Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Celebrating Fathers' Day!

     This week Erica asked her Design Team to use a shiny element on their project. Ok, next to bling I love shiny elements and just had to use this on a Fathers' Day tag.
     Last week we used a clear element and since I had an extra tag left over, I used that as my starting point. I used the Picturesque cartridge but this time I used the image on page 33, the tag feature @ 2" for the clock. Since I had metal clock "hands" I used my gypsy to hide them from my image. This was cut from a shiny gold card stock. I also cut the tag on page 76 with the shadow feature and flood filled the image with the clocks pattern from page 8 of the Heirloom cart. I love how you can change the tone by using a different color card stock. I used a beige color to get a muted tone.
     Now I set about "aging my clock so I pulled out my alcohol inks (caramel and rust).I also added some distress ink vintage photo to the edges and some Tarnished Brass distress stickles to the eyelet. Do you see the black shiny Roman Numerals? Well Erica has enabled me once again, lol. I used the glaze black pen by Sakura. It was included in one of my orders from Erica (she spoils us rotten, lol). This and the white must be my new favorite tools!!! You must check out her store. She has great prices and, oh my, does she ever have supplies! You can go shopping here: http://www.shop.ericascraftroom.com/.

     The clock hands and gears were some I picked up at Michaels' and tied it with some twine. I decided to go with a more generic sentiment so I could also use it for a male Birthday if I needed it. I think the sentiment was from Inkadinkado which Erica also sells.
     As you can see each of these has its own personality (just like our Dads!!!). I wish all of the Dads out there a very Happy Fathers' Day. Mine is an angel so I now spoil my husband who made me a mom to our 5 children. He really wants a CD by Adele. It's a good thing I love her too.
     Now it's time to head back over to Ericas' Craft Room and see what the other Designers have to show you.