Monday, April 22, 2013

Ranger April Color Palette Challenge!

This month I'm participating in the Ranger Color Palette challenge.  With it being Earth Day the color palette is Earthy tones.  So I pulled out some greens, yellows, browns and got going on a 6 x 12. canvas.

I took a few pictures of some of my steps to share.

1. I took some paper from Tim Holtz Lost and Found 12 x 12 paper stash and adhered it to the canvas for my background.

2. I used Distress Inks in rusty hinge and peeled paint.  I distressed the edges and the paper a bit using blending foam.  I used a Dylusions stencil Luscious Leaves for the leaves on the edges.

3. Next I took the stencil I created from the Caged Bird die and did some stenciling using distress inks.   I used some spiced marmalade and mowed lawn.

I created the stencil using stencil sheets I picked up at Michael's made by Plaid.   These are great because it is a heavy plastic like a stencil should be and now I can use it over and over again.

4. I used stamps from the stamp set Boundless Flight in my background with some distress inks.

5. Using paper from the Lost & Found paper stash I used the caged bird die to cut the cage and bird out. .  To them I stained them a bit with Aged Mahogany stain.  Stamped on it with some black soot and stamps.

6.  I used the Sizzlits Decorative Strip die called Stacked Artful Words to cut out the saying "enjoy the journey" again I used Lost & Found paper.  I then distressed the words a bit with inks.

7. Now I pulled out my Tattered Florals die to cut some flowers.  I cut some using the Melange Tissue Wrap and Lost & Found papers.  Once cut I distressed all of them with distress inks.

8. I arranged all the flowers using the cardstock into an arrangement, used a brad to hold together and hot glued them in the corner.

9.  I used the inked tissue paper florals "inside" the birdcage.  I hot glued the birdcage to the canvas and added the bird.

10.  Finally I trimmed the edges using Black Soot distress ink.

Here is my finished product:

Close up of the top part:

Close up of the flowers:

I really enjoyed making this canvas and I'm totally going to hang it up.  Thanks Ranger for a great challenge!!

Till later!


1 comment:

Tameko said...

Hi Maria,

This is a fabulous canvas project. Very well done!