This weekend I am thrilled to be participating in a fun blog hop with the other members of the Sketch Support design team. This weekend, each member of the team is sharing their interpretaion of the same sketch, sharing a little abour ourselves, and also giving away a copies of Scrapbook Generation's Sketches for Scrapbooking Volume 7. All you need to do, is visit each team member's blog and leave a comment. As your final stop, leave a comment on the Sketch Support blog for a chance to win the grand prize.
- When it comes to paper crafting I am... addicted to making things and adding ink to everything! If I can make it a little more vintage looking I will!
- Where do you craft? I am very lucky to have a whole room all to my self for creating. It is in the basement adjacent to our family room so I can be there creating and still a part of family time.
- When I am creating, these are the things I have to have around me... Distress Ink and my iPhone so I can Twitter and Facebook sneak peeks of what I am working on.
- When I am not creating, you can find me... at my computer blogging, Twittering/Facebooking, and reading message boards about creating!
- When it comes to sketches I... love the spark of inspiration they provide, not only for pages, but for all types of papercrafts. There is always something you can take from one and adapt it to another type of project.
After you check out the sketch and my project based on it below, be sure to leave me a comment (link at the very bottom), and then visit team member Suzanna Lee.
For my project based on the sketch (which you can get in .pdf form on the Sketch Support site), I decided to use the left half of the sketch for the basis of a framed collage piece.
I began with a shadowbox style frame that was a clearance aisle find from Hobby Lobby. I recovered the insde back and outer frame with patterned papers from Jenni Bowlin Studios Red/Black III collection using Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi Medium. Each element of the entire project was inked using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
I used one of the collection's journal cards to add an element for text. I used small single letter stamps to stamp the text using Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink. I added an Idea-ology Word Key with a bit of vintage ribbon tied around it.
To raise the different elements up to different levels, I stacked and adhered adhesive foam squares together until they were the heighth I wanted. Placing the elements at several different heighths gives it a lot of dimension. Each element is adhered to a piece of chipboard to give it extra stability.
I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Rosette die to cut a strip that I could fold into a dimensional border strip. I adhered the piece to the underside of the rectangular piece above. I embellished the section with a vintage style button by Jenni Bowlin, a strip of vintage lace, and a Trinket Pin and Type Charms by Tim Holtz. I use a wire cutter to snip the loops of the charms so that they would look more like old typewriter keys.
I love the way the strip can be used for a ruffled border. To fold it into a ruffled strip, I folded every third section to the opposite direction.
I dabbed Vintage Photo Distress Ink onto the plastic button down into the cracks to add some extra color and age. I threaded it with a scrap of brown and white bakers twine (Jillibean Soup).
I absolutely love the vintage image on this journal card from Jenni Bowlin. I pretty much made this whole project around it. To create a clip to clip the card to the piece of covered chipboard below it, I bent a large Game Spinner in half just above the round center hole. I used a Distrezz-It-All tool to add some really chewed up distressed effects to the paper covered chipboard piece below the journal card.
I added a rub-on by 7gypsies to a second journal card and adhered buttons to the open area of it to create a vintage style button card. I used the Distrezz-It-All to distress the edges of a photo journal card and tucked it into the collage behind the button card. The photo card had a journaling block on the image that I was able to hide under the button card, making it look as though the piece is a full photo.
I really love how by using the sketch to determine the placement of most of my elements, I really only had to think about the fun parts of the project, what papers and embellishments to use. I love that the finished piece has so many different layers and textures.
The final touch was to wrap the edges of the frame with Tissue Tape. This frame originally had mint green and white strips on the edges. Because of the odd shape of the frame, covering the edges with strips of paper would have been difficult. I gave the edge a quick coat of Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint in Blank Canvas (white) to nuetralize the color and stripes so that they would not show through the semi-transparent Tissue Tape. The Tissue Tape was easy to apply and added a perfect vintage finishing touch.
- frame: Hobby Lobby (decor clearance item)
- patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studios Red/Black Extension III- Feed Store, Petite Red Floral, Deco Chain, Mama's Dress
- embellishments: Jenni Bowlin Studio- Red Pearl Buttons, Green Sew On Buttons; Tim Holtz Idea-ology- "Traveler" Tissue Tape, Type Charms, Word Key, Trinket Pin, Game Spinner
- journaling cards: Jenni Bowlin Studio Red/Black Extension III Journaling Cards
- rub-ons: 7gypsies Rubbings Nomenclature
- die cut: Tim Holtz Alterations Rosette Die
- stamps: single letter wooden alphabet stamps (unknown)
- adhesvie: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Matte Multi Medium, Therm O Web 3D Foam Squares (black), Therm O Web Super Stick, Helmar 450 Quick Dry
- ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo, Ranger Ink Jet Black Archival
- paint: Claudine Hellmuth Studio Blank Canvas
- tools: Distreszz-it-All
- misc: vintage lace and ribbon; baker's twine: Jillibean Soup