Happy Wednesday Everyone! You know that saying–Better Late Than Never? Well, this is my better late than never card share for Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of 2013 -September Tag challenge.
Supplies I Used:
- Stamp: Winged Things II (Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous)
- Stencils: Luscious Leaves & Dotted Flowers (Dylusions Stencils)
- Distress Stains, Inks, Markers & Paint (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Ink (Ranger), White Gesso
- Manilla Stock, Black Stock, Double-Back Tape, Ink Blending Tool, Heat Tool
- Chit Chat Stickers & Trinket Pin (Tim Holtz/Idea-ology), Seam Binding
It just ended up being one of those months for me where I didn’t seem to get anything fully accomplished (on time)—pulled in many different directions at once and just overall discombobulated (isn’t that a great word–one of my favs). But, underneath all of the chaos, I did manage to find some peace in creating this card with some words of inspiration – For Us All.
Although I don’t have the exact same goodies that Tim showcased with his September Tag, I was still able to embrace the techniques and improvise with the supplies I do have. That’s what it’s all about anyway–Use what you got and see what happens!
I used both designs of the Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil with white gesso and Picket Fence Distress Paint for my first layer of the background. I sped up the drying with my heat tool then spritzed with water and directly applied Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean & Peeled Paint Distress Stains and let bleed into each other then dried with my heat tool.
With all of the fun stenciling going on, I wanted to have a main focal image that wouldn’t get lost, yet stand out and invoke the meaning of the sentiment. I chose my favorite winged gent from Winged Things II and stamped him with Jet Black Archival.
With my winged man in place, I finished with the Luscious Leaves stencil and Vintage Photo & Mowed Lawn DI’s. Then I used the Dotted Flowers stencil with Black Soot DI to add the polka dots. I distressed the edges and inked with Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DI’s and my ink blending tool.
I used seam binding for my ribbon and treated with Salty Ocean & Peeled Paint DS’s. I crinkled it a bit while I was drying it, then I taped it down and used my Dotted Flowers stencil and Vintage Photo DI to add the dots. Very cool effect, indeed! I added a touch of Picket Fence DP to my trinket pin and pushed through the knot of the ribbon.
I did mess up the outlining on the first word -live- and you can see where I got a little too carried away with the smudging! I got it under control with the next two Chit Chat words and even used a little bit of the Picket Fence DM to add a little white shadow, too.
It’s been really fun experimenting with the techniques Tim showed us last month and I’m so looking forward to getting all of Tim’s new stencils and really going to town!! I’m loving the depth the layered stencils add–Very Artsy Fartsy!! LOVE IT!!
Happy Wednesday!! Thank you for stopping by and remember to Live Dreams Everyday! You never know how Artsy Fartsy they may take you! XOXO-Shari