Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time for Change
The new two-week challenge at Frilly and Funkie begins today and is called TIME AFTER TIME. Nancy is our hostess and wants us to make vintage or shabby chic projects that focus on time and clocks.
I hope you will share your projects with us to be in with a chance of winning a Guest DT spot at Frilly and Funkie or a $25 spending spree at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
Remember, to enter you must create a new project, link it using the linking tool and make sure you add a link in your post back to this challenge. You can combine our challenge with up to 10 challenges (including this one) to be in with a chance of winning.
I have been seeing a lot of art journals lately and decided it was something I might like to try but I thought before I tackled a journal page, I better find something I could use as a journal and then make it pretty.
I started with this sketch pad, removed the cover and altered it to the piece you see above. I started by giving it a couple of coats of Gesso. Then I sponge painted it with some acrylic craft paint but the colour was really bright and not a good match for the papers that I wanted to use with it so I then inked over the paint with some Victorian Velvet, Milled Lavender and Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
Next I added some torn papers from the Maja Autumn Basics paper pad using some Glue and Seal to adhere them and to coat them before I gave them a light coat of Gesso. I also added some bits of drywall tape.
The next step was to use some embossing paste to add some clocks and also some little dots. I used my Cameo to cut a large flourish from Grunge Paper and then cut it cut it in pieces and added it to the base after I sponged it with Milled Lavender Distress Ink.
Now it was time (no pun intended) to create the word art for the quote and frame it. I chose the quote because it referenced time but also because I thought it would make a great jumping off point for my journal since I have never kept a journal.
The frame was cut from light chipboard using my Cameo and the flourishes were cut from Grunge Paper, which cuts much easier than chipboard - it really cuts like butter. I added the flourishes to the frame and then gave it a coat of Gesso. Then I added some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and finally some Blood Orange Fresco Finish paint that I wiped off with a baby wipe.
The quote was added on top of a doily and a clock that I found on the internet. Another clock was added to the left of the framed quote. The third clock (at least a half clock) was cut from Grunge Paper and then I added Gesso to it and then Bundled Sage Distress Ink.
Next I added some strips of lace. I added some narrow satin ribbon and pearls to the lace on the top right. Next I cut a filigree ornament in half, covered them with Picket Fence Distress Stain (it takes a couple of coats with heat drying in between) and then clear embossed them before adding them to my cover.
The final step was to add the flowers. Two flowers were made from the Maja paper with a couple of punches and then I added some pearls as centres. The big flower is a flower from Recollections that I inked with some Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and added a big floral button for the centre. The little flower on the right is some crinoline cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die that I dyed with Milled Lavender Distress Ink and added a pearl for a centre. The big two-layered flower is a strip of fabric from my sewing cupboard, folded in half lengthwise and then gathered. It has been topped with some organza ribbon that was gathered and then I added a big pink button from my stash.
Now I need to tackle a journal page and while I don't when that will happen, I know exactly what I want to say in it so stay tuned.
I would like to enter this altered journal in the following challenges:
Inky Chicks - Use Some Lace
Top Tip Tuesday - Metal or Faux Metal
Through The Purple Hazel - Bingo (Flower(s), Sentiment/Greeting/Doily)
Love to Create - Bingo (Pink, Lace, Flowers)
Anything But A Card - Use Two or More Stencils (Clocks & Dots)
Rhedd's Creative Spirit - Altered Art Only
The following products used in the creation of this project came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique: