The 3 little squares on the right are the technique I was playing with - how to make faux tin ceiling tiles from regular foil. Basically you run the foil through an embossing folder then wipe it with metal rubs....my quest was to see if I could use something other than the metal rubs to antique the foil. Knowing that dye based ink would probably not stick, I grabbed various shades of chalk ink and began rubbing. Voila - it worked like a charm.
Here is a close up of the tin squares. The foil reflected the flash of my camera, but you can still see the detail if you look close. I did most of the rub with black chalk ink, then added some chocolate around the edges to distress it a bit more.
Not wanting to waste these cool squares I needed to find something to do with them. Then I remembered the latest sketch challenge at Heart to Heart Challenges and thought it would be a perfect way to showcase my technique.
Next I needed a sentiment, so I dug through my stash and found this cute little Christmas poem written by Patsy Gant from Quick Quotes. Although it is not traditional Christmas colors, I decided to use paper from the Close To My Heart La Belle Vie collection since it is sort of vintagey and went well with the ceiling tiles. Now that I had all the parts and pieces I had to find something to put them on - everything was way too big for a card. I had this book box sitting around that I had already painted black and thought it would be a perfect canvas for the project.
Friday Challenge on the Quick Quotes blog.
This certainly wasn't what I had planned for my weekend, but all these ideas kept popping into my head and the creativity was flowing....so I didn't want to stop!
Pattern Paper - Close To My Heart La Belle Vie
Cardstock - Close To My Heart - New England Ivy, Smokey Plum
Vellum - The Paper Studio - Cream and Irredescent White
Vellum Quote - Quick Quotes
Rhinestone Designer Brads - Close To My Heart
Powder Puff Chalk Ink - Quick Quotes
Flower Stamens - Wilton