Over at Simon Says Stamp And Show this week their challenge is 'Layered'. This was one of those projects that started well and then I hit the wall so to speak before figuring out how to finish it off.
I started by getting a piece of chip board cut 10''x10''.The base layers are a mix of techniques I picked up from Andy Skinner. The torn paper was a sheet of different vintage adds, I coloured this up by applying distress inks to my craft mat,misting with lots of water and laying the paper face down into it. I then dried it with an Iron and tore it to shape to layer on top of the other two finishes. I wanted to get the effect of a bit of wall that had been covered over with different finishes over the years and was being torn back now.
The heart was next. It was a plain wooden heart , i coloured it with fired brick distress stain and covered it with red embossing powders and then a couple of layers of UTEE, added some vintage photo re inker to give it the dark spots and texture. It was finished off with a Tim tag, The wings are a die cut from Sizzix, I coloured them with distress ink pads and embossed them with a texture folder and finished distressing them with vintage photo.
The 33 c sticker was added to a bit of a cardboard box to give it depth and distressed. I added the key to the top off this as well.
Finally I needed some words, I printed them off onto card stock, aged them up and stuck them down with foam pads to raise them off of the wood base.
I have tried to go for a piece that has several layers and is quite 3D.
This was quite a challenge, the back ground came together really quick and I really like it, I was then stuck for a couple of days trying to figure out how to use the heart.Hopefuly this works.
Thanks for sticking with the reading, a lot of bumf again. sorry.
I will also be entering this into My Mums Craft Shop Challenge where the challenge is No cards allowed.
and at That Craft Place where the challenge is Anything goes.
I am also going to enter it into the Sir Stampalot challenge where the challenge is Whats your crafty passion.
This piece is the sort of thing I really like to make, A shabby/vintage look in mixed media, I love to use texture and depth as well.