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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Chunky ATC - LIIU DT Creation

Hi, it's time for another challenge over at Lets Ink It Up.  I loved looking at your flowers during the last challenge - your entries were stunning.  The theme for this challenge is:

Distressing

I decided to have a go at a chunky ATC, and, after a bit of a sand down, this is how it ended up (grab a cuppa, there are 5 sides to this, lol).

I painted it all over with an acrylic paint dabber (a few coats) in Pebble and overstamped with a crackle stamp. All of the CI images, apart from the one on the back, were stamped onto inked Tando inchies and fnished with a Krylon pen and distress stickles. Some fabric twill tape was dyed with Distress Stain in Aged Mahogony (my new favourite colour :-)) and adhered around the bottom.

The front:   I gave it a couple of coats of Shell Pink through a brickwork mask to create a "wall" then another light sand down to rough it up a bit.  Some "grafitti" stamped on the wall with a Snow Cap paint dabber and inked and torn paper added, along with some embellishments.  The wooden dress form has also been painted with an acrylic paint dabber then overstamped with a Darkroom Door Damask background stamp, then covered in Distress Crackle in Rock Candy and finished with a gold Krylon pen.
Front


Left Side
Right Side
 


The Sides:   These were covered with some scraps of inked dp left over from another project and a CI image added to each side (stamped on Tando inchie) and a little Aged Gold embossing enamel.






The Back:  A CI image was stamped onto a scrap of dp, a piece of mica tile placed over it, then an alcohol inked metal frame added over the top, with some embellishments added.


Back

The Top:  This was covered in tissue tape and inked.  The Grungeboard letters were coloured with Aged Mahogony Distress Stain then covered in Distress Crackle in Rock Candy and a few inked roses added.
Top

On the bottom, I used a wooden cotton reel which I stained then a little Rub n Buff added, and adhered to the base as a stand.

This challenge is sponsored by My Creative Classroom:
One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice!

Please pop over to LIIU for more details, and to see the fantastic creations by the rest of the Design Team, and I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your distressed creations.

Some challenges I would like to enter with this:  The Stampman have a Bingo Card theme this month which I would like to enter with the middle vertical line, My Mum's Craft Shop would like us to Use a Rubber Stamp (several on here!), Bunny Zoe's Crafts would like to see Vintage / Shabby Chic, and Diva's By Design would like us to Stamp Something (I stamped images, crackle & dress form background),

Have a great weekend!

Maria x

8 comments:

marion said...

Wow this is amazing !! Love it and gosh such work done here ! Lovely distressing ! Hugs, Marion

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing work and a lot of work. Love it. Thank you for sharing.

Vicky Hayes said...

I can't get over all the detail on this Maria - it's an amazing piece of work! Vicky x

lynne said...

Hi
I've had so many problems with commenting so keeping my fingers crossed!
Oh this is divine. So much interest and the gorgeous colours (and stamps!!!). Off for another peek.
Wishes
Lynne

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow....such a stunning project. Love the vintage look and distressing. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
Diane xx

Gemma said...

gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Stamp it challenge this week at My Mums Craft Shop! Gemma :)

SuzanneK said...

Fabulous design Maria, love your distressing and attention detail. Hugz Suzanne

hazel said...

Wow Maria, this is fabulous.
xxx Hazel.