måndag 10 juni 2019

Butterfly card

Hello and welcome,
This is my design team project for this month challenge at Ally's Angels with the theme anything goes. It's a birthday card with lots of Tim Holtz (TH) products.

I started by covering a baseboard frame from TH completely in black gesso and then sanded it. I made a background for the frame using watercolor paper and distress oxides. I then run it through my cuttlebug using Tim Holtz 3D impresslits foundry (a favorite) and then finished it by using distress crayons in rusty hinge, iced spruced and black sooth.

I then die cut the big pocket watch frame in chipboard and covered it completely in black gesso and sanded the edges. I die cut steampunk parts also in chipboard and covered the smaller parts in black gesso and the big frame in distress paint tarnished brass and sanded all the edges. To take away a bit of the bright gold of the tarnished brass I used distress ink and crayons in black sooth. The clock is made with a stamp from the TH set curiosities (CMS104), watercolor paper and distress oxides and crayons. I used a game spinner and one of the hardware heads from TH for the center of the clock. I used 3d tape and glue to mount the frame, oxide background and the die cuts together.

The butterflies are made with the TH die and matching embossing folder butterfly duo then colored using oxides in vintage photo, cracked pistachio and fired brick. I then used distress paint tarnished brass, distress ink/crayons in black sooth and put a story stick on top. 

All metal decorations used are from TH and either colored with distress paint tarnished brass and crayons black sooth or with just black gesso (the stars and the game spinner). The happy birthday sentiment is from the TH set crazy talk (CMS236) embossed in frayed burlap on watercolor paper covered in black gesso. I so like the matte surface that I get using black gesso. I also like sanding it to get a more distressed look. 

I die cut the mini clock key in chipboard and covered it in distress paint tarnished brass and then sanded the edges and used some distress ink and crayons in black soot on top. The text stamp on the side is from the TH stamp set correspondence (CMS225) and embossed in black. Stars covered with black gesso. Adornments foundry and hardware heads on the bottom of the frame.

I've used black cardstock for the base and the brown background paper is from TH paper stash collage and the text stamps 'it's a party' and 'it's your birthday' are both from the TH set crazy talk (CMS236) embossed in black. Ball chain and typed token on the top of the right hand side colored with distress paint tarnished brass and distress crayon black soot.

My next layer is corrugated cardboard with distress paint tarnished brass and when completely dry I used quite a lot of distress ink/crayons in black soot on top. I then glued the baseboard frame included the oxide background on top of the corrugated cardboard and finished by adding die cuts and decorations.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by
Hugs, Lisa

List of products used
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix dies: mini clock key, butterfly duo, pocket watch frame
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix 3d impresslits: foundry
- Tim Holtz/Sizzix embossing folder: the matching folder to the butterfly duo die
- distress paint tarnished brass
- distress oxides vintage photo, cracked pistachio, pumice stone, iced spruce, fired brick
- distress ink black soot
- distress crayon black soot, iced spruce, rusty hinge
- Tim Holtz/Ranger: embossing powder frayed burlap
- Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous stamp set: correspondence (CMS225) crazy talk (CMS236) curiosities (CMS104)
- Tim Holtz idea-ology: baseboard frame, adornments stars, hardware heads, ball chain, typed token, adornments foundry, story stick, game spinner
- brown background paper from Tim Holtz idea-ology paper pad collage
- watercolor paper
- corrugated cardboard
- chipboard
- black cardstock