Well me and Trace Metcalf from inkypinkycraft have been on the phone again finding out what stash we both have and coming up with an 'I Challenge Thee to make something' list. This wonderful idea was started off by Hels Sheridan and Ellen Vargo with their 'I challenge thee' makes. Hel's last one is HERE and Ellen's is HERE.
So here is the list that me and Trace came up with this time:
Trace suggested using my free digi stamp - Love Machine Heart
Some Foil or sheet metal
Tim Holtz stamps
Embossing powder or folder
And some lettering
Plus 1 secret ingredient
And here's what I came up with........
Have you spotted my secret ingredient?.......yes it's wax!
I dripped wax down the tag and brushed it with Perfect Pearls, I just love this effect.
This tag started life being vivid blue (done with alcohol inks) with fancy script and flourishes. And in true Donna Downey style I changed how it looked by scraping red and white acrylic paint with a pallet knife down the middle to make it look grungy
I cut the whole out of the heart where the cogs are and wrapped it kitchen foil. I put sequin waste over the heart and ran it through my Big Shot. Now I had my metallic embossed heart..fab.
I snipped into the foil where the hole was in the card and peeled back the layers to make it look like it had been ripped open. I dripped a few drops of red, copper, gold and black alcohol inks on the embossed metal. I printed off the heart again and coloured in the cogs and stuck it beneath the metal heart. I stuck them both onto the corrugated card and cut out the heart shape.
I heat embossed the TH wings behind the heart.
I've used distress paint on the grunge board letters and edged it with red paint. I love that crackled Blue China paint! Then I dripped wax down the whole tag and brushed it with gold Perfect Pearls mica powder.
I can't wait to see what Trace has come up with.
We've already started cooking up the next one, so far we've come up with art parts and Idea-ology.
Ooooooo mind is already running a muck?