Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Craft Barn Fortnightly Challenge - All Around The House

Thinking outside the box (substitute box for craft room) is the current Craft Barn Fortnightly Challenge. We need to use something that can be found around the house i.e. shaving foam to make a background or perhaps junk mail or that piece of corragated card that you've kept waiting for a challenge like this to come along.

It's a good few years since I've used lemon juice to create a background so it seemed like a good idea to revive the technique. I spritzed some lemon juice onto a piece of cream linen card - I used the non textured side - and then kept heating it with my heat gun until I achieved the desired colour of brown. I cut the card down to make a tag and inked around the edge with Ground Expresso Distress Ink. The leaves were stamped onto white card that had been sponged with autumnal colours of  Distress Ink and then cut out. The quote was computer generated. A length of seam binding coloured with Distress Inks was added to complete the tag.

Tag recipe
Craft Creations Cream Linen Card
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth Printer Card 200gsm

Ranger Archival Jet Black
Distress Inks - Rusty Hinge, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ground Expresso
Leaf - Inkadinkado
Lemon juice
Quote - computer generated - Papyrus font
Seam binding


Mickie said...

Love the lemon juice background - long time since I've seen this one. Thanks for entering the Craft Barn challenge xx

Craftychris said...

What a gorgeous tag! I have never heard of the lemon juice technique, thank you - I now have another technique to try! Thank you for visiting me! xxx

CastleKelly Crafts said...

Really like the lemon juice background, it's not something I've heard of so will have to give it a try. Isn't it great how much we all learn from each other's blogs! Many thanks for a popping by and leaving a comment X

gardenpinks said...

A super tag Maggie and congratulations on winning too :)