Sweetheart Frames was the starting point for Tracy's creation this week to create a piece perfect for someone who has just moved home. Decorated with Artful Dwellings, covered with Metal Foil and embossed with the Postal, and Rays and Retro Circles Texture Fades. Add into the mix plenty of Idea-Ology including Hitch Fasteners, Jump Rings, Plaquette, Accoutrements Buttons, Alpha Parts Newsprint and Ransom, Hinge Clip, Timepiece, Game Spinner, Word Key and Word Stick Charm.
Ellen altered a 6x6 canvas this week, creating her background with distress stains (aged mahogany, crushed olive and picket fence), adding stamps from Tim's new mixed media set and the sentiment from Tim's new words for thought set, stamping different words in different colors. Then she added pen nibs, link chain, the bird adornment, the birdcage, and metal corners to finish off her idea-ology bonanza!
Terry had lots of fun making Tags, and decided to make another one. The background is made with Tissue Tape Sketchbook, layered with Distress Crackle Paint, coloured with Distress inks. On the double layered Grungeboard butterfly Terry used the sentiment from Flights of Fancy with Sprocket Gears and Game Spinners. The flower is made with the Mini Paper Rosettes, the paper from Tim's Vintage Shabby Paperstack and on top an Idea-ology Philosophy Tag.Sketchbook and Symphony Tissue Tape, Hanger Clips, Jump Rings, Adage Ticket, Timepieces, Baubles, Metal Game Spinners, Hitch Fasteners, Locket Keys and Corners.
Candy combined Wendy Vecchi's new stamp set Call It Art, her Scallop Trim Art Parts and her Art Parts Film Strip Frame, Dyan Reaveley's Basic Backgrounds, her new release Word Love stamps, and lots of Tim Holtz' Ideaology to create this week's challenge piece. From the "Off The Hook" Ransom Alpha Parts title to the vintage telephone that is literally off the hook, there are techniques using Embossing Powders, Distress Ink, Crackle Accents, Film Strip Ribbon and much more.
Nancy's latest obsession is burlap and she combined that with Idea-ology to create a canvas celebrating Spring. Tim's Caged Bird die started this project with added Idea-ology embellishments including a hitch fastener and swivel clasp to hang the bird cage. Grungeboard Mini Alphas, Idea-ology foliage and a book plate round out the canvas.
Idea-ology-The Science of Ideas! Not every Cinderella wants glass...so Sarah created an alternative Grungy Steampunk Slipper plated with embossed metal and loaded with Hitch fasteners, Sprockets, Timepieces, Ornate Plates and Regal Wings to name but a few!
Dan has always loved the idea-ology Ornate Plates and on this project he decided to paint and ink them to give them an antique Swedish feel. The background to each panel was embossed with his Cuttlebug and a Moroccan Screen embossing folder before staining with Antique Linen Distress Stain and then highlighting with Distress Ink. In addition to some photos from the Lost and Found Paper Stack, he added Accoutrement Buttons, a mini pin and a type charm.
I took a 6" X 6" wooden frame and attached lots of Grungeboard Alpha Soup; Some Idea-Ology Corners and a few Game pieces before painting it with Claudine Hellmuth's paint and a Gold Dabber. The centre piece is one of Tim's large circle Fragments with an Idea-Ology Curio Knob to finish.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work...Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is once again giving away a $50 gift voucher!