Sunday, 24 February 2013


This piece started during an evening crafting with a couple of friends last Tuesday where Lynda set us a challenge to create a hanging using an mdf cupcake bought by Jacqui for us to alter.  I am entering this piece into the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show which is 'Metal-ology'.

I started by drawing the cupcake onto a piece of thick cardboard/mount board and then cut out along with 2 squares to create my hanging.  Next I covered each piece with coordinating background papers from the Docrafts Papermania Chronology range which I absolutely love.  I inked the edges of the papers with brown ink and painted the edges and back of each piece using the black Ranger adirondack acrylic paint dabber.
I decided to use the cupcake as the top piece of the hanger and attached a piece of Tim Holtz film strip ribbon (with a tiny attacher staple at each end, a piece of twine, a Tim Holtz adage ticket which I inked with Tim Holtz brushed corduroy distress ink and 2 cogs and 1 brad from the chronology range.  I punched a hole in the top of the shape and added an eyelet through which I threaded a piece of twine to act as the hanger.
The middle piece was constructed in the same ways as the first but with the addition of the man which I stamped from one of the Chronology stamps, cut out, inked and attached with double sided foam.  I covered the lenses of the binoculars with Ranger glossy accents.
Again I used the same items to embellish the final section to which I added a Chronology key and Chronology clock face which I stamped, inked and covered with Tim Holtz rock candy distress paint.  I punched holes in all three pieces and attached them together using the Tim Holtz jump rings.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Nice work Tracey and lots of lovely things added to it. Great colours and stamped images

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Fabulous work Tracey! Love the trio of pieces and metal clusters. Thanks for playing with Simon Says Stamp & Show. Sarah.

  3. WOW! This is so cool! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  4. Now if that isn't the sweetest grungiest vintage cupcake I don't know what! WOW! Fab design! Love the triple layered design! Fab images! Love this piece! Thank you for showing us your metals at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

  5. This is so cool. I have just started seeing the chronology range in a few shops. I love the guy with the binoculars and the way each piece matches in.
    Thanks for your lovely comments. I'm sure you would live andy's classes if you got the chance. He does do online workshops as well. Ark x


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