Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October MPTS Mid-Month Challenge

Over at MPTS blog we hosted a October Mid-Month Challenge.

I had this completed but missed the deadline, because I have been sick with a cold for the past few days. I am still posting this art piece for it turned out better than I thought it would.

Challenge was-Create a card or project using:

Theme: Nature-Great for Fall!!! Leaves, flowers, etc!
Supplies: "piece" of the outdoors (like a pressed leaf or flower, twig, etc.)
and a Vintage button/broach.

My Steps:
* A Vintage find-frame that was chipped and perfect the way it was, but I wanted a brassier look so I brushed on Distress Crackle Paint-Tarnished Brass from Ranger.

*Recycled a piece of cardboard and ripped away-covered with Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Acrylic Paint-Blank Canvas

*Aged around that piece with Distress Ink-Vintage Photo from Ranger.

*Nature: I used all three of the items from my hydrangea bush that was turned rustie color for the season (normally pink/white).

*Leaves and Ribbon: My friend Lynne Forysthe taught me how to use my reinkers in a whole new way!!!!

Ready here we go-first you will need a Mini-Mister from Ranger, your favorite reinker (I used Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed, Rusty Hinge and Fired Brick) fill mister with one to two droplets full of ink, then with Perfect Pearl (I used copper) two tiny dashes and fill with water-note not all the way to the top, leave about 1/2 inch for when you replace the sprayer the liquid will raise a little....Shake the Mister well and start having fun!!!!!

*Ribbon: Seam binding another treat from my friend Lynne was inked with the same mixtures-
the Leaves are Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die it....I cut the leaves out of a piece of muslin that I first brushed with Mutli Matte Medium-Claudine Hellmuth's wonderful glue....which again my friend Lynne turned me onto....

*Last but not least-I looked through my button collection and found a mother of pearl button that was perfect for this art piece....

Thanks for joining us over a MPTS, please leave me a comment so I can thank you....
Peggy Lee


  1. so ROCK GIRL!!! I just love this piece...all your coloring to match the dried Hydrangea....JUST PLAIN FANTABULOUS!

  2. of course I would love this stamp set jsut send to 3352 N Littleton Rd .....LOL eheheh:) just joking but seriously its in Littleton hahahah!!!! your buddy Kat

  3. WOWEEE! I never would've guessed the leaves were not real! This is awesome! I'm gonna have to jot down the names of some o' that stuff. It's gorgeoussss!