Saturday, October 9, 2010

Vintaj "Maple Glow" Challenge

One of my favorite challenges to participate in, is the monthly Vintaj Challenge! I can't always participate because of how busy our little household is, but I do try to get in there as often as I can!
This month is the "Maple Glow" challenge {UPDATE THAT IS THE LINK, PLEASE VOTE FOR #16!!!}, and I felt particularly inspired! I was born on the East Coast where you have beautiful maple trees everywhere! I moved to the Mountains when I was 6 but I will always have those incredible red trees as one of my fondest memories! So to honor that memory, I created these tiles for my piece. These are new, I have never made them before and I wanted this particular piece to be very special so I found new images that perfectly reflected the variety of colours that Maples have in the fall.

This is "Maple Sunset"
These are larger than my ordinary tiles, they are a perfect 1X1 size. I liked the larger size because I really wanted to focus on the leaves.
I also used alcohol inks on everything! The chain and jump rings as well as the handmade clasp all have three or four colours of Tim Holtz alcohol inks.

I used these same alcohol inks on the pendant! I first distressed it my hammering the edges and after I added many layers of ink, I stamped a maple leaf with Staz-on ink. I sprinkled a little glitter on it and shook most of it off, but there is still a hint of it on the edge of the maple leaf stamp.

After adding my leaf dangles on it, I decided to add the clasp on the side instead of the back, and to add a touch of texture with the ribbon.

I hope that you will go and vote for me when the post is up, as I write this it has not gone live yet, but I will try to update with a direct link and the number of my entry when I see it has been posted.

Thanks for stopping in!

Marie

10 comments:

Copper Diem said...

very pretty- love the use of the inks

Jan said...

love the colors...aaah fall...

Barbara Bechtel said...

Very nice Marie! I picked up some of the alcohol inks awhile back but haven't put them to use yet! Perhaps this will put me in gear!

Regina said...

It is beautiful, you do good work. Great colors...

Marie Cramp said...

Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate all the kind words!

TesoriTrovati said...

Really lovely, Marie. I will go and check it out now.
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Pretty Things said...

Very, very pretty!

Linda Cain said...

Gorgeous work!

Rachel said...

This is a great piece, I love the tiles you made! What a unique addition. I will definitely vote for you if I'm not too late.

swopemelmel said...

Hello Marie, I just stopped by and voted. For you of course. I was looking at the other entries and wondered if that is one of your famous tiles in #20??? If so it is also one of the voters favorites and maybe it's because of the flair your tiles add. mel mel