Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Color Blue and a Little Metal

I like to cut the pockets off of old jeans ready to be thrown away and use them to make hangings.  I did some Christmas ones a couple years ago (and gave them away) and now I've done a summer one.  You could put flowers in it and hang it up or use them to give little gifts to people or.... whatever idea you come up with.  

The Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo group has switched to month long challenges giving people more of a chance to enter what with lives being so crazy busy.  The challenge for June is the color blue and metal and, of course, the standing requirement, to use at least one Studio 490 stamp.  The blue pocket made a perfect starting point for the challenge and actually with the metal rivets I've got that cover too, lol.  All the stamps and stencils I've used are Studio 490.  I first put the stripes along the bottom using the Studio 490 embossing paste, let it dry, put the stencil back on and added green Distress Paint.  Next I stenciled the flowers but I remembered how Wendy talked on her blog about coloring the paste using Distress Reinker, so that's what I did and it worked Great!!!!  I added dots on the flowers with a Sharpie paint marker. Stamped some little dots in the background with Distress white paint and then stenciled the circles with Distress Paint salty ocean.  I had a paper towel that was used to soak up extra Dylusions spray, glued some of it to a scrap of cardstock, let it dry, ran a Distress Paint dabber over it lightly to calm the color just a bit as it seemed to bright for the project and then stamped the saying with Archival jet black, cut it out and glued it on.  The butterfly is a Blossom Bucket piece.  Punched two holes with my Crop-a-dile, added the wire hanger, dyed a piece of ribbon and tied it on.  Then I thought I'd make a simple tag to put inside.  Started with a #8 manila, sprayed on some Dylusions, put some Distress Stain on my craft sheet and dipped, sponged Distress Ink around the edges, stenciled on the dots with Distress Paint, and stamped on the distressed stripes with Distress Paint. For the flower I put on the flower stencil, sponged embossing ink just through the flower, removed the stencil, poured on Distress Embossing Powder (mustard seed), heated it, put the stencil back on, inked the flower again with the embossing pad, removed the stencil and did another layer of embossing powder.  For the stem I just stenciled Archival Ink.  Added black lines around the flower.  Stamped the saying with jet black.  Added black and white doodling around the edge.  Doodled around some of the dots to make flowers.  Tied on left over colored ribbon from the pocket with wire and made a wire spiral for the center of the flower.  

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