The rules are simple:
• One must work from the book and not reveal Tim's techniques (If you don't have the book, you can get one from Tim... there 's still time as there are three challenges left in this series!)
• You need to link your creation to Linda's blog
• You need to visit the design team's blogs and leave comments on their interpretations.
This week’s challenge is to implement the technique described on Page 47, Layering Stencil - Paint Resist. I followed Tim’s technique, using The “Measured” stencil (THS012), Distress Paint “Old Paper” and Distress Inks “Cracked Pistachio’, “Broken China”, and “Salty Ocean”. I blended Peacock Feathers onto the sides of the tag and then used a stencil (Dot Fade THS006) and Distress Ink “Fired Brick” over it to create my tag background.
The color had me thinking of my Aunt Helen (“Lollie” as she was known in our family). She was a very tall woman with very long hair (she could sit on it when it was down) rolled into a bun at the nape of her neck. She drove a little fire-engine-red MG convertible very fast and was the person who introduced me to owning books. She was also a fashion plate, wearing BIG hats, carrying very large handbags and choosing clothing in colors that, at the time, were not thought to “go together” (like blue and green!). But my Aunt Lollie carried it off. And I had a sentiment stamp that said that exactly: “Her Style was Sassy, with Just a Bit of Attitude” from Wendy Vecchi’s Studio 490 set “A Form of Art” (LCS048). and the colors on this tag were perfect too, so…
I scrounged through my stamp, paper and ephemera stash and came up with this tag:
Distress Paints - “Old Paper”
Distress Inks - “Cracked Pistachio”, Broken China”, Salty Ocean”, “Fired Brick”, “Peacock Feathers”
India Ink Black
Pigma Micron 05 Archival Black
Stamps: Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 “A Form of Art” (LCS048), Sheena Douglas “A Little Bit of Scenic” Silhouette Stamp Set, Inkadinkado “Stitch In Time” Inchie stamp set (60-305032)
Stencils - “Measured” (THS012), “Dot Fade” (THS006)
Tissue Tape - “Laboratorie”
Bits of card stock, blue seam tape, buttons from my stash, a silver charm from a freebie set of Vintage Sewing Charms from Cardmaker Magazine. and navy sewing thread
Specialty tools included the Idea-ology ruler and the Tool-in-One tool for piercing the holes for the stitchery.