12 July 2013

Around the World in 80 Days

Hi everyone and welcome back. Hope Friday is treating you well. Life is definitely a real juggling act at the moment, so at least it's warm and light until late in the evening here in this part of the UK. A little something from me today in the form of an ATC.


I got carried away with the combination of a few themes for this.


Hopefully the links to each of these themes should be evident in this ATC. Can you spot the tiny pocket watch above the balloon? Like the fragment of compass in the bottom right it was stamped onto a piece of plain napkin before being layered over the texture underneath with watered down glue.


The base was created in part by using a fragment of UTEE moulded on a Texture Tread, and some Wendy Vecchi texture paste through a cog stencil. These were covered with some Antiqued Bronze Paint, and then came the embossing powder. Copper over parts, gold over others, both then recovered with Distress Walnut Stain for a rusted look. Finally Verdigris was added into the gaps. The balloon was also embossed, this time on to metallic CS dabbed with alcohol inks.


As mentioned in the title, my classic film choice is the 1956 version of Jules Verne's novel which starred a very debonair and dapper David Niven. It has become the source of inspiration for so many globe trotting exploits (including those of Michael Palin) and now for a little ATC from me! I have to say travelling the World is one of my 'if I won the lottery' wishes. Who knows...
Here's hoping you all get a wonderful weekend ahead wherever you are in the World.
Hugs, Jenny xxx

PS. Just found out I got the July Spotlight awarded for this by SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges!!! Whoopee!!!

43 comments:

  1. Loving all the brilliant textures on your ATC Jenny, hugs Annette x

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  2. WOOOWWW! This is a brilliant ATC, Jenny! I LOVE the combination of various metal colours and the great, great texture on it! And who doesn't love balloons and the journey around the world in it?

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us "chez SanDee&amelie's" :)

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  3. LOL..and me again: saying "thank you for playing along with us at FunwithATCs"!!!

    What more can I say... you should do more ATCs in the future maybe.... ;)

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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  4. Love the combination of themes in this gorgeous creation. Wondetful rich colours.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  5. Wonderful rusty make Jenny, love all te different textures!

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  6. This is gorgeous, love the embossed hot air balloon - fabulous!!

    Great rustic look.

    Sam xx

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  7. OMG! This is such a gorgeous travel themed ATC. I love everything about it. The patina looking "metal" with the compass image looks amazing against the rusted background. Love the hot air balloon! Love the gears! Thanks for sharing this little jewel with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  8. Fabulous ATC Jenny. You have managed to create so much on such a small amount of space. Hugs Rita xxx

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  9. Fantastic, great texture and colors.

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  10. Hi Jenny
    This is gorgeous, book me a ticket too, not sure I want to go in a balloon if that's ok with you!
    Rosie x

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  11. Hi Jenny, Stunning ATC, gorgeous colours, stunning heat embossing, gorgeous hot air balloon.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  12. A stunning ATC Jenny, love that balloon and the wonderful treatment you have given it. A mini masterpiece! Hugs, Anne x

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  13. Lovely with the different metallic looks..a great result Jenny!

    have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

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  14. Gorgeous ATC, the texture is fantastic and Imlove,your use of UTEE adding yet another element of interest to your backdrop. Love the colours and masculine feel to this piece. Brilliant. Thanks so much for,joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

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  15. The perfect colours, perfect textures, perfect little piece of art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  16. Lots of lovely texture and amazing detail on this ATC

    Funny you should mention the fab David Niven as I am reading The Moon's a Balloon right now !!!

    Have a fab weekend and how exciting to be meeting you soon

    Annie x

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  17. Your ATC is gorgeous!!! Love the design!!!

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  18. The texture you created in this piece is just stunning! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!- Ashli :)

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  19. Love this ATC! Love the greenish blue color and the gear is so cool-plus the hot air balloon! Beautiful steampunk! :)

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  20. Lots of wonderful textures and colours on this ATC Jenny

    Love Chrissie x

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  21. Fabulous steampunk, Alison - the background is amazing!

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  22. Brilliant the amount of detail and textures on this ATC

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  23. Fantastic ATC Jenny, I love the rust and verdigris effect and the gorgeous way you put the elements together! Chris x

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  24. OMG Jenny Amazing Ballon and stunning Steampunk style,,,, my friend,,,,. these textures are incredible......

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  25. enny this may be small but wow you have packed it full of gorgeous textures and layers , just absolutely fab!! Sorry for the lack of comments trying to get back into it! Hugs trace x

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  26. Love all the techniques, textures and images on your fabulous ATC. That touch of blue is perfect too. Thanks also for the tip about watering down the glue to do the stamping on tissue technique! Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card this time.

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  27. So much gorgeousness on such a little space! Love the verdigris effect with the copper balloon lovely work x

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  28. Stunning ATC, Jenny - breathtaking textures and patinas all in one tiny space - and knocking off so many challenges in one go too!! Fantastic to have you play along at Fun With ATCs.
    Alison x

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  29. Gorgeous ATC! Love the travel theme! The embossed stamping is fab! Love the balloon! Thank you for stamping a little with us this week here at Simon Says Stamp & Show!!!

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  30. I so love this, that's right up my alley. I only reread the book recently, it's one of my favorites :-) Love the gorgeous background, great texture and details. Stunning images and metallic feel too. Thanks a bunch for playing along with us at FwATCs. Suzanne

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  31. Good Morning Jenny,
    Wow! a great ATC..... tell me, how do you manage to get so much creativity one such a small canvas???
    I love it
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

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  32. Packed full of scrummy textures Jenny - really gorgeous atc. Nicola x

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  33. Very cool ATC! Love your blog header too.

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  34. Gorgeous and the amount of work and patience involved never fails to amaze me with your work - its lovely. You are mega talented Buttons! Cx

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  35. What a rich of texture ATC! I love all the embossing and the stamping you did. Really pretty! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  36. Such a beautiful ATC. I love the colors and the layering.
    xx

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  37. Wow Jenny your ATC has such a richness and diversity to it. It is beautifully planned and executed!

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  38. This is a wonderful ATC tribute to Around the World in 80 Days!!! Incredible details in a tiny space. Fabulous make!!

    -- Mary Elizabeth

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  39. This is gorgeous Jenny! Love all the embossing, textures and the great rich colours. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

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  40. Gorgeous ATC.. Full of wonderful texture... Love the colours...AmAzing detail... Love your work... Hugs May x x x

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  41. Gorgeous tag with great colors. I really like the old look and especially the pop of green color.

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  42. Oh I just love this and all that embossing! What grand colors! I am having a hard time keeping up with summer's going here and there and just life! I hear you! Enjoy the week, Hugs!

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  43. Wow! The embossing on the balloon is fantastic and sure love all the texture. With you on the busy days... glad to pop over for a catchup!

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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