Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Machine Love

So I worked on this cute little card last night.
I used the cuttlebug to make the background. Then I used the new Tim Holtz die to create the machine gears. I didn't use paper I used transparency. I used gold, coppeer, silver, and watermelon alcohol ink to color the gears.
On the background I shaded the design to give it more diminsion with Tim Holtz soot black distressing ink pads.
I took black cardstock and placed different rub-ons to make the lettering. Cut to size of the words.
I used pop-up dots to create diminsion off the card on the gears and wording. I wanted the word love to stand out so I used a clear sticker with the word love on it. Then took white enamel accents to make the dots on the word love.
I hope you like and always thanks for looking!
Here are the challenges this card are for this week:
1) Creative Belli: Alter it- transparencies (Wed)
2) Stampavie and More: #102 - Anything goes (Wed)
3) Shelly's Images: Any Day Any time (Thur)
4) Stampin' B's: Polka Dots (on the word love) (Fri)
5) Crazy 4 Challenges: Black, White, and Red (red letters of love)(Sat)
6) Just us Girls: Ink, Spray, Smash (Sat)
7) Mark's Finest Papers (Speedy cat): Punch it (Sat)
8) Ann's Creative Nook: Anything goes (Sun)
9) Crafty Ho's challenge Blog: Black, White, and ____ (Sun)
10) Sentimental Sundays: I can see clearly now (well it WAS clear) (Sun)
11) Sundays with Crissy: Monochromatic Mostly! (Sun)
12) Cupcake Craft Challenge: Acetate (Mon)
13) Practical Scrappers: Embossing (Mon)
14) Riley and Company: Cut it Out and Pop it up! (Tues)


  1. Beautiful background. Fun card. Lots of challenges - wow. Thanks for getting inky (literally) with Just Us Girls this week.

  2. You achieved a very cool background that compliments your elements to a Tee JoAnn! Fab job this week!

    Thanks for getting down and inky with Just Us Girls this week!

  3. WOW Jo Ann!!!! A lot of challenge!!!!
    Beautiful card and amazing text.
    Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.

  4. Gorgeous! Very clever!

    Thank you for joining us for the Sentimental Sundays challenge.


  5. Great texture, great die-cuts, and a great "ransom note" letters on your sentiment! Your card seriously kicks ass and takes names! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

  6. Great distressing and clever idea! Thanks for participating in the Creative Belli Challenge.

  7. What a fun card! Love the bronze look and the machine parts :) What a great background you created with the ink, spray smash technique! Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! We appreciate your support!

  8. Very cool card!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  9. thanks for going 'dotty' with the Stampin B's

  10. Fun card! Love those gears Thank so much for playing along with JUGS this week.

  11. Love all the copper, gold, and silver. Thanks for using those 'dots' and joining the Stampin B this week.

  12. oh wow, what fun! Fabulous creation JoAnn!
    Thank you for joining us @ Belli!

  13. Oh my gosh...what detail! I love when I notice things that I have!!! I have the folder with the circles.... :)

    My hat goes off to you getting this fab card into so many challenges. Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Practical Scrappers.

  14. Nice job.

    Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

  15. What an absolutely fabulous card. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week.

  16. Very cool card! So different:) Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!

  17. oh how cool is that?!? thanks for playing with us at SS this week!

  18. Awwwww this is sooooo cute, thanks for joining us at The Crafty Ho’s Challenge blog! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

  19. Totally Cool! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sundays with Crissy!

  20. How clever and cool!! Great job! thanks for joining us in the Belli Challenge.