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Monday, 1 February 2016

Calico Cogs

Hello all!  A quick one tonight, as I'll be back in the morning...  Just a sneak peek to try to tempt you over to the Calico Craft Parts blog where I've been playing with some cogs.


There's a weathered and worn look to my Steampunk ATCs which I rather like.  I hope you'll have time to hop over and check them out.  I'll love you and leave you for now but, as I said, I'm going to be back before you know it.  Happy February everybody!

Colours must fit together as pieces in a puzzle or cogs in a wheel.
Hans Hofmann

To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.
Aldo Leopold

If you don't mind going over to Calico to see the full project, I'd love to enter these...

In the ATC Challenge at That's Crafty Challenge Blog
And at Sandee and amelie's Steampunk Challenges, where it's Anything Goes - Steampunk/Industrial
And at Love to Create they're playing the usual Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes, so I'd love to play there too
And at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo they are looking for Masculine Projects - I hope with all the cogs and gears, these will fit

23 comments:

Helen said...

Happy February Alison! off to check this out now.

brenda said...

This looks a little different for you Alison, I wonder what's in store over there ?

B x

Lauren Hatwell said...

Fabulous! That crackle! I love all the little sparks of colour in it. Reminds me of the outside of an oyster shell a bit. Pretty beaten up with just hints of the beautiful Mother of Pearl you will find on the inside. Lx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

That weathered and cracked look! I'd be afraid to handle them if I didn't know they were sealed so well.

Dee Adams said...

Alison these ATC's are brilliant I loved all the process you have used and the final pieces look amazing. x

Brenda Brown said...

Sheer delight to go and see these xx

Jackie P Neal said...

Off to Calico!

Kay Wallace said...

Lookin' good, Alison! Hopping over....

Redanne said...

Off to have a look, I am slightly obsessed with cogs at the moment.... Anne xx

Sara Barker said...

Oh, I see some Crackle there! Loving it already, but I'm off for a closer look!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Hmmmm, very intriguing and I am off to have a closer look. Love cogs, gears, anything Steampunk! Gorgeous color combo! Hugz. ~Niki

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Loving the gears and cogs Alison, off to take a closer look! Deb xo

Tores- said...

Looks really fantastic, and so wonderful shadows of green! Thank you for joining us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo :)

Julie Ann Lee said...

Just off to check this out at Calico! Looks like some lovely Crackle! xx

Kerstin F. said...

Beautiful crackle look! Thank you very much for playing with us at SanDee&Amelies Steampunkchallenge!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Chris

Coco said...

Just commented on this on the blog too, they are wonderfully crackled and painted... So inspiring!!!
Hugs again, Coco xx

die amelie said...

Had a closer look over at the Calico Craft blog and loved what I saw, Alison. ;)
Thank you for playing along with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

Claudia x

Lisa Minckler said...

Maybe it's me, but the way you've created these ATC's and the colors and background textures you chose, it's like a 'modernistic mechanical version' of a world map. The colors blend like land and sea together. I think it's FANTASTIC!!
Big hugs,
Lisa x

Fiona Paltridge said...

This is fabulous! Thank you for joining us over at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo xx

Wilma Voermans said...

Love the colors on this beautiful ATC ! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo !

Olga Kolov said...

So cool ATC! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo !

Pinezk Owa said...

this is an amazing sneak peak :) Thank You for playing along with Scrapki-wyzwaniowo this month!