This being the first of the month, it's going to be a busy day here on my blog, so I am trying my best to keep my post short lol....
A Vintage Journey, which as you will know is a Tim Holtz inspired challenge blog. This being the month of May I chose Spring colours as my theme (with apologies to those of you who live in the Southern Hemisphere).
Tim has so many wonderful Spring colours in his Distress range, I chose to use Blues and Yellows mostly mixing them to create green and adding a touch of Rusty Hinge.
The colours I used were Tumbled Glass, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade and Mustard Seed. I also used tiny touches of Peacock Feathers. The Distress products I used were just the Distress Inks and the Rusty Hinge Distress Marker.
I decided to alter a small canvas, it's just a bit smaller than 5 x 7" and started to layer on some colour using my blending tools.. Next I added some stenciling and background stamping using the Blossom Layering stencil and the text stamp from the Papillion stamp set.
I was having so much fun that I totally forgot to take step by step photos, so I can only show you some little corners.
For the focal point of my canvas I used one of the flowers from the Flower Garden set and one of the butterflies from the Water Colour set.
I stamped them on smooth card, fussy cut them and then coloured them with Distress inks.
I layered them up over the honey comb die from the Mixed Media Thinlets dies, which I had cut from Kraft Card and adhered to the center of my Canvas with Ranger Matte Medium. I rubbed over this whole arrangement with Glue 'N Seal and when that had dried used my Rusty Hinge Distress Marker to add some shadow and make it all pop a bit more. Using the Glue'N Seal helps to blend the marker much easier.
The sentiment is from the Perspectives set, I stamped it on lightly gessoed book paper and then cut it apart so I could use it in two different places, and that is about it.
I hope you'll hop over to A Vintage Journey to see all the inspiration my talented teamies have created, and hopefully you'll decide to play along. You have a whole month now and of course there is a wonderful prize to be won donated by our sponsor Countryview Crafts.
Well, that's it for now, I'll be back later in the day with two further projects, so hopefully see you again, thanks so much for dropping by and have a great month!!