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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gone Fishing

Greetings!  It's time for another challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenge!  Our generous sponsor is FlonzKraft and one lucky winner will receive a voucher for $20 to purchase some of their high quality images.  Our theme this week is called "Alter It."   Now I am the very first to admit that I am a card maker.  I rarely make tags and I even more rarely alter anything! However, if I am going to grow as an artist I need to take on new challenges, so I pondered and pondered and finally saw a bunch of ceramic tiles stacked in our garage that were samples purchased when I was trying to select flooring for our bathroom renovation seven years ago.  If you are a follower, you might have seen in a post yesterday that my husband is retiring at the end of June.  We plan to spend a lot more time at our condo at the beach and he is looking forward to going fishing!  I thought I would make him this altered tile that he can place on an easel or use as a paper weight. I forgot to take a picture of the tile before I altered it, but it was simply white.  Being new to this process, I began by stamping these gorgeous, new to me, images by Paper Artsy directly onto the tile with StazOn Ink.  I was not happy with the quality of the stamped image, so I bravely opened a bottle of Gesso, something else I know nearly nothing about, and painted over the entire tile.  When it was dry, I smooshed Peeled Paint, Salty Ocean, Broken China and Antiqued Bronze Distress Paint onto my craft mat, spritzed with water and dragged my tile through it until I was satisfied.  I restamped my images onto tissue paper (more new territory) and adhered them to the tile with Glue and Seal.  For a bit of texture, I added some Idea-ology Mini Gears and Philosophy Tag, some burlap string and liquid pearls.  I've hidden the tile so my dear husband doesn't find it before it's time to give it to him.  Now, I just need to not forget where I hid it!  I hope you will take the time to check out all the absolutely fabulous projects my Design Team Sisters have come up with to inspire you and I sure hope you will challenge yourself to "Alter Something" and share it with us at FSC!  Thanks for stopping by.  Yvonne

11 comments:

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne. Wow...this looks amazing!!! I love everything about this, your hubby is sooo going to love this!
Dot x

Claire said...

Wow Yvonne, this is fab! Gorgeous stamping and what a clever idea to alter a tile. Your hubby will treasure it. Hope you've had a good weekend
Claire xx

Sue C said...

Fantastic altered tile Yvonne ! Love the images and the crackle. Your husband will love it ! Sue C x

Meggymay said...

Fabulous alteration, love all the details, sounds like you had a creative time making it.
Yvonne x

Terry said...

I can't believe how many times I tried to get your comment box to open! GF, you can now add alteration expert to your creative resume! Love your tile work and the fishing theme! Happy Sunday!

butterfly said...

Such cool images, and fab colour and texture - a great piece of altered art!
Alison x

Mrs.B said...

The tile is a wonderful idea Yvonne. Love the images you've used, a great theme and such lovely colours.
Avril xx

Brenda Brown said...

A wonderfully altered tile Yvonne and perfect for hubbie when he retires, I am sure he will love it.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a great idea, I'm sure your hubby will love it.

Ephemera said...

Beautiful and stunning transformation Yvonne, superb stamping and love the background, such a thoughtful gift for your husband. xx

Ellie Knol said...

LOVE it!