Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Embrace Life Vase

April 2011 issue

I submitted this one for the Hero Arts challenge to distress. Of course, one of my favorite card artists was hosting it - Jennifer McGuire.

The vase is much more detailed IRL than on the pic. I began by sponging on Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, True Thyme, & Real Rust ink. Then I stamped in Chocolate Chip Hero Arts' Conversation Dots and clear Mixed Design stamps. Then I rubbed on some more Real Rust on the Conversation Dot image and finally rolled on the Rough Texture Wheel by SU!. THEN I applied the crackle medium which muted/blended everything.

I love how the frame came out. I tore up pieces of a "vintage" dictionary page. Love how I can call a dictionary that I used in college "vintage". It's nicely browned/yellowed over the years. LOL.



Stamps - Hero Arts & Stampin' Up!
Cardstock - SU!
Ink - SU! & Colorbox
Other - Cricut diecuts, Making Memories paint, Inkssentials Ranger Crackle Accent, SU! distressing tool, glue dots, foam squares, glue stick, vintage dictionary page, m/u pads, qtips.

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