Monday, 7 January 2013

DT Project #1 .... It's All About The MDF Man!

Good morning everyone it's great to be back after our festive break .... the design team are raring to go again with this months kit (will certainly get the cogs ticking that's for sure).

This month the DT will be working with the following shapes courtsey of The MDF Man - so we have a free reign this month in terms of creativity. Look forward to seeing the design team members interpretation.


For me their was only one way to go with this .... out & out grunge (sorry folks if that is not your thing).


I started out by using Distress Ink (Antique Linen) on all the cogs, after adding a couple of layers I then inked the edges with Distress Ink (Walnut Stain). The largest of the cogs was then stamped using Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Classics #6 in Archival Ink (Sepia). I then applied a second layer of stamping using the "text" stamp from Tim Holtz World Traveller Stamp Set, this time using Archival Ink (Jet Black).

 The small cog at the top was stamped using the large background from Tim Holtz Remnants stamp Set.
I stamped the "face" image (from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Classics #5) onto cardstock and cut to size, the quote is from Tim Holtz World Traveller Stamp Set ....
.... which was cut up into small bits rather than keeping it as one long sentence.

 
I've used Tim Holtz Ideaology to decorate - Hitch Fasteners, Clock Face & Game Spinner which were coloured using Metallic Distress Stain (Antique Bronze), I've also used an Ideaology key.

I hope you have enjoyed this project, it sure was fun to do .... don't forget to leave a comment here to be in with a chance of winning the random comment prize drawn after Hels week. 
 
TFL x

47 comments:

Julia Smith said...

Cool project Gillian, love all the stamping x

Minxy said...

Whhoooooooooo How frickin cool is that, most excellent indeed xxx Love the stamping on the big cog and the layering of all the cogs xx mucho mucho fabbyoooooo xx

craftimamma said...

Oh Yes! fab stamp layering and I love that beautiful face! Those stamps work perfectly with this project. Smashing kickstart to the new year Gillian.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Kate said...

Stunning!! I love the cogs with that face in the center. You have inspired me! Love it!

Crafting Newbie said...

Wow Snazzy's, Thanks for introducing us to the MDF man. I have always wanted to make shaped home decor projects but envisioned having to draw & hand cut then out of chipboard.

Disco Queen said...

Hi Gillian, I love your project, especially the sentiment. The cogs make an incredible change from a standard canvas shape. The humble rectangle seems so boring now!

Anita Houston said...

Well it's my thing, and holy gears craft girl, this is awesome!!! WOW! What a design!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that's gorgeous, LOVE it. Makes me thing of the Fritz Lang film, 'Metropolis'.

Helen said...

Great project, I love it.

Redanne said...

Hi Gillian, a totally fabulous piece! Love it, love the cogs, the stamping, the words - everything!

snazzyoriginal said...

Love what you have done with these cogs, great colours, great stamps, fab! xx

rachel said...

fabulous piece - love it - and it definitely screams grunge to me too!!! Hugs xx

butterfly said...

LOVE the grunge! Fantastic use of that amazing Face stamp too, and the whole thing looks brilliant... love, love, love!
Alison x

Tracey-B said...

Wow, this is an stunning project, and right up my grunge/distress street. Thank you!

Astrid Maclean said...

Brilliant use of those cogs Gillian and fantastic stamping too. That TH face is one of my all time favs and it does her proud to be at the center of your project!

Pat Beaumont said...

Fabulous work :)

TAM said...

Amazing project - love what you've done

Barb Cady said...

Very clever use of the design material! A great piece of stamping and colouring, love it!

Craftychris said...

Wow this is so cool! Inspiring! xx

Aquarius said...

You've made fabulous use of these NDF components - brilliant!

Beryl said...

Wow! It's brilliant. Looking forward to the rest of the projects I see this month.
Beryl xx

veronica said...

very clever - love that face!

Pat said...

Love this kit. Your clock is great Leslie.
Pat xx

Rebecca said...

Cool work just love faces don't you?!
Happy craftin
Rebecca

Rea' said...

Oh WOW ! So very cool, love
Tim's classic stamp sets and what you've created !

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a lovely project. I've not heard of the MDF man before but I think I will be investigating it further after seeing the great projects the design team have been making.

Sue x

Sue C said...

Fabulous project Gillian, love the cogs and the stamping ! Sue C x

Maryann said...

Awesome project, and it´s so cool, that you´re showcasing more projects for men this month, I really love that, as they´re always the tuff ones to make anything for, so this is just perfect, thanks so much.

Sarah29Wood said...

What a great project, I love the cogs xx

scrappythoughts@blogspot.com said...

A lovely project. Great detail and sentiment.

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

What a fantastic project.Love the stamps and the colours you have used !!!
Andy x

Elaine said...

Love your project with the big cog. Just looked at everyone's art and it's great that everyone has a different take on the MDF Man's stuff. Tis great!

nannapat said...

Fantastic design Gilllian, I love that big cog and all the stamping. Thanks for sharing with us. Pat x

Pat said...

Fantastic projects this month.These massive cogs look great fun to use.
Pat

Joanie said...

Wow! These are great projects. Methinks I have to get some of these to play with!!!

Joan x

Rita said...

Beautiful creations Gillian, It certainly hits the spot for me. Off to have a look at the MDF man now. Hugs Rita xx

Alison Scott said...

Great piece of art there. I love the face stamp, she is so serene.
I also love the 'not all who wander are lost' quote.
I must admit I love a wander when I go somewhere new to see where I get lost too!

LoraineC said...

Fantastic project, amazing !

lorraine said...

what a fantastic piece of art...can't wait to give these a go

Beth Davies said...

Amazing!!!!!

Nan G said...

Love your grunge cogs!

Saintly Lisa said...

Another lovely project. Great ideas x

Carole Z said...

This is stunning! Love it, Carole Z X

Annette Goodey said...

Would love to hang this clock on my craft room wall. All the dt art for january has been inspiraitional.

darcydaydream said...

brill piece of artwork..x

Crafty Granny said...

Love this, especially the use of the face.

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