Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #229 - NO STAMPING!

Hello, Crafty Peeples!
The Shopping Our Stash Team would love to see a "STAMPLESS" creation from you!
This is a two week opportunity to get rid of some paper and stuff!
This is a two week challenge, so I will post a new project next Tuesday!
I chose to play around with blending distress inks. Using dies, embellishments, rub ons, flowers, etc., is an interesting way to stimulate the creative juices.
Distress Inks:  Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Embossing Ink
The Stork Beach Tag - Supplies Used:
Distress Inks:  Stormy Sky, Scattered Straw, Broken China, Dusty Concord, Embossing Ink
Die Cuts:  Echo Park Designer Dies - Flamingo Die Set
Craft Tag 6 1/4" x 3 1/4
Donna Downey Stencils - Blooming Floral
Darice Embossing Folder - Flowers and Vines Pattern
Ken Oliver Craft Paper - Studio, Graphic 45 - Tropical Travelogue
Clear embossing powder

 Blended Background
Apply Distress Inks to tag.  Blend colors until you have the pattern you desire. 
Flick water onto the tag to create water spots or you can lightly mist the tag. Use heat tool.
Place your stencil on the tag and apply embossing ink.  
Sprinkle clear embossing powder over the tag, shake off and use heat tool to emboss.
Apply Distress ink color of your choice.  Allow ink to dry.
Emboss tag using embossing folder.  Add additional distress inks, as desired or needed.
Used Distress Inks to color a strip of seam binding.  Using a Charm Pin, I attached a few charms and a piece of ephemera from the G45 Tropical Travels Collection.  To create the small clock, I used a small circle punch to cut out a clock face from the G45 Steampunk Spells Collection and glued it to the front of a round mirror charm.  I used Tammy Tutterrow's bow template to create my fluffy bow. This little baby works and I don't have to break out my Bow It All™.
I tore a piece of tissue paper(no pattern in mind) and colored it with Fossilized Amber DI.  
Lightly distressed the edgess with Gathered Twigs.
I also made a random tear in a piece of dp from Ken Oliver's "Studio" Paper Pack, distressed the edges and gave it a few gentle swipes of  Fossilized Ameber.   The Flamingo was also colored with Fossilized Amber.
I always do a mock up, take a photo and then use that to get items back in place.  I may make some minor changes( I changed the arrangement of my gears and distressed the edges of my Stork with Vintage Photo DI,) Once satisfied, I glue everything down.

Thanks for Stopping by!
Please visit Shopping Our Stash! My Teammates rocked this challenge!