Friday, 16 October 2020

Time passes

 In this strange year, time is behaving very oddly. Each day and week seems to drag on forever and yet it's already autumn and yet we haven't properly had Easter yet. It's as if we've spent the last 10 months in suspended animation. But autumn it is (at least it is where I live!) and that puts us between 8pm and 10pm on the clock face of the year. How convenient, at least for this card, that a year has 12 months and a clock face 12 hours! 

The clock face is a stencil I bought at the Make It show in Farnborough at the end of February (the last time I went OUT-out!), held in place on the card with removable adhesive and sprayed with distress ink. After removing the stencil, I smudged gold gilding wax around the edges and corners of the card. As this time of year is associated with Thanksgiving in many countries, I added a thank you sentiment to the centre. 

Then I turned to the autumn coloured master board I made last month and stamped several leaves on it, fussy cutting and curling them slightly to give a wind-blown look, and positioned them in the "autumn" section of the click face. 

I am sharing this with 

Sparkles Monthly Challenge - Hello Autumn 

The Male Room - Quote 

Watercooler Wednesday - All about occasions  


Karen Brown said...

Beautiful vintage look card! I love the rustic stenciling and wax edging. You are so true with your comments about Covid and quarantine. Stay safe and keep making your beautiful cards. Thank your for joining us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen

Dotty Jo said...

Love the simplicity of your card, Jane! I know what you mean about the passage of time this year. I think it's because so many of the usual 'markers' have been missing. The seasons and the garden have carried on regardless of what we weird, self-important little creatures are getting up to - which really should tell us something! Jo x

Crafting Queen said...

Lovely card.

Vickie Y said...

Beautifully designed autumn card. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge

Rachelle Oltean said...

What a beautiful CAS card design! I love the simple clock face and the colors you chose! Thanks so much for joining us at the Sparkles Monthly Challenge - "Hello Autumn!"
Rachelle DT : )

Daffodil Cards said...

A Stunning card Janis, love the 12 hours, 12 months analogy, clever! So is are the leaves in the Autumn place on the card. I Love love love your card. Thank you so much for joining us in our Quote challenge at The Male Room this week.I hope you will join us in our next challenge.
Faith DT

Wickcliss said...

Love the use of a stencil for our challenge Janis, it is really stunning. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room this month, xx Clarissa DT

MA-MI said...

Great interpretation of the quote! I love how you combined the time and autumn elements. Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us at The Male Room.

I wish you a lovely day!

Maja, DT The Male Room

Vickie Y said...

Very creative design. Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Sari / Granne said...

Great take on the theme and love the warm brown color. Thank you for joining The Male Room "quote" -challenge, I hope you be back in our new "Toys"-challenge.