Hi All, I made this background while I was working on my gdt piece for Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge Who's the Boss. I will show the one I made for the challenge on Friday, once I made the background I could not decide what to do with it, until today. The background is from Bird, I cut it into a stencil so I could use up some of the beautiful embossing glitter I bought last year with birthday money. I bought 2 jars of this beautiful Recollections embossing powder, but it also had some big pieces of glitter in it so I could not find a place for it to work out in the past. It works beautifully on this stenciled background though. I laid out some embossing paste then the glittered embossing powder on top so it has a lot of dimension to it. The other die cut is as old as the hills also ( 9/11/09 ) it came from the Vintage Moth blog, it was just a picture but I brought it into my Make The Cut program and did a pixel trace to turn it into a cut file for my electronic cutting machine the KNK Zing. The lovely netting goes back to when my daughter worked for Zainy Brainy while she was in high school (she's now 29 yrs old), I have a jumbo roll we bought when they went out of business. And to my surprise, when I went to peel off one of the rhinestones for her earrings I found out they were actually brads, ha ha, I grabbed them at the Customer Garage Sale at My Craft Store 1 year ago. I paid 25 cents for a full card of them, they were in someone else's stash for quite a long time too. Well, I am not that good at coloring so I used some Tim Holtz distress ink in antique linen along with a little worn lipstick pink for the skin tones and then weathered wood for her hair. I wove the netting in and out of the cuts in the hat, then cut some of the stencil pieces out of the envelope liner to make it match.
It would be great if you could join in at Gloria Stengel's Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge Who's the Boss. Great way to push yourself to use up some of that hoarded stash., and have some fun too.
I just found a fabulous challenge site called COUNTRY VIEW CHALLENGE and they are looking for something "Stenciled" for their challenge STENCIL IT, perfect for my stenciled background.
And 1 more fun challenge I found called VINTAGE CHALLENGE, they are looking for me NOT TO USE STAMPS So this die cut and stenciled piece will fit perfectly in that challenge.
That's it for today, thanks for stopping by. ~Diane
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