I had a hard time deciding on what to do for this challenge, almost too many ideas and I couldn't make up my mind. Then I saw this great sentiment about being your own hero on one of the new Stamper's Anonymous Classics sets (#5) and knew I wanted to do a page using that stamp:
small bottle of multi-medium to doodle a frame around the layout. After that dried, I misted first with water and then with Dylusions ink. Love how vibrant they are and the water helped them to blend beautifully. The multi-medium resists the ink, creating a cool border. When the ink was dry, I added some tone-on-tone stamping, using the mesh stamp from the Mixed Media set, as well as some stamping with Archival Ink Jet Black for a nice contrast.
Bird Branch was die cut from grungeboard and painted with Distress crackle Rock Candy. When dry, I used Distress Stains to add the colour. Tim Holtz describes this technique, called 'shattered stains' in his Compendium of Curiosities vol. 2 (p. 48). I added some mini staples to the staple stamp, paint to the metallic word to make it stand out and hit the brad with a texture hammer.
little birds were made the same way as the Bird Branch.
Mini Tickets Movers & Shapers. I love adding Game Spinners as arrows and showing direction and movement. A bit of gauze was layered under the photo.
I hope you will join us this week, as always, a lucky participant will win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp (STAMPtember celebrations last this whole month and lots of new stuff in stock!).
Thank you for looking! Have a great week!
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mixed Media, Going Somewhere, Classics set #1, #3, #4, #5, #6; Impression Obsession Stars background
Dies: Sizzix: Bird Branch Bigz, Mini Bird & Birdcage, Mini Tickets Movers & Shapers
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink Jet Black, Distress Ink: Rusty Hinge, Broken China; Distress Stain: Vintage Photo, Broken China, Walnut Stain, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge
Mist: Ranger Dylusions ink spray: Cut Grass, Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, Vibrant Turqouise; Studio Calico Mister Huey Opaque White
Paint: Distress Crackle paint Rock Candy
Embossing powder: Ranger clear embossing powder
Surfaces: watercolour paper, Idea-ology grungeboard, kraft cardstock
Stencil: Crafter's Workshop Mini Star Shower
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology Game Spinners, Mini Paper Clips, Philosophy Tags,
Other: Claudine Hellmuth Mini Multi-medium Gloss
Tools: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher; Sizzix Big Shot