Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Pennant Swap

Recently, on Linda Van Vliet's blog, we saw some interesting and creative pennants that had been done as a kind of welcoming to Tim Holtz, who visited a scrapbook store in Linda's home, the Netherlands.  One thing led to another, and before I knew it, I'd signed up for a pennant swap at ATT.
I will be making 10; one to keep and 9 to swap.  They're not due until May, but I have been playing around with design ideas.  This is the one I'm going to keep for myself.  The ones I do for the swap will be similar, but the words and color palettes will change.....just to keep it interesting for me!
I cut the pennant from heavy cardboard and covered it with a music sheet.  Added some distress inks, stamped it with several background stamps, and then covered the whole thing with versamark and clear embossing powder.  Then I used a scratch tool to rough up the surface and swiped brown stazon all over.  It stayed inside the scratch marks and wiped off easily from the rest.
The letters are grungeboard, sprayed with a mist made of rusty hinge reinker, water and sunflower sparkle perfect pearls.  Then they were edged with vintage photo distress ink.

The butterfly is grungepaper, cut with a sizzix die.  The finish is Kat's wonderful "drunken scotch" technique, but instead of using alcohol ink colors to simulate rust (Kat uses ginger and rust), I used lettuce, stream, and juniper.  Pretty cool, huh?
Under the butterfly and the letter L you can see a bit of metal from Ten Seconds Studio, which I double embossed and inked with brown stazon and cut with a sizzix die.

OK, 1 down, 9 to go!

20 comments:

AimeeInOhio said...

WOW! great job!! I hope I get one of yours! :o)

Nancy said...

Ooooohhhh... I really like it!! You're making me wish I'd signed up for this swap!

Nanc said...

Well, I am a part of the swap but I looked anyway.... And, as usual, another piece of wonderful artwork. Thanks for sharing. I love what you did.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh I love your pennant Eileen!!!! What a fun thing to have been in his honor in the Netherlands!!!!!

Helena said...

Very cool! I love the butterfly!

Lori said...

Before I knew it I had signed up... hehe. Aren't you the motivated one?! I LOVE this! You really incorporated some great techniques here, absolutely spectacular! Love the new twist on the butterfly technique, very cool, and one of those, now why didn't I think of that moments. Great piece!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

OH WOW!!! FABULOUS!! Love it Eileen!!

Elaine A said...

AWESOME Eileen! Really terrific, I'm in love with all the detail you've added!

Elaine

Helen said...

So cool! They will all look fab - good luck with the rest.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oooh, great job Eileen. They will be fighting over them!

Linda said...

Eileen it's awesome! Love the embossed letters and the colors on the butterfly are my favourites :)
job well done and I'm looking forward to the next nine!

Patsy said...

This is so pretty! All the techniques you used just brought everything together. I really like what you did.

Kim Mailhot said...

Wowza ! Love it ! If you keep making them this gorgeous, they will be so hard to give away...
Happy Creating!

Barbara Mason said...

Another great job, Eileen! I am in the swap too --hope we get to swap...haven't started mine yet!!! I am loving the Ten sec. studio metals too...Yum!!!!

Sandi M said...

I haven't even gotten my ideas to gel let alone begin my pennants! This looks marvelous - maybe I'll end up with one :)

LaStamper said...

Oh Eileen - what a beautiful piece of artwork again. I can always count on being blown away when you post a new creation.

2amscrapper said...

You keep it interesting and challenging! Love the pennant idea. Your prototype is great.

Marit said...

WOWZAH!!! It looks marvelous and thanks for explaining all the used techniques! There's definitely some things I want to try myself!

MarleneMAZ said...

Eileen, it is absolutely fabulous as usual! I have been out of town and must have missed all this, wish
I had joined in.

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

you're a busy bee :)
Nice pennant : I like the background you made. I never thought of scratching in a clear embossed background to "distress" it more. great idea !

I also like the colors of your butterfly with the drunken scotch technique. thanks for the link : I've seen it before, but I forget every time how it works.
I think I must do it myself once, so it stays in my memory :)

greetings from Belgium
Inge