Ahhh, we are in the final month of TGF's Heart Journal challenge. This week's challenge is "Chaos" - no neatness allowed! Yea, I am one to go tidy, so this was a challenge.
I started with Tim Holtz tissue tape and overlapped and skewed them. Next, I made a wash with Kelly Green acrylic paint and water. (I don't use green often, so I purposely picked it to work with.) I tried to darken the edges a bit and lighter in the middle. Once that dried, I used a polka dot stamp from SU and Wild Wasabi to stamp the bottom and sides, with a random one tossed in on top, then inked the outer edges. I used the Tim Holtz clock and gears masks, dousing them in Silver Foil Smooch Spritz. Once dried, I added the title with Tim Holtz tile stickers and -for some complete randomness- I added a blinged cherry decal. It makes absolutely no sense, but that's part of the idea, right?
What's really funny is this sort of started as either a distressed, aged piece, or a vintage Halloween thing, but it went a totally different direction as I started working. In the end, it turned out ecclectic and kinda cool, if I do say so myself. Thanks for looking! April