söndag 15 april 2018

Crazy Cat

Hello and welcome!

Back again after a long blog break.
Today as guest designer at Crafts Dreamy Challenge
Thank you Zowie for the invitation <3

The challenge is anything goes with a lovely mood board for inspiration,
 you can see it at the end of this post

For my project I used one of the crazy cats from Tim Holtz, 
colored with my Prismacolor pencils and added a
 layer of distress collage medium vintage

Except for the corrugated cardstock I use as a base, 
all the layers are made with watercolor paper and distress inks and oxides. 
I stamped randomly using Tim Holtz stamps.
 For the die cuts I use kraft or watercolor paper and distress inks/oxides.
A layer of distress collage medium crazing on top.
All edges are sanded

Chipboard quote chip from Tim Holtz, treated with distress inks and then sanded.
Milk bottles and fish from the crazy cat stamp set colored with
Prismacolor pencils and distress inks and cut out with matching dies

Random stamping and stenciling on the frame.
The clock is a stamp from Tim Holtz, embossed on kraft, fussy cut 
and treated with distress inks and distress collage medium crazing, then sanded. 
The small ticket at the top of the frame and the ruler (barely visible)
 on the right hand side are both made with Tim Holtz stamps

I love the distress crayons, here in walnut stain and black soot on my yellow layer. 
Rubbing it into the crackles with my fingers make my project look even more distressed.
Here you can also see the quote better.
The small ticket is made with a stamp and the mini clipboard bottom is a die cut, both from Tim Holtz

All metal embellishments are from Tim Holtz and treated with distress oxide peacock feathers

Embossing powder in valnut stain around the claw marks 
and, of course, a lot of distress inks and oxides.
Here you can also see more of the ruler on the right hand side

Here you can see all layers

The mood board for the challenge

I will try my project in the following challenge

Products used
* Watercolor paper from Canson, kraft, corrugated cardstock
* Distress inks: ground espresso, black soot, antique linen
* Distress oxides: bundled sage, peacock feathers, evergreen bough, frayed burlap, gathered twigs, black soot, fossilized amber, sqeezed lemonade
* Distress crayons: walnut stain, black soot
* Clear rock candy crackle paint (barely visible)
* Distress embossing powder: walnut stain, faded jeans
* Distress collage medium: vintage, crazing
* Tim Holtz dies: mini clock key, mini clipboard top & bottom, file tabs, claw marks, crazy cats
* Two rectangular spellbinder dies to create the frame
* Tim Holtz stamps: crazy cats, going somewhere, curiosities, 
* Unknown background stamps (on the frame mostly)
* Industrial stencil from Tim Holtz
* Tim Holtz idea-ology metal embellishments and chipboard quote chip

Thanks for stopping by