Hello there and happy new distress color day!! Have you heard the news? There’s another new Distress Color in town! It’s called Prize Ribbon and believe me, it could win the top prize at the county fair..sorry, couldn’t resist..but I gotta tell ya, it is exactly that, a first prize color! Man, can Tim pick the names or what?
I absolutely love this new color and as you can tell, it’s another color that you won’t be able to do without. It’s a lovely color to blend with brown, for vintage perfection, and the most beautiful shade when mixed with reds and whites for a glorious patriotic or seaworthy blend. Then when I mixed it with crushed olive, mustard seed, picket fence and salvaged patina I fell in love with it even more! What a color!
Here’s a little peek at my makes…keep an eye out as I’ll be sharing more of them over the next few weeks. 🙂
If you missed the youtube live, click here to watch. So many awesome makes..so grateful to have been asked to create for the new color alongside, Paula, Zoe and Cheiron. Be sure to click on their names and stop by their blogs over the next few weeks to see what they made. I am simply amazed by their talent.
So, let’s get to my first project…
This project combines Prize Ribbon with one of my favorite colors…brown! How could you not love a beautiful shabby combination of blue and brown!?
This project was created using an idea-ology Clipboard and combines everything that I love, a grungy background, inky flowers, sewing, tattered bits and pieces of old fabric and lace, buttons and a beautiful Photo booth photo full of personality. Check out Trudie! Isn’t she beautiful? I love it when the Photobooth photos have names handwritten on them! I instantly knew as I was going through the pack that she would be my focus of the project because she, and her name written in an old ballpoint blue pen, just spoke to me…and went perfectly with Prize Ribbon.
Check out all the gorgeous grunge that I created by using Distress Crackle Texture Paste and the new Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze…ahh, I love me some pretty grunge!
So, let’s get to it!
I started by creating the background paper for the clipboard. Onto a piece of Distress Watercolor Paper, I rubbed a good amount of Distress Clear Embossing Ink using the Embossing Dabber in a very random pattern, making sure not to cover the entire piece of paper, we’ve got to leave a good amount of space for the grunge! I sprinkled on Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze then embossed it with my Embossing tool.
Next, I spritzed my paper with some water and a combination of Prize ribbon and Salvaged Patina Oxide Sprays and a bit of Vintage Photo Spray Stain, then dried it with my Heat Tool. YUMMMMMMM-O!
When the paper was nearly dry, I sprinkled the slightly damp areas with some Copper Embossing Powder, being sure to get some sprinkled onto the drippy areas. The powder clings to the water or inky spots and makes the best grungy bits when embossed. The coppery color just sent Prize Ribbon through the roof! I love it!
I unscrewed the clip from the clipboard and painted both the clip, hitch fasteners and board with a light coat of Dina Wakley White Gesso, then set it aside to dry.
Once the gesso was dry, I took a dry distress brush and dry brushed Prize Ribbon Distress Paint onto the board. I brushed it on in several different directions to add interest, then set it aside to dry. (This became the back of my clipboard..I always like to do the back as it makes me feel as though the project is complete.)
Once this was dry, I spritzed the clipboard with water, Vintage Photo and Salvaged Patina Oxide sprays and dried it with a heat tool.
I rubbed some Distress Crackle Texture Paste onto the clip, then sprinkled the paste with Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze, then set it aside to dry and crackle.
Once it was crackled, I embossed it with my Embossing tool very carefully as not to touch the clip with my fingers…it gets super HOT! Then, once the powder was cooled, I painted the additional white gessoed areas with Prize Ribbon Distress Paint.
I rubbed the crackled areas with Rusty Hinge, Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo Distress Crayons, then with a damp finger, rubbed the crayon into the cracks. I added some drips of Mushroom and Statue Alloy Alcohol ink onto the exposed metal areas and set it aside to dry.
I created inky papers for the flowers using leftover ink that was leftover on my craft mat from when I made the clipboard paper. The inks left were Prize Ribbon and Salvaged Patina Oxide sprays and Vintage Photo Spray Stain. I simply sprayed the leftover ink with water and dipped a piece of Distress Watercolor into the areas then dried it with my heat tool. I spritzed some additional Prize Ribbon Spray Stain onto my mat, spritzed it with water, then dipped the paper into the drips.
