Monday, August 13, 2012

Live your dream

My artistic juices were flowing Saturday afternoon.  Seems like they're working OT on the weekends and taking off during the week.  Whatever.  No sense forcing something that isn't meant to be.

Here's the 2nd project I made; it's for the challenge on the Wendy Vecchi Yahoo group.  This is the last challenge to come from Wendy's 3rd book...look on page 41 and you'll see the inspiration piece.  Lori chose the elements of a watch face, tissue tape and of course, at least one of Wendy's stamps that need to be included in your entry.

I started out with a 5" chipboard circle and stamped the leafy background (Rose Art Part 2) on it using Picket Fence distress stain and a spritz of something yellowy-brown.  It was in a misting bottle and left from a previous project so I have no idea what color or medium was used.
Several distress markers were used to outline/doodle around the leaves, stems and berries.  I went around the edge with a brown distress ink, Gold Paint Dabber and a black Sharpie.

Some of Tim's tissue tape was pleated and glued (multi-medium) to a strip of Bazzill cardstock that had been cut with decorative scissors then run through a Martha Stewart ribbon threader punch.

The leaves (RAP2) were stamped in Olive Archival Ink then dunked in clear embossing powder.  Heat set and cooled so I could carefully cut out the center portions from them.  Don't they look lacy?

Again from RAP2, I stamped the smaller flower onto Bazzill cardstock using Jet Black Archival Ink on the back side, overstamped (Flower Art, Art From The Heart, Art Rules - all backgrounds) on the front in Rose Madder Archival Ink.  Once cut out, the petals were curled and edged with the Gold Paint Dabber.

The watch face is also from RAP2 and was stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink on a light lavender Bazzill cardstock.  It was also embossed with clear powder.  Cut out then edged with the Gold Paint Dabber.  A medium brad was used to hold the 3 flower layers and watch face in place.  A few whacks with Tim's hammer dinged up the flower center just the way I wanted.

'Live Your Dream' (Live & Make Art) was stamped in Rose Madder Archival Ink and clear embossed.  The words were cut apart and edged with the Gold Paint Dabber. 

Narrow ribbon was threaded through the green strip while a wider piece of coordinating grosgrain ribbon works for the bow at the top. 

Am I living my dream?  Trying to!


  1. Beautiful! Those leaf art parts are so detailed and look great with EP. Love how you've done the sentiment, too!

  2. Wow, Susan, this is fabulous! Absolutely love the pleated tissue tape, you knocked this challenge out of the ball park! Thanks for joining the MAC!

  3. Holy moly, girl! You have been busy!!! Love all you've been creating!

  4. This is gorgeous Susan, I've never thought about cutting away the inside of these leaves.
    You must have patience and a steady hand, well worth the time and effort, looks beautiful.

  5. Fabulous!!! Love your flower and the tissue tape ribbon trim! Awesome!