I hope everyone in the US is enjoying a safe and happy Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Simon Says Stamp and Show is asking all of us to create something for the guys this week. Check out the blog to see the wonderful masculine pieces my fabulous Design Team buddies have posted this week. As always, they are amazing!
I got my grunge on and used almost all Tim Holtz products to create this 6x6 board.
This piece really has an emphasis on Tim's wonderful and often misunderstood Distress Embossing Powders. They are not meant to be metallic or shiny when they are heated. They are meant to be grainy and rough with a sand paper-ish type texture.
First I glued a piece of paper from Tim's Crowded Attic Paper Stash to a 6x6 chipboard square. I distressed the background using Bundled Sage, Pumice Stone, Weathered Wood, Crushed Olive then Black Soot Distress Inks. Next I embossed the 6x6 board using Tim's Postal Texture Fade. I lightly tapped the Distress Embossing Ink to just hit all of the high areas of the embossed design and cover them with clear ink. Then I sprinkled first Walnut Stain and then Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powders randomly over the entire embossed image; mixing the two colors. I removed the excess powder and heat set it into the raised image. I rubbed off the excess powder and release crystals leaving a beautiful, rough image.
Next I randomly stamped parts of the harlequin design from Dyan Reaveley's Basic Backgrounds stamp set using the Distress Embossing Ink. Using the same technique that I did with the postal cancellation image, I randomly sprinkled Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo Distress Powders over the ink and heat set it. Then I distressed the board again with a little more Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I die cut the Old Jalopy out of Grungeboard. Then I rubbed the surface of the jalopy with the Distress Embossing Ink pad and sprinkled Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder all over it. I heat set and removed the excess powder. The little die cut details in the car are heat embossed with Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powders and glued into place using Glossy Accents. The "windows" in the jalopy are made from Mica that is glued to the backside of the jalopy die cut. I added the Plaquette across the car door. The "smoke" coming out of the back end of the jalopy is made using a Mini Flourish die cut out of Grungeboard and painted with a Cloudy Blue Paint Dabber. When it was dry, I smeared Waterfall Stickles over the surface and distressed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Then I glued it to the back end of the car, as if it were smoke coming out of a tailpipe.
I distressed Tim's Journaling Ticket with Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive Distress Inks with just a touch of Black Soot around the edges. I stamped 'Enjoy The Journey" from Tim's Just Thoughts stamp set, using Jet Black Archival Ink. I used Tim's Ruler to punch three holes equidistant on the top and bottom of the ticket. Then I added a Long Fastener to each and pounded them with Tim's Texture Hammer to distress the heads. The ticket is mounted on a piece from a Metal Foil Sheet that was embossed with Tim's Damask Texture Fade. It was then rubbed with a Pitch Black Paint Dabber and I wiped away some of the paint with a paper towel, leaving a really cool antiqued look to the metal. I then cut the edges of the metal sheet to mimic the edges of the ticket.
Finally, I added a piece of Tim's Filmstrip Ribbon to the right side of the board, using Tim's Tiny Attacher. I pop dotted the Journal Ticket in place and then hot glued the Old Jalopy in Place. With all of the Distress Embossing Powders, this not only has the look but the feel of a masculine project.
Now it's YOUR turn to create something for the guys and post it to our blog. If you are chosen as the lucky random winner for the week, you will receive a ....
And...you could be chosen as one of our TOP THREE artists for the week!! So...get your thinking caps on and think about all of those wonderful guys in our lives! I can't wait to see what you create!