Thursday, June 7, 2012

7-4-1776

It's getting close to the time the United States celebrates Her independence, and there have been a few challenges asking for red, white, and blue, so I thought I would make this plaque to commemorate the occasion. I also wanted to combine this with the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group challenge of "circles & hearts" from Wendy's Book 3. I will link it up to the Sunday Stamper and The Artistic Stamper's challenges of "red, white, and blue".
I made a boo boo and reversed my 4 and 7, but I guess it can represent a European style date.
First, I adhered a quarter sheet of Tim's 4th of July collage paper to an Art Part, and then adhered the top part completing the frame.
I cut strips from old blue jeans and adhered them to the frame, allowing the ends to fray.
On the sides of the frame, I stamped Wendy's ticking image in Manganese Archival Ink. I stamped the star border using Snow Cap Acrylic Paint Dabber.
I painted stripes of red and white on the ticking image using Paint Dabbers. 
I inked the flowers with Barn Door and then stamped the coordinating flower image on them in Jet Black Archival.
I inked the stems in Bundled Sage and stamped them with the dots image in Jet Black Archival as well. I arranged all my pieces and adhered them. I stamped the hearts and sentiment in Jet Black and then colored them in with Distress Markers. Glossy Accents was added to the white areas to highlight the images. Wooden bits, letters, and star Blossom Buckets were adhered to further embellish the plaque. A mini bungee cord was used to hang the plaque.

Supplies:
From My Stash- denim scraps, vintage wooden and paper letter tiles, bungi cord


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!



24 comments:

  1. Sooo clever! Love this, especially the denim. What a good idea. Thanks for sharing and good luck with the challenges. Hugs, Buttons x

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  2. Fantastic project, the denim looks terrific.

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  3. Super project, Anita! Love the flowers with time piece centers, and the denim is a great touch for the blue!

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  4. This is ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!!! Too SUPER CUTE!!!!!

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  5. Wowzers! Total crafty home run! Right out of the park!

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  6. This is perfect, I love all the elements and thought that went into this, it really paid off with a gorgeous piece! Love it!!! Thanks for getting me motivated to start my 4th of July crafting :)

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  7. What a fantastic piece to celebrate your Independence Day! I would never have thought to use denim, or stamped and painted on it - fantastic idea. I love the whole piece, it is gorgeous.

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  8. WOW. What a FANTASTIC piece, Anita! Just absolutely LOVE it! It's SO AMERICAN!!!!! p.s. and thanks for joining the MAC!

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  9. Hi Anita. This is a lovely wall hanging. I love all things WV. Brilliant sentiment and recycling of the denim. Crafty Hugs...Annie x

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  10. I love this!! Especially the use of the denim!!

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  11. Hi Anita. This is a fabulous piece. I just love all things WV. Brilliant stamp and I love the recycled denim. TFS...Annie x

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  12. oh my gosh this is wonderful you have blossomed girl..wonderful
    susan s.

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  13. Oooh, this turned out great! I love the denim use. It all just ties together so nicely.

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  14. Absolutely fabulous Anita, I love your use of denim and the flowers are gorgeous. Lovely way to celebrate such a fabulous day . Tracy x

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  15. Wow!!! Totally fabulous, Anita!!!

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  16. First of all, I love that you stamped on DENIM! Awesome...then, the flowers are just so much fun. Great border on the bottom with the painted hearts and letters. Fantastic!

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  17. How in the world d you keep coming up with these creative ideas! Fantastic!

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  18. How fantastic, that's a fabulous creation.

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  19. Gorgeous multi media piece ;) Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month.
    xoxo Sioux

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  20. WWWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWW... anita, this is completely AMAZING!!!! LOVE every single little detail - and there's so much to see! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper... sorry I am a bit late coming to see you x

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  21. one word 'amazing', I love your wall hanging, i'm off to hunt out some old jeans, lol
    you covered the red, white & blue theme perfectly,
    Thank you for joining in with this months challenge over at The Artistic Stamper creative team blog,
    Kat X.

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  22. Gorgeous hanging love the denium feature lots of texture too!

    Maggie

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