Monday, November 22, 2010

A Vintage Christmas Rose

Welcome to my weekly post for Simon Says Stamp and Show.  So happy you have stopped by this week to see my  most recent project.  I hope you are not disappointed with the results of my effort this week - LOL.  I can't decide if I like it or if it is just a total mess.  You know, sometimes an idea that seems good at the start just doesn't end up that way :).  Our challenge to you this week is to show us your distress inks.  Honestly, I just couldn't come up with an idea to highlight distress inks.  I use them on just about every project I do, but mostly in a subtle way to achieve an effect, not really highlighted.  Plus I have been lights-out busy and working gobs of overtime so  I was late getting started and hadn't really been noodling ideas all week like I usually do.  So Saturday rolls around and I'm still working overtime and wondering what in heck to make.  I got home and searched through my craft room and came up with a Dollar Store frame and decided to alter it.  I really would have liked to use crackle paint on the frame, but that darn stuff takes 3 days to dry.  I decided to make the frame embossed metal.  I glued aluminum foil to cardstock and then ran it through an embossing plate.  I used a variety of alcohol inks on it starting with Cranberry.  It was too bright so I toned it down by dripping Ginger alcohol ink around the edges.  Still didn't please me so I added some of the gold mixative to Ginger alcohol ink and alcohol blending solution in a mini mister and sprayed it all around the frame.  At that point, I still wasn't sure about it, but decided it was time to move on - LOL.  

The corrugated cardboard backing was misted with my homemade glimmer mist of Vintage Photo ink, water and a scoop of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls (am totally hooked on that stuff), then slathered with Tattered Rose crackle paint.   Fired Brick DI with a touch of Vintage Photo DI was used to saturate the paper for the handmade flowers which were cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die. Pine Needles DI was used for the GrungeBoard flourish.  The snowflakes were cut with the Spellbinders Snowflake die, stenciled with Vintage Photo DI then dabbed with Antique Linen Distress Stickles. Other Tim Holtz products used were Tissue Tape, a Hitch Fastener and a Swival Clasp.  

That's it for me this week.  So happy you took the time to stop by.  Let me know if you have any questions on technique or materials that I didn't cover.  Be sure to stop by Simon Says Stamp and Show...Your Distress Inks this week.  I'd love to see what you can do with distress inks!  Here is the rest of the team.  I'm sure they would love it if you visited them and left them some love!

♥Linda Elbourne, DT Coordinator - A Crafting Journey
♥ Dan - My Crafty Life
♥ Lynne Forsythe - The Next Best Thing
♥ Nancy Crissinger - What's Next???
♥ Nancy Wethington - Art From the Heart
♥ Terry Weitsma-Girbes - Terry's Cards & Creativity
♥ Katie Davis - Chantilly Rose
♥ Kim Costello - Paperbabe
Blessings & hugs,


Scrumplescrunch said...

Hi Linda
This card is stunning and not a mess at all. I really really like how you have placed all your elements together.
Smiles :)

Sian said...

Stunning creation, gorgeous colours and love all the different textures, very touchy feely.

sallysbitz2 said...

Great Vintage looking card, love all the elements you have added, it certainly does not look a mess xx

Lori said...

I love it! There are lots of layers, but the image is still the focal point! The flowers are gorgeous! Another fab project!

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Simply stunning work, Linda! I just all that is going on in this piece, and the corrugated board is awesome!

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Netty said...

Oh wow Linda its gorgeous. Annette x

ellepaulette said...

So very lovely!!

Suzana said...

How many wonderful details! I really like it!

Jen said...

Beautiful project! Like all the textures!

HappyCrafter said...

I think it looks very neat! It will be a nice decoration for the holidays. Great idea to adhere foil to cardstock and then emboss, will be trying this!

Annika said...

Gosh, you seem to have every single thing TH ever came up with :o Lets swap craft rooms!!! lol
I like the altered frame, I think it's the texture that does it for me, besides, I am real keen on corrugated cardboard!!

marsha said...

Oh Linda, this is just breathtakingly beautiful! Love all the texture - dynamic colors and just so many elements! WOW!
Hugs, Marsha

Isabelle Norris said...

oh wow!!! this is stunning!

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