Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Creative Chaos

Creative chaos...yup, that just about sums up the way I create and the way I end up with a final product...chaos! LOL!  What kind of crafter are you?  I'm a pull out all the products, toss them all on the floor behind my seat, and make a great, big mess and then...I stress because it's a mess and spend an entire day cleaning my studio.  It's about balance, right?  I'm still working on that part... **smile**

Today's tag is for the Everything Wendy Vecchi challenge, which was to use Distress Embossing Powder on a project.  (You can see Wendy's sample here)  I decided to go with a tag for my project and, staying true to myself, pulled out every Wendy Vecchi stencil, stamp set, and paste that I own to create the project you now see!
I started by adding some light color to the background of my tag using Gathered Twigs and Old Paper Distress Ink.  I added just a few stamped images from the Parisian Art stamp set.  I then secured the Brick Wall stencil over my tag and smooshed (that's a technical term) my Versamark ink pad into the open spaces of the stencil.  I then carefully removed the stencil and added Fried Brick and Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder to the design.  Hit that baby with a heat gun and voila, had a snazzy background.
Then I got busy with the Fresh Flowers stencil and white embossing paste.  I found a piece of heavy duty cardstock and applied a thick layer of embossing paste to the stencil.  Once the paste was dry, I used Distress Markers to color the flower.  (The little black dots are just a thing I do...I don't know why, I just like dots!)  I then cut out each part of the flower and glued it (loving 3 in 1 glue lately!) to my tag.
Next came the Classic Words stencil and a black marker, some Idea-ology Film Strip, along with this great sentiment from the Original Art stamp set.  And no project is complete without a butterfly...this one is from a Maaartha punch.
That's it for me today folks, hope you enjoyed the project!  Now go out and get crafy!


Mieke said...

Love it!!!

Lori said...

This is COOLIO!! Love all the Studio 490 products you used! Fabulouso.. and thanks for joining the challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

Gorgeous tag, Kim! Love your brick wall and how you staggered the sentiment over the wall/filmstrip.

wendy vecchi said...

Looks GREAT Kim!
LOVE the bricks a LOT!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome tag Kim. Love the brick background and the word strips.

Karin R. said...

Love it! I just got that brick stencil and am itching to get crazy with it. :-)

Margot said...

Great Tag Kim, you inspired me ;o)