Friday, December 9, 2011

Altered Art (canvas card & tag set)

Enjoy today's altered art creations from
DT members Jen & Melin!

JEN - 'Breath, Smile, Tears' Canvas Card

This card is a little different than the cardstock based cards that I normally make.  This one actually has a canvas front that has been cut into a cute shape.  I first drew the pattern for the card shape on a piece of paper.  Once I got the shape how I wanted it, I traced the shape onto a piece of canvas.  I also traced the shape onto a folded piece of cardstock (fold is at the top).  I then used my scissors to cut out both pieces.  The canvas is rather thick, so it may be easier to use an exacto knife for intricate cuts.  
I used the same pattern to cut out my patterned paper pieces.  I cut down the pattern on the sides and bottom only and then traced this onto the light purple.  I cut down the pattern again and then traced it onto the gold flourish paper.  I attached the Ribbon and then the patterned papers are stacked on top of one another and attached to the canvas front.

To create the detail on the Chipboard Heart, I used Chalk Ink (Mocha Mama) to stamp a flourish image randomly all over the chipboard.  When you use a chalk ink to stamp, it creates a really pretty water color effect.  The chipboard piece was white, which didn’t really match my color palette for the card, so I used the same chalk ink to rub across the entire surface.  I then added the flower brad and torn vellum pieces before attaching the heart to the front.  Here is a closer view of the heart:
I then punched a scallop circle from the purple patterned paper and punched a smaller circle from the gold paper.  I wrapped a torn vellum quote around the circle and then pop dotted the circle onto the scallop before attaching to the card front.
To finish the card front, I used a glitter pen to trace over the flourishes on the paper and randomly added some ½ pearls that followed a few of the flourish lines.  Once complete, the entire canvas front is attached to the cardstock base that was cut at the beginning.
Patterned Paper – Quick Quotes
Flourish Stamp – SEI
Chalk Ink (Mocha Mama) – Quick Quotes
Metal Flower Brad – Chatter Box
Pearls – Basic Grey
Ribbon – Quick QuotesVellum Quote – Quick Quotes
Scallop Punch – Stampin Up!
Canvas – Quick QuotesChipboard Heart – Quick Quotes
Glitter Pen - Sakura
MELIN - Tag Set
Good morning Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing a couple of tags I made from the Quick Quotes Tag. It was an add on kit from their August Club Q kits HERE.
This is a photo of the option kit. I will be using the tag portion for my project today. 

Here are the two tags I created.
This is what you got in the kit.

This is a shot to show the depth of the tag.

I inked the front with Mocha Mama Powder Puff Chalk Ink. I also inked the image with Mocha Mama to give it a very distressed look.

I adhered the photo to the back and inked the back with Midnight Confessions Chalk Ink.

Here is a close up of the front. I added a super cute glittered Chipboard oval embellishment from the Die Cut Sheet from Quick Quotes...HERE

Here is a close up of the second tag. I used some Savvy Davvy Designer Paper and some more of the glittered chipboard embellishments all from QQ! I Inked the Savvy Davvy paper with Midnight Confessions as well as Mocha Mama Chalk Inks.

Recipe for the two tags.
Club Q August Option B Add On Kit
Savvy Davvy Designer Paper
Mocha Mama Chalk Ink
Brown Cardstock
Graphic Image from PCW
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Suzanne said...

Jen what an awesome technique to make a canvas card and the lavendar is gorgeous.
Melin love the tag and the picture inside. Very cool. Thanks ladies.

Anniebee said...

Gorgeous card and tags, ladies! I never gave a thought to using canvas on my cards but it really adds something to the overall design that you don't see often. I'll have to try it for myself.
Thanks for the inspiration, Jen!
Melin, your tags are spectacular! I love the recessed image on the gingham one and the gorgeous ribbon and quote on the other one. I love making tags too so these were great examples for me personally. As always, great job, ladies!