Monday, December 13, 2010

Black and Vintage ATC Swap

Hey Crafters and Bloggers!

The theme for the November ATC swap I was in at the ScrapShack was "Black and Vintage."  We had to create an ATC using black, such as black paper, black buttons, black lace... and yes, black images. We also had to incorporate "vintage" into the design.  We had to use an image that was old style, b&w.  Then we also had to use one color on our Black and white vintage ATCs. are my Black and Vintage ATCs! The one that is all copper was the image transfer technique that I wanted to do for all of them...but from 2 failed batches, only one transfer came out properly so I abandoned the idea...for now.. I WILL find a way to master that technique!


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Vintage "V"

Evening Friends!

Last Saturday I went to my friend Kathy's B-Day Crop. At her crop, she had a make and take challenge for us to do!

We each received a chipboard letter of our first name and we had to decorate it using distressing, ribbon or lace, embossing, flowers and a button. I did my letter "V" vintage and used some of the baby prima roses that I made on them.Oh I MADE those mini roses from a tutorial that Kathy from Paper Phenomenon did on making knockoff baby Prima roses...IT LOVE making them! I have a bunch in a jar...well so much a bunch cause I RAKed a lot of them away...but LOVE making them and they were perfect for my V..I just distressed them some more to make them more vintage. I followed all the rules except using a button. There was no button appropriate for the vintage theme I wanted to create.

I inked white strands of pearls to make them vintage and added them to my V. The tag reads V Forever or Forever V... I aged it by crumpling it in a small ball then opening it up and inking with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink...then I misted it with water from my mini mister...let it dry and then misted it again with gold Glimmer Mist. I painted the edges of the "V" with gold metallic acrylic paint by Folk Art (I believe). The paper is from K & Company (I can't remember what paper pad).

I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it turned out! It now is displayed proudly in my scrap space.

Thanks for looking!