Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Father Time

I made this card using Father Time from Elizabeth O Dulemba and placed it against Plenty of Peachy from Make it Crafty. The shapes on this card just sort of happened as I went from one idea to the next and in the end I was lucky that they fit!

The corner embellishment is laser-cut chipboard from Make it Crafty and I covered it with Liquid Pearls then added a Dew Drop. I also used cork and muted colors to give the card an earthy feel.

Challenge: Everybody Art - Challenge #123 (New Year)
Challenge: Dutch Dare - Challenge #94 (New Beginnings)
Challenge: Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenges #15 (new ribbon)
Challenge: Simon Says Stamp and Show (Newest Stamp)
Main Stamp:
Father Time (EOD) and Plenty of Peaches (MiC)
Patterned Paper: The Rockstar (DCWV)
Corner Embellishments: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Inverted Scalloped Squares and Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, E13
-hair: C1, C3, YR23, YR24
-clothes: W2, W4, W6, W8, E41, E42, E43, BG72, BG75, BG93, E13, E15, E17, E18, E29
-tree: E13, E15, E17, E18, E29, YG63, YG67, BG93
-peaches: E93, E95, E97, E99, R05, R20, YR15, YR65, YR68, Y32
-other: E43, E44, E47, B000

Did you know? A tally stick was an ancient memory aid device to record and document numbers, quantities, or even messages. Tally sticks first appear as notches carved on animal bones, in the Upper Paleolithic time. Principally there are two different kinds of tally sticks, the single and the split tally. The single tally stick was an elongated piece of bone, ivory, wood, or stone which is marked with a system of notches. The split tally was a stick marked with a system of notches and then split lengthwise and used in trading. This way the two halves both record the same notches and each party to the transaction received one half of the marked stick as proof.
[Tally Stick,]


  1. I love the feel to this card. Really like how all the idfferent shapes came together and awesome colouring. xxoo

  2. Barbara, I love this scene you've created with those sweet images! Beautiful coloring. I need to take another look! hugs, Angela

  3. This is really wonderful. I love all the elements you have included and how they all work together. The cork is wonderful and I really love the laser cut corners! So glad you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  4. Die Karte ist super und das Motiv einfach klasse.
    Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  5. Barbara, It's so well done - just beautiful!
    I set up an online Coloring Page Tuesday gallery through facebook so people could share cards they create using my images at If you're on facebook, I hope you'll share your card there!

  6. Oh this is so cute, fabulous card.

  7. Love this image and your coloring is superb!

  8. Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  9. wow barbara this is a gorgeous card and beautiful colored.

    greetings karin

  10. That is a very brilliant and clever illustration for the card. It speaks off the best new year wishes messages ever! Thanks for the wonderful card.

    Happy Holidays! Keep Crafting ^_^
    Anne Walker xxxx @


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