Thursday, 27 June 2013

A Cog 'n' Spool



I decided to continue playing with the colours and images used on my stampbord plaque but I wanted to use a different shape and there it was, a mini cog.  It measures 6.5cms, tip to tip.

I painted one side in ice blue (only because it came yesterday!!) and green olives fresco paint.  I stamped the LP010 image in olive green stazon and used a black posca pen to do a bit of hi-lighting.


I painted the other side in haystack and blood orange and stamped the LP005 image in black stazon.  I used a white posca pen for the hi-lighting on this side.

Then I needed to decide how to display it.  I tried tying various things around the cog ends but nothing worked to enable me to show both sides.


So I took a wooden spool and luckily it just sat nicely in the hole at the top, so I set about decorating it. I painted it in the above colours, stamped the script from the Ink and the Dog background plate in black stazon and for the middle, I used some of the green washi tape that I'd made a couple of days ago here.

CraftyBoots have a challenge, anything but a square, so I'm entering my cog n spool.

Anything but a Card have a theme of get messy, so again I'm playing along with this piece.

14 comments:

Helen said...

great idea to use a spool for the stand for your cog! Love how you've decorated each side in different colours!

chrissies said...

Wonderful Sam they would make great chess pieces.

Hope your day is going well

Love Chrissie x

Sheri said...

That turned out awesome. thanks for playing in ABAC challenge. :)

Marianne said...

Lovely creations. Very unique!!
xxx Marianne

Chris said...

This is fantastic, Sam. Love that both sides are quite different. The spool was a great idea and your washi tape the ideal finish.

Chris xx

Pinksparklegirl said...

Brilliant idea, love it xx

Carol Q said...

well you're really off on the mixed media trail now Sam. I like this - great combination of shapes.

Lin said...

Love this Sam!! great idea and the stamps are perfect for the cogs..love the highlighting looks fantastic!!!

isisimaginings.com said...

Brilliant idea to use the spool. The cog looks gorgeous.

Dee's Craft Room said...

A fascinating project, at first I thought you were making your own chess set. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

craftimamma said...

Smashing idea to use the spool as a stand. Would never have clicked on to that myself but it looks great! Fab colours and imagery on both sides of the cog. Lovely piece.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Buttons said...

What a balancing act! Love this Sam. Hugs, Jenny x

Julie Short said...

Sam how cool is this? Love it! Thank you for playing over at Anything But A Card this challenge.

hazel said...

This is brilliant Sam - such a cool project.
xxx Hazel.

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