I went through several ideas just before giving up, then I landed on this idea. I wanted the look of an outside stone wall and welcome Spring by adding blue butterflies and seam binding. I used TH stamped sayings, thought that worked out nicely.
First I cut out pages from an old book and "white washed" paint over it.
Frames from a previous project idea that didn't work out, I am sure we all have at least one!
I added artist spackle around all of the edges.
Inked all edges with walnut ink and used a typewriter stamp with memento black ink.
Once again "white washed" paint around the edges to give it a finished stone wall look!
Sorry for the blur! I spackled the inside of the frames and lightly went over it with the walnut ink pad.
I used Kaiserkraft wooden butterflies. I used distress embossing powders "Faded Jeans" and "Broken China", I added some TH glitter, inked it with "Broken China" and "Tumbled Glass" ink pads (not shown) and Prima white chalk ink. Then I used glossy accents on top.
I used Making Memories metal word titles, inked them with "Stonewashed" and "Aqua" alcohol inks.
I stamped several sayings from several TH stamp sets, layered them and added brown cardstock for contrast and distressed the edges.
Lets not forget the seam binding in blue for an added touch.
This was the first directive of the Tim Holtz swap. The swap required that we create or purchase something for each letter of his name.
I. Ideology product... I chose...Worn Cover, Christmas Worn cover and Ring Binders
M. Bird Cage Card Here
H. Holiday Christmas Card Here
O. "O" product... I chose...Ornate Plates
L. Color Chart Book Here
T. Anything TH... I chose...Configuration Box