Saturday, July 21, 2012
All About Sports
Since the summer Olympics starts on Friday, we decided to make the challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow this week ALL ABOUT SPORTS. We want you to make vintage, shabby chic or primitive cards featuring vintage sports.
If you were to ask me why I chose rowing, I would have to say that it is because I found these neat images and for no other reasons. I am not a sports person and hate exercising although I like to walk. My daughter was a competitive synchronized swimmer all through high school and competed at the national level finishing in the top 10 percent but finding vintage synchronized swimming images was impossible, other than a few of the actress Esther Williams.
I saw a challenge at Frilly and Funkie that calls for you to alter metal so I decided I would give it a try. The LIVE tag looked like this to begin with:
It was typical steel so I sanded it a bit, painted it white then sponged it with Weathered Wood and Milled Lavender Distress Inks. Then I sprayed it with adhesive but it didn't dry well so I chalked it and that got rid of the tacky feeling it had. It wasn't the most creative alteration but I like it.
I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie - Make My Metal Altered
Craft Room Challenge - Sports
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Images: The Finish by J.C. Leyendecker and How to Row (The Happy Rower)
Card Stock: Burnt Orange (Bazzill), Metallic (DCWV)
Paper: Provo Craft
Tools & Embellishments: Live Tag (gift), Vintage Photo, Weathered Wood & Milled Lavender Distress Inks (Ranger), White Craft Paint (Folk Art), Small Round Brad (Making Memories), Large Brad (Dollarama), Burlap (My Stash)