Happy Tuesday. Hope you are all well and enjoying your crafting.Well it's that time again to announce that there's a new challenge over at ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE BLOG today and the theme is a great one.......... VERY MANLY. It's such a super theme with great scope to indulge all manner of images and techniques. You can join the challenge HERE.
I must admit, I indulged myself a lttle this time and created an altered beer mat. How I love doing these. I like the small scale and the fact that they are so readily available Tee Hee and just super for all ages, themes and occasions. So here is my Design Team entry this time.
The beer mat was first covered on both sides with some lime green paper from my stashrather too bright for the vintage feel I wanted , so used distress ink and Splodge mat to tone it all down with sage. Gave a more heritage colour and more vintaage look. All the edges were sanded back to ensure a neat clean edge and then distressed using Forest Moss Distress ink. The background was stamped on the top 2/3 of the beer mat using the background stamp again in distress ink.
The small cardboard frame was covered with clear Versamark and then coated with copper Metal Magic and heated. For added thickness this was repeated twice and on the final heating, whilst still hot, the script stamp was stamped onto the frame. This was left in place until cooled and the stamp removed. The image was covered with a piece of acetate and adhered to the back of the frame.A small butterfly was stamped onto grunge paper and again distressed with ink.
The pen image was stamped onto pale green card stock and then cut and mounted onto the background.
Three nibs and an epoxy stamp sticker were added and the words Social Butterfly. To completes this project two holes were punched and eyelets inerted forr the hanging chain. He really does look a riot doesn't he!!!! I hope you enjoyed seeing this and that you will pop over to the rest of the design team and checkout their inspirations too.
Many of the items I have used are available from the Craft Den and oh so much more!!!
I will be entering this card into the following challenges
Anything Goes http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Stamps B.Line Designs BA821G.....Black Mesh
B.Line designs PR11JE.......French Correspondence
Studio 490 LCS021......Make Mine Mini Art
PaperArtsy Mini...................Social Butterfly
Image Crafty Individuals.................People and Places
Metal Magic.... Debbi Moore
Grunge paper. Background Paper
Heat Gun Nibs
Small chain Eyelets
Beer Mat Versamark ink pad
Splodge Mat Cardboard small frame