Saturday, January 23, 2010

Studio 490 Projects

I made both of these projects last month. This first one I did right after Christmas with some new Studio 490 stamps I got for Christmas. The base is a page from a Maya Road Chipboard book. I used Distress Inks and black Archival Ink. The background is colored with broken china and stamped with brushed corduroy. Stamped the floral border image along the bottom with black and then the larger flower image on the left side also with black. The flowers are stamped on grungepaper, cut out, colored with fired brick and spiced marmalade and the speckled background stamped onto the larger flowers in black. Flowers layered and an Ideology snap attached to the centers. I decided the large stem and leaves weren't separated from the border image enough and so went over them with black Glaze pen to darken them. The Maya Road chipboard frame was colored with brushed corduroy and also stamped with the speckle image. The quote is stamped onto white cardstock, sponged with broken china, and attached behind the frame. Black dots added around edges with Glaze pen. Ideology chain and mini paperclips for the hanger.

This second project was done for the Christmas Mod Challenge on the EverythingWendyVecchi Yahoo group. The challenge was to use Studio 490 stamps to make a Christmas project without actually using a Christmas stamp. Again I started with Maya Road Chipboard. The houses are Maya Road chipboard minis. The background is colored with Distress Ink broken china, flicked with water and the droplets blotted up with a paper towel. Alpha background stamped with broken china. Lightly pressed white paint dabber over bottom area of background. The "large snowflakes" - actually a Studio 490 flower image - were stamped with white paint dabber and then filled in with picket fence Distress Stickles... added dots of picket fence stickles between the large snowflakes. Houses colored and stamped with distress inks. Picket fence stickles added along roof and on window sills to simulate snow. "Home For Christmas" was computer generated, colored with distress ink, cut out, added behind Ideology filmstrip ribbon and attached to the chipboard using the Ideology mini attacher. Quote stamped on white cardstock, tore out, colored with distress ink and added as shown. Pine branches punched from green cardstock, pressed lightly with white paint dabber and attached as shown. Ribbon for the hanger.


Elaine A said...

Wanda -

I love both these projects. Love the snaps as flower centers. And I really like what you did with the film strip ribbon. Great idea!

Elaine Allen

Jodi said...

Where DO you come up with these ideas -- these are both wonderful projects...!