fredag 10 maj 2019

Birthday card for Gunnar

Hello and welcome,

Time again for a new challenge at Ally's Angels and the theme anything goes. My DT work is this Birthday card made for our friend Gunnar using a lot of Tim Holtz goodies and one of my favorite Seth Apter die. The card is quite large, approx 15x20 cm/6x8 inches.

My card consists of 5 layers and the base. Two made of corrugated paper and three made of watercolor paper with distress oxides and/or fluid acrylic paints and crackle glaze or crackle paint. The base is made of watercolor paper and colored with distress oxides both inside and out.

I've used my sewing machine.
Text stamps and star stamp from Tim Holtz

I used the pocket watch frame die, distress oxides and then weathered wood crackle medium and crackle glaze. The decoration you can see at the corner on the right hand side of the dark brown panel is recycled from a studded tire from a car. The chipboard piece at the top I made matte black using black gesso then sanded the edges and I've used label letters to write Gunnar inside.

I die cut the middle part of my Seth Apter die Spokes five times and glued them together, applied a layer of gesso and then texture paste from Ranger and fluid acrylic paints using my fingers at first and then a small brush for details.

To create the dark brown panel I started with watercolor paper and distress oxides. I then used the TH embossing folder mechanics more oxides and then weathered wood crackle medium and crackle glaze from DecoArt. I finished by applying one layer of black acrylic paint then rubbed off with cloth and stamped the larger version of the stamp I used for the tag but in yellow.

Paper doll and metall decorations from Tim Holtz. I applied fluid acrylic paint on the stars and let dry completely and then finished with a touch of distress crayon black sooth. The paper doll got some colour with distress marker antique linen and scattered straw.

The light yellow panel is made with watercolor paper, gesso, white crackle paint and fluid acrylic paints and then distress crayons. The numbers at the bottom are made with one of TH mixed media die sets and texture paste from Ranger mixed with fluid acrylic paints in raw umber and black. 

The wooden letterpress numbers I used for 50 are from TH and a favorite of mine. They are part of a complete alphabet and number set. I've had them for a long time but never used any of them because I like them so much and don't want to separate from them, lol. I think Gunnar doesn't know how lucky he is getting these on his card, lol.

This is the inside of my card. I started with watercolor paper and used my distress oxides to create the background. I then added stamps and used the mixed media die 6 set, texture paste and acrylic paints to create the hand on the left hand side. 

On the other page I started with and unknown stencil from stash and then stamped with TH stamps to create like a frame around my corrugated paper. I die cut the rectangle (TH die 662694) in watercolor paper and used my distress oxides. I then decorated with film strip ribbon, stamps, tickets (CMS337 and ticket booth die) and metal decorations. Finished with the chip quote enjoy the journey

A close up of the inside. I used the TH alphabet die word play to cut out 50 and treated them the same way as the Seth Apter spokes die cut above using texture paste and fluid acrylic paints. On the empty space beneath #happybirthday we wrote our Birthday greetings to Gunnar.

Materials used:
-Seth Apter/Spellbinder die: Spokes
-Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: tags, pocket watch frame and key, mixed media 6, word play alphabet, ticket booth
-Distress crayons: black sooth
-Distress oxides: antique linen, scattered straw, ground espresso, frayed burlap, walnut stain, black sooth
-Texture paste from Ranger
-3D impresslits mechanics from Tim Holtz/Sizzix
-Distress paint: black sooth
-Distress marker: antique linen, scattered straw
-Stamps from Tim Holtz/Stampers anonymous: CMS038, CMS183, CMS090, CMS089, CMS225 CMS236, CMS238, CMS293, CMS337, CMS339
-Paper doll, quote chip, label letters from Tim Holtz
-Idea-ology: arrow, stars, letterpress, measurement, quote tokens, story sticks, typed token, filmstrip ribbon, swivel clasp
-Acrylic fluid paints from DecoArt: titan buff, yellow oxide, raw umber
-Crackle glaze, crackle paint and Americana Weathered Wood crackle medium from DecoArt
-Watercolor paper: 180gsm and 300gsm
-Corrugated paper from stash

I will try my luck in the following challenge

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