This is the one I made as a class sample. The GP was embossed and inked with two of the new shades of distress inks....Bundled Sage and Forest Moss. Because these women are very experienced crafters, I notched my original design up and added some bead danglies.
Heidi looks happy (as she should) with her lovely creation.
Laurel, who loves all things French, chose the fleur de lis embossing folder and some lovely delicate beads.
I'd forgotten my camera, and these photos are courtesy of Corris' iphone. So of course, the photographer didn't take a picture of her own wallet, but trust me, it was beautiful.
Yep, they had fun......and Heidi conquered wire wrapping!
Now, on to rusty keys. I love key images and use them a lot in my creations. I have and adore Tim Holtz's idea-ology keys, I think grungeboard keys are wonderful and their lightness and flexibility makes them very versatile. But.....I think that real old rusty keys are just the best. Problem is, they're not so easy to find. This is what I usually come across (and buy) in flea markets and online shops:
Not exactly new, but also not exactly rusted and vintage either. I was reading Tim's wonderful new book, "A Compendium of Curiosities," and there were two techniques that caught my eye. "Chipped Enamel" showed me that distress ink and distress embossing powder work on metal, and "Rusted Grunge" pointed me in the direction of color choice. So I inked up the keys with Vintage Photo distress ink and then embossed them using Vintage Photo embossing powder. Check out the transformation:
They look even more authentic in person, and I can't wait to start using them in my art.
I've been really into tags lately, and did this one for a travel theme. All images are PID. The Eiffel Tower is a Sizzix die. The little black decorative strip was cut with Tim's Ornate "On the Edge" border die.