Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bombshell April 2014 Challenge: Junk It!

Hello again!

Today I have the first of 2 posts highlighting projects I did for challenges at Bombshell Stamps this month.  Ms. April's challenge was "Junk It!", which encouraged participants to repurpose "junk" (mail, packaging, bottles, boxes, etc.) and use it in your design.

Here's my tag:

Materials/tools used:
 - Ranger Inkssentials #5 Manila tags
 - Ranger Distress Paint: Broken China, Picket Fence
 - Ranger Distress Stain: Tarnished Brass
 - Tsukineko Memento dye ink: Tuxedo Black
 - Ranger Glossy Accents
 - Copic Sketch markers: B00, E13, E35, R00, R24, Y15, Y19, Y32
 - idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon
 - Ranger Heat Tool
 - Ranger Inkssentials Mister
 - Bombshell Stamps "Bombshell Angel" stamp set
 - Tonic Studios Craft Scissors
 - Paper trimmer
 - White cardstock, foam dots from my stash
 - Tyvek envelope, cardboard mailer box reclaimed from recent mail

First of all, a great big THANK YOU!!! to my awesome friend Denise, who sent me my very first set of Bombshell stamps, so that I could keep joining challenges at Bombshell!!  Yay!!!!!

To create this tag, I started by covering my blank tag with Broken China Distress paint, and setting it aside to dry.  Next, I tore a flap off a corrugated cardboard Priority mail box that I received a package in earlier this month, and separated the top layer to expose the corrugation.  I cut it into a cloud shape, and covered it with Picket Fence Distress paint, again setting it aside to dry.  I also took a Tyvek mailing envelope I'd received, and also cut a cloud shape from that.  Next I cut a piece of white cardstock approximately 2.5" square, and stamped the angel stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink.  (This is definitely my "go-to" ink when I'm going to colour with Copics.  It doesn't react or move at all!)  I coloured the angel in, and then carefully edged the card with the brass Distress Stain (right from the dabber top).  I looked at my tag and the piece of cardboard, and they weren't *quite* dry yet (and I'm impatient!), so I quickly finished drying them with my heat tool.  I used Glossy Accents to attach my clouds, and then foam dots to add the piece with the angel.  Lastly, I cut a piece of crinkle ribbon, misted it with water, crumpled it, and dried it, before attaching it at the top.

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This is just the first of 2 challenges I'm joining at Bombshell in April, so check back in a little bit for the other one! 

'Til then!


1 comment:

  1. This is just Awesome I love the Angel Stamp! Love how you used recycled materials! Beautiful tag!