown, but you can use the colors that go with your layout.


Ink the surface of the embossed piece and parts of the diecut pieces with solvent ink. Tap the ink straight from the ink pad.


Then it's time to add the clocks! Stamp some clock images with the ink of your choise. I used black Archival.


After the ink has dried, add a coat of embossing ink and emboss the clock faces twice with clear embossing powder. This gives them a enamel-like appearance. 

Then it's time to put everything together. Glue the clock faces in place and then attach the diecut gears with foam squares to give the whole piece some 3 D effect. 


Here's the finished clockwork - although I added the gears afterwards when I knew how the pice situated with the photo and rest of the elements in the layout.




Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Provo Crafts, Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Echo Park, Ranger, WOW, Crafter's Workshop, American Crafts, Copic, Tsukineko, Emma Stafrace

89 comments:

  1. Wow, the embossed clocks look amazing! Such a stunning lay-out!

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  2. Tosi hieno ratassysteemi! Muutenkin mukava tunnelma leiskassa. Mukavaa loppupääsiäistä!

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  3. That is incredible! Thank you for sharing this technique

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  4. koneisto on tosi upean näköinen!

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  5. Wow, it´s so cool. Thanks for sharing this technique.

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  6. This is AWESOME - love your step by steps! Thanks again for inviting me to hop along too :)

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  7. WOW WOW WOW! I Love what you did with those gears! thanks so much for sharing- this is definitely a art list to do!!! ")

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  8. This is stunning and absolutly inspiring!

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  9. Aivan ihanat rattaat ja koneistot, hyvin steampunk <3

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  10. Это просто невероятная страничка, очень понравилась!!!

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  11. Stunning work! This is beautiful and one I will remember and use! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Love how you did this! Gonna try with some of my folders. Great job! :)

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  13. Awesome!! Those gears are fabulous. Thanks for sharing the steps you took to make them. I will definitely be trying this :)

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  14. Очень красиво и оригинально.

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  15. Oh wow... <3!!! And I just know this must look even more stunning IRL, with the metal shine and sparkle. So cool!

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  16. Tää on hieno, kiitos vinkistä.

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  17. Wow! This is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love what you've done with those circles! They look amazing on this lo!

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  18. Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial--such a cool technique.

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  19. Wow! Wonderful layout!!
    Time does fly when raising kids... Before you know it they are 20-30. Enjoy them being little!

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  20. Ух ты!!! Нереально круто!! Шестеренки бесподобны!

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  21. Wow! love the embossing technique!

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  22. I am in awe! Love what you have done with foil and inks! The gears and clocks add such a pop to this sweet layout! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  23. Fab! thanks for the step by step too...
    :)

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  24. wonderful layout.... thanks for your explanations.

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  25. Awesome! I love cogs and gears, and these are one of the most impressive ones I have seen. :)

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  26. I love this LO!!! Thank you for the step by step too!

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  27. amazing LO and great tutorial!
    thank you SO much for organising it! lots of fun:)

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  28. Hieno sivu! tykkään tekniikasta myös kovasti!

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  29. Wow, thats really great... amazing... wunderful.... Thanks for the step by step tutorial

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  30. Wow, what a hard work of patience
    Stunning bunch of gears and clocks.
    Beautiful!
    thank you for the step by step.
    a big hug!

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  31. Красиво! Очень интересная идея!!!

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  32. Great page and wonderful tutorial!

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  33. Wow, they look like real gears!

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  34. Let me say also WOW! So wonderful job with embossinfg foler and alcohol ink! Defenetly will try! good luck!

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  35. Wow! This is stunning, Riikka! I love your clock element!!
    Els

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  36. Those gears look amazing, and I love that stencil that you used!

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  37. Wow, your layout is totally awesome...and double bonus that you've given us a step x step!!! Thank you sooo much! Loving what you've done with the gears & clocks :)

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  38. Love your tutorial and the final piece!

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  39. Unbeliavable! Such a great project!!

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  40. Fantastic idea! I like it very much

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  41. omg!! this is beautiful!! <3
    love the gears and wiew master!

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  42. The embossed mechanical pieces are stunning. Thanks for sharing. I will try to do it!!!

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  43. Upea leiska ja mahtava tutoriaali! Tätä on ihan pakko kokeilla!!

