Happy Wednesday, all! Would you believe 99% of the products on this desk are for making one little card?
It can be a bit much for us crafters, but if you’re Tim Holtz and Ranger, it’s nothing less than brilliant marketing. 🙂
The result of this messy desk is my card based on Tim’s February 2014 tag.
I was determined not to spend more than an hour, but it probably took closer to an hour 20 mins. It came together this quickly because I just grabbed the closest thing that would kinda work for the technique and refused to agonize over any one step.
Yes, his layering stencils are cool, but I don’t have any so I used a brass stencil. I needed sponge daubers to get into some of the small areas rather than shred my ink applicators, and it worked out well. The clear embossing over the distress inking makes the colors much more vivid.
I’d tried his chalking technique before, but didn’t care for it, so I just silver embossed the sentiment.
A clear embossed background stamp on the kraft card base gives some interest.
I only own one Distress Glitter, Pumice Stone, and I bought only that neutral color for a reason, so I could color it with any color alcohol inks I need. In this case the glitters for the flowers were colored with Purple Twilight and Wild Plum alcohol inks. Just two drops in about a teaspoon of the glitter made these soft colors. Need more brilliant colors? Add more ink! (If you try this don’t get worried if when you first stir it looks like a clumpy mess. Keep on stirring and it will smooth out perfectly.)
And, on my other workdesk, here are the brothers napping together. Actually, Cheech was on my other workdesk last week, hanging out with me while I did the hand stitching on the velvet jacket. What are a few light cat hairs on a black jacket compared to such good company?
So, that’s what’s on my desk this week. Want to see what other creative people are up to? Check out the blog link party over at Julia’s What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.