It's Friday (and yes I know it's the 13th, but really I am not superstitious), so I am happy on this lovely Friday to show the first of two projects I am sharing today. To see my project for the Artistic Stamper, just click here .
This project I made for our latest challenge over at A Vintage Journey
As you may know by now, our challenge is sponsored by Countryview Crafts and there is a wonderful prize up for grabs, so we hope you'll play along. Who does not love all those wonderful winged creatures, and there are plenty of Tim Holtz products that will suite the theme.
I decided I wanted to make a file folder album and plan to use it for future Tim inspired projects. For this challenge I made the cover.
I started by making the central panel by layering two different pieces of........ you'll never guess: Tim Holtz packaging. My team mate Jenny from Pushing the Right Buttons has done a brilliant tutorial on how to make these really cool backgrounds, you can find the details here. I am the lucky owner of the card she used for this tutorial and fell in love with the technique. I made a brown and a greenish panel and played a bit further still with the technique with also adding some Espresso and Gold Mixative alcohol inks. I forgot to take step by step photos, so can only show you small corners of it:
The green panel, in real life it has some lovely gold flecks.The central bit was an extra strip. I stamped the 3 butterflies from the new Classics 17 set in black archival. I then used a bit of clear packaging and stamped the butterflies again. I cut out just the wings, heated them with my heat gun to shape them a bit and then glued them onto the original stamped butterflies. This packaging is not all that much different from Clearly For Art I don't think, and I love recycling, and let's face it, who does not love to save a few pennies.... I am sorry though that the photo is so bad, but the light kept reflecting off the wings...
The Feather is from a Spellbinder die set.
I adhered the panels with foam tape and then mounted it on a file folder, cut in half and covered with a piece of paper from the Wallflower paper stash
A Vintage Journey if you have not been yet, to see the amazing projects my teamies have created and if you decide to play along, don't forget to check out the traveling instructions!!
Thanks so much for visiting and see you next time!