Sunday, August 10, 2014

Golden Times


I got inspired by a challenge to make a card that is not the usual square. I also noticed that gold was going around too and summer in some places.

The clock reminds me of the times in summer when I was young we used to drive to Queensland (for a 2 week holiday on a hired boat, every year) from Victoria and I would get bored in the car, driving during the day, in summer. I would always ask my parents "Are We There Yet". The journey took a couple days. I would always check my watch to see how far we gotten.

The gold reminds me of the sun and the colour of the day, bright, colourful and golden. Plus I remember getting an ice-cream called "Golden Time", which reminds me of summer too, the hot heat and I'm cooling of with a delicious ice-cream, watching the day go by, through a car window.

Here is my card

I used a circle die cut on my cuttlebug to make the shape of the card. Next I used modelling paste with a clock stencil to give texture and dimension. Next I painted the front with black gesso. Replaced the stencil and colored it in with metallic gold marker. Placed some gold glitter glue on the arms of the clock and used a gold stud for the center. I stamped the sentiment in versamark watermark ink and heat embossed with zing gold metallic powder onto black textured appear and prompted up with pop dot for lift.
I liked the black and gold together and I wanted to use different types of gold. Marker, glitter glue, embossing powder and a metal stud.

I love how the clock popped out when I colored it in with the metallic marker over the stencil. Thus I wanted to show that off, so I kept the card simple and just added the sentiment, which I think worked out pretty good.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :-

Virgina's View Challenge Blog - challenge #6 Shape Cards

Addicted to CAS - #44 Gold

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - #2 Summer

Thank you for stopping by
Cheers Monika


  1. What a fun card! LOVE the creative idea of a clock! HUGS! Mynn xx

  2. So creative and fun, Monika! I love the gold clock and the contrast with black! Brilliant job on making this clock with stencil, glitter glue and circle die! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Shape Card Challenge!

  3. Wonderful summertime memories Monika. And a fabulous clock card. LOVE the gold marker over the black gesso ... it really looks like metal. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  4. What an awesome card clock! Love the gold! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

  5. I love the contrast between the steam-punk look to the clock, and the sentiment that made me laugh out loud. Thanks for playing along with our GOLD challenge at ATCAS :)

  6. what a great clock card Monika! love the bright cold and perfect sentiment for summer trips! that was always our cry from the back seat! Thanks for joining in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

  7. That is one long drive, no wonder you got bored in the car! Love how you've made your clock card. Thanks for playing along at the Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

  8. Beautiful clock. All that texture and gold - fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  9. Love your shaped card. You've taken me down memory lane (well memory Pacific Highway actually). We drove from Sydney to Cairns one January. I remember it well. You've taken me back with the ice cream too - Golden Gay Time I believe they were called. Yum

  10. gorgeous clock card! thanks for playing along iwth us at MMCC :)