Saturday, March 9, 2013

Just Us Girls #179 - and reasons to play...

It is SUCH a pleasure to be checking in with you, this week!  
Just Us Girls are BRINGIN' the elegance for this stunning 
challenge, creating with the NEGATIVE die cut shape!  


You'll have to take my word for it, on the elegance factor...
My take went a-ways AROUND the concept, but I wandered
across the finish line  ~ LOL~  eventually! 

But if ELEGANCE is what you crave...  
CHECK out the fabulous JUG-ETTES!
Our EVER sparkly and talented, Vicki,
is leading the creative fun this week,
and the girls have somehow managed to
OUT-DO themselves, once again!  

But, as I mentioned...  I took the LONG way home...

{A special thanks to Pinterest, for enabling me...}

For SOME reason, I was compelled to do a LOT of masking.

I'm always drooling over projects on Pinterest, but in particular, 
I love seeing folks use STICKER letters to mask a decorative 
background, then paint/distress over the entire thing, REMOVE 
the stickers and expose the original background...  OH, it's 
just DELICIOUS!  Anywhoo, I was motivated to create a look
like that...  Not sure if you'll be convinced, but I  still managed to
 have FUN, whilst bustin' out some AMAZING Tim Holtz stamps
 & FABULOUS, ancient designer paper and sticker letters...   

~ I ADORE the images that Tim chooses to turn into stamps! ~

I prepared the paper by gluing it to a scrap of black mat board,
then coating it with a thin layer of clear adhesive, let dry. 

Once the glue was dry, I used distress ink and then acrylic paint
dry-brushed across the masked letters and certain stamped images.
When that step was dry, I stamped the car image with Versafine,
detail ink in black.  Once that was dry, I CAREFULLY removed
the sticker letters, and then lightly sponged the white with
Antique Linen Ink from the T!m man...  {!}

When that was done...   I REMEMBERED the "negative" die cut
premise{!}, and OUT came THOSE tools...  LOL

But it STILL worked! 

So, why NOT wander a little.  You NEVER know where the road might lead!
I hope it takes YOU somewhere incredibly crafty, and that you'll join us this week!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Supplies - 

D/P - Paper Pizazz
C/S - Stampin' up!
Stamps - Tim Holtz/Stamper's Anonymous
Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger; Versafine
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz/Ranger
Acrylic Paint - Liquitex
Charm - Tim Holtz


~amy~ said...

looks fabulous!

Lisa Kind said...

A-mazing! I love to see what you create each week cause there is always a delightful twist to your creations! Date might must be inspiring! ;-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome "tim type" card . I just LOVE the sentiment -- I have a friend who says that all the time! :) Great use of "negative" -- well done

Marisa said...

All your hard work paid off, Elise. Love the card. Such a great car image and the negative for the sentiment along with the charm are fabulous! Way to take it out of the box :)

Lady Bug Stampers said...

great use of the negative and love the tut you did.