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  44. Cool gears !!! Thanks for letting me be a part of this !!!!!

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  45. This is such a cool embossing folder. Love it!

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  46. I love this. The gears and clocks are perfect for a boy's layout. Thank you.

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  47. Thank you for describing the process! It's amazing!

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  48. holy cow wow! thank you for such detail and pictures... you make this look do-able! I agree with you.. time sure does fly!

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  49. Great layout! Gears and clocks, two of my faves!
    Thanks for the detailed tutorial also.

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  50. Mainiot koristeet Riikka!
    Kiitos kun järjestit blogihyppelyn, inspiraatiota pukkaa :)

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  51. оригінальна сторінка!

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  52. Wau, upea leiska! Pitääpä lähteä tästä hyppelemään!

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  53. Awesome layout! Great technique with the clockworks, got to try that sometime!

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  54. Hieno sivu! Kivat rattaat!

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  55. Voi että, aivan upea! Kiitos ihanasta tutosta... :)

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  56. Crikey Riikka! I just LOOOOVE the embossed clocks! looks totally amazing!! Thanks for giving me the opportunity of participating in the hop!! xoxoxo

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  57. Beautiful layout! Love it! :)

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  58. Beautiful page! Lots of great details. Love that embossed part!

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  59. amazing! I have got to try the embossed clocks technique! simply beautiful!

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  60. Wow, That is incredible! Wonderful layout!!! i love it! the way which you use media is totally wow :-)

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  61. тиснение фольги - здорово))

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  62. Todella hieno ja kiitos blog hopin järjestämisestä! :)

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  63. Such a great layout! Thanks for tutorial

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  64. Tämä on niin hieno, enpä olisi arvannut että rattaat ovat kohokuviointitaskusta!

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  65. Upeeee sivu! Onneksi on tutoriaali, sillä muuten olisin kyllä luullut ratassysteemin olevan valmiskoriste!

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  66. Kiva idea kohotaskulle, täytyy tätäkin joskus kokeilla.

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  67. Wow...this is so beautiful!!

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  68. Kiitos vielä kerran Blog Hopista. Ahmin blogit tänään kahdessa satsissa ja olen ihan skräppiähkyssä, mutta hyvällä tavalla. Opin ja sain ideoita ja löysin uuden suosikkibloggaajankin. Hyvä reissu, kyllä kannatti seurata valkoista kania! :)

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  69. No words can express how much I love this layout! The technique on this layout is amazing! Wow!

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  70. WAU! Tosi makee toi koneisto!

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  71. Hmm... mihinköhän mun kommentti on kadonnut? Laitoin jo tuossa aiemmin yhden. No kuitenkin, piti tulla vielä uudestaan ja kiittää kivasta hyppelystä. En oo pitkään aikaan jaksanut kunnolla katsella blogeja, saati jättää kommenttia ja nyt se tuli tehtyä kaikissa. :)

    Niin ja koska mun edellinen kommentti on jossain netin syövereissä (?) niin toi sun ratasjärjestelmä tuossa leiskassa on tooooodella hieno! Ja koko leiskakin tietty. :) Mut erityisesti ne rattaat.

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  72. Riikka you blow me away every time with your layouts. I am so scraplifting this idea with the foil and cardstock. It looks gorgeous. Your layout is simply amazing.

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  73. Tää leiska on kyllä jotain ihan sanoinkuvailemattoman upeaa! Ja huippu tutoriaali. Ja koko blogihyppely myös, ihania ideoita tulvillaan :)

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  74. Wowsers Riikka....do you ever sleep? Your output of world class art is astonishing. Every piece inspirational and even a tutorial so we can try at home. Thanks for the blog hop...I discovered lots of talented artists along the way :)

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  75. Upea! Nuo metalliset rattaat näyttää mahtavilta.

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  76. Always late as ever. Thanks for sharing you talent, love your piece. Fantastic bloghop too

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  77. fantastic tutorial hun and you rpage is amazing! Finally got a chance to hop! wow!

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  78. Kiitos paljon tästä hyppelystä! Oli todella hienoa löytää uusia tekijöitä. Ja sivusi ja tutoriaali on ihan mahtavia! Kiitos :)

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