Sunday, June 23, 2013
Be an original ~ Eclectic Ellapu Challenge
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not much of a cook. My husband does all of the cooking in this family. However, I am able to follow a recipe...especially a challenge recipe :D That's what Andria wants us to do for this week's Purple challenge at Eclectic Ellapu. The recipe has the following ingredients: 1 stamped or digi image + 2 embellies + 3 papers + 2 diecuts. That I can do!!
I started with a 3.5 x 4.25" block of wood left over from our recent reno project that is just shy of 1.5" thick. The sides were covered in Rusty Hinge Distress Stain and the top had a ledger type paper from MME's Reunion pad adhered with gel medium and then trimmed to fit the block. The TCW hexagon stencil was used with Rusty Hinge Distress ink to create a pattern over the paper. A second patterned paper from the same collection was die cut with a die from Spellbinders Office Supplies set to create the torn notebook edged rectangle. A third paper was die cut with an MFT large scallop die and adhered over the second paper. Once they were glued to the wood block, a small ink blot stamp from Hampton Arts was randomly applied to all papers.
The digital image is from Deidre Mosher as is the sentiment. Both were coloured with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut. Olive's glasses and the O of original were coated with Glossy accents to create dimension and shine. Flat pearls were placed in the three corners of the frame, on the hat ornament, and on the center of a punched flower which was added to her hat decoration. The edges of the frame were inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and the image was matted on black cardstock before being popped up on foam tape.
To complete this project, the sentiment was matted with black cardstock and popped up on foam dots. Black cord, my second type of embellie, was criss-crossed below the image and tied in the back. Faux stitching was placed around the edges of the block which was then outlined with a black Big Brush pen to create definition.
Just a fun and quick little project which manages to follow the recipe...just don't tell my husband. He might expect me to do that in the kitchen and that would seriously cut into my play time. Thanks for stopping by today. If you get a chance, pop by the Eclectic Ellapu blog to see how the rest of the Purple Team spun this recipe. I hope you feel inspired to play along.
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Allsorts Challenge ~ Weeh 212 Outside the box (wood remnant from house reno)
Seemacrafts ~ June Challenge Mixed Media
Stampin' for the weekend ~ Anything Goes
Stamping Dragon Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Life is good; so is art.