Wednesday, June 24, 2015

TCC38 Mixed Media - Weathered Daisies :-)

Hi Stampers!!

It’s time for the new Card Concept #38 Inspiration Photo Challenge!  I love all of the texture from the peeling paint on the chair along with the cheerful daisies and used that as my inspiration for my Mixed Media card.  

This scene reminds me of the summers that we would spend in rural New York State with my grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins...there were so many gorgeous older buildings with weathered wood- an artist's dream :-)

I combined our Card Concept challenge with the Splitcoaststampers’ WT536 “Get A Little Grungy” Challenge (see details here and gallery here).

The Card Concept is a bi-weekly challenge that has an inspiration photo along with a number of design styles that you can choose from to create your card- Clean and Simple, Clean and Graphic, Clean and Layered, Shabby Chic, Freestyle Collage, Classy and Elegant and Mixed Media.   

Hope you can find some time to gather your supplies together and come join in on the fun!! 

To create this card:

On a retired piece of Newsprint Designer Series Paper (DSP), apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain to give the appearance of white washed paint.

Add a bit of Ranger® Tim Holtz® Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters Distress Stain to build up layers (using a Heat Tool to dry between layers of ink).

Once you have the background the desired color, randomly apply Judikins MicroGlaze™ to the areas that you would like to “weather”.

Use a spatula or old credit card to add Studio 490® Wendi Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste and carefully dry with the Heat Tool.

Once dried, use a paper towel to gently rub some of the crackle paste and background color away (to mimic the peeling paint).  It is a bit difficult to see in the photo but the background definitely has cracks and looks like it has peeled :-)

Once you have achieved the desired effect, use a foam brush to apply Mod Podge® to seal the surface.

Using Stāz-On® Stone Gray Ink, ink and s
Trying to show the crackle, can you see it?
tamp the Musical Score (retired background stamp) onto random areas of the background.
Use the Distressing Tool to distress the edges and mount the panel onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock (also distressed with the Distressing Tool).

Mount the entire background panel onto a 5 ½”square Whisper White card base.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Daisies Flowers #2 Bigz™ Die to cut out two sets of daisies from Whisper White cardstock.

Use a foam brush to apply Gesso to the daisies and once dry, assemble the flowers and had the Daffodil Delight button centers (with a piece of DSP as the “thread”).

Create the leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock with the Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and adhere the leaves along with the large daisy to the card front.

Cut a 1” strip from the Newsprint DSP, apply Ranger® Tim Holtz® Picket Fence Distress Stain and allow to dry.

Adhere ½ of a White Tea Lace  Doily (distressed  with Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink) to the card front on  an angle, cover the doily edge with the Newsprint DSP strip and tuck a few of the daisy petals behind the strip.

Add the remaining daisy and leaves along with Pearls in the corners.
Ink the sentiment using Stāz-On® Jet Black Ink and stamp onto Whisper White cardstock.

Create the banner points with the Hexagon Punch and add a bit of Ranger® Tim Holtz® Old Paper Distress Ink to “antique” the paper.

Mount the sentiment to the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Bloom with Hope (retired hostess), Musical Score (retired background)

Ink: Stāz-On® Jet Black, Ranger® Tim Holtz®  Distress Stains- Picket Fence, Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters; Ranger® Tim Holtz®  Distress Ink- Old Paper

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Wild Wasabi, retired Newsprint DSP

Accessories: Big Shot™, Daisies Flowers #2 Bigz™ Die, Gesso®, Mod Podge®, Judikins Microglaze™, Studio 490® Wendi Vecchi® Crackled Texture Paste, Heat Tool, Distressing Tool, Hexagon Punch, MS Leaf Punch, Sponge Dauber, White Tea Lace Doily, Pearls, retired Daffodil Delight buttons

Thanks again for stopping by- I hope you have a fantastic week and come play along with us at The Card Concept!


sandie said...

What a great idea to combine grunge with the floral, love the touch of elegance with the background, fab take on our photo x

laurie said...

Love your daisies! Great design, you always have such fun ideas!

Sheri Gilson said...

Fabulous mixed media project, Julie! Love the daisies!

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh my!! This is fabulous.. stunning.. absolutely GORGEOUS!! What a bright and wonderful creation.

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