Hello to you and welcome back!
It's the 5th project in a set of 6 for our little group, Technicolor Trio of Tempting Treats and here is my make for this week's project.
The elements for this challenge are the following:
1.) Triptych ( a set of 3 intended to be appreciated with one another)
2.) Drips and Drops to make a design
4.) Configuration of frames in any design or layout
Many of these items come from very special bloggers who have sent me care packages and I couldn't wait to create with them.
The clock you see here arrived in the mail yesterday from Mitra!! The stamp in the bottom left, that came from Sue over a year ago. It's one of my favorite background stamps.
I had to create a triptych design so I removed the clock face and stamped in Versamark this butterfly and then clear embossed with powder.
Distress Inks were then applied in Mustard Seed, Wild Honey and Broken China and then cut to separate to simulate the triptych style.
I used my very old square punch to create a square of cardstock that would be my template to trace on some cork rings I found in a thrift store.
Cutting out the cork into four pieces and then covering them with burlap, crinoline, sheet music and newspaper, I now had the backgrounds for the inchies.
Another wonderful bloggy friend of mine, Lisa (L1) just sent me these Glass Beads that you can mix with paints and WOW...so much fun!
Anyone recognize my little mixing cup and brush?
Yep, it's the cup from Nice n' Easy Touch Up for gray hair. LOVE the cup, had to recycle that!
Okay, so here's the glass beads painted on with Bundled Sage and in the background you'll see that I'm getting ready to spritz color to make a faux patina base.
I spritzed with Melted Chocolate, Fresh Lime and later on decided to add Vibrant Turqouise in Dylusions Ink Spray.
Once the colors were done running, I heated them with a heat tool and watched as the bubbles and more texture arrived.
The green, blue and brown are the colors to use for creating a patina, but now I needed to subdue the color and let the Bundled Sage take over again.
Another close up showing the colors as they drip and glide over the glass bead and gesso base.
Here I've started adding back over the top a mixture of Bundled Sage, Antique Linen and Picket Fence Distress Paints.
Next phase is to add more frames.
I cut out two paper frames on my Cameo and then glued them to actual metal frames that were then glued to the sides of the clock; which I also used as a frame, of sorts....
The addition of Shabby Blue Opaque Frantage was added for the golden hue of the patina and I'd love to thank Sandy for that as well!!!
I couldn't resist using this measuring tape ribbon and that had a school time, childlike feel to it, so I went with the idea that from childhood, one's dreams are created. There should always be time for cultivating those dreams and for keeping a playful attitude in everything we do.
So, I needed little inchies and these children from Ignacio at Nicecrane Designs gave me the perfect little images.
These are called Amazing Cute Kiddies II; which will be arriving in his store shortly!
Here is the right frame with butterflies from Ignacio's set called Colorful Spring Butterflies 3
The center theme with Play
And the left frame with Dream and more butterflies.
And there you have it,
Dream, Play, Laugh...
wonderful words to live by
I had such a blast making this and I can't wait to see what Onion and Mitza Pitza have up their sleeves. Please pop over and take a looksie too!
OH, one last thing.
Two weekends ago I found a cool idea on Pinterest and my husband was completely on board!
Items necessary for the task, Frog Tape, Washi tape, and concrete paint.
Our front porch thanks to crafting supplies and paint...WOO HOO!
Thanks so much for your visit. I truly appreciate your time and comments.
Hugs n' Happy Crafting,