Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Victorian Lime

I'm hosting Splitcoaststampers Ways to Use It Challenge this week!  Ever since I saw Tim Holtz use some plastic packaging on one of his Christmas tags, I've been addicted to the technique!  So the challenge this week is RECYCLING!!!  For my card today, I recycled some plastic packaging and made the leaves that you see on the tree!  I really love how they turned out!  I've included a tutorial in this post to show you how I made them!  The image is Owlette by Tiddly Inks and she comes with that tree!  She's coloured with Copic Markers (see colours below).  This is the first time I've attempted to add pleats with markers alone.  I really love how they turned out!  Of course, I can see all the flaws because I made them, but all in all I think it's alright!  I also used the Steampunk Digi Paper and Steampunk Sentiments Pack also from Tiddly Inks

So here's the tutorial, as promised!  Can you help me name it?

To start, you'll need:  White Craft Paint, Paintbrush, Embossing Folder, Plastic Packaging, Scissors, Copic Marker

Start by hand cutting a few leaves out of the plastic packaging.

Emboss the plastic leaves with your favourite embossing folder (this one is Cuttlebug Mesh).

This is what they'll look like embossed.

Paint one side of the leaf.  For this one, I wanted the paint to stay down in the dimpled portions, so that's the side I chose.

Rub your finger along the painted side to take off the excess paint.  Now just the dimples are painted.

Turn the leaf over and colour on the side opposite of the paint with a Copic Marker.  Because Copics are alcohol ink, the ink will dry quickly and then stay on!

You're done!  Just think of the possibilities!  I want to make a tree with fall leaves!

Other challenges I'm entering this card in:
Digital Tuesday - Cute and Girly
Corrosive Challenges - Girly

Stamps: Owelette and tree, Steampunk Sentiment Pack both by Tiddly Inks
Paper:  Steampunk Digi Paper Pack by Tiddly Inks, Fancy Pants DP, Copic X-Press It Cardstock, SU Cardstock - Basic Black
Ink:  SU - Gable Green, Basic Black
Accessories:  Hemp Twine (dyed black), Flower from I Love Roses, Crystal Stickles, Pop Up Dots, Plastic Packaging, White Craft Paint
Tools:  Cuttlebug Mesh Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Leaves Die
Copics:  Green on Dress & Hat-G99, YG17, YG03, YG00 with C9 and C6 for shadows; Black on dress & Hat-C9, C8, C6; Hair-E47, E99, E97, Y21; Skin-E34, E21, E00; Owl-E47, E99, E97

Have a fabulous day!


Gabby said...

I'd forgotten about Tim's tutorial! Thanks for reminding me and for the simple, straightforward tutorial. :) Your card is absolutely awesome! The image is delightful, the pleating is amazing and the overall card is totally smashing! :)

Courtney said...

WOW Hannah!!! This is GORGEOUS!! Your cards are always amazing!

I have something for you on my blog.

Jennifer said...

Wow! Your colouring ability and creativity always amaze me! The pleats look perfect! As for your leaves I absolutly love the technique and I am going to try it out!

Imke said...

Aweseome card !

Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge this week !

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Oh wow, I absolutely LOVE this! It's really stunning, and your colouring of all those folds in the fabric is amazing! Thanks very much for playing along with Corrosive Challenges this week, we'd love to see you again soon :D

Sew Sweet said...

OMG this is amazing, your colouring on her dress is stunning!
emma x

Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

Ohhh, Hannah, I loooooveeee this one. So boldly colored and just delightful!! :)


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