Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Sky's the Limit!

Hello Everybody!

I have such a fun project to show ya'll today!  It's my turn over at the Unique Laser Designs Blog.  I have the full tutorial of how I made this wall hanging so check it out.  :)

Now let me be honest with you guys.  I had something else I was working on.  And then I sometimes get distracted by the Internet.  So I'm looking at the different challenges going on.  Later on on Monday it hits me what I should do.  So my original project I put aside-and started this one at once!

Here are the 2 challenges that inspired me:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Start from Scratch --This wall hanging is built using Unique Laser Design Products

Inkspirational--Challenge 60  Photo--I love this painting.  I haven't seen it before but it stuck and wouldn't let go!  My inspiration was the hot air balloon.

The pieces you see here are what I used to make my all hanging.  They are all from Unique Design Laser Store.  I used ATC's, hot air balloon, clouds, and open window.

I used gloss gel medium to glue the ATCs to each.  I used this because it is seems strong and I can wipe the excess off so the panel is smooth.  (I use hot glue but I am terribly afraid of getting burned!)  LOL

I gessoed all of my pieces except the window.

This window is just so cool.  It looks 3-D but it is totally flat.  And it has lines engraved in it for added interest, and I don't like to cover that up.  So I used distress walnut stain on it.  And I did not like it at all.  So how to fix it?  I put some Time Holtz distress picket fence paint on my craft mat and blotted it on using my finger.  You can see the left side is just stain and the right is with some paint dabbed on.  It looked a little shabby shic so I went with it.  ;)

For the balloon I used Tim's Distress Paints: mustard seed and spiced marmalade.  The basket is with walnut stain and a little crushed olive on the zig zag.  I covered it with perfect pearls perfect gold and a little water.   

I used faded dots and bubble Tim Holtz stencils on the clouds.  I used Martha Stewart white texture on them.  I had to add water to it so the smaller cloud came out a little different then maybe it should have.  But I love it!

For the background I used Tim Holtz distress paints: chipped sapphire, salty ocean, and broken china.  Using a Ranger applicator I pounced the paint on from lightest to darkest and then filled it.

Then I used a text background stamp (LOVE)  that I bought at the Scrapbook Expo.  It's from Rubbernecker and it's the Best of Times (Charles Dickens) stamp.  

I used a Tim Holtz sunshine stamp and mustard seed at the top.  For the grass I used Tim's striped stencil with Emerald Twinkling H2Os and a little extra long the bottom.  For the stars I used Wendi Vecchi's translucent stars (so those will disappear) and Tim's star stencil.

There is an added detail to the grass.  I used these distress markers and this awesome stamp from Great Impressions Wild Flowers and stamped on the twinkling h2os.

I added my elements and some Tim Holtz Alpha Tiles at the bottom.

To make hangers on the back I used to soda tabs and hot glued them.  Then I double knotted my fancy yarn.  (Do you remember when they were called fibers? hehe)

Thank you for stopping by!  Until next time my friends...the Sky's the Limit! :)


Leslie said...

Adorable! Such a fun wall hanging!!! And yes, I do remember them being called fibers!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is fabulous! LOVING the balloon and the window!!!!!!!!

Taunya Butler said...

So many awesome details that went into this beauty!! And I thank you for sharing pics of your process with us - such great ideas!! Have a fantastic night!!

Marina said...

So wonderful - so much work gone in . I love all the elements - the window, the text background, the balloon, the lettering - fabulous!!!

Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Suzanne C said...

Very clever design and beautiful too! Love the way you incorporated the photo and sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

Anonymous said...

Wow... what a creative project! I like the windows and the hot air balloon is a wonderful addition. Great use of color on the panels. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna