Sunday 26 June 2011

Grungy Monday 12

Here is my contribution to Linda's Tim Holtz challenge at her blog, Studio L3. This week she has searched into the archives and found a technique of Tims that he showed in April 2008. It's his 'shabby chic' technique but this time using printed paper and made much more grungy. Click the link if you would like to see how to do it.

I have used  Tims Crowded Attic paper stash and focused on the buttons and sewing parts of it. You don't always have exactly the same resources as the inspiration piece and this is one of those times where I have had to substitute things. For instance I didn't have the papers he used (but that's good as it makes you stretch your creativity and come up with something totally personal to yourself) and I haven't got the dymo, espresso paint dabber, grunge pieces, nor the same harlequin stamp, but I improvised and I think it has worked ok.

I love that this has a little tag attached to it.

Hope your weekend has gone well. Our BBQ went well this afternoon and we have just finished cleatring up after everyone went home.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with -
CYDA - Vintage
Ink on my Fingers - Words (Thanks Hels this fitted perfectly this week - just luck I know!!!!)


Altered Mirror Frame

This is my entry for Simon Says Stamp and Show this week which is to use metal on your project.

I had started this frame by sanding it and priming it a few weeks ago but just hadn't got round to using it, but this week I have had great fun making the embellishments and covering the frame itself.

Supplies used -
10 Second Studio - metal sheets and tools
TH dies - tattered florals, tattered leaves, caged bird
TH Embossing folder - damask
Grungeboard letters - alphabet soup
PaperArtsy dies - grunge flower large and small
Marianne die - small flower
alcohol inks, fresco finish paint,
Distress Inks - spun sugar stormy sky, milled lavender, dusty concord, bundled sage
Distress Stains - spun sugar, weathered wood, peeled paint
Cosmic Shimmer - mallow blush
TH stamps - nature's moments, fairytale frenzy
Graphics Fairy download butterflies
TH paper stash - shabby vintage
Crafters Workshop mask - Mini Birds of a Featherr

Hardware - ideaology, chain and other bits from my collection
Texture paint, fabric

The flowers are made from the 10 second studio metal and I followed Lyn Brown's tutorial at Yours Artfully. (Next week my sister and I are going to one of her workshops at LBCrafts which is a frame with small canvases - sooooo looking forward to it.) The leaves have been die cut then run through an embossing folder, inked and also some paint lightly rubbed over.

Tim's bird cage was also made from metal and I stuck it to card to give it some strength. I added some alcohol inks and also used blender to take off some of the colour on the edges to give it a more shabby look. I made the butterflies by downloading the image from the Graphics Fairy, changing it to a ping file, extracting some of the colour and then printing it onto the pink paper from Tim's shabby vintage stash.  The bird is a TH stamp - this and the butterflies have been heat embossed. Originally I was going to add a mini canvas but that is ready now to use on another project. Instead I have added grungeboard letters painted with crackle paint and inked and added distress stickles over the top.

Have a fabulous Sunday, as predicted the weather is looking very good, so it's a BBQ in the garden with family and friends today. So see you later.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Other challenges to have fun with -
Sugar Creek Hollow - glitter, flowers, pearls (stickles for the glitter, metal flowers and a pearl added in the centre of the pink flower)
Bloggers challenge - Things with wings
Simply Create - Things with wings
Art Impressions - handmade flowers
CCEE Stampers - use pink
Ruby's Rainbow - Flowers
Cheerful Stamp Pad - Things with wings