Hello Kids & Happy Saturday! Yeah, I didn’t think I was going to be on my computer this weekend but, I keep finding all of these really cool challenge blogs and I just can’t help but give in to them! The latest challenge blog I’ve run into and looks right up my creative alley is the Vintage Stamping Challenge. Give the blog a look-see and maybe you’ll get challenged, too! Here’s my creation for their challenge #11-Wings & Things.
Supplies I Used:
- Stamps: Winged Things II (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous) , Goldfinch (Stacy’s Stamps) & Typography (Artistic Outpost)
- Natural Card Stock, Natural Packing Paper, Water-Color Paper
- Distress Inks & Markers, Distress Crackle Paint, Archival Ink, Staz-On Ink, Clear Embossing Powder
- 3D Dots, Double-Back Tape, Water-Brush,Air Art Tool, Ink Blending Tool, Big Shot Machine & Torn Notebook Die, Craft Sheet, Heat Tool
This image just makes me smile! I love its quirkiness and old-timey feel (I think it’s his mustache)!! Anyway–I wanted the winged gentleman to be the center of attention for this design and having him neatly nested against a single layer of re-used packing paper, gave me exactly what I wanted.
I folded my natural card base and inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI and an ink blending tool. I cut my piece of packing paper to size and ran it through the Big Shot machine with the Torn Notebook die by Tim Holtz/Sizzix. I inked the already crumpled paper all over and on its edges with the Walnut Stain, too and adhered it to the card with double-back tape. The Life is Good sentiment is from the Typography Plate from Artistic Outpost and I stamped that with Staz-On ink in Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder and my heat tool. The ink splatters in the background were achieved with my air art tool and the Distress Markers in Chipped Sapphire and Barn Door.
My winged friend and his nest were stamped on to water-color paper using Archival Ink in Jet Black. I used my heat tool to speed up the drying and started painting with Distress Markers in Tattered Rose, Mustard Seed, Peeled Paint, Tumbled Glass, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain & Tea Dye–I scribbled the markers onto my craft sheet and picked up the ink with my water brush. I was able to paint these images in really messy like, because the man & nest were getting fussy cut next….
There….my winged gentleman is settled so nicely into his little nest! I slipped him in the nest by cutting a slit big enough for his image to fit into and I adhered it all down with 3D Dots. OH–his crown! It’s DCP in Tarnished Brass, inked with Walnut Stain! How could I forget his crown??!
Well, there it is–a pretty simple card with BIG WOW! My hubbie just walked up to see what I was doing and he said–”Hey, that’s a really cool card!” If he says it’s cool…well then…..
Have a GREAT Saturday Everyone! I’ll be down in my dungeon today creating and designing more “Cool” stuff!!
Thanks for stopping by!! XOXO-S