Over the next few weeks, you are going to notice some changes to my blog. Even the name is going to change *gasp*!! The first change you'll see though is that I no longer design for Tiddly Inks. This was such a difficult decision to make! I really love their images and the artist, Christy, is so fabulous! Here's how fabulous she is...
Before I'd decided to leave the team, I put in a request for images. I wanted to find some that represented my three daughters. Even after I left the team, Christy sent me this sweet Sisters image. I loved it! With her permission (thanks, Christy!), I tweaked things a bit to have them represent my girls more specifically.
My youngest, Jessi, has the most sunny personality I've ever seen! She sings and dances all day long! Her hair is a vibrant copper-red, so I coloured it that way. My eldest, Taylor, has a book with her wherever she goes. She loves to learn, loves to read, and asks a million questions because she just has to know the answers! My middle child, Emily, is sweet and girly, with a morbid edge. She loves skulls and the colour black, but is also into tierras and sparkles.
I'm a little bored of cards at the moment, so I decided to make a wall hanging out of this image. I grabbed an old photo frame (I have a pile of them to pick from), sanded it down and repainted it. After painting, I sanded some of the paint off on the corners and edges. Then sealed the whole thing with an acrylic sealer.
I coloured my image with Copic markers (I was on holiday at the time and didn't make note of which ones, sorry). I inked and distressed the edges of every piece of paper. The sentiment was simply printed off my computer after searching for fun sister quotes. I added some embellishments with my glue gun and voila! I fun piece of art for their bedroom!
I created this piece for the Ways To Use It challenge today at Splitcoaststampers. The challenge theme is Sweet Child of Mine. I think this fits!
Here's a closeup of the image:
This is my favourite detail! I took a couple of hinges from one of Tim Holtz's Grungeboard Sets, dyed them with Tumbled Glass Distress Reinker, swiped them with a Rusty Hinge Distress Ink Pad, and glued them to the side of the frame.
Supplies I've used: SU Brads, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Antique Linen, Cream craft paint, sand paper, Maya Road pin, Prima burlap flower, SU ribbon, Prima wood button, 7 Gypsies metal "3" tab, Prima metal flower, Prima Art Tile, SU Cutter Kit
Thanks so much for visiting today!