I decided to try a challenge that took me places I don't ordinarily go with my crafting....it's a challenge posted on the Frilly and Funkie Blog. It's called "From the Heart."
Your challenge is to create a vintage project that has hearts as the focal image; you could make a dimensional piece, a card, ATC or tag, as long as hearts are the main focus.
I hope this is vintage enough. I altered a 4-slide mailer, featuring hearts on the cover.
For the cover, I used Distress Stains in Tumbled Glass and Tarnished Brass. Grunge paper was covered with aluminum flashing tape and cut into hearts (the large one is a Hero Arts stamp used as a pattern; the two smaller ones are Mini Hearts movers and shapers from Tim Holtz); the hearts were dry embossed in folders and painted with Distress Paint (Broken China and Tarnished Brass). The Corked Vial is an Idea-ology item, filled with gold microbeads. The other two embellishments are from Prima's Mechanicals and Junkyard Findings. The inside cover of the slide mailer was covered with a specialty paper from my stash, and the slide side was painted with more Tarnished Brass paint. The second slot holds a glass slide with the "art" image.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
It was good to be back to some crafting after more than a week away. Today's Freshly Made Sketch features "any shape" and a banner. The Memory Box "Arboscello Tree" was cut from a background created with Dylusions spray inks and a spritz of "Shimmer Spritz." Tiny pearls were added to the tree and banner sentiment (Rubbernecker Stamp Co.). The embossing folder is a Cuttlebug design.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Freshly Made Sketches, I chose papers from We R Memory Keepers -- "Chalkboard." The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink and the flowers from Petaloo, the Penny Lane Garden Collection.
Saturday, August 23, 2014
I saw all the fascinating bister cards on Pinterest and had to have it for myself. It's a tricky product, but I've learned some things: First, "less is more!" Secondly, the cardstock you use has to handle water; I used 140 lb. watercolor paper which didn't take a good stamp impression afterwards, and I used 90 lb. watercolor paper, which wrinkled but worked okay, and I settled on Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper. It works great with the bister, but stamping requires an ink that does well on a non-porous surface. Here are the results of my bister work last night and this morning:
(Click on the photos to enlarge them.)
|Specialty Stamping Paper .. CASE of Ank de Back card on Pinterest . Dragonfly colored with alcohol markers|
|90 lb. watercolor paper smooth side|
|Specialty Stamping Paper ...flowers bleached and colored with Blendabilities|
Thursday, August 21, 2014
I generally make two sizes of cards: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and 5x5. For this Freshly Made Sketch, I went to a 5x7 so I could use the die I wanted. The border is designer paper, anchoring a pair of the Hero Arts Fancy Palm. The sentiment is an old favorite from Inky Anticipation.