Saturday, July 17, 2010

Dare to Get Dirty

Happy Saturday Peoples!!  This weekend is the Dare To Get Dirty on SCS.  This is a special challenge for Fan Club members to join the Dirty Dozen (past and present) in  some special challenges to show how we mere wanna be's would get in the dirt!!

I glanced at the challenges this morning before I went for a walk.  Somewhere along the way,  Mojo must have decided that it was WAAAAY too hot to be a runaway and decided to come home.  So, I tackled Kittie's Lost and Found Challenge first(Warning:  details of the challenge will be somewhat vague as you have to be a Fan Club member to participate.  Trust me, it is well worth the $$ per year!!!)

I started with this glass soap dispenser that I have had tucked into a corner for probably 10 years (I vaguely remember that this was suppose to be a alterable craft at a MOPS (mother's of preschoolers) group but I think my MoJo had taken a hike that week also (what is with my MoJo anyways?!!  Always deciding to leave me high and dry at the most inconvenient moments?!!).  I added some alcohol inks in Meadow, Rust, Stream and Copper to the entire bottle.

Then I decided to put into action TenSeconds Studios "Drab to Fab" challenge and add some metal.  I had some small squares of copper metal from a starter pack that I got at CHA in January.  I pulled out my
Spellbinders Daisy Heads dies and went to work cutting out and embossing the different sized daisies.  I then increased the depth of embossing by leaving the metal in the die and using a paper stump and refiner to define the edges a bit more.  I then place all the dies on a piece of Humungo Killer tape.  Hint:  it may prove much easier to go ahead and place the tape on the metal before die cutting.  Let's just say that cutting that EXTREMELY sticky tape was a JOB!!   I got smart with the leaves after an hour of tedious cutting of the daisy head and cleaning of my snips!!  I removed all the liner off the flowers and leaves and placed them randomly on the bottle.   Results?  Definitely FAB!! hehe


I found the quote online and printed it out on glossy card stock.  I then used the same colors of alcohol inks that were used on the bottle and went over the sentiment area.  The tag was cut using Spellbinders Labels Eleven.  I uses my cropadile to place a copper eyelet and threaded some copper cording and black ribbon to attach the tag. 

Here are a couple of other views of the finished project (not the best quality, but I was having a devil of a time getting a decent picture without glare due to the glass!!)        

And a close up that shows the embossing detail  a tad better

I have envisioned the copper turning a lovely patina as it sits on the counter, blending in with the inked glass.  We'll see! LOL!!

Well, I'm hoping that MoJo decides to stick around a bit more today.  I need to take a break and clean up this mess and tackle the kitchen mess, but I have a couple more ideas starting to form in my noggin!!

Thanks for dropping by today!! Remember to include some type of creativity in your day!!


Kittie said...

Wow, Starla! This is gorgeous. I love the colors and the copper flowers are wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Fab is definitely the word to dscribe this piece of gorgeous art. I love the copper daisies. This would look amazing on a window sill.

kaiandkristi said...

LOVE this one!! SO completely different!!

Daisy said...

It is oh so pretty! Love your project result.