Linda's Grungy Monday challenge, we were asked to use Ranger's Adirondack Colorwash sprays in our creations. I LOVE the Colorwashes, so I was thrilled! Our hostesses this week are Hels Sheridan and Kate Taylor - be sure and check out their blogs, they are both fantastic artists! In addition, this week we have a sponsor - Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium - who is offering a $20 gift certificate to one lucky participant - woo hoo! I'm also entering it into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Distress challenge, 'cause, let me tell you, there is a whole lotta distressin' goin' on here! ;-)
Tim Holtz's CHA project combining the Dress Form die and the Caged Bird die to make a Steampunk-y dress form, I have been dying to try it myself. I usually don't like to be a copycat, but this is such a cool idea! My dress form was created by adhering the new Craft Resist paper to chipboard and cutting it using my Vagabond (love that thing!). Side note: Did you know you can dilute Colorwash to make more subtle colors? I mixed Adirondack Meadow with water (about 50/50) in a Mini Mister bottle - I also added a little Perfect Pearls to give it some shimmer. It looks so good on the new resist paper!
Faux Tarnished Metal technique. On the bottom, I die cut two gears using the new Sizzix Mini Gears die and did the FTM on them too. The tag was colored using Vintage Photo Distress Stain (I also tinted my ribbon with it!). I adhered a torn piece of the new Distress Core'dinations paper that I'd embossed with Tim's Regal Flourishes embossing folder to the left side. I sanded the raised portion and then inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink. The background of the tag was stamped with one of the stamps from the new Haberdashery set.
The Inspiration Journal blog, we are having our first challenge! All you have to do is create a project using Idea-ology Fragments and upload it to your blog and leave a direct link on this IJ blog post. What might you win? A $50 gift certificate to the Inspiration Emporium store!!! What a prize! Seriously, you could get a lot of great stuff with that kind of dough!
Even though I am a bit 'Fragment-ally' challenged, I love the little embellishments I made. I created them by first stamping the needle label from the new Haberdashery stamp set onto cream cardstock using black ink. I adhered two small Fragments with Glossy Accents and then trimmed them when they were dry. To finish off my tag I made a little flower by cutting the small flower from the Tattered Florals die out of the new Kraft Glassine Paper. Oooh, that stuff is very cool! I stamped them with the same stamp I used on the background and adhered them to my tag, along with a little button.
Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm heading out of town to see my son graduate from Air Force basic training (so excited to see him after two months!!), so I may not be around to comment back right away, but I do appreciate your comments! Please make sure you visit Linda's blog and see all the fantastic artwork created for this challenge and PLEASE be sure and enter your artwork for the Inspiration Journal Fragment challenge!!