Friday, November 23, 2012

DD Inspiration Day #5

Hello!! Welcome to our week full of inspiration using Plate1430! Stay tuned all week for some amazing works in which the Viva Las VegaStamps! Design Team has utilized our "December Daily" plate.

 First up in line today is JUDY and she's got a super cool altered canvas!

Wrinkle several pages of pale yellow tissue paper and smooth out a little bit. Adhere the pale yellow tissue paper with gel medium as an adhesive to cover front and sides of 8" square canvas. Set aside to dry.
Several Christmas trees from #1431 were inked with Memento bamboo leaves and Archival olive ink on the pale yellow tissue paper, cutout and applied to canvas. Tree tops were used as small tress in foreground.
The left and right ornate images from #1431 were inked with archival olive on the pale yellow tissue paper, cutout and applied to top corners of canvas.
Santa was inked and stamped on white paper and cutout. Small bits of collage was trimmed away from Santa collage. Distress markers and white paint on beard were used to color Santa before applying to canvas. Sharpie pen (gold) was used to color Santa's buckle.
December daily images from #1430 were inked on the pale yellow tissue using archival black ink and cut close before adhering to canvas with gel medium.
Several distress inks were applied to canvas to give a vintage look.
Joy stamped image was inked on Kromecote cardstock, while still wet Ultra High Gloss embossing powder was poured on and off and then heat set. The letters were cutout, stained with distress and applied to canvas.
White glue was added to bottom of canvas, flocking powder was added to resemble snow. White paint was applied to some of the lower branches on Christmas trees.
Use dremel tool with small drill bit to make two sets of holes on top of canvas. Flatten a dinner fork with a hammer. Thread and twist each set of wire all the way through the canvas and into the wood frame to hold the fork on top of canvas.
Several round tags were made with a die. Each tag was stamped with an image from December Daily #1430. Distress inks were used to apply color to tags. Black threads were strung to each numbered tag and laced in and out of the fork tines as a holder. Each tag will represent a December Daily number leading up to Christmas Day.
A coin envelope was attached to back of canvas to house the extra daily numbers.
Memento bamboo leaves ink, Archival Olive and black ink, Distress markers, Distress inks, Golden gel medium, White glue, Flocking powder, Sizzix tag die, Pale yellow tissue paper, White cardstock, 8" canvas, Scissors, Black crochet thread, White acrylic paint, Sharpie pen, Paint brush, Dremel tool with very small drill bit, Thin wire, Dinner fork ($ shop find), Coin envelope
Then up we have SUSAN who's put together this astounding 7gypsies holder!!!

She started with a 7 Gypsies Revolving Clear Stamp Holder that has been saved for this kind of memory project - an Altered Christmas Card spindle. She began by gathering all the saved Christmas cards from over the years {and this project needs a LOT of them}, the December Daily stamp plate, recycled 6x9 envelopes for making pocket pages, tag/label and various paper punches, black and brown dye inks, miracle tape, and misc holiday patterned paper, ribbons, stickers and to say anything and everything saved for that holiday scrapbook! 

This has been a project Susan has been dreaming about for years and now has brought it to life. She has several of these spindles, with ATCs and technique pages and shares, "this project would not have been possible without the coordinating hand slot punch made for the 7 gypsies spindles." Now for the fun. She punched tons of cards, envelopes and patterned paper pages {over a hundred to fill this all the way around with room to grow} and mounted to the spindle along with the unused vinyl sleeves that came with the spindle. She reserved these for special cards and photos. 

Then she began creating an assortment of embellishments using the VLVS! December Daily stamps by stamping on assorted patterned and misted papers and tags. Punches are so much fun to make quick and easy layered embellishments by punching around the stamped image. **A TIP** turn your punch upside down so that you can see the item you are punching around for a precision placed cut. In no time at all she had a table full of holiday goodness to add to the endless pages of cards and holiday photos to be cherished for years to come. She will be sharing more of this project throughout the month of December on her blog HERE.

The design team is doing SUCH an AMAZING Job! I hope you're getting lots of inspiration from them each day, don't forget to leave them some love and be entered for a chance to win your OWN December Daily Plate!


Anonymous said...

Both are amazing jobs, great artwork

Julie S. said...

Great idea to use the yellow tissue paper for a vintage look. I've been wanting to do one of those spindles for a long time too. Looks fantastic!

NinaN said...

Wow again!!! Those trees on the canvas are stunning!

I would love to see more of the 7 gypsies holder. Looks pretty jam-packed with amazingness!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, you girls have been busy. So much work has gone into both of these projects. I love your ideas and am inspired to make my own. TFS

Lea Cioci said...


Tarnished Rose said...

Awesome work! Ladies, you are amazing.


Squiddy said...

Love the versatility of tissue paper.. and so many little extra touches - the fork, the packet on the back to hold the other numbers... thank you for the fun and inspiration

Cari said...

The first canvas is classic Christmas and lovely. The second project is very creative and a great use of old cards. Love them both!

Glenda T. said...


Diana Fernandez said...

I love this! Wow!

SHartl said...

You are all so creative! LOVE the Christmas canvas and the fun card holder!

søren said...

These projects are so inspiring!!!!

Marit said...

I love the nostalgic canvas! Great techniques too!

Ava Gavloski said...

Judy's canvas is really striking and beautifully designed... bravo.
ava g

Tracy Bohman said...

Love all the ideas. I have a spindle ready and waiting for a great idea and this seems like the one to try now off to find all the Christmas cards from years past.

Judy Cantrell said...

Thanks Everyone! This was a fun project to do!