Saturday, August 24, 2013

GDT at Sugar Creek Hollow: Back to School!

Hello again, friends!!!  I'm SO excited to announce that this week I am a GDT at Sugar Creek Hollow!!!  I'm so happy to join this amazingly talented DT for the week and for a super fun challenge--BACK TO SCHOOL!  And there's a possibility of a prize, too!!!  Here's the info:

  • Provided we have nine entries, one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a monthly Guest Designer spot.

So you HAVE to come and play along with us!!!  You just might be the Card of the Week and a GDT like me! :)  Don't forget to make your creation shabby chic or vintage, though. ;)  Now onto the project I created...

Here's what I've made~


I've used a digital image for my faux tile panel found HERE, Crackle Accents by Ranger, an ABC stamp set from an unknown company, patterned text paper by Foof-a-La, glitter by Martha Stewart, a glitter gel pen by Sakura, Mod Podge, metallic paint by Folk Art, pins by Maya Road, seam binding ribbon from my stash, and all other supplies are by Stampin' Up!.

The digital panel was what took the most time to make, but I LOVE the distressed look I got!  I printed the image out, let it dry over night.  I then cut it into "tiles", sponged the edges with dark brown ink, and reapplied them onto a brown panel.  I filled in each individual tile with Crackle Accents, waited for it to dry, reapplied the placed where it was coming up, added a quick coat of brown ink, then sealed it with Mod Podge.  The whole process took the whole day, but I did it as I was doing other things so the time went by rather quickly! ;)

Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my altered notebook!  I hope that you come and join in the fun at Sugar Creek Hollow and that you take some time to leave a bit of love with the other amazing DT members as well!  HUGS and happy stamping! :)


Sandee Setliff said...

Love your altered notebook, especially the crackle finish, perfect touch! Thank you so much for visiting my blog, love the words of encouragement, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina♥

Reusing with Quilling said...

I just loved the vintage image and the faux tiles with crackle assents !

fabiola jaques said...

oh! quel beauté et quel style, j'adore, biz

Sherry Hickey said...

Beautiful work of art, Mynnette! I love it and enjoyed reading about your process!

otomys said...

Oh wow this is stunning Mynnette. Absolutely love this image and your technique and design is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely notebook with us as Guest Designer at Sugar Creek Hollow.

Pauline said...

This is amazing Mynnette, I love this vintage image, and the crackle effect is so pretty.

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous altered book. Love all the amazing details and aged look.
So pleased you are our GDT this time.
Yvonne x

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is one of the most awesome cards I have ever seen. I am so going to try this technique. Do you mind if I pin it?

Mary Anne