Funny Summer Series
As soon as I saw this series of digi's, I knew that I wanted too use them. But I'm getting kind of sick of making cards, so I wanted to go in a totally different direction.
I printed and colored them first. I sponge painted the sky's, grounds, and trees. On the winter piece, I added some stickles in "Frosted Lace" to give the ground an icy feel. Then I racked my brains on what to do next? I found some old wood signs, from when I use to do woodworking. I drilled some very small holes at the top and bottom of all the signs (except the last one-that only needed top holes). I painted them in a blueish grey acrylic paint. When they were dry, I added the crackle gel. As soon as it was ready, I put the Antique White over the crackle gel and let the get work it's magic. Next I glued the papers to the wood, making sure to cover all of the papers, so they wouldn't buckle.
This next step was a big pain in my butt. I used some old jump rings, from when my daughter did jewelry making. I must've put 100 holes in my fingers trying to get them in the holes in the wood and then hooked together. Each piece is held together with one ring in each hole and then an extra one holding the two of them together. The final step is seal the entire thing with an acrylic sealer. I used a matte finish.
This was alot of work, but I really enjoyed making it and the way it came out (except for the jump rings)...
Below is a closeup of each of the pieces, so that you can see the work that went into them.
You can find these digi's here-
I would like to enter this project into the following challenges:
Crafts 4 Eternity #30 Anything but a card
Fairy tale-challenge Blog #20 Summer, sun & sunshine
Mami Doodles #31 Flowers
Polka Doodle #30 English Country Garden
Stamp Something Challenges Summer Fun Something
CCEE Stampers #1130 Winter or Summer
Digi Doodle Shops Best #69 Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges #30 In the garden
The Sisterhood of Crafters Simply Handmade
Try it onTuesday Alter a Present
iCopic Challenge #40 Anything but a card