Monday, 27 September 2010

Curiously Distressed

I would like to enter my next piece for the following challenges as time is in short supply yet again this week:-
Compendium Of Curiosities Challenge with Linda - Wrinkle Free Distress (page 33 of the book).
The Sunday Stamper with Hels - To use BLACK in your art.
Simon Says Stamp and Show with Linda and the team - Show Your Distress and Sanded Project
The Stampman Challenge Blog - Altered and a fantastic Blog Hop too, simply click on The Challenge Blog to be transported over there.
Lots To Do Challenge - Alter It.
It is my Nephew's 16th Birthday in a couple of weeks so I thought I would alter a skull and make an alternative Birthday card for a change.
1) Paint the skull with a couple of coats of Gesso and allow to dry.  Once dry add texture paste to the top.
2) Paint with yellow ochre acrylic paint and add highlights of lavender, using only a little paint.
3) With Tim's swirl mask in place, sponge black ink on top of the mask and remove, repeat this process around the skull.
4) Add stamped text randomly using DI dusty concord.
5) Use background stamp, Punk Plaid and stamp randomly around the skull using DI dusty concord.
6) Sponge black around the eyes, mouth and nose and add some washers to add to that grungy feel.
7) Sand the edges of the skull with sandpaper.
8) Stamp the heart with wings onto white card using dusty concord ink and sponge with Adirondack butterscotch ink and adhere to the top of the skull.
9) Cut a piece of mountboard or cardboard slightly bigger than the skull.  Cover the board with paper from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash.  Sand the edges of the card.
10) Using Tim's Haunted Mansion set of stamps, stamp the Witch Hazel label onto card, cut out, sand the edges and adhere.  I also stamped one onto tissue paper and added that to the bottom of my board.
11) Stamp small skulls around the outer edges of the board.
12) Stamp the cages (Invoke Arts) onto Lost and Found card, cut out and adhere.  Add skull to one and Birthday to the other.  Stamp bird from the Haunted Mansion set onto card, cut out and add to the cage.  Add a couple of black hearts to complete.
13) I bet you were wondering where my Wrinkle Free Distress technique was..... look below.
On the reverse of this piece I have added a tag, decorated using the Wrinkle Free Distress technique, stamped images and embellishments.

Have a good day,  Tracy xx

37 comments:

Sue said...

Ohhh cool skulls!!

Daniele said...

wow this is great hope your nephew loves it to

Helen said...

Wow! I should think a 16year old would love this - and I do too!

Neet said...

I am sure he will love this - just the thing to do for that age group. (love the wrinkle free distress one too)

Sandi M said...

Excellent halloween art!

Netty said...

Wow thats an awful of instructions Tracy, my poor head is in overload now.....lol
Brilliant tag and creation, love it. x

Cheryl said...

oh wow tracey you really are so creative so love your work always so much detail and so much too see,just fantastic hugs cheryl xxx

Gez said...

Wow! your card is sure to be loved! FAB tag. Must check out the wrinkle free distress. Have a great week. Gez.xx

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby card and skull hun, loving those styles.. thanks for joinin in with the SUnday Stamper x

Deanna Cosgrove said...

Wow, love the 'steampunk skull'. And the tag is just great too.

MarleneMAZ said...

Absolutely fabulous! love everything about it.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Tracey, your double-sided birthday card is THE COOLEST! Wow, your nephew is going to flip out over this! It's the perfect piece for a teenage guy, with the skulls and fabulous industrial look, and yet it's also really, really beautiful.

You did a gorgeous job on the wrinkle free distress technique and gave it an edgy, masculine look that works so wonderfully. And I really appreciate your excellent step-by-step instructions. I always learn something useful from your posts!

This is a spectacular piece, my dear, and I'm so glad you were able to make it work for several challenges during this busy week. :)

flutterbycrafter said...

Loving this card, the skull is brilliant, and the tag is stunning.

Jackie said...

What an amazing card - your nephew will love this. I love the tag on the back!

Yelowflower said...

the colors work so well on that tag with the stamps! the tecnique is great. your nephew will just love it!

Susan Allan said...

I think your nephew will really appreciate the trouble you have gone to and how inventive you have been. It is a fantastic card and I love the tag.
Have a lovely, creative day.
sue xx

donna said...

VERY Cool Birthday card!

Joanna K said...

Crikey, trully striking designs! Wow, I mean woooow! Your nephew is bound to crown you the best autie in the whole wide world! xx

Nigel said...

Brilliant work, I'm sure he'll love it.

minnie_mac said...

Great card. Love all the different elements.

Marilyn

Shelann said...

They are both really neat

Juls said...

too much fun! LOVE IT!!! Hugs Juls

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Cool skulls!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Linda Elbourne said...

Such a fab entry Tracy ... you have made those pesky boy cards look stylish and easy! Thanks for joining the team at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week.

lena said...

Groovy - beautiful!

Li'l Pidge said...

wow, a great card and great instructions-thanks for sharing
kyla

craftytrog said...

Amazing art Tracy! That tag is brilliant too! Bet your nephew loves it!
Alison x

Sue said...

Your nephew is going to love this, I love the washers and adding the tag to the back - it's perfect x

Jaqi said...

Brilliant card for a teenager , bet it went down a treat , I love it

LynneForsythe said...

OMW...love your "teenage guy" b-day greeting!!! Two Thumbs Up!!

Thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!!

mommabear said...

Brilliant card love the skull and all that texture is fab xx Thankds for joining with us at LTD this week Alison

Zoechaos said...

Fab great as a boys card. Thank you for sharing with us at LTD xx Zoe

Kathlene said...

Amazing work! Thanks for the step-by-step. Bet he's going to absolutely be blown away by this terrific cool card!

Lisa said...

Fabulous skull!! Just love it! Thanks for joining us at The Stamp Man altered challenge.

Julie Forest said...

Hi, Tracy! Awesome birthday card!! And I love the tag - your wrinkle free distress technique is perfect!!! Looks fantastic!! :)

Terry said...

Awesome skulls! Love what you did with these all the way around!

Vixykins said...

Great projects Tracy!
Thank You for playing The Stampman altered challenge x