I love these cogs or gear dies by memory box and was fascinated by the tutorial by Dave on outside the box blog but also disappointed as I don't use copics and the refills are a little expensive just to experiment.
I don't have alcohol inks in similar colours either so I had to improvise with my promarkers.
I used sadle brown,raw sienna, verdigis and grey green and a graphit marker turquoise for anyone interested. I simply scribbled randomly on the cogs.
I got the shine on the cogs by adding sakura clear gel pen over the surface.
For the sentiment I used decor celebrate from poppystamps . I again randomly scribbled the promarkers onto white card big enough for the die and once cut again topped with sakura clear gel pen.
I experimented with the layout on both a kraft and a white base card and couldn't decide so I asked hubby which he preferred , well he is a man. I went with just randomly placed individual cogs rather than connected and I think it works quite well.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty creations -sentiment as the main focus
Little Miss Muffet - anything goes
Challenge up your life - die cuts
crafty friends - anything goes
Simply papercrafts - anything goes
If you give a crafter a cookie-photo inspiration