Monday, June 6, 2011

Making Art Challenge #15: BLING it ON!!

This week's challenge from the Yahoo! Group, Everything Wendy Vecchi is to model a card after Page 14 in Make Art,  Studio 490 Style II and use some BLING--oh and don't forget the ever crucial Studio 490 stamp!  Inspired by some funkadelic projects I've seen lately (and the coupon code provided by a fellow Wendy Vecchian!), I recently acquired a pad of Graphic 45's Steampunk Debutante paper.  Seemed just right for this here you go:
Be Yourself:  EWV MAC #15
 The gal looked pretty kinda just like she was, so I cut that frame from a sheet of the Graphic 45 paper; she's distressed with a bit of Peeled Paint and Antique Linen. I inked the backside, too and turned the corner down, anchoring it with a brad and some layered flowers.  After painting her fleshy parts in Spun Sugar Distress Stain, I blinged the babe out with some clear crystals.  Here's a wee bit of a close-up of the corner:

I found the mirror charms at Michael's and had been looking for an excuse to use one with some girly thing.  I'm thinking if I were gonna get all dolled up and blinged out, I'd be lookin' for that mirror! 

Butterfly close up
The teal paper was already printed in an accounting style ledger, so I just added some distressing with Tea Dye and Antique Linen and then overstamped with another background, using Wendy's ledger script background stamp from her A Form of Art set.  Be Yourself is also from A Form of Art. I can't remember which butterflies I used, but to keep them teal, I stamped them on the backside, then cut 'em out.  The butterfly bodies are pearls by Amuse and match the smaller ones along the right side of the card. 

Layered flowers & Paper flower

To pull more of the roses from one of the background papers into the design, I stamped several small flowers from A Ticket to Art on a scrap...ended up only using one, but I like it as a small accent item. ;-)  

Hard to see in the larger photo, but I swiped a quote from a Johnny Diaz song to put on a journalling spot.  It's printed on regular paper in a black text box, then inked with Peeled Paint, mounted on coordinating Graphic 45 scrap and attached to the background paper with a Tim Holtz mini-clip.

Quote is from a Johnny Diaz song
 Other flowers are painted with Wild Honey, Vintage Photo and Antique Linen stains, then splashed with a bit of Tsunineko Frost. 

All the brads, bling & pearls are from my stash., what're you waiting for?  Grab your gear, get some ink on your fingers and MAKE SOME ART!!  Click the link above for more inky inspiration and fun.

 Thanks for stopping by!


Nancy said...

Wonderful card, Angie!!!

SusanK said...

She's gorgeous!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Angie! I love it!

Marjie K said...

Angie, this is fantastic! Love the bling and that neat folded corner. Go girl!

Marjie K said...

Angie, this is fantastic! Love the bling and that neat folded corner. Go girl!

Lesley said...

This is sooooo pretty!!!

Wanda H said...

Fabulous card!!!!

2amscrapper said...

I enjoyed reading all the details about this fabulous creation.