Hello, Friends! There’s a new challenge up at Craft Hoarders Anonymous. This time, our Chief Hoarder in Charge has challenged us to Layer It! In the spirit of the challenge, I have created a layered Thanksgiving Tag that uses metal, sprays and loads of layers. Here are the details for the challenge:
One good way to use your hoard is to use a lot of it all at once! So let’s see those layers! We need to see at least THREE layers on your project. Ink, paint, embossing and mixed media products do count as layers. Drag out all of that hoarded paper, or those embossing folders that are in the back of the drawer. Use those stamps, dies and punches! Show us the layers!
I lost count of how many layers there are on my Thanksgiving tag. but I think there are about 10. Take a peek:
The Closet of Shame contains an entire box of hoarded tags in all shapes, sizes and colors. This is a Jumbo Manila tag that I embossed with my Heartfelt Creations All Geared Up Die. To do this, I placed the dies behind my tag, cutting edge up. Then, I topped my tag with my embossing mat and ran it through my die cutting machine. Instead of cutting the paper, the shape of the die was deeply embossed into the surface of the tag. Next, I layered on Bundled Twig, Tea Dye and a touch of Mustard Seed Distress Inks. The surface was then flicked and spritzed with water, and again with some home made gold mist.
I painted my chipboard frame with Antique Linen Distress Ink. When the paint had dried, I sponged on some Tumbled Glass Distress Ink, then sprinkled on some Antique Gold embossing powder and followed that with some Aged Copper embossing enamel. I also hoard embossing powders. (She hangs her head in shame.) But when you can create cool effects like I did on the surface of this frame, I feel much less guilty about it. I needed a focal to fit in my frame, and found this cute Thanksgiving image in my Crafty Secrets Seasonal Booklet . This has 2 or 3 layers of UTEE on it. When it cools, you bend it to create fine cracks all over the surface. Voila! You have just transformed a plain paper image into an old photograph.
I also hoard flowers, and I rummaged around in the Closet of Shame where I found a bunch of mismatched posies and leaves. I sprayed them liberally with Perfect Pearls Copper Mist and layered them onto my tag with my hot glue gun. And yes, I burned my fingers. If anyone knows how to work with a hot glue gun without burning your fingertips, I’m all ears!
The luscious ribbons are from the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club assortment, but you can buy the Autumn Diamond Print Grosgrain and the Olive Burlap Blend ribbon individually, too. I added some beautiful metal embellishments from Bo Bunny’s Apple Cider collection that had been languishing in my drawer of fall embellies. And, I backed the tag with some designer paper to cover up all the messy inky bits…so that’s another layer on top of all the others. I really dug into my hoard for this one!
Now comes the real fun! Hop along to find fabulous projects from the rest of the design team, and be sure to leave them a little love along the way.
Our sponsors for this challenge are Add a Little Dazzle
and Lindy’s Stamp Gang.
You can learn more about these wonderful companies by clicking on the links. Add a Little Dazzle provided the design team with a sample pack of their gorgeous metal sheets, which I used in my “Nevermore” mixed media card for the last challenge. Lindy’s Stamp Gang has provided the prize for this challenge:
One talented participant will receive a $30 gift certificate to Lindy’s online store. To join in the fun, just link up your NEW project to the Craft Hoarders Anonymous BLOG before midnight PT, Sunday, November 2nd. I’ll be hopping by to take a look at your wonderful layered creation, and I can’t wait to see what you make!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you were inspired by my Layered Thanksgiving tag. Until next time,