I am participating in a Chunky ATC swap on the Stampers Anonymous Yahoo group. The only requirements are the size - 2.5 x 3.5 and 1.5 inch thick, use Stampers Anonymous stamps and you have to decorate all sides. Here's mine...
Give Me Wings:
I covered the block of wood with old book text and removed some of the print with Masking Tape on the front and back - I left all the print on the sides. Color was added using the wrinkle free distress technique with blue distress inks. The bird on this side was stamped on glossy card stock, blended with color and then I glued idea-ology packaging over top - this gives the bird more structure than just paper alone. The bird's rest is a drawer pull.
The Other Side:
The chandelier and bird cage were embossed. The bird was stamped on white card stock, I used pens to add the flower color and covered with Matte Accents.
The bird nest is made using pearls, wire and needle nose pliers - if there is interest I can do a tutorial on how to make the nest -it's very easy! The feet are small wooden spools painted with black dabbers and then some gold. Then to add a little interest I wrapped some wire around them.
The Give Me Wings sentiment stamp is the inspiration for the entire piece (cuz I love bird stuff). The sides are the sentiment - this side - give me wings (grungeboard). The film strip ribbon with the birds on a wire wrap around the sides.
I really enjoy working with these chunky blocks of wood - although I will admit that I do like the tag size more - see mine here - because I have more room to put more stuff on the piece!
Happy Monday and Happy Creating!
Stamps - all Stampers Anonymous - Mostly Tim Holtz line
Ink - Chipped Sapphire, Broken China, Faded Jeans, Wild Honey Distress Inks; Jet Black, Coffee, Sepia Archival (Ranger)
Other - Drawer pull, ornate plate (idea-ology), 22 gauge wire, pearls, cobber & silver embossing powder (Ranger), wooden spools, plastic packaging scraps from idea-ology packaging, grungeboard wings, pitch black & gold paint dabbers (Ranger), masking tape, misc metal letters