Paris Roubaix …..
Hello Everyone! It is my turn for another DT post at Country View Challenges and our theme this month is:
So here I am with my second newly learnt technique which involves grunging up my Gadget Gears! My lovely friend Jenny Marples has a wonderful array of tutorials on her blog Pushing the Right Buttons and I was much taken with her makeover for gears cut from grungepaper. Here is the link to Jenny's tutorial: Grunge Paper Gears
As usual I didn't quite have the right products, so here is my take!
The gears on the left were coloured with Ginger Alcohol Inks and the ones on the right with Black Distress Paint.
They all got a spritz with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls.
And finally I added (here and there) Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint which I watered down a bit. They actually look better in real life!
For my card base I blended Salty Ocean and Vintage Photo Distress Inks and when dry I overstamped with Picket Fence Distress Stains (I just love this effect!) I then stamped a few of the gears from the Time Travel set with Vintage Photo (although I did stamp off first, so this is a second generation stamping).
We are not short of cycling enthusiasts in our family and as soon as I saw this in the French Industrial Paper Stack I just had to use it! My son has, as did my husband when younger, a dream of taking part in the Paris Roubaix cycle race - a gruelling race over cobble stones much of the way. The picture got a bit of ageing with the same Distress Inks as the background.
My gears look quite different to Jenny's as I did use different products, but I quite like the overall look.
As ever, thank you for joining me today!
A Cycling Aside! It is the 25th anniversary of the Shetland Wheelers Cycle Club this June (founded by my husband Terry). This was our inaugural ride:
I am in the pink and grey on the left and the little lad in the front is our son Robin who is now a successful Scottish cyclist (he was on the back of the tandem for this first ride).
And the first time trial in 1990 - I was the only female rider for years! Again the two little lads in the front are our sons, Adrian and Robin. There was very little in the way of cycle gear in those days!