Thursday, 15 January 2015

Magic Number


Over at Sandee and amelie's steampunk challenge the challenge this month is -

"Three's my lucky number!"
This means you have to either incorporate the number "3" itself or make "three of a kind" an important factor of your creation. That could mean to add three identical gears as embellishments for example....or repeat the same stamped image three times...or create three visually connected objects that form a trio...just to name a few possibilities

...the 3 has to be an obvious element of your design. 

  I try to follow the number 3 in my creative work after a florist friend said that when arranging flowers you should always work with an odd number and she recommended 3 as a good amount...Apparently the number 3 is quite pleasing to the majority of people!

And so I was thrilled to have a chance to work with a favourite number!

I used a piece of cardboard (plenty around after Christmas!!!) and I stuck some torn embossed card over parts of it before covering in Decoart Crackle Paint.

You can see the gorgeous crackle here!

I got several wooden gears and cogs and painted them with Quinacridone Gold Decoart Paint and stamped them with a script stamp in Potting Soil Archival ink before dabbing them with a little Decoart Media Fluid Acrylic paint in Raw Umber

I used Tim Holtz Salvage Stickers and Label Letters stickers to make the words "Is 3 the lucky number"

And I used a photo from the Salvage Stickers set

Stuck to the card background is some melange tissue wrap

Here I used some Remnant rubs transfers

A white organza ribbon was attached to the card with a bronze brad

Black ink was spritzed over the card - I love this speckled effect

 Please come over and see what the rest of the team have made to inspire you!

       Hope you will come along and join in the fun!

Happy Crafting

Laura xxx

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  1. Delicious crackle, Laura!

    And I so love the colours you used! Those gears stand out so beautifullly! Yes - odd numbers are more pleasing to the eye - maybe because we find triangles more exciting to look at than squares or circles. They are more dynamic in a way.

    A beautiful tag! Love the contrast of the tender ribbon and "rough" gears!

    Claudia xxx

  2. Beautiful !! Love that white crackle background and black speckles on it. great composition and very inspiring.

  3. First of all, loving the new blog! It's so bright and easy to read! Secondly, what an amazing hanging! The texture on your base is incredible, wow! Love the contrast of the bright rusted gears against the neutrals and you really carried the three theme through everything! Fabulous! until next time, big hugs :)

  4. Fab make Laura!! This looks so vintage with the crackle and distressed elements! I love it! xo

  5. WoW fantastic tag you made! Soo vintage :-))
    Hugs, Andreja

  6. Love your new look to the blog page, too!

  7. WOW, Laura!! This is fabulous--look at that crackle background and the spritzes of ink!! Love the background! OH--I've received that same advice of using odd numbers in planting from a landscape architect friend of mine and I try to bring it into my crafting, too (at least when I think about it!). This is wonderful!! XOXO-Shari


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