Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Challenge #235 - 3, 2, 1

Hello, Crafty Peeps,

USE 3, 2, AND 1 of Something
(papers, embellishments, etc.)

Here is another challenge designed to help you not only reduce your stash, but also push your creative limits!  We want you to use something you have been hoarding!

I have created a reversed canvas project.  I just love this technique and how easy it is to build a beautiful scene no matter how small your canvas.This project is 6" x 6".

Contents:  3 hearts and 3 flowers, 2 Brads
 1 Ribbon, 1 Banner, 1 Apothecary Bottle, and 1 Sentiment
I always apply several coats of gesso to cover the staples.
I had already chosen the colors I wanted to blend, and created my background paper design.
My next step was to try to match the frame to the background paper.
In the end, I decided to use burlap paper to cover the inside.
I tried several ways of adding my background paper, but was still not satisfied, so...
I decided to place the paper inside a small Tim Holtz Cabinet Card 
I chose the elements and cut a frame to cover the front of my shadow box. 
I really wanted to leave the staples exposed for a more rustic look, however, it just didn't work.
I distressed edges of my hearts with colors pulled from my background paper.  
I added a red heart, ribbon, and a red ephemera piece to bring color to the conposition.
Contents:  3 hearts and 3 flowers, 2 Brads
 1 Ribbon, 1 Banner, 1 Apothecary Bottle, and 1 Sentiment.
When using the cabinet cards, it is helpful to lightly sand them so they accept the distress ink.
I die cut a sheet of burlap to create my frame and created a lace border around the window.
The inside ledges were stained
Positioning the cabinet card was my biggest challenge.  Because my canvas was so deep, 
it was necessary to use 1/4 in bottle caps to elevate the cabinet card.
The lace was attached to the canvas frame using double-sided tape.  
Over which I applied two coats of Mod Podge.  The front was coated with fabric stiffner.
I used clip to prevent the frame from curling too much. 
The sides were stained with Tattered Angels Baseboard
Clay and Bittersweet