Ranger Designer Challenge
I was thrilled when Ranger asked if I would be interested in creating a canvas for their Designer Challenge. I could not reply back fast enough with a very excited yes! They sent each designer a box filled with a 12 x 12 frame, Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearl Mists and told us to create something that reflected our style. Well I knew mine had to include book pages, Platinum Stickles and glitter and once I got started I could not stop. I used loads of Ranger product and when you look at the list below you’ll realize I’m not kidding. It was so much fun to sit and just create whatever came to mind.
I cut the grungepaper into squares, embossed them using my cuttlebug then sewed them all together with a zigzag stitch on my sewing machine. After I had one big piece for my background I inked, Stickled, distressed, Misted and distressed again. I also manipulated the outer edges of the grungepaper so the piece would not stay flat. I love dimension and was so happy with how the background came out.
Once I completed the background I moved on to create all the book page flowers. Tim’s Tattered Florals Bigz Die is awesome for flower making. It was loads of fun seeing all the flowers come together. Once I started painting them with the Perfect Pearl and Perfect Pearl Mist mixture they really started to make me smile. I accented each flower with crystal coarse glitter and then applied Platinum Stickles to the edge of each petal. I LOVE how these turned out. The banner “Look Within” was created using some Making Memories silver stickers that I covered with glossy accents and generously applied Silver German Glass Glitter.
I covered the board behind the grungepaper background with lots of Perfect Pearls, Bees Wax and cheese clothe. I wish I had a better photo of this… it really turned out nicely. The wooden frame is painted with a cream color acrylic paint then inked and stamped. I then accented the entire frame using Perfect Pearls and Perfect Pearl Mists. Once all that was dry I applied nearly an entire bottle of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint. I let each layer dry before putting on the next and applied it heavier in some areas than others. It too came out so neat.
I tell ya it was really hard shipping this piece off to Ranger as I will not get this back. I am certain they saw some fingernail impressions dug into the side of my Fed Ex box as the Fed Ex man had to pry it out of my hands.
Supplies used and there are MANY…
Perfect Pearls Mists
• Perfect Pearl
• Heirloom Gold
• Sunflower Sparkle
• Interference Red
• Spun Sugar
• Tea Dye
• Vintage Photo
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber
• Shell Pink
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Acrylic Paints
• Blank Canvas
• Traditional Tan
Distress Crackle Paint
• Rock Candy
• Pink Gumball
• Perfect Bronze
• Perfect Gold
Tim Holtz Alterations – Tattered Florals Bigz Die
To see more designers who participated in the Designer Challenge make sure to visit Ranger’s Blog. You will be amazed at what people created. So many wonderful pieces, I was in awe. Okay now tomorrow, I will start to show you projects I created for Tim using some of his CHA-W release products.