A couple days a go Cristina from http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/ announced she was looking for design team members. I have decided to send her my info for consideration. We are to make a project for her design team entry. Well I had a project that I have wanted to make for a while and decided this was as good as time as any. So here is a gift I am going to give my Friend Deanna. Her son Ty is about a year older than my son, but also in the Navy. When she postd this picture a while back I knew I would want to make something with it. So I made a Wall Hanging.
I started out with a wood plaque. I sprayed it with my Coco Bean Copper Starburts Stain from Lindys Stamp Gang. I dried this with my heat tool and then modge podged. Now I will tell you that the modge podge did pick up some of the lindy color. Not sure if I did not dry enough or this just happens. Didn't really affect anything since I was sealing with nothing else on it at this time.
I placed my ribbon down and modge podged it, it did cause it to get darker.
I tore my picture around what I wanted and used my Vintage Photo distress stain to edge the picture. I cut my anchor and My Hero plaque from Cricut, Stand and Salute Cartridge. ( A must have for any military mom!) I colored the image Private Peter from Digital Delights. http://www.digitaldelightsbyloubyloo.com/I modge podged all these pieces down on the back of each one, then layered modge podge over the top of everything. I let dry for almost an hour and layered on another coat. I then added the little Navy Seal from some sticker embelishments I have.
I am use to blinging things up, but didn't think it would go, so the Lindys was a nice substitute because it is shinny.
Now on to part 2. I had to make a card to go along with the gift. So here is my card.
This card measures 5 x 7, I am using an image from The Greeting Farm, Creepin Crew. She is colored with my copic markers. The sentiment is from Happy Hello from Hero Arts. All the paper is stuff I have in my scraps, so not sure who it is from. The blue flower was coordinations paper that I embossed from a sizzix texture plate, then sanded. The ribbon and the flowers were misted with some gimmer mist. The flowers and leaves are from I am Roses. Not sure you can tell but the flowers are were pressed in versa mark and then I poured a mixture I have of perfect green pearls, clear embossing powder and fine glitter. Then I took the heat tool to it. It made it very glittery and shinny. Couldn't bling up the plaque. but I could the card. I used a friskars scallop punch for my papers.
I hope you have all lasted thru this with me. I don't do videos but will try to give more details from now on, on how I did my projects. I have learned so much from others, that maybe I could show something that could spark an idea for someone else.
Well I am sure my friend Deanna will love her gift, I hope Christina likes my entry for her design team. Thanks All!