Hi There!! Happy Monday!! It’s time for a new challenge at our Lost Coast Portal to Creativity and I’m here today representing LCD Team Inspire with my project for Challenge #19–Board Game Pieces!! I have effectively cannibalized my Scrabble game to spell-out and add a little J-O-Y to my Christmas inspired creation today….
I’m loving this Reindeer Doll image from Carmen’s Veranda-I love how her left arm is out to hold anything you give her–Perfect for holding this message of JOY! I managed to take a few step-out photos while I was making this–let me show you what I did!!
I gathered some of the supplies together that I’m going to use to make this tag. I had that piece of stained & embossed stock in my stash, and it looks perfect for what I want to do. I did end up using Black Soot DP, instead of the Picket Fence DP pictured–the Picket Fence DP wouldn’t have given me the grunge factor I was looking for…
I stamped the Reindeer Doll image several times to fussy cut and piece together.
My stenciling got away from me a bit, but I’m not too worried–this is just the first layer that will mostly be covered anyways! I applied Black Soot DP with a finger dabber through the stencil and I ended up dabbing too hard, thus the bleeding of the paint, but there’s that grunge factor I was looking for 🙂
I ripped the embossed stock into pieces and did this preliminary placement with how I’ll position them….
I stained the tag with Barn Door DS and heat set.
I ran the tag through my sewing machine to add a stitched border….
….and I ran all of the ripped pieces of embossed stock through my sewing machine to add a stitched border to all of those pieces, too.
I spread Crackled Texture Paste onto the tag with a palette knife then pressed the ripped pieces of embossed stock into the wet paste and let air dry.
Here’s a close-up of some of those wonderful cracks!! I love using crackle mediums–they add so much to a project with so little effort!
While the crackle paste was drying, I was drilling holes through the Scrabble tiles.
I strung the tiles, with beads onto .45mm beading wire.
I made the messy bows out of seam binding that I stained with Barn Door DS and Pewter Perfect Pearls Mist.
I found a quote in TH’s Small Talk Stickers that I fussy cut into word bands, rubbed with Tea Dye DI and mounted onto black stock. I adhered them to the tag with matte Decou-Page and set between heavy books for just a few minutes to set into place. When dry, I outlined each word band with Hickory Smoke DI and my water brush.
I adhered Reindeer Doll into place with matte Decou-page, then outlined with watered down Hickory Smoke DP and my water brush, then I used my hot glue gun to secure the Scrabble ornament into place-Just the bow is secure, the tiles swing freely. I dabbed a bit of matte Decou-Page under Reindeer Doll’s feet and sprinkled white seed beads over the surface and finished with another messy bow tied to the top of the tag!
Thanks so much for joining me today!! I hope you’ve enjoyed my very first challenge inspiration piece that I’ve made as a new member of the LCD/CV DT!! Head on over to the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity to enter your stamped creations to our Board Game Pieces Challenge!! The link is open until December 20th @ 11:55pm PST and as long as your project contains stamping, you’re eligible!!
Until next time–Stay Artsy Fartsy!!
SUPPLIES I USED:
- Stamps: Reindeer Doll (Carmen’s Veranda)
- Scrabble Tiles; Bead Wire; Beads; Closed Jump Ring
- Jumbo Manila Tag; Mixed-Media Paper (Strathmore); Black Stock (Core’dinations); White Stock (PTI)
- Distress Inks, Stains, Markers & Paints (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Archival Inks (Ranger); Textured Crackle Paste (Wendy Vecchi); Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
- Flower Embossing Folder (Sizzix); Big Shot Machine (Sizzix); Sewing Machine (Kenmore); Palette Knife; Finger Knife (Fiskars); Water Brush
- Seam Binding; Seed Beads