This is my layout project using my Week 1 assignment for the Swirlydoos Ultimate Design Challenge.
Our instructions were to take a piece of chipboard and alter it using at least two art mediums to create an original dimensional embellishment which we were to then use on a finished project.
My embellishment is the little "bird tag." I took the Tim Holtz bird cage die, cut the bird and two wings. Then I cut the legs off the bird, covered him and the wings in modeling paste, texturing it to resemble feathers. When it was dry, I took some glimmer mist (tattered leather) and home made shimmer mist (worn lipstick), and puddled it onto my craft mat. I used the liquid mist on a paintbrush, bumping up the shine even more with some Lindys magical micas in pink and copper. The bling eye has just a tiny drop of white dimensional paint to give it a little life. I created the base with a clear embossing resist, using a Tattered Angels stamp, and then coloring it with Iced Spruce ink.
The flowers are a combination of Tim Holtz's tattered florals. I inked the edges with Victorian Velvet, dabbed the edges with Glossy Accents, and then sprinkled them with glitter.
The layout itself is the left side of a double, whose RIGHT side is still sitting on my desk.
I've also uploaded a close up of my little bird embellishment if you want to get a closer peek at it. It was SO fun to create!