Happy Thursday!! Happy April!! Thanks for visiting with me today! I’ve got a card to share that I made for 3 different challenge blogs! WOWIE!! Making one card for 3 challenges was a challenge in itself for me!! Let’s see what I came up with!
One of the challenges that I’m entering this card into is at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers blog. Although this card has no snark factor-this time, it does have a Fancy Fold-The theme for their latest challenge. Frilly & Funkie has a challenge entitled Time After Time–create with the theme of time and/or clocks–I was all over that! And at A Vintage Journey – a Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog, the theme is Say it with Words….
….to stay with the theme of ‘time’ for F&F and have a fantastic quote or statement for AVJ, I found a quote from the Chalkboard Wisdom plate that was perfect for both challenges.
This was a project that evolved by the seat of my pants with lots of inspiration from the techniques I learned in both Creative Chemistry online courses taught by Tim Holtz.
I started by bi-folding a piece of paper stash kraft resist stock (that’s my fancy-fold) and giving both sides a white washing with Picket Fence DS.
I applied a couple of lengths of tissue tape over the folds….
…and stenciled with Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain DI’s over the clockwork stencil.
This is the background for the front and back of my card.
I inked the inside of my card with Chipped Sapphire, Victorian Velvet, Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo DI’s and my ink blending tools. I then gave it a spritz and flick of water. With the base layer of Picket Fence DS, the water stains are white and really pop through.
I used Black Soot DI to stencil some random letters from the schoolhouse stencil on the inside.
I also used Walnut Stain DI with the stencil.
This is the 1st frame with vintage photo/black soot di’s….
…this is the frame I inked with vintage photo/walnut stain di’s.
When I stamped this frame from Chalk It Up, I originally used Vintage Photo & Black Soot DI’s, but I didn’t like it for this project. I re-stamped the frame with Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI’s and liked the color effect much better. I pressed the stamp pads directly onto my rubber stamp, then stamped the image on a piece of manila stock. I fussy cut the image with my finger knife and inked the edges with Walnut Stain DI.
Crackle Texture Paste when it’s wet….
…and when it’s dry. Sooo Cool!
The crackle texture paste is a really neat product. So much like cracked, worn paint–Speaking of paint….
I rubbed Gathered Twigs DP over the crackled texture with my finger, then inked over the entire frame with Walnut Stain DI and my ink blending tool.
I stamped the quote from the Chalkboard Wisdom plate on kraft glassine with jet black archival ink. I planned on using these words throughout the entire card, so I made sure I stamped it plenty of times to be able to fussy cut exactly what I wanted.
Overall, this card challenged me on almost every level. I normally don’t make cards with much of anything on the inside, except a simple stamped sentiment or quote. For this card, my sentiment on the inside is also a focal point.
Oh, excuse me–Are you doing something?
Oh, excuse the kitty interruption. This actually happens a lot with both of my cats–this one is Daisy. I was quick enough this time to click a picture of her before she went off to chew on something/anything/everything….
As I mentioned earlier, this project had me flying by the seat of my pants and I ended up forgetting to take pictures of the assemblage of the entire front of this card. So, here is the front of my fancy fold card, not quite finished just yet…
I cannibalize unfinished projects all the time. For this design, I’m using a rusted fussy cut watch image from a barely started tag and a piece of dry embossed aluminum sheet that I had been experimenting with.
The rusty watch is fussy cut out of the pocket watch image from The Outpost plate from AO. I had plans to use it on a tag, but this card needed it more! The watch face was also meant for another project that I just didn’t get around to…I had been experimenting with a roll of aluminum sheeting and dry embossed this small piece months ago. For this card, I industrialized it by dabbing Black Soot DP on it, let it sit a few seconds, then gently wiped away the excess. I glued it to the back of the watch face with matte multi-medium.
All of the words are from the fussy cut kraft glassine. I adhered them down with matte multi-medium and outlined them all with Picket Fence & Walnut Stain DM’s. I then swiped over the outlines with my water brush to soften the lines a bit and let the colors work with each other.
I used time and clock related Words, Numbers and Elements Remnant Rub-On’s and randomly stamped the clock face with Black Soot DI. Of course I can’t forget the splattering!! I used Black Soot DP and my splatter brush to give the entire front of the card a nice speckling! Gosh, I love that splatter brush!!
The glassine words on the inside flaps of the card also got outlined with dm’s.
And this is a gear that I was experimenting with–I covered the entire gear with dimensional magic and let it dry. Then I applied a layer of Clear Rock Candy DCP and let that dry. Then I inked the crackle with Wild Honey DS and Walnut Stain DI. Eh–just something kind of shiny to have on the inside of the card 🙂
It’s hard to see, but, I made my own little, round, sticky closer thingies, so that the watch will keep the other flap closed.
I have to say that this could be my first ‘fancy-fold’ card! But even this isn’t all that fancy!
I might have to admit that this could be the first time I’m submitting one card to multiple challenges, too! Sending this card over to 3 different challenges is a big hurdle for me–I usually only make one card for one challenge. For me, being able to meld 3 different challenge themes into one design–that’s a minor goal accomplishment within the bigger goals I set for myself!
This quote holds more meaning for me now, than ever before in my life. It is the simple things in life that are the most important, and Laughter, Imagination and Dreams are just some of those simpler things that I hold very close to my heart. I love to Laugh, my Imagination keeps me young, and my Dreams-whether fulfilled or not–are Forever.
Thank you for joining me today and sharing in another one of my (small) goals being met! Now, hop over to the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers, A Vintage Journey, and Frilly & Funkie and join in on the challenge fun! You never know what kind of Artsy Fartsy you may be inspired to create!! XOXO-Shari
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