Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday Stampers - Song Sung Blue


I've had a good time lately just throwing things together :-))  Sometimes it does feels like that!!  and it's always exciting when it turns out great... some are only ok.  It's much better than planning for me because if I plan a project and try to stick to my plan, it's always a disaster... it just won't come out right.  I always try to check out Hels' blog Ink on My Fingers and she also runs a challenge called Sunday Stampers and I had seen this weeks theme and had thought... just maybe I could participate this week, maybe.  So yesterday I was just putzin' around wanting to make something and not feeling very inspired... there are a couple of things I SHOULD be working on but just couldn't seem to get there so I was sorting out some stuff as I'm still trying to get everything moved, cleaned and sorted into my new Studio area and I came across a piece of copy paper I had saved because I thought I might just wanna use it someday.  Quietfire Design sells some really nice white silk ribbon and you can use it white OR you can color it... oh ya!!!  If I color it with Distress Ink (which I like to do) I then run it inside a folded piece of copy paper through a cool little tool called a Ribbon Iron from Pebbles Inc.  This dries the ribbon nice and flat (I use the paper so I don't get extra color on the inside of the iron)... now if you want wrinkles, just wad it up and use your heat tool (forget the paper).  So this piece of paper I had found had lines of color on it from doing what I just explain and I'm pretty sure the color I had used was Faded Jeans.... and I immediately knew I wanted to use it just then.  I wadded up the paper a couple of times and layed it back out.. not too flat.. and gently ran tumbled glass Distress Ink over it with the blending foam catching the high spots.. not pushing hard enough for the low :-))  Stuck it to an atc blank and cut off the extra paper.  Now what to do... well, I did have that song popping into my head (Thanks, Hels) and Tim's tissue tape sitting right there so next went on a piece of the music tissue tape, then edged the whole piece with faded jeans ink.  Decided I felt like using a grungeboard heart and got one out... inked it with dusty concord, spritzed water on it so the whole top was wet, let it sit a couple of seconds and blotted it off... then I took the tumbled glass foam again and caught the high spots.... set it on the atc and thought "now what am I going to do"... looked up the lyrics for the song and found some I wanted to use, printed them out, cut them out, edged them with tumbled glass and added them to the heart.  Now what???  I looked at my music stamps and found an old Stampin' Up image and stamped it on the right like it was flowing from the heart.  Then decided to add a flower of some sort and chose Ideaology (good choice) I used two flowers plus the brad for the center.  To color the brad I heated the head, while hot I dipped it in Broken China Distress Embossing Powder, melted the powder and repeated 2 more times (love doing this!!)  To finish off the ATC I added black dots along the top and bottom using Enamel Accents.

4 comments:

2amscrapper said...

Wow! Lots of great techniques to take in--I enjoyed reading the details of your art process.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous ART Wanda, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper hun... do you still have that song in your head?? ROFL x

Lori said...

Really, really COOL! Don't you love it when it comes together like that? Bam, bam, bam. I know exactly how you feel... and it's very discouraging when it doesn't, lol. This is just great Wanda, love how you recycled that scrap!

craftytrog said...

This is really beautiful Wanda! Thanks for subscribing to my blog!
Alison x