Saturday, February 23, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013

Hi Crafty Peeps,

Well, here is my February tag for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013!  I always try to incorporate elements into my designs that will make them uniquely mine.  I love the tag that Tim gave us for inspiration, and I figured keeping the Queen of Hearts as the focal would make my tag true to the inspiration, but then I could do me with all the other elements.

Okay so here is Tim's Tag:

And here is mine:

This project was featured on March 3, 2013

Here is how I created this project. 

The Tag: The tag itself is made from corrugated cardboard.  Both sides were painted with Decoart Red and Silver Metallic Acrylic Paint.  The edges were then inked with TH Black Soot Distress Ink.

Queen of Hearts:  I took one card from a playing deck and inked the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink.  I  then covered a piece of heavy weight card stock with masking tape and embossed it using the TH Poker Face Embossing Folder.  After trimming the the embossed pieced, it was covered with red acrylic paint which was wiped off with a paper towel.  After the red paint was dried, a coat of black acrylic paint was applied and then wiped down and allowed to dry.

Bottom Border.  I cut a piece of card stock 2 3/4 inches by four inches and embossed it using the TH Love Set #2 embossing folder.  I cut off a one inch strip and placed it aside.  The remaining 1 3/4 inch strip was inked with TH Festive Berries and Black Soot DI. 

 I cut a 3/4 inch strip of G45 Core Impressions Timeless collection and sanded it down.  To this I attached a piece of twine secured by two brads.

Single Heart:  This is a chipboard die cut heart.  The frame was coated with Versamark and embossed with silver powder.  I embosed the heart, sanded it lightly to get the grainy texture.

It was nice being able to create my own faux metal embellishments.  I am also getting a big kick out of seeing what I can do with corrugated cardboard!

Thanks for stopping by!

This project has been entered into the following challenges:

Tim Holtz - 12 Tags of 2013 - February
Crazy 4 Challenges - Anything Goes
The Art Ezine - Online Magazine of Art with No Boundaries

Nicely Done Designs - Challenge #6

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

I would like to invite all my followers to stop buy my Nicely Done Designs Challenge blog and play along.  The challenge runs for two weeks  February 23rd - March 8th.

The Mystery Box ingredients this week are pretty simple, and, there is a cool inspiration photo from which to draw colors, lines, etc.  For example, the brickwork at the top of the fireplace inspired me to use corrigated cardboard for the cover of my mini album.  The clip with with the pearls was inspired by the lamp on the table beside the fireplace and my flowers are a loose interpretation of the vase of flowers on the table.

Photo from Houzz

Mystery Ingredients
(this can be any distress technique)

This is a repost of the project I created for NDD

Chana's Ingredients
 Memory Box Vivienne Heart Die.  Embossed with Silver Embossing Powder.
Silver: Silver Clip w/pearls; Silver  Embossed Heart; Silver spacing on stick pin.
 4  Handmade Flowers.
 Distress Ink and Stain used on image and corrugated cardboard Cover


Each challenge runs for two weeks
Designers may use digis or  rubber stamps from any company on your challenge entries.
Designers may enter three projects per challenge. Combine as many challenges as you wish.

All Mystery Items must be used in your design
Extra points are awarded for innovative use of the items in the Mystery Box
Entries will be evaluated based on the following:
Creative use of materials
Overall Design Composition
Project Construction