Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Anything Goes

What do you do with a leftover mistake?  A while back I had a matboard which I had slightly damaged and could not use for the original project.  I had the wild idea to spray it all over with some homemade color sprays and Perfect Pearl mists.  I thought it would make a good mat for a princess style She Art Canvas.  That never happened.

I cut the mat into smaller pieces and ran them through my Sizzix machine. I cut out three sizes of wonky hearts and then embossed them with a variety of patterns.  I added some additional touches with acrylic paint in purple, aqua and pale pink.  The purple was a metallic and I love the sheen it added to the matboard hearts.

The background of the tags are colored with Distress Inks, Stains, collaged bits of papers, stencils and stamps from Tim Holtz, Crafter's Workshop and more. I love the color combinations, the way I used lots of scraps from my craft table and how the wonky hearts look so great with the dry embossing. The hearts are all popped up
 with foam pop-its for a dimensional look.  Love them!

I am entering these into the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week. The challenge is to use any mediums to produce any project and that about covers this one. Thanks to the sponsors for the chance to win a gift certificate for more art supplies!

Gale C. Lewis

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