Saturday, February 7, 2015

February Make Art Challenge - Hearts

I'm so excited!  Wendy Vecchi's 2nd Make Art Challenge has posted -  this month we are to use Hearts.  I had pre-ordered some of Wendy's new stamps, stencils and inks/embossing powders and some of it arrived a few days ago - whoo hoo!!   So I was able to use them on my Hearts project.  And I'm SO pleased with how it came out.
I'll take you through a few steps of how I put this all together and what products I used.  I started with a little black plastic frame.  My stamping friend, Anya, had cleaned up her craft room recently and she sent me a big box of things she didn't think she would ever use - and one of the things in the box was this sweet little frame -  it's from Michaels - so it was probably in the $1.00 aisle - who knew you could make something stunning with it!!?!?  It measures about 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and the back has an easel on it so it stands up.  I took the back off so I could work on the frame without getting the back all messy!
I inked the frame with Wendy's brandy-new Tea Rose ink using a Ranger mini blending tool - I just kind of pushed the sponge into the frame since it is all carved out - not worrying if some spots didn't get the ink as I wanted some of the black to still show through anyway.  I poured the Tea Rose Embossing powder all over the frame - then pulled it out and tapped it just a bit - then heated it with my heat tool.
Then I measured the inside square and cut a square of white card stock about 1/8th of an inch larger than the opening.  I stamped Wendy's new Old Wood Floor background using Tree Branch ink and then stenciled over it with the new Vintage Quilt stencil using Tea Rose Ink.  I sponged the edges with the Tea Rose and then stamped the sentiment from A  Passion for Art with Jet Black Ink. (I won this beautiful stamp set on Wendy's blog a week ago - I was the lucky random commenter!)

I adhered the stamped piece to the back of the frame using ScorTape and then adhered a black plastic button that I first embossed using Tree Branch Ink and Tree Branch  Embossing powder (I made three of these hearts a few weeks ago, using one for this project).  I added a little sprinkle of Tea Rose Embossing powder to the heart and hit it with my heat tool just to make it 'match' the colors of the project a little better!  Look how wonderful the embossing on the frame and the heart looks!
To finish the project - I re-attached the back to the frameusing ScorTape and it stands up nice and sturdy!
I think I'll give this to Kent for Valentines Day  - along with a chocolate heart (!)  He does appreciate the things I make but the candy will sweeten the deal!

I hope you will join us in Wendy Vecchi's fun challenge.  You will find all the details at the Make Art Blog - you have until 2/26 to link up your project and you must use at least one Wency Vecchi product on your creation.  This month, a random winner will win a $25 gift certificate to The Funkie Junkie.

Hope you are all having a great weekend - we are having snow both days and Monday - with possibly 6" - 12" of new snow - to add to the 2 feet we got last week -  UGH!!

Stamps:  A Passion for Art, Old Wood Floor - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Tea Rose and Tree Branch.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Tea Rose and Tree Branch Embossing Powders - Ranger,  black plastic frame - Michaels, black plastic heart button from my stash, foam dots, ScorTape, Vintage Quilt Stencil - Wendy Vecchi Studio 490.

16 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE LOVE!!!!

Rupa S said...

I am so loving the tea rose color , Julia.This is beautiful and the caption is so apt! PERFECT.

Stephanie Rodgers said...

just beautiful! makes me want to hit the dollar store!

Sarah Gray said...

This looks amazing - I would never have thought the black frame would take the embossing powder so well! Love the tea rose colour too :)

Ana K. said...

Adorable Julia!!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Julia! I just love that Tea Rose colour...something else to add to my wish list! HA! Beautiful heart and the sentiment is wonderful! hugs :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome altered frame!

Redanne said...

Oh snap Julia, I bought some new things and have used them too, aren't the EPs fabulous... love how you altered the frame, it has a lovely aged look about it and the heart and sentiment are wonderful! Hugs, Anne xx

Inkyfingers said...

Wow, this is wonderful Julia!
Hugs
Carol x

anya said...

Oh Julia, I knew you would give those things some love! This project turned out so fabulous - love how you coated the frame with embossing powder!

Annette Allen said...

WOW this is so pretty.. I love it

Juliz Design Post said...

Oh I love your altered frame Julia, it's gorgeous. I am now so pleased I ordered this new ink pad and powder. Can't wait on them arriving.
Julie x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

WOW, wow and wow again! Julia, your frame came out sensational. I love the color and am just drooling over it. The stamped/stenciled background is fantastic and that heart is the frosting on the cake! What a super piece of altered art!

Kim said...

Yeah, Julia! I'm so glad that you played along with Wendy's Feb. challenge! I adore your frame, it's juts perfect!!

Buttons said...

This is an absolute gem Julia! LOVE the frame and that fabulous heart. Jenny x

Camille Troth said...

Lovely. I'm surprised you can use a heat tool on a plastic frame.