Hello everyone!  I'm sharing another project created for Tim Holtz Sizzix Chapter 1 Creativation release. If you missed it, here is a list of all the designers who participated in the Tim Holtz Sizzix booth and Facebook Live here.

I love how you can use the Doodle Art Thinlits die as an overlay on any combination of colours or looks on a background.  I decided to go a little brighter and use pinks, yellows, and corals, guess I was thinking Spring!

I've also used the Pattern Repeat, Tiny Type Upper and Tiny Type Lower Alphanumeric Thinlits sets from Chapter 1.  My flowers are created from the older Funky Floral Large  and Funky Floral 3 Thinlits set.  Here's a short tutorial on how I created my Etcetera tag.

To begin, I took an Idea-ology 5 x 8" Collage Frame (TH93711) and applied Distressed Collage Medium all over, then immediately place a piece of plain Collage Tissue Paper (TH93708) over top.  Add a bit more Collage Medium on top and dry. I like all the wrinkles and texture it gave the frame, but still allowed the printed border to show through. A very thin coat of white gesso came next. I sprayed Distress Oxide Spray in Abandoned Coral(with a small amount of water sprayed) to give it a light distressed looking colour.  Let this dry.

I randomly stamped with Stampers Anonymous stamps Patchwork(CMS256) and Newsprint (CMS266) with Black Archival ink.  I stamped with just the stamp in my hand, so it would be uneven.

I used a Stampers Anonymous Medium Etcetera Tag(THETC-002) for my base which I painted with Distress paint.  I started with my lighter colours; Worn Lipstick, Dried Marigold and Abandoned Coral.  The first colour is painted on to completely cover the tag, each colour following was dry brushed, so the different layers of colour show through.  This is one of my favourite methods using paint, if you are not familiar with the technique, I have step by step examples here or here.  I ended up with Black Soot as my last colour, but the lighter, colourful layers showed through slightly, giving the black more depth and interest.

My bright background was created with Yupo paper and various Alcohol Inks by Ranger Ink.

Black cardstock was used in cutting out the Doodle Art Thinlit die.  I cut it out twice, one for behind the frame, and the other piece was cut up for the leaves and pieces underneath my Large Funky Florals.  The Funky Florals were also die-cut with alcohol inked Yupo paper.  Adhere the Doodle Art background to the back of your Collage frame, your flowers and Doodle Art bits to the corner of the frame.

Adhere the coloured Yupo cardstock to the back of the Collage frame, underneath the Doodle Art cut out.  I used foam 3d adhesive for this, as I wanted a small space in-between the two pieces, for added depth. Adhere this Collage Frame to your Etcetera Tag.  Pieces of the black cardstock die-cut with Pattern Repeat (the honeycomb pattern) were tucked in my cluster of florals and leaves.  I left in the center pieces where my Tiny Type words were(Love Life) which die-cut from mixed media heavy stock and tinted lightly with Distress Ink, giving a dark background to the lighter letters.

I added in above the frame, die-cut pieces of the Doodle Art, Funky Florals 3, Large Funky Florals (Black cardstock and alcohol inked Yupo paper for colour).

Save those tiny scraps of coloured paper, whether it's alcohol inked, Distress Oxide, Paint, or sprays! It's handy to have them ready for all those little flower pieces.  I keep all of mine in a ziplock clear bag, the heavier freezer ones that have a zipper closing so it's easier to open and close(and stays closed!) I've also added in a few Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers(TH93583) that were lightly tinted with Worn Lipstick Distress ink and tinted seam binding ribbon.

Here's another look at my finished tag!  Hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and thank you so much for your interest and support!
Next time, I will be sharing projects created for the Chapter 2 release!

See you soon,


1 comment

scrappergirl56 said...

Doodle, le doodle, le do...LOL...Love the pink and yellow behind the black Doodle Art background...Yes, zippy bags are great for storing scraps of card...

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