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:

Romy said...

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

PiHi said...

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

Chantalle said...

That is incredible! Thank you for sharing this technique

Anonymous said...

koneisto on tosi upean näköinen!

Наталья Жидкова said...

Браво!

SaraK said...

Hieno!

Claudia said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Jackie said...

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

Cindy Keogh said...

This is stunning and absolutly inspiring!

Ellihe said...

Aivan ihanat rattaat ja koneistot, hyvin steampunk <3

Evgenia K. said...

Это просто невероятная страничка, очень понравилась!!!

Susan said...

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

heidiscoll said...

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

Jean_H said...

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

Олена Швець said...

Очень красиво и оригинально.

Anonymous said...

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

Merkku said...

Tää on hieno, kiitos vinkistä.

Alicia8660 said...

Precioso LO

Drycha said...

stunning page!!

sandi said...

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

mewTilman said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Unknown said...

Ух ты!!! Нереально круто!! Шестеренки бесподобны!

Jessica Postema said...

This is so very nice.

Izzy said...

Wow! love the embossing technique!

Kathy said...

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!

Laura said...

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

angelika said...

wonderful layout.... thanks for your explanations.

Meresanth said...

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

Minna Enqvist said...

Upea sivu!

kittirin-weltmeinerhandarbeit.blogspot.com said...

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

Evgenia Petzer said...

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

sannalippert said...

Hieno sivu! tykkään tekniikasta myös kovasti!

Mone said...

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

Cuchy said...

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

Lana said...

Красиво! Очень интересная идея!!!

Виктория said...

Great page and wonderful tutorial!

Стокли said...

Wow, they look like real gears!

saintshapel said...

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

Els said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Linda Eggleton said...

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 :)

GA said...

Love your tutorial and the final piece!

Kristina said...

Unbeliavable! Such a great project!!

justi said...

Fantastic idea! I like it very much

linda said...

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

Cecilia said...

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

Elina Stromberg said...

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

Christin aka Umenorskan said...

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

Shanna Shands said...

This is such a cool embossing folder. Love it!

Unknown said...

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

Александра said...

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

Monica said...

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

silvergran said...

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

Terhi Koskinen said...

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

Olena Yurevych said...

оригінальна сторінка!

Paula said...

Wau, upea leiska! Pitääpä lähteä tästä hyppelemään!

Gunvor said...

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

Sanna said...

Hieno sivu! Kivat rattaat!

Milla said...

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

Eila Sandberg said...

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

Laura M. said...

Beautiful layout! Love it! :)

Unknown said...

Wow, it looks great!

Denise Bryant said...

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

pickles99 said...

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

dtjag1 said...

Love this piece!

dtjag1 said...

Love this!!

Ajgacia said...

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

Екатерина_М said...

тиснение фольги - здорово))

Veera said...

Todella hieno ja kiitos blog hopin järjestämisestä! :)

Svetlana said...

Such a great layout! Thanks for tutorial

lehtipollo said...

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

m said...

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

Anu said...

Kiva idea kohotaskulle, täytyy tätäkin joskus kokeilla.

Sofiа V. said...

Wow...this is so beautiful!!

Ellihe said...

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! :)

Tutteli said...

Vau, upea leiska!

Anonymous said...

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

elina. said...

WAU! Tosi makee toi koneisto!

elina. said...

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.

Val-Belle said...

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.

Anski said...

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

Helen Wallace said...

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 :)

Milla said...

Upea! Nuo metalliset rattaat näyttää mahtavilta.

Tone-Lill said...

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

Em Stafrace said...

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

kiala said...

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

Sirpa ja Tiitu said...

Tää on upea!

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