Monday, April 6, 2009

Funky and Fresh and Fun by Finnabair!

DT member Finn has been busy with her Tim Holtz goodies. This paper art style is funky and fresh, don't you think!?

Products used:
Glimmer Mist
More Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz Grungeboard Elements
Crackle Accents
Prima Crown Jewels
Tim Holtz Ranger Ink pad Dusty Concord
Tim Holtz Ranger Ink pad Peeled Paint

Recipe from Finn: (I think she did a great job translating for us!)
"Ok, here it is:)
Now about the layout:
This purple and green 12x12 layout base are free digital papers by Agnieszka - Anna called "Patrick". I downloaded the papers, printed them in a proper size and then used for this layout. The whole idea was to create something " in a celtic mood" because I've always loved those climates, art and music. I hope I made it:)
If you want to create a similar one you have to start with distressing the edges of the papers, sticking it and sewing it together - I used my old sewing machine. I inked the edges a bit to make it look more old and vintage. When the base is ready it's time to prepare the photo and the smaller pieces of papers - here they are just stripes - one is a very nice celtic knot cut out of a paper included in the set. The round element is also prepared this way.
I put some black lace under a stripe of paper, then added the photo and the grungeboard swirls, inked with Distress inks by Tim Holtz - they suit the paper perfectly. I placed the eyelets and a piece of string, I added Prima flowers and leaves from the gorgeous set "Crown Jewels" - the leaves are dyed a bit with Glimmer Mists to suit the papers better :)
Now - the final touch - I put some Ranger Accents Crackle on the inked grungeboard title and the chipboard elements from the paper set. I let it dry perfectly. Next I filled the chipboard with some green beads, sticked with some crafting glue and I placed a Melissa Frances keyhole, inked with an Adirondack alcohol ink "Pesto" in the centre of one of the Prima flowers.
I hope you 'll have a great time :)
Here is a link to the "Patrick" free paper set published on my and my friends' blog Craftowo:

Thanks so much Finn!

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