Friday, May 28, 2010

Fairy Fun Fridays Color/photo challenge

Hello and welcome to another Fairy Fun Friday Challenge! This week the Prairie Fairy is asking us to create something inspired by this photo:



I was feeling like grunging it up a bit so pulled out some Tim Holtz stuff and played awhile to make a big tag.. its hanging on my wall right now!






Here are some "in process" shots:







Basically I trimmed a sheet of grungeboard into tag shape, put a coat of gesso on it, let it dry, then painted some layers of crackle paint over it and added some color with the other paints here and there. I let it dry and then added some splotches here and there of more of same paints and rubbed some embossing ink over part and sprinkled the distress embossing power, applied heat, etc.

Images I sized and printed on different papers and cut out... layered some and used some distress ink here and there and some Rock Candy Crackle paint for texture and adhered with Alene's tacky glue in the gold bottle. I added some lace trim to lighten it up a bit, adhered a layer of cardboard to the back ( I could have painted it too) then punched hole with cropodile and used some twine for hanging.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you can join us at Fairy Fun Fridays this week!
Images:
Prairie Fairy Sketchy Blooms and Sketchy Bugs
printed on kraft and designer paper
Cut out
Grungeboard "tag"
Misc Lace
Quote typed on computer
Products used:
Gesso
Ranger Distress Crackle Paint
in Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo, Rock Candy
Crackle Accents
Twine
Ranger Distress Embossing Powder in Walnut Stain
Misc yellow paint
Embossing Powder
Ranger Liquid Pearls Dimensional paint? in terracotta I think

Entering this in The Pink Elephant challenge: orange
and the Crafts and Me Challenge- distressing

21 comments:

Margreet said...

wow Carla..you're such a great artist!
xxx Margreet

Lori said...

Hi Carla, I think it's stunning, I love the sheen it has and such a richness!

Terry said...

Hiya Carla, wowie sweetie just love youre adorable tagcard. Youre flowers look fabulous....and love the colors. Have a fab weekend. Hugs Terry xxx

Cor* said...

Amazing! Love the feel!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeousl Carla! Beautiful work.

Heather the MooseLover said...

Fabulous- I love how you added texture too.

Heidi said...

Carla- this is wonderful, great take on the inspiration.

BlueInks said...

Really cool card, Carla!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh my, Carla, I've been drooling over this ever since I saw it on the DT site! Yours is my favorite of all the DT work this week. Fabulous work grunging it up! Isn't that so much fun? The flowers are exceptionally beautiful. LOVE what you have done for this photo inspiration!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi carla! :) WOW!! what a beeeeeeeeeauitul project! I LOVE this!! just a fabulous inspirational photo to boot! I home you have a pleasant memorial day wknd.

Jen said...

WOW Carla! I love this and love that you gave us your steps to create this too! I don't have any gesso, but I may be on the hunt for it today! Thanks for the inspiration (and I get to go to a Tim class tomorrow)!

Paige said...

great tag! Looks like you had fun putting it all together!

Joy said...

Lovely tag! Great job :)

Patty (LaLatty) said...

WOW, this is really great! Thanks for sharing pictures of you making your tag, I like to see how things are made.

Crafteezee said...

Wow, I just love this and how you have given everyone a tutorial. Finished result is just fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me for my choice of theme. Hugs Tracy x

Carrie said...

Carla wow wow wow...this tag is really fantastic. I love the end result, thanks for sharing the pics of how it was done.

Viv said...

Wow Carla, from something so plain into something so beautiful! You are SO creative. Hugs Viv xxx

Roberta Laliberte said...

I just love your rustic style! woot woot! Thanks for the recipe!Great tutorial sweetie!

xoxoxo

Anne said...

Oh, wow, this is one awesome tag! Fabulous, it was a lot of work but worth it, bet you love looking at it each time you pass by...

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have created an outstanding project here- it is really one of those 'wow' projects!!! TFS

Crystal said...

I don't know how I missed this post! This is so fantastic! I Love the flowers they look great! I sooo wish you lived closer so you could teach me a few things!