9 July 2012

Crafty Bingo!

It's the lovely Denise's turn to choose the theme at Crafty Boots this time and she chose 'Bingo'. It's really easy (now she's explained it to me!) you just choose one line - horizontal, vertical or diagonal and your project must include those three elements at least.
So, I chose to go right down the middle! I wanted to acknowledge Denise's American roots (it was recently Independence Day!) and also wanted to take a different  approach to the challenge! Lots of people will incorporate the elements as physical images, stars for example, but you can use the words too!
I took a piece of kraft card and painted it with Nougat Fresco Finish paint. Then I stamped a wood grain stamp on top with Coffee Archival Ink. Then I gave the whole piece a good sanding which makes it look more weather worn. The words are from Tim Holtz's Seasonal paper (the 6" size) edged with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
The '&' was cut using Grungeboard and Tim's Word Play die (I love this die!) I inked the top half in Broken China and the bottom in Barn Door Distress Inks. I then stamped dots on with Jet Black Archival Ink. I hope this looks a little like the American flag...! The hand was stamped on kraft card. 
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19 comments:

CraftygasheadZo said...

I love this! Your take on it using words is just genius. Zo xx

Helen said...

great idea, Gabrielle, love it... very clever.

Sarah said...

Gabrielle this is fabulous!

Sarah x

Dee's Craft Room said...

Hi Gabrialle

I love your take on stars an stripes, very clever.

Dionne xx

TonyR said...

very clever use of your subject!!
lovely colours keeping in theme!
the woodgrain is fabulous! very 'realistic'!
xx tony

Michaela said...

Hi Gabrielle
This is super! I love the idea of using words instead of physical images. Very inspirational indeed. I love the texture from your background. It looks so real again. Also the colour scheme is very much to my taste.
Michaela xx

emma mitchell said...

Love your thinking you always come up with a fabulous idea and a gorgeous creation , this is stunning .
Hugs Emma xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely Gwbrielle, love the stars and stripes combined with the dots. Great interpretation. Tracy x

Redanne said...

Loving the woodgrain and love your take on the challenge, great out of the box thinking! A x

Stephanie-Emma said...

Love it when you think outside the box (it makes me feel less bad about not following instructions at your class!!!) This is great, I am going to need a stamp like this, it really looks like an actual piece of wood!! xxx

Bev said...

Wow love this. Bingo's a great idea.

Freya said...

This looks really good Mum! I luuuuurve the dots on the '&'!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Freya xx

Gillian .... said...

The stars n stripe design is fab against the wood grain background Gabrielle, love your interpretation of the theme. x

isisimaginings.com said...

This is great, I love the background, (note to self; get a woodgrain stamp), and adding the dots to the '&' was a great idea.

Red Kitty said...

This is fantastic and a lovely take on the bingo idea. Love love the spots and colours of the &. x

monique said...

Beautiful love the background

Crafty Daffy said...

What a fantastically creative project and take on the challenges...and thank you for the shout out to my American roots! That would be the perfect decoration for any American house....this time of year or any.:) xx Denise

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great idea, fantastic card.

butterfly said...

Fabulous! Love the 'wooden' background, and the lettering is sensational.
Alison x