Hello crafty people! I've been really busy doing this project (and having too much fun doing it) for Artistic Outpost's Customer Referral Theme Challenge for March. The theme this time is SpringPunk. Just what is SpringPunk anyway??? Think of the typical Spring type images like butterflies, birds, flowers, etc. mixed with the edginess of SteamPunk, and there you go! All you have to do to win a fantastic prize, is to make a little something with this theme AND use Artistic Outpost images in the making, then upload your project to the Artistic Outpost site. You have a whole month to get it completed, so really go for it and have fun!
I decided to make a chunky ATC, as I have never done one before, because I had so many ideas swimming in my head for this project and I needed all the space I could get. I decided to use these two AO stamp plate sets for this because they had all the elements of Springtime that I wanted, Whimsical Melange and Serenity.
|There is nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood...I think I could cut wood all day! This was cut ATC size, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.|
|The banner flag image was stamped in Walnut Stain and heat embossed with gold on Graphic 45 SteamPunk Debutante floral paper.|
|All of the images were stamped on Graphic 45 paper in Distress Inks. The leaves and flourishes were heat embossed in gold, and the grid images in silver. I also painted all the edges of the wood block in Espresso Acrylic paint.|
|The block was really pretty just like this, but what a nice canvas it made.|
|I used Gold Alcohol Ink to stain the wire beads. I strung the washers, crystal beads, and wire bead on a regular nail and then hammered it into the block. I did the handle basically the same way.|
I am also submitting this piece to Simon Says Stamp and Show's Challenge of "Idea-ology".
2 1/2 x 3 1/2 Inch wood block
From My Stash: blue beads, wire, gold leaf charms, round wire beads, tiny gold washers, handle piece, nail
I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!