Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Count Me In

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I'm back, filling in over at Frilly and Funkie.  It's always great when they ask me to fill in, not that it is good when a design team member is out of commission, but I always seem to need a reason to make art these days!

This fortnight's challenge is "Count Me In".  Our amazing DT leader Jenny Marples is our host this time and she reminds us that "numbers are a huge part of our everyday lives so it is no surprise they are also often included in our creative ones too.  For this challenge you need to use your choice of numbers to add that special 'sum-thing' to your vintage or shabby chic project. Make them count as part of the design, not just a last minute addition!"

For my sample I used the new Tim Holtz Distress Oxide pads.  I created a base using a jumbo manila tag that we sell at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I did a smoosh and swish AKA Wrinkle Free Distress technique with the Worn Lipstick pad, then dried it with my heat tool.  Once dry, randomly stenciled on leaves using Tim Holtz's Roses (THS075) Layering Stencil and Peeled Paint Oxide Ink.

Next a focal image was stamped using the Wendy Vecchi Stamp It-Stencil It Orange Blossom Collage and Wendy's Potting Soil Archival Ink.  I stamped it a second time and used the accompanying stencil to sponge on Worn Lipstick and Peeled Paint Oxide Ink with a Mini Ink Blending Tool.  Before adhering the fussy cut second layer of the orange blossom, I used Tim Holtz's Measured Layering Stencil to lay down a layer of the new Ranger Opaque Crackle Texture Paste.  This created my numbers element to meet the challenge qualifications.

I absolutely love the Worn Lipstick Distress Oxide color.  What a pretty pink it is.  And I have always loved a pink and green combination so this worked out great for me.  Next I cut a bunch of flower layers and leaf layers using the new Small Tattered Florals Thinlits Die Set.  I cut them from white card stock.  The leaves were colored with the same smoosh and swish technique using  Peeled Paint Oxide Ink Pad and the flowers were colored wih Scattered Straw distress ink.  They were dried with my heat tool and then edged with Vintage Photo DI.

How about those awesome branches?  They were also cut with the same Thinlits die set from white card stock.  Vintage Photo DI was sponged on after they were cut and then they were coated with the new Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Enamel Accents.  This was my first experience using Enamel Accents but it won't be my last!  I loved using them.  So fun and they dried really fast.  The flower centers were done with Liquid Pearls Rose Gold.  I meant to bring home Sunflower Enamel Accents from the shop but forgot.  Lucky I had the Rose Gold Liquid Pearls at home to use!

I cut a little tag and stained it with Peeled Paint Oxide ink and stamped a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's Blooming Art with Potting Soil archival ink.  For good measure, I added a few numbers using Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs.  It was affixed with an Idea-ology Ring Fastener and to add a little frilly, I tied on a scrap of seam binding dyed with Worn Lipstick Oxide ink.  To finish it all off, I sent a little dotty with Wendy Vecchi's Leaf Green Enamel Accents.  Love the whimsey they add!

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.  I hope you will decide to play along with us.  You can find all the challenge requirements on the Frilly and Funke post here.

These products were used t create this above project.  They are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique where Tim Holtz, Wendy Vecchi and most other name brand products are always 20% below MSRP.

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