Friday, 8 August 2014

Time Flies

The fabulous (and very kind) Chris has chosen the latest challenge at A Vintage Journey - Time Flies. I may have gone a little left field with this one!

I have an interest in all things cosmological and could not get an image out of my head of the universe and what we see is the passage of time as we look out to space. However I struggled to convey this as well as I hoped and the final result is, well, half there. One day I might come back to it - so although a little disappointed with this I had done so many versions I decided it was time to leave it be.

My background is the reverse of one of Tim's papers with some clocks stamped and some added inking for depth. I then stencilled through a TCW stencil and extended the lines with a black and white pen. To add the duality of the present moment I stamped my Clarity 'today' words onto some more Tim paper and stuck it to chipboard. Once dry I sanded and inked the edges and added glossy accents.
My wings are a Tim die and the clocks from Heartfelt creations. I embossed the background card with Tim's texture fade.
Do hop over to see what the rest of the Design team have come up with this time.

Thanks, as always, for looking.
Nikki
xxx

24 comments:

  1. No mistakes... great piece... working from the mind into art at times is difficult for me too.. but this is great Nikki... Love the colors and the background is nice too... all of it is... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  2. Wonderful interpretation of the theme, lovely page with some fab touches:-) xxx

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  3. Nikki - this is so cool. Love the way you have used all the clocks and the verse is so lovely. Great job as usual.

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  4. This is gorgeous,love the techniques you have used.xxx

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  5. I am full of admiration for you Nikki, to take your cosmic thoughts and transform them into a beautiful piece of art like this - wow! Truly fabulous, I am not sure how you could improve on this.... Anne xx

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  6. I love your interpretation Nikki x this is a very inspiring piece with wonderful details and techniques. Love it x

    Hugs Annie x

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  7. Beautiful work on every level Nikki. Love the colours here and the idea is wonderful,great sentiment too. Yes sometimes your hands don't always do what your brain wants do they?!

    Lovely weekend

    Hugs
    Donna xx

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  8. Nikki, this is just amazing! Your background is incredible and I just love the colours! So wonderful! Hugs :)

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  9. Wow! fabulous interpretation of the theme Nikki! The background is just wonderful - I love the colour combinations and the way everything bursts out from the sentiment and clocks! A wonderful work of art! Jennie x

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  10. A fantastic take on the theme,, everything including the word look so good together.
    Yvonne

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  11. Hi Nikki!
    Your artwork is gorgeous! You are too tough on yourself! I love it! Brilliant colours and visual textures and what a lovely idea!
    Ingrid xx

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  12. Beautiful work of art, Nikki! Love all the clocks and that background. What a great and true sentiment for sure and we should all enjoy the hear and now! Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. Oh Nikki, what a very unique idea and I love your interpretation of this. It's just perfect.
    Julie x

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  14. Love your image and very personal interpretation of the theme
    Beautiful colours and the quote is perfect

    Jools x

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  15. How cool, that's a breathtaking creation.

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  16. Fabulous piece Nikki, love how you did the background with those lines, it brings such focus to the winged piece with the brilliant sentiment! The clocks just make the perfect embellishments!! It may not be exactly what you had in
    mind, but I think it looks brilliant!!

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  17. The rays emanating from the quote reaching out into space has a wonderful unworldly and ethereal feel to it, this combined with the clocks and wings gives a distinct feel of time passing. I love the design, elements and colours Nikki, a truly fabulous piece of art xxx

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  18. TOTALLY love this design Nikki - the rays lead you away from and back towards that pertinent saying and the clock and wings float from it beautifully. Jenny x

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  19. Fabulous! Love those rays reaching out into the universe! Great quote! Chrisx

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  20. Wonderful make Nikki. Great background.....at first glance I really thought you had put a piece of acetate or film over the clocks. Placing the black and white lines really works. Love it! Karen.x

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  21. What a marvelous verse for your lovely time project Nikki! Love all the clock faces and beautiful coloring!

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  22. Stunning - love your interpretation x Hilda

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  23. I think it has a wonderful feel of infinity and eternity spreading out along those rays... and I love the muted colour shades. Great words too!
    Alison xx

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