Monday, May 23, 2011
I love browsing the Scrapperlicious blog! Irene Tan is so talented! I saw this project and got so inspired! I thought it would be perfect for the current challenge over at Digi Design House, which is Anything But A Card! So I set out to make my version of the project! You've heard me talk about The Creative Zone before, and I can tell you, I was there! This project was so much fun to make! I used a lot of products and a lot of techniques. And I think the end result is AWESOME! This is what you get if you come to my house to craft with me. I made this for my dear friend Karlene who flew all the way up to the Yukon to spend a few days crafting, giggling, hiking, and getting-no-sleep-ing (seriously, I can make up words if I want to!) with me! As this post is going live, Karlene and I are in my creative space having a grand time!
So, here's what I did. I printed off images from Beautiful Butterflies, Portfolio Collection, and Sunflower - all by DDH - in various sizes and coloured them with my Copic Markers (I apologize, I did not write down the numbers while I did it). Then I cut every image out.
After the images were coloured, I started off with the letters. These are letters from a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard package called Nature. For the blue letters, I sprayed them heavily with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Caribbean. For the apricot letters, I sprayed them with Tattered Angels Chalk Mist - Apricot. I left these to dry while I put everything else together. When they were finished drying, I inked up the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Using Tombow Adhesive, I glued my patterned paper (by TAC) onto each coaster (I was doing both projects at once, so I covered a total of 6 coasters. I then sanded the edges and inked them up with Tumbled Glass and Vintage Photo Distress Ink. At this point I put all the hardware together. I used my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Jump Rings to attach the coasters together, and Tim Holtz Idea-ology Link Chain for the hanger.
Now it was time to add the fun details! I used some old packaging from a Tim Holtz product, ran it through my Cuttlebug first with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die and then with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Cracked Texture Fade. I coloured on the back with a Copic Marker to give it some colour.
I took apart an old bulletin board and punched a flower out of the cork with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Florals Die. Using a hat pin from the SU Pretties Kit, I put some misc. beads on it. Then I layered the images around it.
I took some paper flowers, coloured them with Copic Markers, and then layered them. The framed piece here is neat. It's just some pattered paper on the bottom, some printed transparency in the middle, and a piece of SU Styled Silver Hardware. I thought it was too silver, so I coloured around the edge of the frame with a Copic Marker. After all of that was completed, I went over the letters with some Ranger Glossy Accents to give shine and dimension. Then I put 1/2 pearls and rhinestones all over the project.
I loved it so much that I made one for me too!
On this one I added some blanket stitching on the side with a fun fibre from EK Success.
Here are some closeups:
Other challenges I'm entering this project in:
Crafts 4 Eternity - Recipe: Flower, Ribbon, Bling
Crafty Catz Weekly - Anything Goes
Joyful Stamper - Anything Goes
Polka Doodles - Anything But a Card
CCEE Stampers - Flowers
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Altered Art Challenge
Paper Romance Challenge - Anything But a Card
Creative Belli - Anything Starting With S (I have a sunflower on there!)
Flutter By Wednesday's - Open Challenge (with optional sketch)
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Shine
Stamps: Beautiful Butterflies, Portfolio Collection, and Sunflower - all by DDH
Paper: TAC DP
Ink: Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo
Accessories: SU Basic Rhinestones, Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Jump Rings, Link Chain, packaging, Grungeboard-Nature, 7 Gypsies Printed Acetate, SU Hardware Styled Silver, SU Pretties Kit, Chipboard Coasters
Tools: Copic Markers, Crop-a-dile, Tim Holtz Sizzix - Tattered Florals Die, Cracked Texture Fade, SU Mat Pack, Paper Piercer