Just before the paper was totally dry, I sprinkled the drippy and damp areas with a little Detail Brass Embossing Powder and embossed it with my Embossing Gun. This became the paper I used to cut the Colorize Bloom flowers from.
I cut a couple of the flowers, greens and leaves from the set, adhered them together and mixed in some inky Wildflowers from the Wildflowers Stems #3 set, then began arranging my layout.
I found a piece of Mica Tile in my supplies and decided that it would make a great background to bring focus to the center of my make. To add interest to the mica tile, I created a background to place behind the tile. This was created using a piece of watercolor paper and using a blending tool and the Roses Layering Stencil THS075, I blended the floral pattern onto the paper and embossed it using some Prize Ribbon Embossing Glaze. Then the paper was spritzed with water and a bit of Vintage Photo Spray Stain, then dried with a heat tool. Once dry, I tore the paper to fit behind the mica tile.
Using my dremel tool I drilled a hole at the bottom of the mica tile to hang an idea-ology Heart Adornment that had been lightly painted with Prize Ribbon Distress Paint.
The background for the front of the clipboard was trimmed to fit, then stitched using my sewing machine, then I attached it to the clipboard using collage medium.
Next, I painted an idea-ology keyhole and attached it to the top of the clipboard clip.
I found some scraps of vintage lace and fabric in my stash and stitched it in a couple random areas onto the photo, then stitched on a couple vintage pearl buttons.
I added a phrase from the idea-ology clippings sticker pack that fit the theme of my make perfectly, adhered it with collage medium and used bits of foam adhesive to adhere the flowers and other elements to the front of the clipboard.
With that, my clipboard was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous rest of your weekend and be sure to stop over at timholtz.com to see the full release and click on the above links to the other makers to take a look at the beautiful things that they created with this wonderful new color.
I truly appreciate you and the time that it takes you to read through my blog, it means the world to me, and I thank you each for the support of me and my creations.
Products used to create this make-Ranger Prize Ribbon Distress Ink, Oxide Ink, Spray Stain, Oxide Spray, Embossing Glaze, and Distress Paint, Stampers Anonymous Roses Layering Stencil THS075, Sizzix Colorize Bloom Thinlet Set, Wildflower Stems 3, Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper, Distress Crackle Paste, Embossing Dabber, Vintage Photo Spray Stain, Salvaged Patina and Vintage Photo Oxide Sprays, Mushroom Alcohol Ink, Statue Alloy Alcohol Ink, Rusty Hinge, Cracked Pistachio and Vintage Photo Distress Crayons, Dina Wakley White Gesso, Copper Embossing Powder, Brass Embossing Powder, Embossing Gun, idea-ology Clipboard, Photo Booth Photos, Heart Adornments, Jump Rings, Locket Keys and Clipping Stickers, Mica Tile, Vintage Lace, Fabric, and Buttons.
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Absolutely BRILLIANT!!! the layers are amazing!!!!
Love this project. Beautiful
Marina Blaukitchen says
Lovely make! Love the composition and also the new color. Thanks for all the inspiration.
Beulah Bee says
Really outstanding, perfect balance of so many wonderful elements!
Exquisite! I can’t wait to see the steps you took with the butterfly card.
Patricia Bookmyer says
Absolutely stunning and I so appreciate the details you provided! With your details and creations you inspire us to try the products. I love seeing the up close photos of the different elements. WOW, you are Amazing with your creations and the grungy details are spectacular! Thank you for sharing right after the live! I was so thrilled to see your post so quickly. I hope you have time in the future to show us your other wonderful designs!
Grungy Shabby-Chic at its best…thanks for the fabulous tutorial on this fabulous project….must make, must make, must make….LOL…Can hardly wait to see all the Halloween and Holiday makes….patience….I know, I know….
June Stone says
Beautiful work as always. Love the intensity of the color.
Connie Griffin says
Just gorgeous Stacy!! You never cease to amaze me. I’m loving how lately you’ve been creating flowers and other parts of your makes with just slightly inked backgrounds, it’s the perfect Shabby Chic effect, one I’d like to master. Thanks for sharing and for the detailed tutorial. So fun to learn from you.