Classic Teal and A Dab Of Yellow Studio Paints. A haunting man's image, from a black and white picture, was transferred onto the canvas using Matte Multi Medium. Add a vintage eye chart from Tim Holtz' Oddities Stamp Set, a vintage picture of a cross eyed boy, a dusting of some Perfect Pearls, and two optical lenses and you've got "Don't Cross Your Eyes...They Will Stick Like That!"
*Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck* came to Nancy on a walk with her dog when she spotted a penny. After returning home from the walk, she gathered things that were symbols of luck i.e., 7 Gypsies Bingo paper, Tim Holtz Bingo stamp and miscellaneous ephemera on top of Graphic 45 background paper. The lucky penny finished off the card front.
Lost and Found, tissue tape, salvage stickers, and a grungeboard number 7 to finish this tale!
Wendy Vecchi's Celestial Art stamp provided the stars hanging over Tim Holtz's Rickety House & Iron Gate Sizzix dies.
7gypsies ~ Book Cover. She bound her book together with her handy dandy Bind it All! She smeared Tarnished Brass Distress Crackle paint around the edges. Then she covered a piece of cardboard with Tissue Tape and die cut it using the Caged Bird Die. And the AMAZING tree is a stamp from Winter Sketchbook. Head on over to her blog for more details.
While growing up, Linda's family always followed the "rule" that they had to wait one hour after eating before they could go in swimming and she got a chuckle out of finding it on a list of old wives' tales. Her tag is made using the Cracked Embossing folder, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks, a Memo Pin, the Tattered Florals die, a piece of Foliage hardware and a stamp from the Odds and Ends set.
Sarah remembers asking her mum on which day she was born and that's how she learnt 'Monday's Child'. Seven hanging tags tell the story....turns out Sarah is a Friday lass. She used many versatile products including Distress Inks, a Snow Cap Dabber, Tim Holtz Stamps, Glassine Paper and Multi-Medium. More details and photos on Sarah's blog.
"When your eyes are toooo close, you'll be wearing glasses in due time" is the old wives' tale that Terry has used. The "Eye" stamp is from The Tim Holtz, Oddities. The eyes are worked on with Crackle Accents. The background is also from the Oddities stamp set, it was coloured with Distress inks, Vintage Photo, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain as well as embossed with the copper embossing powder. The flowers were made from The Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die and the papers are from Basic Grey, Curio. More detailed pictures are on her blog
For his old wives' tale, Dan chose "Beware the one whose eyebrows meet, for in their heart you'll find deceit". Whatever the correct word is for a triptych with 4 parts, this is one of those! Products used include Claudine Hellmuth Gesso, Matt Multi Medium, Forest Moss Distress Stain and White, Espresso and Red Pepper paint dabbers. It's hard to see clearly the detail here, so hop over to Dan's blog for larger images and details of the techniques he used.distress stains to create a texture similar to watercolour effect. The bird image stamped in coffee archival, the bird's has a little salt glued to give a subtle shimmer. For the bird cage Kim tried some salt embossing and applied distress inks to enhance. The tattered flower was cut from distress Coredinations cardstock, with a sculpture flower centre.
I decided on "a stitch in time saves nine". To make my sample I used Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts; Tim Holtz's Weathered Clock die, a Butterfly Mover and Shaper, an Idea-Ology numeral covered with dictionary paper and Curtain Call stamps from Graphic 45.
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!
Sorry Dears... the Challenge will be over befor it´s begun *lolReplyDelete
The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday
15th May 2011
I think that must be the 22nd *smile
Hugs and thanks for that great thema
This could be a real challenging theme but I love what you have all come up with to inspire us.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the heads up Hellerlittle ... good to know you read all the way to the end too :0)ReplyDelete
All sorted now!
love all the creations the dt came up with. really got me inspired!ReplyDelete
What a superb theme, wish I had thought of it for MY challenge!! Anyway I am lovin the inspiration and I will be back with my offering as soon as...ReplyDelete
I see that some of the examples for the theme are Proverbs and not old wives tales so is it OK to use a proverb? (she asks desperately hoping its a yes as I cant think of a decent old wives tale to do lol ) probably a sign of lack of imagination on my part :DReplyDelete
These are so beautiful but my fav is "A stitch in time saves nine." I love those vintage looking spools of thread!ReplyDelete
I'm following from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us!
Have a great week and hope to see you again next week!
Thanks so much for linking up to our Super Stalker Sunday hop! We hope you'll come back again for more "stalking" this Sunday! I'm now following you on GFC! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
April @ Mama on a Green Mission
Hey Zuzu ... A proverb is fine ... according to the google site I found ... Some of them did start out as such but got turned into Old Wives Tales along the way ... As long as you have fun ... That is the main thing :0)ReplyDelete
Everyone did a fabulous job with their projects, great inspiration! TFSReplyDelete
What a fabulous set of inspiring projects!ReplyDelete
At first, I was a little intimidated by this challenge, but after I started looking around for tales, I became excited! I linked up my butterfly Old Wives Tale!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the inspiration!
Great challenge this week. Your idea and the DT's great creations have certainly inspired me !ReplyDelete
I really think the DT have surpassed themselves great theme to I want to have a go at thisReplyDelete
love Dawn xx
I had to do a search to get some ideas! Thanks for a different challenge that makes us think a bit - and thanks for the lovely inspiration pieces.ReplyDelete
It will be hard to top the DT's selection of Old Wives' Tales this week! Amazing art, as always!ReplyDelete
As promised, I am back with my offering and just in time... tee hee...ReplyDelete
what a great compilation of projects! LOVE everything! Full of inspiration!!ReplyDelete