Sunday, May 10, 2015

613 Avenue Create Challenge #123 - Let's Celebrate

Hello, Crafty Peeples!

Happy Mother's Day!    
This is another of my "reuse those cardboard boxes" projects!  

Celebrating Generations of  Strong, Loving, Black Mothers!
 These vintage photos were downloaded from Pinterest.  One is from the 50's, the other is Victorian.
After sizing and printing, I lightly daubbed them with Ranger's Vintage Photo.
I also applied a little Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the background design paper, 
and edges of the sentiment and ephmera.

The sentiment is from Prima's Life and Time Collection.  The Ephemera is from Tim Holtz 


4 Flaps from a corrugated cardboard box 
Sizzix Alteratios' Postage Stamp Frame Die (This is a Movers and Shapers Die)
Spellbinders' Small Deckled Rectangles Die
Earth Safe Finishes (ESF) Gesso
ESF "Chalk It Up" Plum Preserves
Tattered Angels'  Plain Jane  "Bittersweet" and "Clay" Matte Mist
Viva Inka Gold "Old Silver"

Cut eight panels using the Postage Stamp Frame
Reserve one panel (this is your base.)  Using a retangular die,
cut out the center of the frame of the remaining 7 frame panels.
Use a strong wet glue to adhere the 7 frames.  Be sure to apply glue to top and sides.
Cover with Gesso. Do not apply glue to the inside, if you do, you may not be able to 
"float" your elements.
 Choose your color profile and any accent finishes. 
Apply main and accent colors to top and sides according to your profile.
Use brush strokes and color to create the look of aged wood.
I used Tatted Angels Plain Jane "Clay" and Bittersweet" to paint the edges of the frame.
I used Inka Gold "Old Silver" to highlight the brushstrokes on the front and to highlight the tops, sides and small rectangular frame.  To create the "floating" effect, insert photos /images into the spaces between the frames. 
Images stamped on "clear" cardstock are best to achieve the true "floating" effect.
 Decide on the placement of your embellishments.  I wanted one grouping to guide the eye.

Thanks, once more,  to Tammy Tutterow for her inspiration!