Ranger Designer Challenge

Feb 14, 2011

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
• Turquoise
Dis­tress Ink
• Spun Sug­ar
• Tea Dye
• Vin­tage Pho­to
Archival Ink
• Sepia
Adiron­dack Acrylic Paint Dab­ber
• Shell Pink
• Gold
Clau­dine Hell­muth Stu­dio Acrylic Paints
• Blank Can­vas
• Tra­di­tion­al Tan
• Dia­mond
• Plat­inum
• Ici­cles
Dis­tress Crack­le Paint
• Rock Can­dy
Per­fect Pearls
• Pink Gum­ball
• Bis­cot­ti
• Per­fect Bronze
• Turquoise
• Per­fect Gold
• Blush
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.

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