It's been a hectic week at work. I've been doing a Change Management course, complete with homework and two exams. (I passed the first one, but I have to wait for the second to be marked externally before I know the result!) Anyway, that has meant I haven't been able to craft as much as I'd like and WOYWW and the Compendium of Curiosities challenge went by the board.
I did manage to pull this together for Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers. The theme this week is MEN, so I decided to base my effort around the glyph for Mars, which is also used to indicate "male" in Biology.
I coloured the tag with Distress inks in red & orange shades (Barn Door, Fired Brick, Spiced Marmalade) with some Brushed Corduroy around the edges and then stamped the swirly gears (from Creative Impressions) in Aged Mahogany.
I cut a few Gadget Gears from scrap chipboard and painted them with Ferro paints in pewter and silver. I also Ferro'd one of the clock hands left over from the Stamps Away Pocket Watch that I'd used on another project (since Craft Austerity is still in place - waste not, want not) then layered them up to make the "Mars/male" symbol.
Not being the world's greatest at stamping text in a straight line so I deliberately went for a misaligned look with the "Men are from Mars" wording - that's my story and nobody can prove otherwise!