Sunday, April 10, 2011
This is a hangie thingie. I have more than I need of those cardboard easel frames from vintage photos. I cut this one up so if you turn it over you see the part with the hole to hang it by. I just happened to have the prefect size for the book page that Redlead Paperworks sent me from one of the Art Sisters Swaps. I had to use the page because it fit my theme perfectly.
I started with the Grungy Monday requirements, using my favorite stamp, Tim's Umbrella Man. I couldn't wait to use this stamp since Micupoftea's challenge required an umbrella. I used many distress inks to create the feel of April showers passing through the garden. I crackle painted a little wood fence and then decorated it with grungepaper flowers and a butterfly, all Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps. I needed 3 flowers which I stamped with Wendy's corner dot stamp that I also used in the top left corner. The butterfly is perfectly pearled. The blue flowers also are coated with Rock Candy stickles to make them look wet from the rain. I threw in some Maya Road gem flowers as well. The layered pink flower is from another Wendy stamp set. Back to Tim Holtz, I added the April calendar and word SPRING from his salvage stickers packet. I found a very old scrap of rubons so I used them along the bottom and behind the left fence. The trim is Websters Pages (my version of grass). My two new favorite products are the turquoise Stickles (that I used in the corner) and Claudine's Multi Medium in matte.
Micupoftea's April Showers challenge in the Voila! Ink group at Bella Creations. We're to use an umbrella, spring colors, and ink or stamping.
Jeanette's So Artful Challenge: April Showers Bring May Flowers
Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 Grungy Monday challenge based on Tim Holtz' techniques. This week were taking a trip to Ranger Industries to learn how to use distress ink with multi-medium. And of course the tag also gets posted at All Things Tim Yahoo group.
Vicki Romaine's travel/destination challenge #15 at The Cheerful Stamp Pad
Simon Says Stamps and Show --Anything But a Card
Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group: Making Art Challenge #8: a hanging using three or more grungepaper flowers and a perfectly pearled grungepaper object.
And I want to send a second entry over to My Shabby Tearoom for this week's spring color challenge. (see my tag in the post below as the first entry) Yup, I almost forgot, since I'd already entered once!
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