Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Club Scrap and a Challenge by Challenge Chicks

This month is the "Big Top" kit at Club Scrap.  A beautiful kit with lots of vintage circus charm.  I went looking for a challenge that showcased the papers and wasn't as much about technique but allowed the Kit to shine.

I found the perfect challenge on the Challenge Chicks Facebook page.  This month is the 3-2-1 Challenge.  3 papers, 2 embellishments and one sentiment.

Here is what I came up with:

I love the Sentiment!!  Of course I love elephants.

So I started with he 3 papers.  Cut them to size.  This is a 6" square card.  The very bottom layer, is a white with blue design and was cut at 5.75" square.

The Green Strip measures 5.5" x 3" and the circus paper is 4.5" x 5".

All of the papers (except the very bottom layer, the white layer) was distressed with the Tim Holz distress tool and inked.  The Green paper was inked with Distress ink: Twisted Citron, and the Circus paper with Distress: Antigue Linen.  I wanted a tone on tone look.

Here they are, distressed, inked and layered.  I did notch out the white and green paper with a punch.

The sentiment was stamped in Archival Ink:  Potting Soil on Kraft paper and heat embossed with clear embossing powder by Hero Arts.  Layered onto the front with Fun Foam.

From another paper in the kit, I cut off the border.  Using a Rosette die by Sizzix, cut and formed the embellishment.
Added a bit of twine and a button, glued into place, Finished!!!  I think it is a winner.  

 So final count:   3 papers, 1)white and blue, 2)green striped, 3)Circus print
                           2 embellishments:  1) green ribbon 2) Rosette
                           1 sentiment:  Anything unrelated to elephants, is irrelephant.
Thank you for stopping by,

Happy Crafting

Supplies and links:  Challenge Chicks
                                 Club Scrap
Big Top October Kit:  Big Top Kit

Inks:  Distress:  Twisted Citron and Antique Linen
          Archival:  Potting Soil

Embossing Powder:  Hero Arts Clear
Small piece of Kraft Card Stock
Glue, Tape runner, Button, Twine and Tim Holtz Distressing Tool