söndag 24 februari 2019

Hope is never lost


This is a card made for a dental laboratory that we collaborate with at work (I'm a dental hygienist). We were invited to a party to celebrate their new office space and I wanted to make a card to wish them good luck. I got this crazy idea to create a 'tooth manufacturing machine' on my card....LOL

The focal point is made with an old retired impression tray from work and a recycled bulb. The pipes are made using a Tim Holtz die, chipboard and fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art.

Metal decorations from Prima and Tim Holtz except for the recycled parts from a stud tire at each corner and the small ruler at the left hand side that is from Michaels I think.

One panel is made with watercolor paper, distress oxides and crackle glaze and the other is made with watercolor paper, fluid acrylic paints, 3D embossing folder from Tim Holtz, crackle glaze and distress ink black soot and metallique wax from Finnabair/Prima. Between these panels there are one layer of corrugated paper covered with white gesso and distress paint.

This is how the machine works (LOL): you start the machine with the black on/off switch at the right hand side then you put the impression tray with alginate and the magic powder from the small glass bottle in to the machine. When the machine is working the bulb will light up...and if you wait a few days (7...8...9) and then turn on the wheel (in this case the faucet knob from Tim Holtz) the teeth will come out from the pipe on the top and rest products from the production are dripping from the lower pipe... 

I hope the ugly teeth coming out of the machine won't horrify anyone. I promise they are not real. They are made of resin and colored with fluid acrylic paint.

A close up from the inside of my card.
I have used the new Tim Holtz die 664618, crackle paste & fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art and distress crayons black soot. Also some corrugated paper, white gesso and distress paint weathered wood

Materials used:
-dies from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: 661812, 664168
-embossing 3D plate from Tim Holtz/Sizzix: foundry
-distress oxides: black sooth, weathered wood, walnut stain, gathered twigs, ground espresso
-fluid acrylic paint from Deco Art
-crackle glaze and grackle paint from Deco Art
-distress crayons black soot
-stencil from Tim Holtz
-black gesso
-white gesso
-distress paint weathered wood
-metal decorations from Tim Holtz, Prima, Michaels
-recycle parts from stud tire at each corner
-metal wire
-corrugated paper
-watercolor paper
-coredination cardstock in black with white core (for the base)
-resin to make the teeth (and temporary plastic crowns used as molds)
-sentiment at the top and label letters from Tim Holtz

Thanks for stopping by

söndag 10 februari 2019

Love - A Wedding card in white and gold

Hello everyone and welcome,

I have a Wedding card to show today and it's also my DT project for Ally's Angels. The theme is anything goes. 

All panels are made with watercolor paper, distress oxides, backgrund stamps and stencils. 
The cogs and 'love' are embossed in gold

I die cut the hearts in chipboard using Tim Holtz dies and applied a layer of grit paste from Ranger. I then used art alchemy acrylic paint metallique gold rush and metallique steampunk copper from Finnabair and finished with a touch of black acrylic paint mixed with water

Metal decorations from Tim Holtz and Finnabair with a touch of gold/copper acrylic paint, the same as I used for the hearts

This is how it looks when the card opens. Everything embossed in gold. The sentiment on the left hand side is in Swedish and says "now and forever", it's from Inkido. The sentiment on the right hand side is from Magnolia. The bridal couple are from Tiddly Inks and colored by me using Prismacolor pencils

We were four families together on the wedding gift and I made separate pages for each family to congratulate the happy couple. So it's maybe more like an album than a card...

The back side of my card. 
The background stamp is from Magnolia, embossed in gold. It's part of a song written by the Swedish singer/songwriter Susanne Alfvengren. It's in Swedish and very romantic. 
The name of the song is "Ännu doftar kärlek"

Material used for this project:
- watercolor paper, chipboard
- distress oxides: vintage photo, ground espresso, frayed burlap, antique linen, walnut stain, tattered rose, black soot
background stamps from stash 
- stencil from Tim Holtz
- embossing powder in gold
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: tag, hearts, cogs, alphabet
- Other die used: 'love' (unknown)
- metal decorations from Tim Holtz and Finnabair/Prima
- art alchemy acrylic paint metallique gold rush and metallique steampunk copper from Finnabair/Prima
- grit paste from Ranger
- black acrylic paint 
- image from Tiddly Inks colored using Prismacolor pencils
- sentiment "nu och för alltid" from Inkido
- sentiment "wishing two people one wonderful life" from Magnolia
- background stamp from Magnolia
- ribbon from stash

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